If the team you follow is 2-0 right now, then it’s probably going to make the playoffs. Around 60 percent have since 2007 when starting that way. But if your club is 0-2, then chances are less than 10 percent the past decade that postseason football is in that team’s future. Now that NFL Week 3 is approaching fast, the majority of the NFL betting odds for Week 3 have been released. We’ve picked out our top two games for you to consider in your upcoming parlay.
NFL Week 3 Parlay Picks
Ravens at Jaguars NFL Odds & Game Info for Week 3When: Sunday, 9:30 AM ET Where: Wembley Stadium, London TV: None nationally Radio: WBAL 1090AM (Baltimore) / 1010AM XL (Jacksonville) Opening NFL Week 3 Lines: Ravens -4 (40.5)
Last MeetingIt’s our first London game of the season — the Jaguars annually give up a home game to play overseas. Many believe they will move there full-time eventually as owner Shad Khan also owns English soccer team Fulham. Keep in mind that these London games are often sloppy affairs because of the time change and all the adjustments the players must make. The Ravens visited Jacksonville last season, also in Week 3, and won 19-17. Justin Tucker kicked a 54- yard field goal with 1:02 remaining. Tucker also made kicks of 43, 42 and 37 yards. Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco broke his own franchise record for consecutive completions by connecting on 21 straight. Flacco misfired on four of his first five throws Sunday, but then reeled off 21 in a row. The Jaguars had plenty of chances to win. They forced three consecutive turnovers in the final frame, but only got a field goal out of it.
Week 2 ResultsBaltimore is 2-0 following a 24-10 win over Cleveland but it was costly as right guard Marshal Yanda, arguably the best all-around offensive lineman in the NFL, was lost to a season-ending ankle injury. Yanda, who has gone to six consecutive Pro Bowls, was named the best offensive lineman in the league last season by Pro Football Focus. He didn’t allow a sack or quarterback hit in 2016, despite playing with just one healthy arm for most of the season. The Ravens will replace Yanda with Tony Bergstrom, who was acquired in a trade from the Arizona Cardinals just 16 days ago. In the win, Flacco threw two TD passes and the Ravens forced five turnovers. The Jaguars (1-1) lost 37-16 at home to Tennessee. Blake Bortles completed 20-of- 34 passes for 223 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions while adding 29 yards on four carries. He also lost a fumble and was sacked twice for a loss of 12 yards. Bortles endured a dismal first half, completing just 5- of-12 passes for 41 yards before the break. Bortles salvaged his stat line by leading a pair of garbage-time scoring drives. Leonard Fournette contributed 40 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries .
Latest NFL Week 3 Betting Trends
- Ravens are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 games on the road
- Ravens 1-6 SU in the last 7 games on the road
- The total went UNDER in 5 of Baltimore’s last 5 games when playing Jacksonville
- Jaguars are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games
- Jaguars are 2-11 SU in the last 13 games
- The total went OVER in 4 of Jacksonville’s last 6 games
Saints at Panthers NFL Odds & Game Info for Week 3When: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET Where: Bank of America Stadium TV: Fox Radio: WWL 870 AM (New Orleans) / WBT 1110 AM (Carolina) Stream Option: DirecTV to Go Opening NFL Lines: Panthers -6 (TBA)
Last SeasonThese NFC South rivals split, each winning by a field goal at home. Carolina won 23-20, nearly blowing a 23-3 fourth-quarter lead. Drew Brees, who had been held to 171 yards and no touchdowns in the first three quarters, rallied the Saints back to 23-20 with touchdown passes to Brandon Coleman and Coby Fleener. But an 18-yard reception by Kelvin Benjamin on a third-and-10 with 2:39 left in the game proved pivotal, taking enough time off the clock where Brees only had 14 seconds to work with on his final drive. Cam Newton finished 14 of 33 for 192 yards, including a 40-yard touchdown pass to Ted Ginn.
Week 2 ResultsCarolina is 2-0 following an ugly 9-3 win over Buffalo — the second straight week the Panthers allowed only a field goal. The Panthers held Tyrod Taylor and LeSean McCoy in check all day, limiting the Bills (1- 1) to 176 yards and 10 first downs. Newton was 20 of 32 for 228 yards but was sacked six times. The bad news was that Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen suffered a broken foot and is likely to miss around six weeks. He's arguably the second-most important offensive player behind Newton. He has had at least 1,000 receiving yards each of the past three seasons and made the Pro Bowl in each. The Saints are 0-2 and their defense truly sucks. New Orleans lost 36-20 at home to New England and the game was basically over after Tom Brady threw three TD passes in the first quarter. Brees was 27 of 45 for 356 yards and two TDs. The Saints’ defense has allowed 777 passing yards already. That's the most allowed in franchise history through two games — and the sixth most of any team since the NFL-AFL merger.
Latest NFL Week 3 Betting Trends
- New Orleans is 8-2-1 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
- New Orleans is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans’s last 5 games
- Carolina is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina’s last 6 games