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NFL odds 2018, Week 3: Betting trends and analysis for the top games of the week

The Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams both look to keep rolling with home games Sunday as big betting favorites on the NFL lines at the sportsbooks.

Kansas City Chiefs v Pittsburgh Steelers Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images

The Kansas City Chiefs are 6-0 straight up and against the spread over their last six games played in September including a 2-0 SU and ATS start to this season. The Chiefs will try to stay on a roll Sunday when they host the San Francisco 49ers.

Kansas City is a 6.5-point home favorite on the NFL Week 3 odds at sportsbooks monitored by Patrick Mahomes has been stealing headlines through the first two weeks of the 2018 season with 10 touchdown passes and no interceptions through his first two starts. San Francisco is just 1-9 SU and 1-8-1 ATS in its last 10 road games against teams with winning records.

Another team off to a strong 2-0 SU and ATS start is the Los Angeles Rams, who are 7-point home favorites Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. The Rams are 8-1 SU and 7-2 ATS in their last nine games as a favorite and have outscored their opponents 67-13 through the first two games of the year. The Chargers have lost each of their last four games against the Rams.

Since 2012, the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints have been mired in an extremely evenly-matched division rivalry as the two teams are 6-6 SU and ATS in their last 12 games against one another. Atlanta is 3-1 SU and 2-2 ATS in its last four home games against the Saints per the OddsShark NFL Database and will try to get the job done as 3-point home favorites this Sunday.

In what looks more like a college football line than an NFL line, the Minnesota Vikings are a 17-point home favorite this Sunday over the Buffalo Bills. The Vikings are 9-0 SU and 7-1-1 ATS in their last nine games as a double-digit favorite. The Bills are 0-17 SU in their last 17 games as a double-digit underdog.

This week’s night games are the New York Jets at Cleveland (-3) on Thursday night, New England (-6.5) at Detroit on Sunday night, and Pittsburgh (-1.5) at Tampa Bay on Monday night. New England owns a 6-2 ATS record in its last eight games against the Lions.

NFL Week 3 Betting Lines

Buffalo at Minnesota (-17)

Los Angeles Chargers at Los Angeles Rams (-7)

New England (-6.5) at Detroit

San Francisco at Kansas City (-6.5)

New York Jets at Cleveland (-3)

New Orleans at Atlanta (-3)

Pittsburgh (-1.5) at Tampa Bay

See the complete list at OddsShark

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