NFL Week 3 Opening Odds – By the Numbers

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Get amped up for some more great NFL betting action by taking a look at some of the more notable facts and figures for the Week 3 NFL betting odds.

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The Numbers

8: The number of starters the Packers could be without this week when they take on Cincinnati. Of course, the Bengals have yet to score a touchdown this season, so it’s not shocking that they’re the second-biggest underdogs of the week to New England (-12 vs. Houston). That said, Green Bay played last week without both of its starting offensive tackles, and it lost Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb due to injury. Toss in the fact that Mike Daniels, arguably its best defensive player, is on the mend with a hamstring problem, while Ahmad Brooks, Kentrell Brice and Herb Waters are all out of the fold as well. Mike McCarthy has his work cut out for him.

9: The number of road teams that are favored on the opening NFL odds for Week 3… so far. The Buccaneers are probably going to be favored over the Vikings as well once that spread opens, particularly if Sam Bradford is on the shelf for a second consecutive game. Outside of Pittsburgh (-8 at Chicago), there isn’t a big favorite in the bunch. What does that mean? Get ready for a lot of really nervy outings for teams that are perceived to be classier on the field.

40.5: The number representing the lowest total of Week 3. The Ravens have the No. 1 scoring defense in the NFL right now after playing two dynamite games, and it isn’t likely that Blake Bortles and the Jaguars are going to change any of that. This is also the first game of the year in London. History suggests that this could be a relatively high-scoring game. The last four games played at Wembley have featured at least 55 points.

53.5: The number representing the highest total of Week 3. The Redskins and Raiders both have high-flying offenses that figure to be going back and forth on Sunday night, assuming that the field conditions at FedEx Field don’t turn sour with Hurricane Jose and its remnants hanging around the East Coast. Derek Carr just got his huge payday in the offseason, and Kirk Cousins is going to hope to smash the bank in the summer of 2018 as well. This could be a big showcase for him on SNF.

2,855: The number of days since the Browns have been favored in a road game by more than a point. All of that is going to come to an end on Sunday when Cleveland takes on the Colts. The Browns opened up at -2.5 in spite of the fact that they have won just one game since the start of the 2016 season. That said, the eye tests suggests that they’ve played better football than Indianapolis has thus far in 2017. One thing is for sure, and that’s that Hue Jackson’s team certainly has a better quarterback situation right now with DeShone Kizer, even after his four-turnover game last week, than Indy has with some combination of Scott Tolzien and Jacoby Brissett.

Opening Week 4 NFL Odds

(Odds provided by Bookmaker.eu)

Rams at 49ers (+3, 42)
Ravens vs. Jaguars (London) (+4, 40.5)
Browns at Colts (+2.5, 41)
Steelers at Bears (+8, 46)
Dolphins at Jets (+6.5, 41)
Broncos at Bills (+1, 41)
Texans at Patriots (-12, 44)
Panthers at Saints (-6, 49)
Buccaneers at Vikings (OTB)
Falcons at Lions (+3, 49.5)
Giants at Eagles (-3.5, 43.5)
Seahawks at Titans (-1, 44)
Chiefs at Chargers (+3.5, 45.5)
Bengals at Packers (-9, 45.5)
Raiders at Redskins (+3.5, 53.5)

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