NFL Week 3 early odds: Chiefs-Colts line skyrockets; Giants now home favorites vs. Cowboys

Week 2 in the NFL didn’t absence drama. All throughout the weekend, there were lots of must-see minutes throughout the slate, particularly on Sunday when we saw huge leads vaporize in the blink of an eye. Miami rallied back from a 21-point deficit to beat the Ravens, the Jets removed a 30-17 lead with under 2 minutes to play to take out the win over Cleveland, and Arizona required OT in the last second of policy and won the video game on a fumble healing for a goal. 

It was an outrageous turn of occasions and we still have 2 more video games with a Monday night doubleheader. As we wait on those video games to start, it’s never ever prematurely to have a look at what’s to come in Week 3. Below, we’ll take our very first look of these matches and get our impression of the opening lines for these video games to see if there is anything they can inform us about who the oddsmakers see triumphing. 

Out of eviction, it deserves keeping in mind that a few of these lines opened method back in the spring when the schedule was launched, so we’ll take a look at that and likewise break down the current motions following Week 2. 

Week 3 early chances

(All lines from Caesars Sportsbook, all video games on Sunday unless kept in mind)

Latest Odds:

Cleveland Browns

Opening line: Browns -3.5

Cleveland opened as a 3.5-point preferred back in mid-May which has actually mostly held throughout the summer season and early phases of the season, which is quite exceptional thinking about the fluidity of their quarterback circumstances throughout that time. Coming out of Week 2, the Browns are still a -3.5-point favorite in the house and are wanting to rebound after a squashing collapse versus the Jets. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh suffered its very first loss of the season versus the Patriots on Sunday in a video game where Mitchell Trubisky had a hard time and tossed for simply 168 lawns. 

As it connects to this AFC North match, the underdog is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 conferences. Cleveland has actually had a hard time in the house (1-5 ATS) since late however has actually played well on brief weeks, owning an 8-3 ATS record in their last 11 Thursday video games. The Steelers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 video games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 video games versus divisional challengers. 

Latest Odds:

New Orleans Saints

Opening line: Saints -2

New Orleans has actually stayed the preferred going back to the spring which benefit has actually because increased to Saints -3 coming out of Week 2. They are coming off a harsh loss to the Buccaneers where the offense turned the ball over 5 times in the 2nd half. As for the Panthers, they discover themselves 0-2 on the year however have actually just lost by a combined 5 points. Historically, the Saints have actually fared very well in Carolina, owning a 6-2 ATS record in their last 8 conferences on the roadway. That stated, the underdog is 12-4 ATS in their last 16 conferences. 

Latest Odds:

Chicago Bears

Opening line: Bears -3.5

This line moved down to Bears -3 last Tuesday after sitting at Bears -3.5 throughout the summer season and has actually held coming out of this weekend’s action. For a minute, it appeared like the Bears were going to put the Packers on upset alert as they scored a goal on their opening drive, however were rapidly left in the dust in primetime. Houston’s offense had a hard time to discover its footing and handled simply 3 basket in the loss to Denver, however had the ability to suppress Russell Wilson and hold the Broncos offense to simply 16 points, which sufficed to cover. The Texans are 5-1 ATS over their last video games while the Bears are 1-4 ATS following a straight-up loss.  

Latest Odds:

Kansas City Chiefs

Opening line: Chiefs -2.5

These chances have actually altered rather considerably, which isn’t precisely motivating news for the Colts. When this line opened, they were still thought about a house canine, however just by 2.5 points. After seeing Indianapolis through 2 weeks, the line jumped to Chiefs -6.5 on Sunday night. That is mostly due to the slow start to the season that the Colts are presently in the middle of, connecting with the Texans in Week 1 and after that being locked out by the Jaguars in Week 2. Considering that the Chiefs are a far remarkable group to both of those clubs, it’s not a surprise to see this line dive, however it’s disconcerting nevertheless. 

Kansas City gutted out a win over the Chargers last Thursday and enters this match on prolonged rest. Following a straight-up win, the Chiefs are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 video games. Dating back to in 2015, Indy is 0-4 ATS in their last 4. 

Latest Odds:

Buffalo Bills

Opening line: Bills -4

Buffalo opened as a 4-point roadway favorite in the spring which benefit has actually just bumped up a half-point ever since as it now sits at Bills -4.5 coming out of Sunday. Of course, this might alter a bit more as soon as Buffalo plays its Week 2 video game on Monday night, however they will be dealing with a Dolphins group that has actually amazed folks to start the year. They are coming off among the more unlikely wins in current memory, eliminating a 21-point lead by the Ravens to manage the upset. Tua Tagovailoa made some excellent includes the return and ended up with 6 passing goals to support 469 lawns. 

Miami heads house where they have actually taken pleasure in success with a 6-1 ATS record in their last 7 video games at Hard Rock Stadium. While the Dolphins might be riding high, they’ll deal with an enormous difficulty in the Bills, who are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 conferences. 

Latest Odds:

Minnesota Vikings

Opening line: Vikings -6.5

Minnesota was a 6.5-point preferred when the line opened in the spring and has actually remained in that ballpark, albeit with the line crossing over the goal limit to 7.5 after Week 1. Currently, it sits at Vikings -7, however there might be some volatility moving forward after Minnesota uses Monday night. Detroit had the ability to leap out to an early lead versus Washington and warded off a Commanders second-half rally thanks to a four-touchdown efficiency by Jared Goff. 

In this NFC North head-to-head, the house group is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conferences. The Lions are likewise riding a 4-0 ATS record versus their divisional challengers. That stated, the Vikings have actually played well in the house, covering 4 of their previous 5 video games. 

Ravens (1-1) at Patriots (1-1) 

Latest Odds:

Baltimore Ravens

Opening line: PK

This was at first a choice’em in the spring, however a lot has actually altered with these chances ever since. Baltimore is now the roadway preferred laying 3 points going out of Week 1 and it’s stayed that method following the occasions of Week 2. The Ravens collapsed versus the Dolphins, blowing a 21-point lead for their very first loss of the season. That stated, Lamar Jackson continued to appear like a previous MVP, passing for 3 goals and hurrying for a 79-yard rating too. As for the Patriots, they entered into the win column thanks to a triumph versus Pittsburgh, however the offense still looks a bit cumbersome sometimes as they operate in de facto OC Matt Patricia. 

Baltimore is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 video games following a straight-up loss. 

Bengals (0-2) at Jets (1-1)

Latest Odds:

Cincinnati Bengals

Opening line: Bengals -4.5

This line has actually come cycle. After opening at Bengals -4.5 in the spring, it leapt up to Bengals -6 following Week 1. However, in the after-effects of Cincinnati’s unexpected loss in Dallas to a Dak Prescott-less Cowboys group, this line has actually bumped pull back to Bengals -4.5 on Monday. Meanwhile, New York had an unlikely win over the Browns where they score 2 goals following the two-minute caution to manage the upset. They now host a Cincinnati group that has actually had a hard time in New York. In their last 6 video games in East Rutherford, the Bengals are 1-5 ATS. However, the Jets have actually not played especially well in the house either, owning a 2-5 ATS record, and are likewise 1-5 ATS in their last 6 video games following a straight win. 

Latest Odds:

Las Vegas Raiders

Opening line: Titans -2.5

Again, this line might alter much more after Tennessee squares off versus the Bills, however there has actually currently been a huge shift in this Week 3 match. After opening as the 2.5-point preferred, the Titans now discover themselves as a house canine in this match. This video game at first relocated to a choice’em after Week 1, however the Raiders are now -1 coming out of Sunday’s action. 

Las Vegas was on the losing end of its Week 2 match with the Cardinals and was among the lots of late-game collapses we saw throughout the league. They permitted Arizona to connect the video game in the last second of policy and force overtime and a fumble returned for a goal moved the Raiders to 0-2 on the year. Las Vegas is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 video games following a loss and are likewise 1-4 ATS on the roadway in their last 5. 

Eagles (1-0) at Commanders (1-1)

Latest Odds:

Philadelphia Eagles

Opening line: Eagles -1

Philadelphia is now sitting as a 4-point roadway favorite for this Week 3 match, however this line might alter depending upon what occurs with its Week 2 match with the Vikings on Monday night. Washington almost managed a late-game rally versus the Lions in Week 2, scoring all 27 of their points in the 2nd half. What might play into their favor for this approaching video game is that it’s being dipped into FedEx Field. In their previous 4 conferences, the house group is 3-0-1 ATS. Washington is likewise 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 video games following a loss. 

Jaguars (1-1) at Chargers (1-1)

Latest Odds:

Los Angeles Chargers

Opening line: Chargers -10

L.A. was a double-digit house preferred back in the spring, however this line has actually moved down to Chargers -7 coming out of Week 2. The primary factor most likely is the status of Justin Herbert, who fractured some cartilage in his rib in Thursday’s opener versus the Chiefs. He is thought about everyday and the prolonged rest in-between video games might assist him wear in Week 3. Not just is Herbert’s injury an element, however the Jaguars have actually been adventurous to begin the season. They most likely ought to have distressed Washington in Week 1 and after that controlled the Colts in the house to the tune of 24-0. 

Jacksonville is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 roadway video games, however the Chargers do not have that effective of a home-field benefit. That stated, L.A. is 7-3 ATS following a loss. 

Rams (1-1) at Cardinals (1-1) 

Latest Odds:

Los Angeles Rams

Opening line: Rams -1

The safeguarding Super Bowl champs’ benefit has actually grown because opening as a 1-point roadway favorite versus their department competitor. Now, they are slotted as a 4-point preferred following Week 2. This line got as high as Rams -5 on Sunday night however has actually because returned down. Arizona managed a last-second win over the Raiders however was a bit unsteady in the early phases of the video game. Meanwhile, Los Angeles notched its very first win of the year, however could not cover versus the Falcons, who kept this video game within double digits. 

All in all, the Rams have actually controlled this head-to-head since late. They are 9-1-1 in their last 11 conferences general and are an ideal 7-0 ATS in Arizona. The Cardinals are likewise 2-6 ATS in their last 8 video games in general.

Falcons (0-2) at Seahawks (1-1)

Latest Odds:

Seattle Seahawks

Opening line: Seahawks -3.5

This number has actually boiled down because it was Seahawks -3.5 back in May. After Week 1, this line slipped to Seahawks -3 and has actually just continued to fall after Week 2 and now sits at Seahawks -2. Despite being 0-2 on the year, the Falcons are an ideal 2-0 ATS through the very first number of weeks. Even as they were double-digit pets to the Rams, Atlanta had the ability to spend time and drop 27 points on Sean McVay’s defense. Meanwhile, Seattle returned down the earth a bit after distressing Russell Wilson and the Broncos in Week 1, being up to the 49ers where they handled simply 7 points. 

Atlanta is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 roadway video games, however the Seahawks do sport among the much better home-field benefits in the NFL and are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 video games at Lumen Field. 

Packers (1-1) at Buccaneers (2-0)

Latest Odds:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Opening line: Buccaneers -3

This will be a fascinating line to follow throughout the week. Tampa Bay opened as a 3-point preferred over Green Bay, however that has actually because dipped listed below the field-goal limit to -2.5. It’s worth mentioning that Bucs star wideout Mike Evans was handed a one-game suspension for his part in Tampa Bay’s brawl with the Saints in Week 2. He’s appealing the suspension, however there is an opportunity the club might be without him in this match. Meanwhile, the Packers appeared to return on track with a controling win over the Bears where Aaron Rodgers and the offense looked much sharper than in Week 1. 

Green Bay is 0-4 ATS on the roadway in their last 4 video games far from Lambeau Field however is strong versus groups with a winning record, owning a 9-3 ATS mark. As for the Bucs, they have actually played the NFC well holding a 5-1 ATS record versus conference challengers. 

49ers (1-1) at Broncos (1-1)

Latest Odds:

Denver Broncos

Opening line: Broncos -3

Denver was the preferred when this line was debuted in the spring, however this has actually because been dragged down to a choice’em. All of that action has actually come following Week 2’s revealing where both of these groups made headings. The most considerable is the modification at quarterback for the 49ers as Jimmy Garoppolo is slated to take control of list below Trey Lance’s season-ending ankle injury. Meanwhile, the Broncos offense continues to look underwhelming as they handled simply 16 points in a win over Houston. 

San Francisco is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 video games and are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 roadway video games. As for the Broncos, they are 0-2 ATS this season under Russell Wilson and head coach Nathaniel Hackett. 

Cowboys (1-1) at Giants (2-0), Monday

Latest Odds:

New York Giants

Opening line: Cowboys -3

The last video game on the Week 3 slate has actually basically been switched on its head. Now, it’s the Giants who are the 3-point favorite versus their NFC East competitor, which mainly focuses on the unavailability of Dak Prescott (thumb). In his lack, Dallas had the ability to disturb the Bengals in the house and Cooper Rush played well, tossing for 235 lawns and a goal. Meanwhile, the Giants are 2-0 in the Brian Daboll age after removing the Panthers in Week 2. On top of a 2-0 record to start the year, they are likewise ideal ATS. 

In their last 10 conferences, Dallas has actually taken control of this competition with an 8-2 ATS record, that includes a 4-1 ATS mark in their last 5 video games in New York. However, with Daboll now having his hand on the wheel and Dallas sporting a backup quarterback, this might be an area where they take out an unusual win/cover. 

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