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Best NFL Week 3 Betting Picks and Props - Ride the Line Ep #60

Written by: Grant Mitchell
Published September 22, 2023
5 min read

A new episode of Ride the Line with Grant Mitchell and Tanner Kern is now live on all WSN platforms!

NFL Week 3 Betting Picks

After a quick recap of the San Francisco Giants’ win against the New York Giants on Thursday Night Football, the boys jump into their best bets for the upcoming weekend of NFL action.

The boys decided to share their first pick of the Tennessee Titans +3.5 against the Cleveland Browns. The Titans are 2-0 against the spread and coming off a momentous overtime victory against the Los Angeles Chargers, while the Browns just gave up a fourth-quarter lead to a Pittsburgh Steelers team that gained -7 yards of offense in the period. 

Nick Chubb is out for the year with a knee injury, and Deshaun Watson has proven that he cannot lead a team to victory the way he did with the Houston Texans. Mike Vrabel is a better coach than Kevin Stefanski, the Titans are healthier.

Grant’s second pick and first solo pick is the Chicago Bears +12.5 on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs. Part of the reason he’s taking the underdogs, who have lost by an average of 14 points through two games, is simply because he feels that Justin Fields will break out his do-it-yourself kit and run wild through Arrowhead.

Patrick Mahomes is only 7-13-1 ATS as a double-digit favorite during the regular season, and since 2005, 56% of teams that are 0-2 against the spread end up covering in Week 3. Grant expects a backdoor cover to hit as the Bears come out victorious—on the spread (not the moneyline).

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Tanner’s second pick is Lamar Jackson over 280.5 passing+rushing yards. After struggling in Week 1, his first game in nine months, he picked up 291 total yards and two touchdowns and had a QBR of 81 against the Cincinnati Bengals. 

The Indianapolis Colts, the Baltimore Ravens’ upcoming opponent, have given up an average of 287 passing yards per game (the fourth-most in the league) and are thin at the corner. Tanner expects Jackson to spearhead a Ravens win with a strong day in all aspects.

Grant’s final pick is the Pittsburgh Steelers +3 against the Las Vegas Raiders. The Steelers’ offense is horrid, but it looks exactly the same as it did last year when they managed to win nine games. They also proved last week that even if the offense can’t move the football, the defense can score two touchdowns.

The Raiders are bottom seven in points scored and points allowed and have little-to-no defensive presence. The Steelers are 52-28-3 ATS as underdogs under Mike Tomlin, and Grant expects them to cover with ease.

The final pick of the show comes from Tanner, and it is the Miami Dolphins -6.5 against the Denver Broncos. Denver’s offense has not improved much under Sean Payton, which led the co-hosts to debate whether Payton can survive in the modern era of the NFL and, specifically, in Denver.

The Dolphins look like the class of the AFC with two wins and two covers thus far. Their offense is explosive, and defensive coordinator Vic Fangio will have his troops ready to battle against his former employer.

Check back throughout the week for more episodes of Ride the Line with NFL betting picks and more!

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Grant is a sports and sports betting journalist who prides himself on delivering breaking news and insightful analyses of the industry. Grant graduated from Virginia Tech in 2021 and is feverishly pursuing his ambitions in the sports betting field.

In his free time, Grant can be found passionately watching sports, doing a workout, or searching for adventure with his friends.

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