So here we are entering week 3 of the NFL season: I sit at 7-6 with my picks. Slower out of the gates than I’d like, but we can bounce back. What team did I suffer 4 out of the 6 losses on? The Eagles. If you want an Eagles gambling pick, you’ll have to find it on another blog, because I refuse to lose any more money on them. Here are my picks for week 3:
Packers -7.5 vs Broncos
Just two weeks in, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay offense looks rejuvenated and reborn under Matt LaFleur. Going up against arguably two of the best defenses in the league, the Bears and the Vikings, the only thing stopping them were themselves. The Broncos are the Broncos, and they just stink under Eli Manning Junior, Joe Flacco. I expect the Packers to cover easily.
Rams -3 at Browns
Potential Super Bowl matchup? I think not, but some might disagree. Aside from Odell’s career long touchdown catch, the Browns did not look great against the Jets. Rams so far this year are 2-0 ATS, and I am going to continue to ride that money wave. Could be a shootout, so the over might not be a bad play either.
Giants +6.5 vs Buccaneers
The Daniel Jones Era for the Giants starts this weekend. He looked very sharp in the preseason, ranking first in almost every throwing category. Tampa Bay’s defense is legit, and looks much improved, but I’d trust my grandmother more to play quarterback than Jameis Winston. Expect him to get a victor in his first career start.
Lock of the Week: Ravens at Chiefs Over 52.5
Patrick Mahomes, the reigning MVP, against Lamar Jackson, possibly this years MVP. Lamar has looked unstoppable so far this year and has silenced all his doubters when it comes to throwing the ball. Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City offense look even better than last year, so expect A LOT of points in this crucial week three matchup. Surprised this total isn’t higher.
Random Non-NFL Lock of the Week: South Carolina +9 at Missouri
Biased? Maybe. Crazy? Absolutely not. With a freshman quarterback in Ryan Hilinski making only his second start against Alabama, he won SEC Freshman of the Week and helped USC cover, which was a moral victory. Statistically, teams play really well the week after playing Bama, and this is a team desperate for a win. If you’re really feeling yourself, might not be a bad play to hit that money line on the Gamecocks.