2017 NFL: What Should Bettors Know for Week 3?

2017 NFL: What Should Bettors Know for Week 3?

Week 3 of the 2017 NFL season is upon us. Here are some key line moves and injuries to consider before making your bets this weekend.

Line Moves

Green Bay moves from -9 to -7 vs. Cincinnati

The Packers may be coming off a loss, but that hasn’t prevented bettors from backing them this weekend in Cincy, with 68% of bets thus far coming on Green Bay. The line however, has dropped two points in Cincinnati’s favor. The Bengals are 0-2 against the spread this season, a profitable spot for big Week 3 underdogs.

Baltimore moves from -4 to -3.5 at Jacksonville (game is being played in London)

It’s only a half point move, but it’s significant because of the betting percentages. Only 34% of bets have come in on the Jags, yet the line has moved towards them, another case of reverse line movement. If you’re betting this one, make sure you get your wager in early, as kickoff is at 9:30 AM ET.

Oakland moves from -3.5 to -3 at Washington

In a similar case, the Redskins have earned a half point on the spread despite just 26% of bets coming on Washington. Oakland is 2-0 against the spread this season, while Washington is 1-1.

Jordan Reed is listed as questionable for the Skins, and may be a game-time decision.

Denver moves from -1 to -3 at Buffalo

The most heavily bet game of the weekend is also the most lopsided. The Broncos are getting 81% of bets following their impressive 42-17 Week 2 win over Dallas, creating some potential contrarian value on Buffalo as home dogs.

For what it’s worth, Buffalo is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games against Denver.

Key Injuries

  • Jarvis Landry (Knee) is probable Sunday (9/24) vs. New York Jets
  • Melvin Gordon (Knee) is questionable Sunday (9/24) vs. Kansas City
  • Randall Cobb (Shoulder) is doubtful Sunday (9/24) vs. Cincinnati
  • Jordy Nelson (Quad) is probable Sunday (9/24) vs. Cincinnati
  • Rob Gronkowski (Groin) is probable Sunday (9/24) vs. Houston
  • Sam Bradford (Knee) is out Sunday (9/24) vs. Tampa Bay
  • Kelvin Benjamin (Knee) is probable Sunday (9/24) vs. New Orleans
  • DeMarco Murray (Hamstring) is questionable Sunday (9/24) vs. Seattle

Check out our free injuries page for the complete list.

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Danny Donahue

If John Mellencamp ever wins an Oscar, I am gonna be a very rich dude. @dannyjdonahue on Twitter

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