|Sep 17th, 2013
Week 3 NFL betting news and notes for both the fantasy football player and most importantly, the sports gambler. These are these same sharp player clipboard notes used to beat SportsBettingOnline.ag and other Vegas and offshore sportsbooks.
Chargers vs. Titans (-3) 43.5
Both of the Chargers games were decided by three points and won by the road team. Sports bettors will want to note that the Chargers offense has an upside as twice they turned the ball over in the red zone to the Eagles, once at the goal line.
The Titans only loss was a heart-breaker in overtime to one of the top teams in the NFL, the Houston Texans.
Buccaneers vs. Patriots (-9) 44.5
Tampa has struggled on offense, but their defense has been very impressive, allowing 6.0 yards per pass versus teams normally getting 6.7.
Virtually all experts agree that Tom Brady has the fewest weapons in his pro career. Injuries and arrests and depleted the Patriots at TE. Through two games two years ago, Brady already had 31 attempts to tight ends, 23 a year ago and just two this season.
Texans (-1) 44.5 vs. Ravens
Pro bettors will keep a very close eye on the injury report. Texans star WR Andre Johnson is questionable with a concussion, pending tests later in the week.
Brady is not the only multiple Super Bowl winning QB who is short-handed with targets. The Ravens have shown little in replacing the production of departed superstar WR Anquan Boldin and injured tight end Dennis Pitta.
Now wide receiver and Pro Bowl kick returner Jacoby Jones is doubtful. If both Johnson and Jones are out, the total is almost certain to drop.
NY Giants vs. Carolina Panthers (-1) 45.5
In another game in which the injury report must be monitored, the Panthers could be without as many as three starting DBs. This could be just what the struggling Giants need. Though QB Eli Manning has suffered the brunt of criticism New York is averaging just 2.2 yards per rushing attempt and 36 rushing yards per game.
The oddmakers are expecting a very close game, so note that the Panthers are 2-14 straight up under coach Ron Rivera in games decided by six or less. Their two losses their year were by a combined six points including a last second touchdown given up to the Bills last week.