Week 3 NFL Picks–Best Bets This Week

Week 3 NFL Picks–Best Bets This Week
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✍️ Written by
Frank Weber
🗓 Updated
May 19th 2023

Hand up–I went 1-2 last week. And it wasn’t an impressive 1-2, it was an embarrassing, gross, shameful 1-2. The only bet I hit last week was the Buccaneers moneyline over the Saints, but other than that I was about as useless as a bag of expired milk. 

But this third week just feels different to me. I’m seeing the board clear–I needed the two weeks to defog my brain from baseball mania. Coming into week three, I am fully in football mode–and this may be one of the only weeks I’ll be in full football mode because soon we’ll have postseason baseball and the start of basketball. So, if I was a stock, this would be the perfect time to invest. 

So, instead of giving out three picks this week, I’ll give out FOUR. Whether you want to ride or fade me is up to you–but either way, you can do so through these New Jersey Online Casinos. The odds I will be using are provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Bet #1: Houston Texans over Chicago Bears Moneyline (+125)

The Texans are rocking an awesome 0-1-1 record coming into their week three game against the Bears, but I feel like this is the week they literally even the scoreboard and get a one in each slot. They’ll be traveling into Chicago which is a bit hairy, but judging by the Bears performance last week I think the Texans have a good shot here. Justin Fields only attempted ELEVEN passes in the Bears week two game against the Packers, and a majority of the offense revolved around David Montgomery. While the Texans rush defense isn’t the best, I feel like it’s good enough to hold the Bears to under 20 points. This would put the Texans in great position to win the game, and since Davis Mills (who was questionable coming into this week) will be ready to go, I’m riding with Houston. 

Best Bet #2: Baltimore Ravens over New England Patriots Moneyline (-140)

I feel like a majority of this line is revolving around the fact that the Patriots are home, but I think Odds Makers haven’t realized yet that these aren’t the Patriots of old. The Ravens should go into Foxborough and dominate the Pats, and I expect another massive game out of Lamar Jackson. Although the Ravens lost their week two game to the Dolphins, they still (offensively, at least) played a great game. Jackson passed for over 300 yards and rushed for over 100, and scored four total touchdowns. The Patriots defense has been solid so far this year, but I feel like the Ravens offense might be too much for the Patriots to handle.

Best Bet #3: Cincinnati Bengals (-5) over New York Jets (-110)

I’m taking the points here–I feel like this bet is a gimme. Listen, I’m a Jets fan so you should believe me when I say: this is not a good team. The Bengals, on the other hand, ARE a good team, but are just plagued with an 0-2 record. I think the Jets are getting a lot of favors here being at home, but in reality the Bengals should come out and demolish them.

Best Bet #4: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Green Bay Packers OVER 41.5 (-110)

 The battle of the Bays! I’ll be honest, I’m not sure what makes a Bay a Bay, but that’s for another story. The Buccs and the Packers are two offensive juggernauts that have not been able to produce so far this season, so why not a coming-out party for the two of them in the same week? The Packers have also shown some weaknesses in their defense in week one (against the Vikings) so the Buccaneers could take control in this one.

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About the author
Frank Weber
Frank Weber
Sports Journalist & Betting Analyst

Frank Weber is a sports & gaming writer with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and years of experience in the gambling world. He loves baseball, football, basketball, soccer, and the UFC - he even collects sports cards and memorabilia! In his free time, you could find Frank either out at a concert with friends, or at home sweating out all his (soon to be won) bets!

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