The New Orleans Saints are an even bigger favorite now than they were at the start of the week as they seek their first victory of the season on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.
Drew Brees and company, sitting at 0-2 both SU and ATS on the season, opened the week at -9.5 at home against the embattled Vikings, but that line has grown to -11 at the online sportsbooks with Adrian Peterson banished from the team for the time being.
New Orleans is the second biggest favorite on the Week 3 NFL odds, as they trail only a New England Patriots team that has grown slightly from a 14.5-point favorite to a 15-point favorite against the Oakland Raiders in the past few days.
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The St. Louis Rams and the New York Giants both started the week as home underdogs on the NFL betting lines, but as of Friday night their lines against the Dallas Cowboys and the Houston Texans, respectively, had improved to pick’ems.
And going in the opposite direction, the Seattle Seahawks opened as just 3.5-point home favorites in their Super Bowl rematch against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, but heading into the weekend that line had increased to Seattle -5 at the sportsbooks.
Week 3 NFL Betting Lines:
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
Tampa Bay at Atlanta (-4.5), 8:25pm ET
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
San Diego at Buffalo (-1) (OPEN pick’em), 1:00pm ET
Dallas at St. Louis (pick’em) (OPEN +1.5), 1:00pm ET
Washington at Philadelphia (-7) (OPEN -7), 1:00pm ET
Houston at NY Giants (pick’em) (OPEN +2.5), 1:00pm ET
Minnesota at New Orleans (-11) (OPEN -9.5), 1:00pm ET
Tennessee at Cincinnati (-7.5) (OPEN -7), 1:00pm ET
Baltimore at Cleveland (pick’em) (OPEN pick’em), 1:00pm ET
Green Bay at Detroit (-2.5) (OPEN -2), 1:00pm ET
Indianapolis at Jacksonville (+7.5) (OPEN +7), 1:00pm ET
Oakland at New England (-15) (OPEN -14.5), 1:00pm ET
San Francisco at Arizona (+2.5) (OPEN +2), 4:05pm ET
Denver at Seattle (-5) (OPEN -3.5), 4:25pm ET
Kansas City at Miami (-3.5) (OPEN -3.5), 4:25pm ET
Pittsburgh at Carolina (-3) (OPEN -3.5), 8:30pm ET
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
Chicago at NY Jets (-2.5) (OPEN -1.5), 8:30pm ET