After the first three weeks of the 2015 SuperContest at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, nobody is still undefeated, with top entry The Right Reasons sitting at 14-1 after going 10-0 through the first two weeks.
Two other entries are just a half-point behind first place, and a record 713 got lucky with the Week 3 SuperContest Card that had the Carolina Panthers (3-0) listed as 4.5-point home favorites against the New Orleans Saints (0-3) before it was announced that Drew Brees would not play for the visitors due to a shoulder injury.
The line later jumped to double digits closer to kickoff, and the Panthers won, 27-22. So will there be any stale lines in Week 4?
Brees, Cutler Question Marks for Weekend
That depends on whether Brees or quarterback Jay Cutler (hamstring) of the Chicago Bears (0-3) are able to give it a go on Sunday. In the SuperContest, the Saints are listed as 3-point home favorites against the Dallas Cowboys (2-1), who will be starting Brandon Weeden at quarterback for the injured Tony Romo (collarbone).
But that line could possibly drop if New Orleans backup Luke McCown is forced to start again.
Meanwhile, Cutler is expected to miss another game for the Bears – who are listed as 3-point home underdogs against the Oakland Raiders (2-1). However, Cutler did practice Wednesday on a limited basis along with wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, who is also nursing a sore hamstring. If both play, the line could swing the other way.
Another game to watch is the Atlanta Falcons (3-0) versus the Houston Texans (1-2) as 6-point home favorites. The Texans hope to have running back Arian Foster back in the lineup, and that too could impact the line.
If Foster is able to suit up, Houston will have its top offensive player available for the first time this season after he missed the first three games due to a groin injury. If he can’t go, the Falcons may move to -7 or higher.
Week 4 Kicks off with Ravens at Steelers
Of course Week 4 will kick off with the Thursday Night Football matchup, which is an AFC North battle between the Pittsburgh Steelers (2-1) and Baltimore Ravens (0-3).
The Steelers lost quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a knee injury last week and will start Michael Vick in his place. That’s why the winless Ravens are 3-point road favorites, although Pittsburgh is 3-0 straight-up and against the spread in its past three as a home underdog.