NFL Week 3 odds are up at sportsbooks across the US.
Let’s look at updated point spreads and totals, as of Friday, Sept. 23, for a week featuring two major NFC matchups: the Packers vs. Buccaneers, and the Cowboys vs. Giants.
NFL Week 3 Betting Lines: Updated Point Spreads, Totals
Here’s a game-by-game look at NFL Week 3 odds, current at the Westgate SuperBook as of Friday, Sept. 23.
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Packers at Buccaneers (-1, 42)
This line moved a full two points in Green Bay’s direction since opening at Bucs -3, and the total was pounded down four points to 42. At FanDuel, two-thirds of the overall moneyline bets and handle are on the Packers (-102).
PlayUp Head of Wagering Rex Beyers expects to see two-way action on the Packers and Bucs in the final days heading into kickoff.
“I could see at some point this game going to a pick,” Beyers told Gaming Today on Friday. “That’s what Circa has now. I expect this to be a two-way game all the way to post.”
Cowboys at Giants (-1, 39)
Similar line movement here in the direction of Dallas after the Giants opened at -3. The Cowboys were a -3 road favorite in this spot in preseason wagering, but the line flipped to Giants -3 at the SuperBook with Dallas starting QB Dak Prescott (thumb) on the sidelines. Backup QB Cooper Rush looked solid in a 20-17 victory over Cincinnati on Sunday.
49ers at Broncos (-1, 43)
There are a lot of bettors and industry experts alike who believe the wrong team is favored in this game. Beyers, at PlayUp, is one of them. He views Jimmy Garoppolo as a “middle-of-the-road” quarterback, but thinks San Francisco can still be the best team in the NFC with Jimmy G at the helm.
“I think they’ll go into Denver and have their way with that team,” Beyers said. “There’s certainly a monster head coaching mismatch that has to be looked at there. I’d lay up to 2.5 with the 49ers. They’ll name the score there as long as they don’t turn the ball over.”
He added, “The line on Sunday night was incorrect at the start. Circa and a few others all opened with the Broncos being the favorite, and I thought that was absolutely wrong.”
Chiefs (-5.5, 51) at Colts
Beyers noted that PlayUp took some sharp money on Indianapolis. He thinks it’s unlikely that Indy bettors will see such enticing numbers such as +6, +6.5, or +7 again.
“The value is gone,” he said. “That was the Colts +7 at Circa when they opened it. It was 6.5 to 6 with us earlier in the week, and they blasted us. It was an all-star team of guys that I respect.
“Clearly, the sharpest side is the Colts at +6.5 but they’re not there anymore, and I don’t think they’ll go back even with public money all over the Chiefs.”
Jaguars at Chargers (-3, 42.5)
Major movement here on Friday on speculation that Chargers QB Justin Herbert (fractured rib cartilage) might not start against the Jaguars. The line cascaded from LA -7 to -3 at the SuperBook. The total dropped from 47.5 to 42.5.
Justin Herbert is not throwing today during period of practice open to media. Chase Daniel taking first team reps for routes against air.
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Saints (-2.5, 41) at Panthers
The SuperBook opened New Orleans -3, but the line has ticked down to Saints -2.5.
Carolina lost its ninth consecutive game dating back to last season on Sunday with a 19-16 defeat at New York. The Saints and Panthers split the season series last year with both teams winning on the road.
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Bills (-5, 53) at Dolphins
The total here has jumped from an opener of 50.5 to 53 with memories of Miami’s 42-38 win at Baltimore still fresh in bettors’ minds. Buffalo also leads the NFL in scoring at 36 points per game.
Lions at Vikings (-6, 51.5)
The SuperBook opened up with Minnesota -7, but then saw some support for upstart Detroit. There was no movement on the total. The Lions are tied with Kansas City as the second-highest scoring team in the NFL (35.5 points per game).
Bengals (-6, 45.5) at Jets
The Bengals garnered some support after this line opened at Cincy -4.5. Cincinnati was -6 on the look-ahead line, but the Bengals have proven to be the NFL’s biggest disappointment through two weeks.
Jets starting QB Zach Wilson isn’t slated to return until Week 4 against Pittsburgh, but Joe Flacco threw for 307 yards and four TDs in a 31-30 win at Cleveland on Sunday.
Rams (-3.5, 48.5) at Cardinals
Arizona money moved this line down a point toward the Cardinals after LA opened at -4.5.
The Rams and Cardinals split last year’s regular season games as both teams prevailed on the road. In their last meeting, LA kick-started its Super Bowl run with a dominant 34-11 victory in the opening round of the playoffs.
Ravens (-2.5, 44.5) at Patriots
Slight line shift here in New England’s favor from an opener of Baltimore -3. The SuperBook was dealing Baltimore at -120 on the spread and New England at even money.
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