Time to pick it up, bookmakers!
After a second-straight week with just five winners, consensus picks in Bookies Battle 2022 are 17-30-1 against the spread through three weeks of the NFL season.
A heavy chalk lean did not work out well for the majority of contestants in Week 3, as underdogs hit at a 10-5-1 clip against the contest lines.
Eagles, laying a soft -4 at Washington, covered for 71% of our bookmakers, and Ravens -3 (at Patriots), Bengals -5 (at Jets), and Rams -4 (at Cardinals) also got there as favorites. Lions +7 (vs. Vikings) was the other winner for the consensus.
NFL Week 3 Consensus Picks Results, Bookies Battle 2022
|Consensus Pick||Contest Line||Closing Line||Opponent||% of Plays||W/L|
|PIT Steelers||+5||+4.5||CLE Browns||74%||Loss|
|DET Lions||+7||+6.5||MIN Vikings||71%||Win|
|PHI Eagles||-4||-6||WAS Commanders||71%||Win|
|LA Chargers||-7||-6.5||JAX Jaguars||69%||Loss|
|BUF Bills||-4.5||-4.5||MIA Dolphins||66%||Loss|
|SF 49ers||-1.5||-1.5||DEN Broncos||64%||Loss|
|BAL Ravens||-3||-2.5||NE Patriots||63%||Win|
|CIN Bengals||-5||-6.5||NY Jets||63%||Win|
|LV Raiders||-1||-2.5||TEN Titans||61%||Loss|
|SEA Seahawks||-1.5||-1||ATL Falcons||59%||Loss|
|CHI Bears||-3||-3||HOU Texans||58%||Push|
|TB Buccaneers||-2.5||-1.5||GB Packers||56%||Loss|
|KC Chiefs||-7||-5||IND Colts||55%||Loss|
|LA Rams||-4||-3.5||ARI Cardinals||54%||Win|
|NO Saints||-2.5||-2||CAR Panthers||54%||Loss|
|NY Giants||-2.5||-1||DAL Cowboys||51%||Loss|
Who’s Picking Winners?
While Carlos Bastidas (Westgate Superbook) and Anthony Nevill (Treasure Island) each picked 11 winners to lead Week 3, the five contestants who picked 10 winners – including the two most recent Bookies Battle champions – all reside near the top of the standings.
A pair of contestants named Casey — Lewless (Margaritaville Bossier City) and Degnon (Westgate SuperBook) — are tied for first heading into Week 4, with 28-19 records on the season. Kalen Carlisle (Wynn) shares first place in the standings.
At 27-20, Randy Madayag (BetMGM) – who won the 2020 version of this contest – and Robert Kowalski (Baldini’s Casino) are tied for second.
There are two weeks remaining in the first quarterly contest of the season. The contestants with the most winners cash $500 and earn a spot in the playoff portion of the contest. With a tight group of several contestants near the top, this is likely to be settled via tiebreaker with the Week 5 MNF game between the Raiders and Chiefs.
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Week 4 Contest Lines
Eighteen of the 48 games this season have been decided by three points or fewer, the most in NFL history through three weeks, and the Week 4 contest lines reflect what’s been a season of parity. Seven of the 16 games are lined within the key number ‘3’, and four ask the favorite to lay a field goal plus the hook.
|Matchup and Contest Line|
|MIA Dolphins @ CIN Bengals (-3.5)|
|MIN Vikings (-3) @ NO Saints|
|NY Jets @ PIT Steelers (-3.5)|
|JAX Jaguars @ PHI Eagles (-6.5)|
|TEN Titans @ IND Colts (-3.5)|
|LA Chargers (-5) @ HOU Texans|
|SEA Seahawks @ DET Lions (-6)|
|WAS Commanders @ DAL Cowboys (-3)|
|CHI Bears @ NY Giants (-3)|
|BUF Bills (-3.5) @ BAL Ravens|
|CLE Browns (-1.5) @ ATL Falcons|
|ARI Cardinals @ CAR Panthers (-1.5)|
|NE Patriots @ GB Packers (-10.5)|
|DEN Broncos @ LV Raiders (-2)|
|KC Chiefs (-2) @ TB Buccaneers|
|LA [email protected] SF 49ers (-2.5)|