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The five best bets for week 3 of the NFL season

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Well, after a disappointing week two, it’s time to bounce back with a good week three. The past is behind us; now let’s make some bets. All odds are from the DraftKings Sportsbook.

Week two picks.

Season Record 2-3

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Bills/Rams over 46.5

Sure to be one of the best games to watch this week, the Bills and Rams are some of the only few teams still undefeated. Josh Allen has surprised many, including me, the first two weeks of the season. Similarly, the Rams have looked exceptional. Jalen Ramsey and the defense are playing lockdown football and Sean McVay has the offense running like a well-oiled machine. This game likely ends up 27-23 or something similar, which is enough to clear the over. 

See how the Rams did in week two here!

Chiefs +3.5

This Monday night matchup against Lamar Jackson and the Ravens is set to be the best football game we have seen this year. After a subpar performance against the Chargers last week, that still resulted in a win, the Chiefs are coming in as the underdogs in a rare occurrence against the reigning MVP this week. Lamar and the Ravens look just as good as they did last year. However, I foresee a huge bounce-back week for Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs offense.

I don’t like betting against Patrick Mahomes in the first place, but under the lights in primetime on Monday Night Football? No way am I going against the Chiefs. Even if the Ravens pull off a win, I don’t see how it’ll be anything better than a game-winning FG from Justin Tucker. In short, I am pretty confident the Chiefs cover here.

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Packers over 24.5

Aaron Rodgers has been playing at an MVP level through two weeks this season. He has 604 yards, six touchdowns, and no interceptions through two weeks of play. Consequently, The Packers offense scored 43 and 42 points respectively in weeks one and two. The Saints just let the Raiders score 34 points against them, largely due to an explosive running game led by Josh Jacobs. The Packers certainly have that with Aaron Jones. 24.5 seems like an easy hurdle for an offense that’s flying high right now. 

49ers/Giants over 41.5

The 49ers are banged up and the Giants kind of suck, so why am I taking the over? Well, simply put, the 49ers are banged up, and the Giants kind of suck. Even with Nick Mullens at QB, the Niners still have Kyle Shannahan calling the plays. The Giants are more than capable of giving up points to an injured Niners offense. The 49ers on defense are missing almost all of their defensive line to injury, as well as Richard Sherman in the secondary. 41.5 is not a lot of points to score in the NFL. In addition to that, Daniel Jones will finally have some time in the pocket to get the ball to weapons like Evan Engram and Darius Slayton. I like the over in this matchup. 

Packers ML 

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My absolute favorite underdog in a slate of games filled with intriguing underdogs. It absolutely baffles me that the Saints are favored in this one. They just dropped a game to the Raiders in which they were five and a half point favorite. Meanwhile, the Packers have gone two weeks in a row scoring over 40 points in easy victories. Unless Sean Payton benches the corpse of Drew Brees for Jameis Winston, It’s unlikely the Saints win this one. To add to that, the packers are getting +143 odds, I am hammering their money line here.

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Low Risk High Reward Parlay

Record: 0-1

This Week’s Parlay Odds: +1114

New England Patriots ML

Atlanta Falcons ML

Indianapolis Colts ML

Los Angeles Chargers ML

Arizona Cardinals ML

Green Bay Packers ML

This week we are lining up a slate of heavy favorites, along with my favorite underdog this week to juice the odds. First, the Patriots won’t lose to the Raiders at home after a tough loss to the Seahawks. Secondly, the Falcons defense finally has an offense they can keep under 30 points, which is plenty for Matt Ryan to outscore. The Colts are playing the Jets, enough said. Moreover, the Chargers are playing an awful defense and just held Mahomes to 23 points. The Cardinals only have to beat Matt Patricia, and I already explained why I like the Packers to win above. This is a great bet to throw a few bucks on to keep Sunday interesting, and maybe win a nice chunk of change.

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