Let’s compare the NFL Week 3 opening lines with the current betting odds for each game.
First, let’s recap what has transpired in Week 2 NFL action.
NFL Week 2 betting recap.
In Week 2, the favorites have gone 5-9-1 ATS. Six underdogs have won in Week 2 (Dolphins, Giants, Jaguars, Jets, Cardinals, and Cowboys).
The Over/Under was 5-10-1 in Week 2, marking the second consecutive week with many unders.
NFL Week 3 line movement analysis.
We’ll analyze all the opening line movements for the Week 3 NFL games.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns
Opening spread: Browns -3.5 / Current spread: Browns -3.5
Opening total: 40.5 points / Current total: 40.5 points
There has been no line movement yet in this matchup between AFC North rivals.
New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers
Opening spread: Saints -2 / Current spread: Saints -3
Opening total: 42 points / Current total: 40.5 points
The Panthers are winless and we could see this point spread continue to trend in favor of the Saints.
Houston Texans vs. Chicago Bears
Opening spread: Bears -3 / Current spread: Bears -2.5
Opening total: 39 points / Current total: 38.5 points
We probably won’t see much movement on the line in this matchup featuring two of the NFL’s weakest teams.
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Indianapolis Colts
Opening spread: Chiefs -2.5 / Current spread: Chiefs -6.5
Opening total: 52 points / Current total: 47 points
The Colts are struggling and early action has come for the Chiefs ATS and under.
Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins
Opening spread: Bills -3.5 / Current spread: Bills -4.5
Opening total: 51.5 points / Current total: 51 points.
Depending on how the Bills look on MNF, we could see this spread get closer to a FG.
Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings
Opening Spread: Vikings -5 / Current Spread: Vikings -7
Opening total: 50.5 points / Current total: 53.5 points
If the Vikings win on MNF, this spread could jump over a TD later this week.
Baltimore Ravens vs. New England Patriots
Opening spread: Ravens -3 / Current spread: Ravens -3
Opening total: 43 points / Current total: 43.5 points
If you like the Ravens in Week 3, lock in this spread, as a hook could be added before Sunday.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. New York Jets
Opening spread: Bengals -5 / Current spread: Bengals -4.5
Opening total: 43 points / Current total: 43 points.
The Bengals are winless and in desperate need of a win in Week 3, but will they cover ATS on the road?
Las Vegas Raiders vs. Tennessee Titans
Opening spread: Raiders -1 / Current spread: Raiders -1
Opening total: 46 points / Current total: 45.5 points.
This line is likely to start moving after the Titans game against the Bills on MNF.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Commanders
Opening spread: Eagles -1 / Current spread: Eagles -4
Opening total: 50 points / Current total: 50.5 points
The Eagles have already seen the spread they need to cover jump over a FG earlier in the week.
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Los Angeles Chargers
Opening spread: Chargers -10.5 / Current spread: Chargers -7
Opening total: 50.5 points / Current total: 47.5 points
With the Jags playing well, bookmakers have had to adjust the Chargers spread lower.
Los Angeles Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals
Opening spread: Rams -2 / Current spread: Rams -4
Opening total: 51.5 points / Current total: 50.5 points
The Ram’s spread is up two points despite the Cardinals winning as underdogs in Week 2.
Atlanta Falcons vs. Seattle Seahawks
Opening spread: Seahawks -4 / Current spread: Seahawks -1.5
Opening total: 42.5 points / Current total: 42.5 points
I’m surprised this line fell below a FG with the Seahawks playing at home.
Green Bay Packers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Opening spread: Buccaneers -3.5 / Current spread: Buccaneers -3
Opening total: 52 points / Current total:: 43.5 points
The total has already ballooned as the Bucs offense has been banged up early in the season.
San Francisco 49ers vs. Denver Broncos
Opening spread: Broncos -2.5 / Current spread: Broncos -1
Opening total: 46.5 points / Current total: 43.5 points
Handicappers expect a defensive battle at Mile High on Sunday night.
Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants
Opening spread: Cowboys -3 / Current spread: Giants -3
Opening total: 48 points / Current total: 39.5 points
Dak Prescott’s injury has had a big impact on the betting lines. The Giants are now the favorites at home.