After beginning Week 3 as four-point favorites, the New York Giants were only three-point favorites at kickoff of their eventual 32-21 win over the Washington Redskins on “Thursday Night Football.” A few other point spreads on the upcoming schedule have changed over the past few days, as well.
The Pittsburgh Steelers were favored by as many as 1.5 points this week, but with two days remaining until their game with the St. Louis Rams they aren’t favored at all. The Week 3 contest has moved to a pick’em, as the Rams attempt to go 2-0 at home. Pittsburgh looks like one of the NFL’s best teams, but they haven’t had much recent success outside of the eastern time zone, where they’ve failed to cover the spread in nine of their last 10 games.
The New York Jets are two-point favorites over the Philadelphia Eagles after they had been giving Chip Kelly’s squad 2.5 points. The betting line means the Eagles would be favored on a neutral field, despite the way each team has played in the first two weeks. New York is undefeated, having blown out the Cleveland Browns and beating the Indianapolis Colts on the road. Philadelphia is 0-2 and in last place in the NFC East.
The Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans saw the biggest change this week. Andrew Luck and Co. have gone from five to three-point favorites, and the over/under has moved three points to 45 points.
There was no available betting line for the Detroit Lions’ first home game of the season, but they are now three-point underdogs to the visiting Denver Broncos. It appears that Matthew Stafford will play, despite previous concerns that an injury could force him to sit. It’s one of three matchups in Week 3 in which an undefeated team is facing a winless team.
There are still no betting odds available for the game between the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers at many sportsbooks. The status of Drew Brees remains uncertain.
Below are updated betting lines for all the Week 3 games ahead of the weekend. These are the consensus odds from multiple sportsbooks in Las Vegas, via vegasinsider.com.
Pittsburgh Steelers (PK) at St. Louis Rams, 47.5
San Diego Chargers (+2.5) at Minnesota Vikings, 44.5
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+6.5) at Houston Texans, 40.5
Philadelphia Eagles (+2) at New York Jets, 46
Jacksonville Jaguars (+13.5) at New England Patriots, 48
Cincinnati Bengals (+2.5) at Baltimore Ravens, 44.5
Oakland Raiders (+3.5) at Cleveland Browns, 42.5
Indianapolis Colts (-3) at Tennessee Titans, 45
Atlanta Falcons (-1) at Dallas Cowboys, 45
San Francisco 49ers (+6.5) at Arizona Cardinals, 44
Chicago Bears (+14.5) at Seattle Seahawks, 43.5
Buffalo Bills (+3) at Miami Dolphins, 43
Denver Broncos (-3) at Detroit Lions, 44.5
Kansas City Chiefs (+6.5) at Green Bay Packers, 49