Landing the best number is critical to long-term success as a sports bettor, and with spreads and totals shifting throughout the week based on betting trends, there can be opportune times to place a wager. Here are two Week 3 NFL bets to make now.
While there has already been considerable line movement to multiple spreads and totals this week, there are outlier numbers available presenting value before there’s an uptick in wagers from recreational bettors and potential buyback from the professional community.
Week 3 NFL Bets to Make Now
Ravens -2.5 (-110 PointsBet) at Patriots
With the majority of sportsbooks hanging the Baltimore Ravens as -3 road favorites, having the option to slide in under the key number of 3 is an attractive option – especially without paying a hefty vig.
Baltimore blew a 21-point lead to the Miami Dolphins at home in Week 2, so this is a clear bounce-back spot for the Ravens. Offensively, quarterback Lamar Jackson has been elite with the fourth highest EPA per play and his 11.5 air yards are tied for tops in the league.
The matchup isn’t scary, either.
The New England Patriots have allowed the 12th-highest offensive success rate and rank 19th in defense grade per PFF through two games.
So, with the Patriots mustering up a pedestrian 24 points while ranking 17th in EPA per play through two games, keeping pace with the explosive Ravens should prove difficult.
Falcons ML (-105 BetMGM) at Seahawks
A number of books have moved this game to a pick’em, and FanDuel Sportsbook even has the Atlanta Falcons trading as a -1 favorite. As a result, there’s value in grabbing the Atlanta moneyline at BetMGM.
Atlanta stayed on the West Coast following its Week 2 road loss to the Los Angeles Rams to avoid another cross-continent trip, and the offense has hung around in consecutive games despite converting just four of eight red-zone attempts into touchdowns and turning the ball over five times.
A tidier number in either statistic and the Falcons probably aren't 0-2.
The Seattle Seahawks rank 30th in defense grade, per PFF, and have allowed the fourth-highest EPA per play. Additionally, the Seahawks have been outgained by 337 yards by their opponents and sport an average time of possession of just 24:00 through two weeks.
A quick peek at the Seattle practice report reveals a team already dealing with a laundry list of injuries, too.
Where to Bet on NFL Moneyline Picks
Here are our top-rated sportsbooks:
NFL bets to make now made 9/22/2022 at 11:30 a.m. ET