NFL Picks: Week 3 NFL Odds Breakdown & Picks

Steven Suarez

Saturday, September 21, 2013 6:13 PM GMT

We're already into Week 3 of the 2013/14 NFL regular season. Check out all of our NFL picks for this weekend's games inside.

 

Cardinals vs. Saints

After looking at all of the angles, the OVER is my best bet for this NFC battle. The Saints have to eventually involve themselves in a shootout and we think it'll happen sooner rather than later.

Pick: OVER 48.5

[gameodds]16/226905/?r-1=19-43-349-192/us[/gameodds]

Giants vs. Panthers

Some sportsbooks have this line as a pick'em now and even have the Giants favored, but at one point they were road dogs here. Jason Lake is on New York to avoid a 0-3 hole to start the season.

Pick: Giants +1.5

[gameodds]16/226902/?r-1=19-43-349-192/us[/gameodds] 

Rams vs. Cowboys

The Cowboys return home after a heart-breaking loss to the Chiefs last week and they will play host to the Rams. With his NFL picks, Jason Lake will be picking Dallas as favorites.

Pick: Cowboys -3.5

[gameodds]16/226908/?r-1=19-43-349-192/us[/gameodds] 

Lions vs. Redskins

 ere's another game Jason Lake has covered for Week 3, featuring Robert Griffin III's Redskins at home to Matthew Stafford and the Lions. Jason is recommending Detroit as road underdogs this weekend.

Pick: Lions +2.5

 [gameodds]16/226903/?r-1=19-43-349-192/us[/gameodds]

Browns vs. Viking 

So the Browns are without starting quarterback Brandon Weeden and also just traded away their best offensive football player in Trent Richardson. David Lawrence likes Minnesota to take care of business in their home opener.

Pick: Vikings -5.5

[gameodds]16/226909/?r-1=19-43-349-192/us[/gameodds] 

Buccaneers vs. Patriots

The NFL odds vary depending on which sportsbook you're using, but the Patriots are favored by at least a touchdown everywhere. Still, New England has been struggling offensively, so this is too many points in Jason Lake's estimation.

Pick: Buccaneers +9

[gameodds]16/226906/?r-1=19-43-349-192/us[/gameodds]  

Texans vs. Ravens

This should be one of the best games of the weekend. The Ravens finally got on the winning side last weekend, but Jason Lake thinks the better value is on the visiting Texans on Sunday.

 [gameodds]16/226901/?r-1=19-43-349-192/us[/gameodds]

Pick: Texans -2

[gameodds]16/226901/?r-1=19-43-349-192/us[/gameodds] 

Chargers vs. Titans

This will be the home opener for the Titans, who have looked much improved on the defensive side of the football this season. Joe Freda believes they're the best sports pick in this matchup with Philip Rivers and the Chargers.

Pick: Titans -3

[gameodds]16/226904/?r-1=19-43-349-192/us[/gameodds] 

Packers vs. Bengals

Though the odds are pretty much a toss-up on the spread, Joe Freda isn't too comfortable on either side. He's rolling with the UNDER 48 points in hopes that the offenses won't explode this weekend.

Pick: UNDER 48

[gameodds]16/226907/?r-1=19-43-349-192/us[/gameodds] 

Falcons vs. Dolphins

Don't look now but the Dolphins are 2-0 after consecutive road wins over Cleveland and then Indianapolis. Jason Lake is of the opinion they'll move to 3-0 with a win by at least a field goal over Matt Ryan and company.

Pick: Dolphins -2.5

[gameodds]16/226910/?r-1=19-43-349-192/us[/gameodds] 

Bills vs. Jets

Though the Jets haven't looked nearly as bad as many predicted they would, it's still difficult to be too confident in backing them in any spot. Joe feels that way and is predicting the Bills will cover as dogs.

Pick: Bills +2.5

[gameodds]16/226911/?r-1=19-43-349-192/us[/gameodds] 

Colts vs. 49ers

How will the 49ers respond after getting embarrassed by the Seahawks on national television? They'll be at home to the Colts as huge favorites and David Lawrence thinks they'll still cover the double digits.

Pick: 49ers -11.5

[gameodds]16/226912/?r-1=19-43-349-192/us[/gameodds] 

Jaguars vs. Seahawks

While we're on the topic of big spreads...

What a huge line this is. It would take something absolutely crazy for the Seahawks not to win here, but to cover an almost three-touchdown spread? Doug Upston is picking the Jaguars at plus 19.

Pick: Jaguars +19

[gameodds]16/226913/?r-1=19-43-349-192/us[/gameodds] 

Bears vs. Steelers

The Steelers aren't going to be easy to beat at home on Sunday Night Football, but they really haven't looked good at all so far this season. The Bears are the better overall team across the board and David Lawrence is selecting them with his sports picks.

Pick: Bears -2.5

[gameodds]16/226914/?r-1=19-43-349-192/us[/gameodds] 

Raiders vs. Broncos

Peyton Manning and the Broncos look like a top contender to reach the Super Bowl through the early stages of the season, and now they face off against the Raiders at home. Despite the high number, Jordan Sharp is on Denver to cover.

Pick: Broncos -14 (buying half-point)

[gameodds]16/226915/?r-1=19-43-349-192/us[/gameodds]