Through only two weeks of the season, we’ve already seen quite well how unpredictable the NFL can be. In Week 1, an injury-riddled New England Patriots squad without Tom Brady went into Arizona and knocked off the Cardinals, a team many have predicted to win the NFC. In Week 2, the Los Angeles Rams defeated the Seattle Seahawks, another popular Super Bowl pick. And those are just the tip of the iceberg. Of the 32 games played thus far, 13 have won the betting underdog.
As we progress further into the year, we’re only going to get a better idea of what to expect, here’s some analysis of what’s coming for Week 3 so that you can be prepared as you find the best betting lines at HeritageSports
Rex Ryan and the Buffalo Bills are in a bit of a pickle, down 0-2 SU and ATS with a -6 losing margin on average and a negative differential versus the spread (-5.0). If you want, Rex Ryan and his twin are wearing thin their welcome in Buffalo. Losses to the Ravens (away) and divisional rivals NY Jets (home) set the Bills on a precarious but familiar path that ultimately leads to a comfy couch come playoff time. They’re catching no breaks this week either with a visit from Bruce Arians and the Arizona Cardinals nor for that matter a week 4 date with Bill Belichick and the Patriots who win no matter which quarterback they field. Ryan would have the NFL betting public believe the Bills relish such contests, even fancy their chances of defying the NFL odds.
Our Line is Cardinals -4 (-105)
A fair share of NFL bettors were disappointed by the Raiders in week 2 following a loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Look bettors believe in what they see. In week 1, they saw a gutsy Raiders side come from behind to defeat the Saints with a balsy two-point conversion. Of course, they were the popular NFL pick as a result. A team is only as good as its weakest link. When the defense is the weakness it becomes a huge problem. Raiders might be top of the charts in total offense but, at the same time, they prop up the league in defense ahead of week 3, a unit that is not only merrily giving up yards but meaningful ones that are converting into an average of 34 points scored against them. There’s an argument to be had about the quality of quarterbacks and offensive lines this defense has had to stare down in the first two weeks, which could prompt speculation about how bad said defense really is. A fair point, of course. However, by that same token, one must speculate about the merit of the offense too. Is it really the top offense in the league with 940 total yards and an average of 31 points scored. Or is it only as good as the defenses it faced were bad.
Best Betting Line: Titans -1 (-110)