We are all well aware that getting too up or down based on the performance of a team in preseason is never a great idea. While the games are an important part of players getting ready for the battles to come, the reality is that many of the players that we will watch over the next couple of weeks won’t even be on a roster once the season begins. That said, it’s still fun to have football back, regardless of the quality at this point, and it’s also fun to wager on the games that are being played. Week 3 of the preseason schedule is upon us, which means that it’s time to make some picks, which we all know can be a little hazardous at this early stage. While the title here may be “sure” winners, I think it might be better to say that these are a few teams that I like to win this coming week and that you could bet against their NFL Preseason Odds.
Sure Winners Preseason Week 3 | 2022 NFL Betting Analysis
LA Rams over Houston Texans
The Rams saw their preseason campaign get off to a very decent start with a 29-22 win over the LA Chargers. While we are unlikely to see much of Matthew Stafford or the other bigger names on the Rams squad, we are likely to see another win. This looks like it is going to be another long season for the Houston Texans, a team very much in the early stages of a rebuild. Yes, they came away with a 17-13 win over the New Orleans Saints last week, but I would suggest that fans in Houston should not get too excited about that win. I think they will be coming back to earth this week with a loss to the Rams.
Pittsburgh Steelers over Jacksonville Jaguars
In terms of playing time, the Jacksonville Jaguars actually have an edge over the Steelers this week. The Jags played in the Hall of Fame Game, which means they are already 2 games deep, while the Steelers have played just once. That said, the Jaguars lost both games and have only managed 24 total points through those two outings. We have a battle going for the starting QB spot in Pittsburgh, with all 3 guys looking very good last week in a 32-25 win over Seattle. I think that battle continues to rage this week, which could mean that the Steelers put up some points against the struggling Jags.
LA Chargers over Dallas Cowboys
Like we mentioned at the top of this piece, you should never get too high on a team in preseason or decide that they suck based on a game or two, especially when the sure starters are not on the field. There are, though, legitimate concerns in Dallas after watching the Cowboys rack up 17 penalties in their opening game of the preseason, which they lost to the Denver Broncos by a score of 17-7. They are going to need to tighten up and stop giving up those penalty yards against a very efficient Chargers offense this week. Can they do that? I’m not so sure they can.