Now that we are three weeks into the regular season, teams are beginning to show themselves, and that helps us with our betting. Today, we are going to be looking at some NFL Betting Lines and discuss which side we should be looking to take.
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Cleveland Browns vs Atlanta Falcons (+1.5)
The Cleveland Browns are far and away the better overall team in this matchup, and the fact they are only favored by 1.5 points is head-scratching to me. The biggest concern is the Browns’ defensive line, as Myles Garrett and Jadeveon Clowney are both listed as questionable for this game with injuries.
Cleveland has been doing extremely well at running the football as they are leading the NFL with 190.7 rushing yards per game and should be able to run against this Atlanta defense. I don’t like Marcus Mariota in this matchup either, as he has been average at best. Go with Cleveland to win by at least a field goal on the road here.
Seattle Seahawks (+6) vs Detroit Lions
The Detroit Lions have been one of the best stories in the sport as they are playing hard and putting up points. The same cannot be said about the Seattle Seahawks, as they are averaging 15.7 points per game. The Seahawks are 1-2 against the spread this season, while the Lions are 3-0 against the spread.
Jared Goff and Amon-Ra St. Brown have combined for three touchdowns this season, while Geno Smith has thrown for four touchdowns all season. Running back D’Andre Swift is coming off of a quiet game last week, and he should be able to bounce back and dominate against a team that does not defend the run well. The home team is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games against one another, so go with Detroit eating these points to cover.
Miami Dolphins (+4) vs Cincinnati Bengals
The Miami Dolphins may be undefeated, but that does not mean they are going to be able to continue dominating. They barely defeated the Buffalo Bills last week, and that was with the Bills’ top two safeties available to play, and Miami could not get the ball throughout the game. Then, we have to factor in quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s back and potential head injury.
This Cincinnati Bengals team has looked to begin to turn a corner as they defeated the New York Jets on Sunday to pick up their first win of the year. Joe Burrow has four touchdowns and zero interceptions in his last two games, and that should be a great sign for him. Miami does not have a running game as they are averaging 64 rushing yards per game, so the Bengals’ secondary can sit back in coverage and defend against Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle on a short week. The home team has covered in each of their previous four games against one another, so go with the Cincinnati Bengals to cover the spread.