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NFL Week 3 Straight Up Moneyline Upset Alerts
Baltimore Ravens +245 vs. Kansas City Chiefs
This sure doesn’t look a moneyline upset in the making. The Kansas City Chiefs are 2-0 SU and ATS after dominating the rival Oakland Raiders by 18 points, 28-10, in Week 2. KC quarterback Patrick Mahomes has thrown for 821 yards and for 7 TD passes with no interceptions. The reigning MVP is completing over 71% of his passes.
So, yes, the odds on Baltimore are fair. But, even though the Chiefs should be favored on the moneyline by over +200, they’re not a lock to beat the Ravens. Baltimore has looked just as impressive. They’ve got a quarterback that’s flying under the radar in Lamar Jackson who, not surprisingly, is posting stats comparable to Mahomes’.
Jackson has thrown for 596 yards. He’s tossed 7 touchdowns to 0 picks. He’s completing close to 72% of his passes. Not only that, but Lamar has also rushed for 126 yards on 19 carries. Jackson will ensure the Ravens keep up with the Chiefs offense. Baltimore has the much better defense, which means they can beat KC straight up.
Pick: Baltimore Ravens
Denver Broncos +290 vs. Green Bay Packers
It’s tough to beat a team at Lambeau, but all NFL teams can bounce with a bad performance after a good performance. Green Bay looked fantastic when beating the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2. That was a much more important game for the Pack than this battle versus a mediocre AFC squad in Week 3.
Green Bay is 2-0, but the offense is atrocious. It only averages 274 yards per. The Packers defense is carrying the team. Denver’s defense is carrying their team. The Broncos offense, amazingly, averages 367.5 yards. If Denver can turn a few of those drives into touchdowns, they can pull off the upset.
Pick: Denver Broncos
New York Giants +245 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa looked great beating up Carolina last Thursday night. The defense seems to be for real, but the Giants aren’t a bad football team. At least, they’re not as bad if they pull the trigger on Daniel Jones.
That’s the hope with this pick. That the New York Giants decide to give their first-round draft pick a shot. Eli was terrible in the 14-28 loss to Buffalo. The Giants defense should play better in this game than they did versus the Bills. If Jones gets the nod, NYG should probably win. If Jones doesn’t get the nod and Eli’s out there, let’s cross our fingers he doesn’t throw a couple of picks again.
Pick: New York Giants
Chicago Bears vs. Washington Redskins +173
Poor D.C. had to battle Philadelphia and Dallas, two division rivals, in their first couple of weeks. They get to take on Chicago in Week 3. That should definitely help the cause.
What also helps is that, right now, Washington’s offense is much preferred. Chicago averages 9.5 points per from 263.5 total yards per. The Bears defense is great but it’s faced Green Bay and Denver. Washington could win this by 6 to 10 points as the home dog.