NFL Odds, Week 3: Betting Trends Make For Big Lines This Sunday

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 18: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions pitches the ball to Jahvid Best #44 during the fourth quarter of the game at Ford Field on September 18, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Chiefs 48-3. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Before you make your picks for Week 3, take a look at some of the betting trends that've made for all these big lines. Do you trust the Detroit Lions on the road? Can the Patriots keep their Buffalo streak alive? All content comes courtesy of SB Nation's odds partners over at OddsShark.com.

NFL fans in office pools and survivor pools love seeing huge trends like those that the third week of the NFL season has churned up. New England is 15-0 against the Bills. The Vikings are 16-1 at home against Detroit. The Packers are 9-1 as a favorite. The Colts are 17-2 against AFC North teams.

Those numbers have created some big point spreads to even out the betting volumes, which accounts for the 15-point spread in San Diego (against the Chiefs), 11 points in Indy (for the Steelers) and nine points (for the Patriots) in Buffalo.

“It got so crazy at the sportsbooks that they have started making the Lions road favorites,” joked Mike Pickett of OddsShark.com. “You are trusting the Lions to bust up a 1-16 streak in betting them to beat an 0-2 team that hasn’t been as bad as its record suggests.” [See article on value of 2-0 starts and the doom of 0-2 starts ]

The Patriots also own a dominant 10-1 streak at Buffalo, where they are 8-2-1 ATS as well. The Bengals are in a situation where they almost never cover the spread, especially at home, and the Titans have been a 4-16 ATS disaster vs AFC West teams dating to 2002.

Point spreads remain off the board in Philly and Dallas, where the Eagles await word on Michael Vick’s availability against the Giants and the Cowboys do the same with Tony Romo against the Redskins. Check the latest NFL odds menu and if you see a strange number, you can safely assume one or both are out.

Take a peek at the latest Week 3 NFL trends and use them to help you win the Odds Shark NFL Bankroll Game – free to sign up, thousands in cash prizes every month.

New York Giants OFF at Philadelphia OFF

0-6 SU & ATS past 6 vs Eagles
OVER is 8-2 past 10 September road games
OVER is 10-3 past 13 Giant games within NFC East

Jacksonville +3.5 at Carolina -3.5

Home team has covered 3 of 4 meetings and Jaguars are 3-1 ATS
Carolina has lost 11 of 12 SU
7 of the past 10 Jaguars road games have gone OVER

San Francisco +1 at Cincinnati -1

49ers 2-9 SU in 11 meetings since 1980
Bengals 5-1-1 ATS past 7 vs SF
Home team won past four meetings since 1996
Bengals 1-11 ATS past 12 times as fave, 2-12 ATS past 14 as home chalk
49ers lost 16 of past 20 SU when underdog

Miami +2.5 at Cleveland -2.5

Dolphins 0-4 ATS lifetime vs Browns
Browns 0-5 ATS past 5 home games
Dolphins 11-3 ATS past 14 road games

Detroit -4 at Minnesota +4

Lions only road chalk three times since 2005
Past 6 meetings played UNDER total
Vikings 16-1 SU past 17 at home to Detroit
Vikes just 2-7 ATS past 9 as dog and 0-4 ATS past 4 as home dog

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.