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Betting Odds, Trends & Top Three Predictions for NFL Preseason Week 3

Betting Odds, Trends & Top Three Predictions for NFL Preseason Week 3

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The third week of the NFL preseason is traditionally when all 32 teams use this game as their final dress rehearsal for the start of the regular season. Most starters should see playing time into the second half, so the betting lines for this week’s games are definitely sharper for most of the matchups.

Things get underway on Friday night with a nationally broadcast game on CBS between the Detroit Lions and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Both teams come into this matchup with a 1-1 record both straight-up and against the spread in their first two preseason games. BetOnline has opened the Jaguars as one-point home favorites with the total line set at 42.5. These two met in Week 3 of last year’s preseason with the Lions squeezing-out a 13-12 victory as three-point favorites at home.

Saturday’s action featured a highly anticipated showdown between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Green Bay Packers. The high-flying Eagles have already put-up a combined 76 points in back-to-back routs against Indianapolis and Baltimore. Green Bay comes in 1-1 both SU and ATS following a costly 24-19 loss to Pittsburgh last week as two-point road underdog after wide receiver Jordy Nelson went down with a torn ACL. BetOnline has listed this game as a PICK with a total line of 49.5.

Another interesting matchup on Saturday’s slate sends Seattle on the road to face San Diego in one of three NFC West vs. AFC West tilts in Week 3 of the preseason. Seattle comes in as a slight one-point favorite with a total line of 42. The Seahawks are trying to get back to their third-straight Super Bowl this season and so far they have lost both preseason games by a combined three points. The Chargers are just trying to get back to the playoffs after last season’s 9-7 record fell short of qualifying for the postseason in the AFC. They are off to a solid 2-2 start in the preseason both SU and ATS.

One of two nationally broadcast games on Sunday features the Houston Texans on the road against the New Orleans Saints as three-point road underdogs. The total for the 4 p.m. (ET) start on FOX has been set at 44. Houston is 1-1 (SU and ATS) so far and the total has stayed UNDER in both contests, while the Saints have gone 0-2 both SU and ATS with the total going OVER in each game.

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