NFL Week 3 Odds & Early Moves: Battle Of NFC Favorites Adjusted To Pick ‘Em

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There’s been an early move toward the Buccaneers for their Week 3 visit to Los Angeles, as the matchup of NFC favorites has been adjusted from Rams -2.5 to pick ‘em since opening numbers were hung at SuperBook USA in Las Vegas on Sunday night.

As of this Monday writing, the line varies from Rams -1 (DraftKings) to Bucs -1 (BetMGM).

Per the futures market, these teams are the likeliest to represent the NFC in Super Bowl LVI. Tom Brady’s Bucs own the shortest odds (available for +280 at BetMGM), with the Rams priced as the second choice (+650 at PointsBet and FanDuel).

Both teams are off to 2-0 starts. In Week 2 action Sunday, a late Matt Gay field goal helped the Rams to a 27-24 win over the Colts, who were missing QB Carson Wentz for their last two offensive possessions, but L.A. failed to cover as 4-point favorites. Meanwhile, the Falcons kept things close through three quarters in Tampa Bay, before the Bucs (-12) pulled away in the fourth to get the cash in a 48-25 victory.

The total for this Week 3 showdown also saw a big early move, bet up to 54.5 from a 52.5 opener. The Bucs and Rams have combined to go 4-0 to the OVER through the season’s first two weeks.

Live Week 3 Sportsbook Odds

Bet TypeSpreads
Open
Thu (9/23) @ 8:20pm ET CAR Panthers -303 0 -10000 0 -385 0 -2500
HOU Texans +250 +6000 +1400 +6000 +320 +4000 +1150
Sun (9/26) @ 1:00pm ET WAS Washington +350 +10000 +525 +6000 +280 +4000 +720
BUF Bills -455 0 -833 0 -333 0 -1111
Sun (9/26) @ 1:00pm ET CHI Bears +275 +1500 +800 +6000 +295 +4000 0
CLE Browns -345 -5000 -1429 0 -357 0 0
Sun (9/26) @ 1:00pm ET BAL Ravens -500 +1800 +200 0 -370 +1300 0
DET Lions +375 -5000 -250 -455 +310 -5000 0
Sun (9/26) @ 1:00pm ET ARI Cardinals -370 0 -185 0 -370 0 0
JAX Jaguars +300 +10000 +135 +5000 +310 +4000 0
Sun (9/26) @ 1:00pm ET LA Chargers +250 -115 +145 -345 +260 -154 0
KC Chiefs -303 -115 -185 +270 -303 +126 0
Sun (9/26) @ 1:00pm ET NO Saints +120 0 -10000 0 +130 0 0
NE Patriots -145 +10000 +1600 +5000 -147 +4000 0
Sun (9/26) @ 1:00pm ET ATL Falcons +150 -909 +105 -161 +125 -10000 0
NY Giants -175 +550 -130 +130 -141 +1800 0
Sun (9/26) @ 1:00pm ET CIN Bengals +180 0 -667 0 +116 0 0
PIT Steelers -227 +10000 +425 +6000 -132 +3500 0
Sun (9/26) @ 1:00pm ET IND Colts +165 +5000 +160 +3500 +185 +3500 0
TEN Titans -200 0 -200 0 -213 0 0
Sun (9/26) @ 4:05pm ET NY Jets +475 +10000 +1600 +6000 +445 +4000 0
DEN Broncos -667 0 -10000 0 -556 0 0
Sun (9/26) @ 4:05pm ET MIA Dolphins +190 +4000 +300 +270 +150 0 0
LV Raiders -227 0 -400 -345 -175 0 0
Sun (9/26) @ 4:25pm ET TB Buccaneers +110 +3000 +1400 +4500 -110 +4000 0
LA Rams -130 -10000 -10000 0 -104 0 0
Sun (9/26) @ 4:25pm ET SEA Seahawks -120 +10000 +3000 +2000 -125 +4000 0
MIN Vikings +100 0 -10000 0 +110 0 0
Sun (9/26) @ 8:22pm ET GB Packers +165 -130 +200 -250 +150 -154 0
SF 49ers -200 +100 -250 +200 -175 +126 0
Mon (9/27) @ 8:15pm ET PHI Eagles +170 +9000 +1800 +6000 +155 +4000 +1025
DAL Cowboys -200 0 -3333 0 -179 0 -1667
Thu (9/23) @ 8:20pm ET CAR Panthers -7.0 -110 -14.5 -185 -11.5 +100 +600.0 0 -8.5 -106 -15.5 +1200 -14.0 0
HOU Texans +7.0 -110 +14.5 +150 +11.5 -120 -600.0 +340 +8.5 -108 +15.5 -5000 +14.0 0
Sun (9/26) @ 1:00pm ET WAS Washington +8.5 -105 +22.0 -120 +21.5 +525 +22.0 +375 +7.5 -115 +21.5 +500 +20.5 0
BUF Bills -8.5 -115 -22.0 -110 -21.5 -833 -22.0 -500 -7.5 -106 -21.5 -833 -20.5 0
Sun (9/26) @ 1:00pm ET CHI Bears +7.5 -110 +17.5 -135 +10.5 -120 +20.5 -130 +8.0 -108 +20.5 -120 +20.0 0
CLE Browns -7.5 -110 -17.5 +105 -10.5 +100 -20.5 +100 -8.0 -108 -20.5 -106 -20.0 0
Sun (9/26) @ 1:00pm ET BAL Ravens -9.5 -110 -2.0 -145 -0.5 +200 +600.0 0 -7.5 -110 +0.5 +1200 -2.0 -122
DET Lions +9.5 -110 +2.0 +115 +0.5 -250 -600.0 +1400 +7.5 -110 -0.5 0 +2.0 -105
Sun (9/26) @ 1:00pm ET ARI Cardinals -7.0 -110 -11.5 -115 -2.5 -115 -12.0 +250 -8.0 -109 -11.5 -294 -7.5 -110
JAX Jaguars +7.0 -110 +11.5 -115 +2.5 -105 +12.0 -323 +8.0 -112 +11.5 +215 +7.5 -110
Sun (9/26) @ 1:00pm ET LA Chargers +6.5 -110 +3.0 -141 +2.5 +115 -2.5 -323 +7.0 -112 -2.5 -233 +2.5 +130
KC Chiefs -6.5 -110 -3.0 +110 -2.5 -145 +2.5 +250 -7.0 -109 +2.5 +180 -2.5 -149
Sun (9/26) @ 1:00pm ET NO Saints +3.0 -120 -8.0 -141 -14.5 +100 -15.0 +625 +3.0 -118 -14.5 -385 -11.5 0
NE Patriots -3.0 +100 +8.0 +110 +14.5 -120 +15.0 -1000 -3.0 -105 +14.5 +280 +11.5 0
Sun (9/26) @ 1:00pm ET ATL Falcons +3.0 +100 +2.5 +100 +1.5 -110 -2.5 -161 +2.5 -103 -2.5 -345 +3.5 0
NY Giants -3.0 -120 -2.5 -130 -1.5 -110 +2.5 +130 -2.5 -112 +2.5 +255 -3.5 0
Sun (9/26) @ 1:00pm ET CIN Bengals +4.5 -115 -14.0 +120 -6.5 -120 -14.0 +185 +2.5 -103 -13.5 -1111 -13.5 0
PIT Steelers -4.5 -105 +14.0 -149 +6.5 +100 +14.0 -233 -2.5 -112 +13.5 +600 +13.5 0
Sun (9/26) @ 1:00pm ET IND Colts +4.5 -110 +6.5 -125 +3.5 -105 +6.5 -135 +4.5 -108 +8.5 +112 +7.5 -115
TEN Titans -4.5 -110 -6.5 -105 -3.5 -115 -6.5 +105 -4.5 -106 -8.5 -143 -7.5 -105
Sun (9/26) @ 4:05pm ET NY Jets +10.5 -110 +23.0 -294 +21.5 +200 +600.0 0 +10.0 -106 +23.5 -185 +22.5 0
DEN Broncos -10.5 -110 -23.0 +215 -21.5 -250 -600.0 -1000 -10.0 -109 -23.5 +142 -22.5 0
Sun (9/26) @ 4:05pm ET MIA Dolphins +5.5 -110 +2.5 +1000 +7.5 -125 +2.5 -105 +3.5 -114 +3.5 -1000 +7.5 +140
LV Raiders -5.5 -110 -2.5 -2500 -7.5 +105 -2.5 -125 -3.5 -108 -3.5 +560 -7.5 -164
Sun (9/26) @ 4:25pm ET TB Buccaneers +1.5 -110 +16.5 +150 +16.5 -110 +10.0 -115 -0.5 -110 +9.5 +870 +10.5 0
LA Rams -1.5 -110 -16.5 -185 -16.5 -110 -10.0 -115 +0.5 -110 -9.5 -2000 -10.5 0
Sun (9/26) @ 4:25pm ET SEA Seahawks -1.0 -110 +3.5 -125 +10.5 -175 +13.0 +115 -2.0 -108 +13.5 -2000 +10.0 0
MIN Vikings +1.0 -110 -3.5 -105 -10.5 +140 -13.0 -145 +2.0 -114 -13.5 +830 -10.0 0
Sun (9/26) @ 8:22pm ET GB Packers +4.0 -110 -3.5 +155 -1.5 -115 +0.5 -120 +3.5 -114 -1.5 -161 -5.5 -115
SF 49ers -4.0 -110 +3.5 -196 +1.5 -105 -0.5 -110 -3.5 -103 +1.5 +124 +5.5 -105
Mon (9/27) @ 8:15pm ET PHI Eagles +6.0 -110 +20.0 -110 +20.5 -714 +20.0 +525 +3.5 -108 +20.5 0 +24.5 0
DAL Cowboys -6.0 -110 -20.0 -120 -20.5 +500 -20.0 -833 -3.5 -108 -20.5 0 -24.5 0
Thu (9/23) @ 8:20pm ET CAR Panthers o43.5 -110 o32 -110 o31.5 -110 o43 -110 o43.0 -110 o33.5 +680 o32.5 0
HOU Texans u43.5 -110 u32 -120 u31.5 -110 u43 -110 u43.0 -110 u33.5 -1429 u32.5 0
Sun (9/26) @ 1:00pm ET WAS Washington u46.5 -110 u66.5 -110 u64.5 -370 u45.5 -110 u45.5 -110 u64.5 -333 u66.5 0
BUF Bills o46.5 -110 o66.5 -120 o64.5 +290 o45.5 -110 o45.5 -110 o64.5 +240 o66.5 0
Sun (9/26) @ 1:00pm ET CHI Bears o46.5 -115 o37.5 -115 o32.5 -130 o44.5 -110 o45.0 -110 o32.5 -111 o36.5 0
CLE Browns u46.5 -105 u37.5 -115 u32.5 +105 u44.5 -110 u45.0 -110 u32.5 -115 u36.5 0
Sun (9/26) @ 1:00pm ET BAL Ravens o49 -115 o33.5 -105 o35.5 +195 o51 -110 o50.5 -109 o33.5 +1000 o35.5 -115
DET Lions u49 -105 u33.5 -125 u35.5 -250 u51 -110 u50.5 -112 u33.5 -10000 u35.5 -105
Sun (9/26) @ 1:00pm ET ARI Cardinals o52 -110 o56.5 -115 o43.5 +100 o51.5 -110 o51.0 -114 o50.5 +200 o56 -115
JAX Jaguars u52 -110 u56.5 -115 u43.5 -120 u51.5 -110 u51.0 -108 u50.5 -263 u56 -105
Sun (9/26) @ 1:00pm ET LA Chargers u55 -110 u54.5 -110 u46.5 -110 u55 -110 u54.0 -108 u51.5 -313 u54 0
KC Chiefs o55 -110 o54.5 -120 o46.5 -110 o55 -110 o54.0 -114 o51.5 +230 o54 0
Sun (9/26) @ 1:00pm ET NO Saints u43.5 -115 u40.5 -115 u40.5 +100 u43.5 -110 u43.5 -108 u41.5 -435 u40.5 -115
NE Patriots o43.5 -105 o40.5 -115 o40.5 -120 o43.5 -110 o43.5 -114 o41.5 +300 o40.5 -105
Sun (9/26) @ 1:00pm ET ATL Falcons o48.5 -110 o31.5 +110 o32.5 -115 o47.5 -110 o47.0 -112 o31.5 +320 o32.5 0
NY Giants u48.5 -110 u31.5 -141 u32.5 -105 u47.5 -110 u47.0 -109 u31.5 -455 u32.5 0
Sun (9/26) @ 1:00pm ET CIN Bengals o44.5 -110 o40.5 -115 o40.5 -105 o42 -110 o42.0 -110 o34.5 +285 o40.5 -110
PIT Steelers u44.5 -110 u40.5 -115 u40.5 -115 u42 -110 u42.0 -110 u34.5 -400 u40.5 -110
Sun (9/26) @ 1:00pm ET IND Colts o50.5 -110 o44.5 -130 o43.5 -105 o47 -110 o47.0 -112 o41.5 +104 o44.5 -115
TEN Titans u50.5 -110 u44.5 +100 u43.5 -115 u47 -110 u47.0 -109 u41.5 -132 u44.5 -105
Sun (9/26) @ 4:05pm ET NY Jets u41.5 -110 u26.5 -115 u26.5 +100 u41.5 -110 u41.5 -108 u23.5 -204 u29 0
DEN Broncos o41.5 -110 o26.5 -115 o26.5 -120 o41.5 -110 o41.5 -114 o23.5 +158 o29 0
Sun (9/26) @ 4:05pm ET MIA Dolphins u45.5 -110 u48.5 -120 u48.5 -120 u45 -110 u45.0 -110 u59.5 -625 u48.5 -105
LV Raiders o45.5 -110 o48.5 -110 o48.5 +100 o45 -110 o45.0 -110 o59.5 +400 o48.5 -115
Sun (9/26) @ 4:25pm ET TB Buccaneers u54 -110 u61.5 -120 u61.5 -130 u55 -110 u55.0 -112 u58.5 -1111 u61.5 0
LA Rams o54 -110 o61.5 -110 o61.5 +105 o55 -110 o55.0 -109 o58.5 +600 o61.5 0
Sun (9/26) @ 4:25pm ET SEA Seahawks u55.5 -110 u54 -110 u58.5 -149 u54 -110 u54.0 -110 u47.5 -2000 u56 0
MIN Vikings o55.5 -110 o54 -120 o58.5 +120 o54 -110 o54.0 -110 o47.5 +870 o56 0
Sun (9/26) @ 8:22pm ET GB Packers o48.5 -110 o52.5 +115 o49.5 -115 o50.5 -108 o57.5 -164 o52 0
SF 49ers u48.5 -110 u52.5 -145 u49.5 -105 u50.5 -114 u57.5 +128 u52 0
Mon (9/27) @ 8:15pm ET PHI Eagles u49.5 -110 u55 -120 u55.5 -185 u51.5 -110 u51.5 -114 u62.5 0 u55 0
DAL Cowboys o49.5 -110 o55 -110 o55.5 +145 o51.5 -110 o51.5 -108 o62.5 +1000 o55 0

Opening & Early Week 3 Moves

Below is a quick rundown of consensus point spread and totals for the rest of the Week 3 card:

Carolina Panthers (-7.5, 43) at Houston Texans

Bettors were eager to lay the opening number of -7 with the undefeated Panthers. While The Texans have also surpassed market expectations, going 2-0 against the spread out of the gate, they’re expected to start third-string rookie Davis Mills in place of an injured Tyrod Taylor on Thursday night, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Washington Football Team at Buffalo Bills (-9)

Bills -9.5 proved too rich for bettors’ taste, as the number has adjusted down to as low as 8.5 at DraftKings.

Chicago Bears at Cleveland Browns (-7.5, 46.5)

The Bears have been available for +8 and the Browns for -7 in early wagering. While Andy Dalton went down with a knee injury during Chicago’s 20-17 win over his former team, the Bengals, he was replaced by who may be the team’s better option at quarterback, rookie Justin Fields.

Baltimore Ravens (-9, 49.5) at Detroit Lions

While this game has been as cheap as Ravens -8.5, it’s up to -9.5 at Circa Sports, after Baltimore’s upset over the Chiefs on Sunday night. The Lions are 11.5-point dogs in their Monday night visit to Lambeau Field.

Arizona Cardinals (-7, 52) at Jacksonville Jaguars

We’re seeing +7.5 (-120) at WynnBet for underdog bettors willing to lay the extra vig. A bet on the winless Jags against the 2-0 Cards will take some gumption, of course, as Urban Meyer and Trevor Lawrence try to find their way in the NFL.

Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs (-6.5, 55.5)

The Chiefs have been adjusted downward, from -7 to -6.5 since their Sunday night loss in Baltimore, but they’re sure to draw public money at the shorter number.

New Orleans Saints at New England Patriots (-3, 43)

Bettors laid Pats -2.5 as wagering opened, prompting an adjustment to the key number.

Atlanta Falcons at New York Giants (-3, 48)

Oddsmakers will be reluctant to move this game off  ‘3’, but several are attaching -120 juice on the home favorite and offering dog bettors even-money.

Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers (-4.5, 44.5)

The SuperBook listed Pittsburgh as a 7-point favorite over the Bengals in advanced wagering last week, but after the Steelers’ unimpressive showing in a home loss to the Raiders on Sunday, the book reopened Pitt -4, before a quick move to -4.5.

Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans (-5, 50)

With the sudden jump from -3.5 to as high as -5.5 (Caesars Sportsbook), there’s anticipation among the betting market that Wentz will not be able to go in this AFC South battle.

New York Jets at Denver Broncos (-11, 41.5)

The Broncos are off to a 2-0 start, both wins coming on the road against less-than-threatening opponents, and their home opener doesn’t figure to be any more challenging. WynnBET is dealing Jets +11.5 for the brave gamblers among us.

Miami Dolphins at Las Vegas Raiders (-4, 45.5)

Despite the uncertainty at quarterback in Miami, there’s been early interest in the dog here, as DraftKings move from Raiders -5.5 to -4 since Sunday night. While Tua Tagovailoa was on the long list of QBs sustaining injuries Sunday, backup Jacoby Brissett has plenty of experience in this league.

Seattle Seahawks (-1.5, 55) at Minnesota Vikings

The early line adjustment was toward to home dog, as the Vikes opened +2.5 in Las Vegas after Greg Joseph’s potential game-winning field-goal attempt drifted wide right in Arizona, while Seattle blew a huge deal and lost in overtime to the Titans.

Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers (-4, 47.5)

There’s been some early interest in the Packers in next Sunday’s primetime affair, as some books moved to San Fran -3.5 while Green Bay prepares for its Monday night game against Detroit.

Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys (-4, 51)

Two-way action has bounced the number for this early battle for NFC East supremacy between 3.5 and 4 around the betting market.

Want more odds? Take a look at our look ahead week 4 odds and Super Bowl odds 2022.

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