My Best NFL Betting Week 3 Parlay Picks

Posted by Daniel Saenz on July 20, 2016 in

Make the money roll in even faster when you have the confidence of multiple wins on the same NFL weekend. I don’t feel like the lines in these parlays reflect the realities facing these squads, so let them help you fill out your NFL Week 3 parlay picks. Home teams are in all caps.

Let’s Take A Closer Look At My Best NFL Betting Week 3 Parlay Picks

Houston (+8) over NEW ENGLAND / Arizona (-2.5) over BUFFALO

Given that the New England Patriots won’t be starting the suspended Tom Brady at quarterback, and given that the Houston Texans have replaced Brian Hoyer with Brock Osweiler at quarterback — the same Brock Osweiler who beat them when he was the Denver quarterback in place of Peyton Manning — this seems like an immense line. The Texans also have a solid defense (although not quite as solid as what the Broncos offered). I think that the Patriots can probably pull this game out, but I like the Texans to cover. I think that the Arizona Cardinals will be in full redemption mode to start the season, and they’ll be ready to handle the Bills. Buffalo has a stout defense and a mobile quarterback in Tyrod Taylor, but the Cardinals are still far ahead of them on both sides of the ball.

Washington (+3) over N.Y. GIANTS / DALLAS (-6) over Chicago

The Giants have not done much on the personnel end to improve a team that was, at best, mediocre last season, featuring a Swiss-cheese secondary and an inconsistent pass rush. The Redskins showed that they can handle mediocre teams, emerging at the top of a very average NFC East. I like Kirk Cousins to show even more confidence in road games this season, and I also expect the Redskins pass rush to be strong again. In Dallas, I like that three-headed monster of Tony Romo, Dez Bryant and Ezekiel Elliott to put up video game-style numbers on offense, and I just don’t see the Monsters of the Midway keeping up.

KANSAS CITY (-3.5) over N.Y. Jets / Pittsburgh (-3) over PHILADELPHIA

The New York Jets will still have one of the best secondaries in the AFC if not the entire NFL, but the Chiefs don’t make a lot of mistakes with the ball, thanks to the ball management skills of quarterback Alex Smith. I think the Chiefs will grind the ball up and down the field, making the Jets put eight or nine men in the box and giving the Chiefs some one-on-one coverage that they can exploit. In Philadelphia, I see a proven winner in Ben Roethlisberger simply outgunning Sam Bradford’s still tentative game from last season, and I also think the Steelers have the better defense of the two teams. I like the Steel Curtain to win and cover.