2019 NFL Week 3 Odds, Overview & Predictions for Each Game
It’s hard to believe, but we’re already to Week 3 of the NFL season. With some big injuries leaving some question marks for NFL Week 3 games, we’re not sure what will happen. Let’s preview and predict the outcomes of the NFL Betting action for Week 3.
2019 NFL Week 3 Odds, Overview & Predictions for Each Game
Thursday, September 19 – Tennessee Titans (-2.5) @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew marched the Jaguars down the field for a late game touchdown. Unfortunately, Leonard Fournette was stopped just short of the goal line for the 2-point attempt and Jacksonville lost to Houston. Minshew looked good in his first NFL start. The Jaguars defense was much better against Houston than they were against the Chiefs.
The Titans offense didn’t look nearly as potent as they did against the Browns in Week 1. Derrick Henry had 81 yards and a touchdown to lead the Tennessee offense. Their defense gave up three passing touchdowns, but they had Jacoby Brisett on his heels much of the day.
If Tennessee struggled with the Indy defense, they’ll have more trouble against Jacksonville’s. We’re not so sure that Jacksonville will be able to score on the Tennessee defense. However, we like Jacksonville in this one.
Sunday, September 22 – Cincinnati Bengals @ Buffalo Bills (-4)
San Francisco took it to the Bengals 41-17. The Bengals couldn’t run the ball, and the Niner defense was putting pressure on Andy Dalton all afternoon.
Josh Allen played much better in the Bills win over the Giants. The Bills defense couldn’t stop Saquon Barkley, but can any defense? Other than Barkley, the New York offense didn’t get much done.
Buffalo is 2-0 on the season, look for them to win by a touchdown and go to 3-0.
Miami Dolphins @ Dallas Cowboys (-16.5)
The Miami Dolphins are a dumpster fire. The front office wants to lose, and players want out of Miami as soon as possible. They have been destroyed in their first two games by Baltimore and New England.
Dallas has looked like a Super Bowl contender. Dak Prescott has been impressive, and the Cowboys offense under Kellen Moore has been moving the ball well and putting points on the board. The Dallas defense is also doing their part.
Dallas destroys Miami and covers.
Denver Broncos @ Green Bay Packers (-7.5)
The Broncos are 0-2 after losing on a last-second field goal to the Bears. Denver looked awful in Week 1 against the Raiders, but the defense came to play against the Bears. Joe Flacco moved the ball, but couldn’t put points on the board.
The Packers are 2-0 after defeating the Vikings. Green Bay scored three touchdowns right away, but then didn’t do much offensively the rest of the way. The Packers defense gave up some big yardage to Dalvin Cook, but they didn’t let Diggs and Thielen go crazy.
Denver’s offense will have trouble against the Green Bay defense. Green Bay will win this one 24-14.
Atlanta Falcons @ Indianapolis Colts (-2.5)
The early line favors the Colts, as the Falcons are playing the Sunday night game. The Colts squeaked by the Titans, and are now 1-1. Adam Vinatieri has struggled for the Colts, and could cost them a game soon.
The Falcons struggled in Week 1 against the Vikings.
This one will be tight. Take Atlanta and the points.
Baltimore Ravens @ Kansas City Chiefs (-6)
Lamar Jackson has looked like an all-pro in the first two weeks, and the Ravens have put up good numbers against two weaker opponents. Jackson should be able to move the ball in Week 3, as the Chiefs defense isn’t a good unit.
The same can be said for Patrick Mahomes. Although he carved up the Jaguars defense in Week 1, and they were thought to be one of the better defensive units in the league.
Baltimore has a good defense, but not good enough to stop Mahomes and company. The Ravens will score points, but not enough, as the Chiefs win by 10.
Oakland Raiders @ Minnesota Vikings (-7.5)
After playing poorly in the first quarter against the Packers, the Vikings defense stepped up their effort and played well for the final three quarters. Unfortunately, it was too little, too late, as the Vikings offense couldn’t quite catch up.
Oakland put up points early against the Chiefs, and then things stalled. Josh Jacobs did look good running the ball.
Oakland surprised everyone with how well they played against Denver in Week 1, but the honeymoon’s over now.
Minnesota 31 Oakland 17
New York Jets @ New England Patriots (-13)
The Jets play Monday night against Cleveland, and they will be led by backup quarterback Trevor Siemian, as Sam Darnold is out with mono. We doubt that Darnold will be back for next week’s matchup.
The Patriots embarrassed the Dolphins. Newly acquired receiver Antonio Brown made his debut with the Pats and caught a touchdown pass.
New England’s defense has looked strong, and they’ll be too much for Trevor Siemian.
Pats win by 14 and cover.
Detroit Lions @ Philadelphia Eagles (-7.5)
The Lions upset the Chargers 13-10. Detroit defense looked good, but was also helped by sloppy play from the Chargers. The Lions were able to move the ball in the air against San Diego.
The Eagles are playing the Sunday night game against the Falcons.
The Lions may surprise some people and keep this one close.
Carolina Panthers (-3.5) @ Arizona Cardinals
Carolina was beaten on Thursday night by Tampa Bay. Cam Newton looks like he’s bothered by injuries, as he hasn’t looked to run the ball, and hasn’t been very accurate with the pass. Christian McCaffery has yet to get going as well.
The Cardinals lost to the Ravens. Kyler Murray was bailed out of some bad passes by his receivers. He was constantly under pressure, and had to move around to get rid of the ball. David Johnson left the game with a wrist injury but returned. He did score a touchdown, but gained very few yards.
Carolina will travel to the desert and will sneak out with a close victory. The victory will be so close that you should take Arizona and the points.
New York Giants @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers(-5)
Tampa Bay looked good defensively as they shut down the Panther offense on Thursday. Jameis Winston is still too inconsistent. Ronald Jones and Peyton Barber have each had one good game rushing the ball.
As for the Giants, other than Saquon Barkley, they’re a mess. Eli Manning looks like a quarterback that has overstayed his welcome.
This will be a breakout week for Jameis Winston. Tampa Bay wins by 14.
Houston Texans @ Los Angeles Chargers (-3)
Houston struggled to protect DeShaun Watson, and they left Jacksonville with a very lucky win. Defensively, the Texans looked good, as they pressured Gardner Minshew all day long.
The Chargers were sloppy in their loss to the Lions.
This will be a low-scoring affair, as both teams will struggle to protect their quarterbacks.
The Chargers win 17-14.
Pittsburgh Steelers (-1.5) @ San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers defense looks like a force. They have stymied Tampa Bay and Cincinnati in their first two games. The 49ers rushed for 254 yards against the Bengals.
Pittsburgh isn’t sure who is going to be under center in week 3. Big Ben left with an elbow injury, and Mason Rudolph took over in the second half. Rudolph looked good, as he threw for 112 yards and 2 touchdowns. James Conner also left with an injury, so we’re not sure of his status for next week.
The Steelers defense got torched by Seattle. Jimmy G. and the boys will put up a ton of yards. Take the Niners.
New Orleans Saints @ Seattle Seahawks (-1)
Seattle’s offense looked good against the Steelers. Russell Wilson threw for 300 yards and three touchdowns.
Drew Brees went down with a thumb injury early in the Saints loss to the Rams, and didn’t return.
Winning in Seattle would still be a chore with Brees, if he doesn’t play, it’ll be an even bigger chore. As of now, go with Seattle.
Los Angeles Rams (-2.5) @ Cleveland Browns
The Rams defense went to town on Teddy Bridgewater, as they defeated the Saints. Jared Goff spread the ball around, but is happy to have his favorite target, Cooper Kupp back in the fold.
Cleveland will play the Jets on Monday night.
If Tennessee can carve up the Cleveland defense, why can’t the Rams? Go LA in this one.
Monday, September 23 – Chicago Bears (-4.5) @ Washington Redskins
The Bears offense has been dismal thus far. Even though the Bears left Denver with a victory, it was because of their defense. The defense has been good but not great so far.
As for Washington, they have a defense that has been marred by injuries, Adrian Peterson starting at running back, and no true number one receiver.
The Bears offense will finally start to look like the offense that Matt Nagy has envisioned. Bear down!