And we thought Sean Payton wanted to win these games. Payton's New Orleans Saints haven't beaten the NFL odds this preseason, and the pesky Houston Texans are up next.


The injuries just keep piling up in the NFL. We've got two more Week 3 preseason games coming up on Sunday, and our football picks reflect which players will be missing.


Preseason week 3 NFL betting is almost in the books and we return with our weekly recap of the NFL betting action. Find out how each team performed and where the value NFL picks were to be had.


- The Cardinals and Raiders made very different journeys last season. Arizona shrugged off the mediocrity of previous years to make the NFL playoffs, while Oakland did not make progress.

NFL handicappers like yours truly are ready to exploit the Point Spread odds again, as preseason enters week 3. We run through the entire slate, serving up NFL picks for each and every game.


The Houston Texans and New Orleans Saints just missed the playoffs last season, though Houston outperformed New Orleans. Can both teams improve this season and take the next step? This preseason game marks another chance for each team to develop.


Quarterback depth has been killing the Arizona Cardinals this preseason. Maybe the Week 3 NFL odds will be kinder to them in Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders.


The NFL regular season is now two weeks away, but there has been big preseason Week 3 news such as the torn ACL for Jordy Nelson and the suspension of Martavis Bryant.



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Texans are listed as 1.5-point favorites on NFL odds board & lines haven't moved since opener. While a lot can change, is it probably more valuable locking a bet now or until September?

- There doesn't appear to be much of a change in the Chicago Bears roster and they have to face the best quarterback in the NFL in Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.
- NFL football is almost here! Well, we have to get through the preseason first, but for now we still have the luxury of looking ahead to Week 1.
- Whether Super Bowl MVP plays or not will have a obvious impact on the outlook of this matchup. The question of when is a good time for betting on this game?

The New York Jets can't wait to get Week 1 of the NFL started as they had a big-time draft with Leonard Williams, who is widely considered the best player in the draft. 

- The Colts are hoping this is the year they finally get over the hump as a true contender in the AFC. For the Bills, the postseason now seems like a realistic goal under head coach Rex Ryan.

Robert Griffin III will need a good showing in Week 1 as he's at home and facing a tough team in the Miami Dolphins. See who we like as the Redskins are a slight favorite.


The Jacksonville Jaguars need every minute of this preseason to prepare for its Week 1 opponent and the uphill climb ahead of them this season.Will they be able to step up?


Teams coming off a Super Bowl loss have historically not performed well in their following season opener. Let's breakdown the NFL odds & find the best value pick as Seahawks visits St. Louis.



 Week one presents a tough test for the Cards as they face Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints. Brees will be without his favorite target in Jimmy Graham as Graham has moved on to Seattle.

- There are a handful of games in Week 1 of the 2015 NFL season featuring teams with winning records from last season and one is Lions at Chargers. The Bolts are at -2.5 on 5Dimes.
- Winston and Mariota both have the potential to be star players but only one of them can open their NFL career with a win. Here's the best way to beat these Week 1 NFL odds.
- The AFC North is once again loaded and every win will be important for a Cincinnati team that is expected to contend for a division title with a long road that begins in Oakland.

The Broncos will open the season at home against the Baltimore Ravens in a matchup of two teams with legitimate Super Bowl aspirations heading in to 2015.

- The Giants will fittingly begin their season in Dallas on Sunday Night Football in Week 1 where they will have the perfect opportunity to begin their road to redemption on the right track.
- Week 1 NFL picks for a Monday Night Football matchup that should provide plenty of fireworks when the Philadelphia Eagles visit the Atlanta Falcons.
- The 49ers lost so many key players in a devastating offseason personnel purges that nobody knows whether or not they can even be a .500 team in 2015, or if they own our pick vs. Vikings.

We offer up our top NFL picks for a few of this season's player awards. From Offensive Rookie of hte Year to Passing Leader, here is how we are locking in our bets.


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