NFL Week 3 Picks Against The Spread 2022: Predictions ATS, Betting Odds
In the first two weeks of the 2022 NFL season, the favorites and the underdogs won the same number of games. More than two-thirds of the games on the Week 3 schedule featured field goals or more.
Below are the spread selections and updated betting odds for each match in Week 3 fan duel and DraftKings Sportsbook.
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns (+5.5)
The line has moved two points in favor of Cleveland since the odds began at the end of Week 2. That’s a big number for the Browns in quarterback Jacoby Brissett’s game against AFC North rivals. Both teams have played two games with three points or fewer. A late shot could decide Thursday’s division game.
Predicted ATS: Pittsburgh
Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots (-3)
Lamar Jackson is back in the game like an MVP candidate. The Baltimore quarterback has a 120.1 passing rating and 667 yards total. New England can’t score more than 17 points in a game, and their offensive struggle could go on all year. Jackson has a 102.4 passing rating and 116 rushing yards in two career games with the Patriots.
Predicted ATS: Baltimore
Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins (-5.5)
No matter where the game is played, Buffalo should at least score a touchdown against most teams in the league. The Bills have been dominant, outscoring the Super Bowl champion and the AFC’s defending No. 1 seed 72-17 overall. If Miami falls behind Buffalo like it did against Baltimore in Week 2, the Dolphins won’t be able to make a comeback.
Predicted ATS: Buffalo
New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers (-3)
If their 20-10 loss to the Buccaneers is any indication, the Saints are in trouble. James Winston was eliminated three times in his worst game against New Orleans. Given Winston’s reported four back fractures, the quarterback could be hampered for a few weeks. The Panthers lost two games by five points.
Predicted ATS: Carolina
Detroit Lions (+6) at Minnesota Vikings
The Lions lived up to the preseason hype and looked like a team that was going to struggle all season. Detroit beat Minnesota at home in 2021, only to lose to the Vikings on the road with a 54-yard field goal in the last second. The Lions outscored their opponents 2-0 and finished second in scoring.
Predicted ATS: Detroit
Kansas City Chiefs at Indianapolis Colts (-6.5)
If the Colts can’t beat the Texans or Jaguars, they might even struggle to compete with the Chiefs. Matt Ryan looked past his prime with four interceptions and seven sacks. Kansas City’s offense remains one of the best in the NFL. Patrick Mahomes has a league-high 127.9 passing rating. Andy Reid is unlikely to lose to a far inferior opponent with 10 days of preparation time.
Predicted ATS: Kansas City
Washington Commander’s Philadelphia Eagles (-6.5)
Philly went from a four-point favorite to a near-touchdown favorite. That line was inflated after the Eagles’ victory over the Vikings on Monday night. Washington has scored at least 27 points per game.
Predicted ATS: Washington
Las Vegas Raiders at Tennessee Titans (-2.5)
Despite the Titans’ poor start to the season, the Raiders should not be in favor with a near field goal on the road. Derek Carr had 3 interceptions in Week 1 and led Las Vegas to just 3 points in the second half of Week 2. The Raiders gave up at least 24 points, failing to score 24 in both losses.
Predicted ATS: Tennessee
Houston Texans at Chicago Bears (+3)
Chicago won’t win many games if the passing offense doesn’t improve significantly. The Bears are last with 76.5 passing yards per game, and Justin Fields doesn’t even have 50 rushing yards this season. Houston limits opposing quarterbacks’ passing ratings to 76.7.
Predicted ATS: Houston
Cincinnati Bengals at New York Jets (-5)
For the Bengals to have a chance at the AFC, they’ll have to beat the Jets. Until their miraculous comeback in Cleveland, New York scored just 26 points in the first 118 minutes of their season. Jobrow has been fired 13 times. The Jets have just three sacks as a team.
Predicted ATS: Cincinnati
Jacksonville Jaguars at Los Angeles Chargers (+7)
There is so much uncertainty about Justin Herbert’s health. The star quarterback suffered a fractured costal cartilage in Week 2, which obviously affected his game. Herbert was either sitting or being inefficient on Sunday, and rightfully so. The Jaguars are 10th in offensive rating after a 24-0 win over the Colts.
Predicted ATS: Jacksonville
Atlanta Falcons at Seattle Seahawks (+1.5)
There’s not much difference between the two teams. Atlanta’s defense was even worse early on, dropping at least 27 points per game. Seattle can pull off a home win in a tight game.
Predicted ATS: Seattle
Green Bay Packers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+2.5)
Even with a couple of injuries and a possible appeal from Mike Evans, the Buccaneers probably have a better receiving team than the Packers. Aaron Rodgers could be battling a Tampa Bay defense as impressive as either unit in two weeks. The Buccaneers ranked first in defensive scoring and third in opponent yards per game. As quarterback for Tampa Bay, Tom Brady went 2-0 against Green Bay.
Predicted ATS: Tampa Bay
Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals (-3.5)
Final results for Week 2 could be misleading for Los Angeles and Arizona. The Rams beat the Falcons before a series of mistakes allowed Atlanta to make up the difference and lose by four points. Kyler Murray will need to perform well to lead the Cardinals past the Raiders in overtime. Los Angeles has shut down both Murray and Arizona offenses in the past two conferences.
Predicted ATS: Los Angeles
San Francisco 49ers (-1) vs. Denver Broncos
Nathaniel Hackett appeared unprepared in his first two games as head coach. The Broncos combined for just 29 points in two games, failing to get the offensive boost that Russell Wilson was expected to provide. The 49ers are a better team, with Jimmy Garoppolo under center.
Predicted ATS: San Francisco
Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants (+2.5)
The Giants have dealt with two mediocre teams. They should be able to play against backup quarterback Cooper Rush and the Cowboys at home. Dallas didn’t score more than 20 points in a game, and New York didn’t allow more than 20 points in a game.
Predicted ATS: New York
Season record: 15-17