Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens (+2.5)
The Baltimore Ravens ended up begging the Jacksonville Jaguars for mercy in Sunday’s romp-fest where QB, Joe Flacco threw for a measly 28 yards. With a 37–0 lead late in the 3rd Quarter, the Jaguars stuck the boot in even deeper by pulling off a fake punt from their own 35-yard line and when the final whistle blew the Ravens lost 44–7.
The Pittsburgh Steelers were 7-point favorites but never showed up for their game against the Chicago Bears and eventually collapsed in overtime suffering a 23–17 loss. Possibly understandable since QB Ben Roethlisberger confessed he couldn’t sleep the night before the game, but week three was big for underdogs all around the league as they went 11–5 against the spread.
With both the Steelers and the Ravens suffering surprising losses, they’ll have to pick up the broken pieces this Sunday if they hope to keep their spirited rivalry interesting. The Steelers thus far are 2–1 straight up and 1–2 against the spread (2–1 SU, 1–2 ATS).
The Ravens are (2–1 SU and ATS) heading into Sunday but at the time of this writing, the public isn’t having any. Value players might start moving their way later in the week, but both the squares and sharps are betting on the Steelers to redeem themselves.
Washington Redskins at Kansas City Chiefs (-7)
The Kansas City Chiefs are playing like contenders (3–0 SU and ATS) and just beat the Los Angeles Chargers 24–10 as 3-point favorites.
The Washington Redskins (2–1 SU and ATS) knocked off the Oakland Raiders 27–10 as 3.5-point dogs joining the rest of the canines in Week 3’s veritable dog park bonanza.
Squares and sharps both consider the Chiefs to be one of the best teams in the league right now and the wagering will reflect that. Chiefs are 7-point chalk at the time of this writing.
Carolina Panthers at New England Patriots (-10)
The Patriots (2–1 SU, 1–2 ATS) barely beat back the Houston Texans 33–36 with some last-minute heroics from Tom Brady as he hooked up with Brandin Cooks on a 25-yard touchdown pass.
The Carolina Panthers entered Week 3 at home as 5-point favorites against the Saints but emerged 11-point losers. They are now (2–1 SU, 1–2 ATS) and with some injuries over the last two weeks along with an offense that’s far from electrifying, both sharps and squares will demand more than a touchdown on this one. The Patriots are always a public favorite and were favored by eight points initially but that has already jumped to ten by the time of this writing.
Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos (-2.5)
The dogs continued barking in Week 3 as both of these favorites fell to their opponents. The Oakland Raiders lost to the Washington Redskins 27–10 while the Denver Broncos after looking impressive against the Dallas Cowboys came up ten points short against the Buffalo Bills 26–16.
The Broncos (2–1 SU and ATS) always have an advantage at Mile High Stadium, but the Raiders (2–1 SU and ATS) should not be dismissed since this game carries with it a historic AFC rivalry.