NFL Tips and Betting Predictions - Guide to Week 3

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Tennessee Titans @ Jacksonville Jaguars

The Tennessee Titans will face the Jacksonville Jaguars in this upcoming week's Thursday-night game (Friday morning AEST). What do we know about each of the two teams so far this season? Well, it's certainly Tennessee that has played the better football.

The Titans blasted Cleveland in Week 1 by 30 points. At the time, it seemed like part of the spread was due to Cleveland being overblown. However, the Browns bounced back in Week 2, the same week that saw Tennessee almost beat Indianapolis. The Titans now enter Week 3 1-1.

The Jaguars are 0-2 entering Week 3 and their season looks much worse for the wear of two weeks. Nick Foles, their starting QB, is injured. They only lost by 1 point in Week 2 without Foles but the Jags had little to speak of offensively as they managed just 12 points. Jacksonville feels like a really shaky bet right now. The Titans, accordingly, look like the clear pick in this upcoming game. 

New York Giants @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Eli Manning's career took a major turn for the worse after Week 2 of this NFL season. The New York Giants announced that he wouldn't be their starting QB going forward. While that will put the offense in the hands of someone without significant NFL experience, at least the Giants are trying something different after a tenure that was largely unsuccessful. Thus far this season, the Giants have only managed to score 31 points.

Daniel Jones will take over as QB for New York at a time where any kind of change should be welcome. Jones will be making his first NFL start this weekend after a successful college career with Duke, one that made him the sixth overall pick in the NFL Draft.

That a rookie in Jones is going into the QB position has made New York big underdogs in Week 3. However, the Giants are only playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this upcoming weekend. There's been nothing special about Jameis Winston's season thus far, a season that has only included two TD throws. The Bucs are 1-1 but they only beat the Carolina Panthers and the game was a competitive one. Take the points on the Giants on Sunday. 

Amidst news that Drew Brees has a hand injury that will keep him out for six to eight weeks, the complexion of the NFC has changed. The New Orleans Saints cannot be considered valid contenders in the conference heading into Week 3. They are 1-1 at this point and may have a big hole to climb out of by the time Brees returns -- assuming he returns playing well.

Teddy Bridgewater, the new starting QB for the Saints, won't present the same challenge to opposing teams. In Week 3 in particular, the Saints have a difficult opponent as they travel to Seattle to take on the 2-0 Seahawks. Pete Carroll's team has squeaked out two victories, one on the road against what was a decent team in Pittsburgh.

The Seahawks should be considered large favorites on Sunday against New Orleans: it's a game that features Russell Wilson against a relative unknown in Bridgewater. If the Saints' QB suffers from any kind of nerves, even only for a short time, then Seattle could get the ball in great field position. Accordingly, they could run the score up fast. Even if Bridgewater is steady, he looks outmatched in this game. Take the Seahawks to cover a small spread of -4.5.

What's the news with the Miami Dolphins? They are viewed as a team that is tanking heading into Week 3. A motive for that could be to get a high draft pick. 

SB Nation, a popular website with American sports fans, suggests that Miami may be deliberately underperforming. Whether writer Adam Stites is right or not, such opinions may have effects on Miami going forward. But what you have to assume is that Miami's management is going to be aware of the suspicions that are out there. That will put Miami under some unique pressure to perform well this upcoming week precisely because of the belief that's out there that they may be tanking. That doesn't mean that the Dolphins are magically going to have a roster loaded with Hall of Famers this upcoming week. However, the pressure to play well in Week 3 is real and that could have effects on coaching decisions and management decisions.

The Dolphins have a huge handicap available of +21.5 as they prepare to face Dallas. That's a three-touchdown lead from the start. At a time when everyone will be betting against Miami, be the contrarian. Take the Dolphins at $1.91 with a whole bunch of helpers and count on the tanking allegations forcing Miami to play their cards a little better in Week 3.

The Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins have failed to score a lot of points through the first two weeks of the season. Chicago has just 19 points through two games, despite having a touted QB. Washington has done better but they have failed to score more than 30 as of yet. The OVER/UNDER for the Monday-night game between Chicago and Washington has a target of 41.5. It's a total that bettors should be thinking about.

With Washington, you might expect an offensive output that will yield about 20-25 points. However, Chicago's secondary really gave Denver fits in Week 2. You have to think that Week 3 will be below average for Washington offensively. They may only score in the lower teens in this game. That would leave the Bears with a lot of points to make for the balance. For a team that had a QB that only threw for 120 yards last week and didn't get a TD in Week 1, it doesn't appear likely that Chicago will threaten for points in the high-20s. Take UNDER 41.5 points to be scored on Monday night.

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