The final NFL Preseason Week is upon us. After this weekend, teams turn their attention to the regular season. Almost every coach in the National Football League will bench their starters. But just because starters won’t step onto the field, it doesn’t mean this weekend’s preseason games aren’t playable. Check out six NFL Preseason Week 3 matchups that could lead to decent profit. Let’s get right to it so you don’t miss your chance to bet against the NFL Preseason Odds.
2022 NFL Preseason Games Week 3 – Saturday Matches to Must Bet On
2022 NFL Preseason Week 4
- When: Saturday, August 27
Jacksonville Jaguars at Atlanta Falcons -3.5
Atlanta must cover a decent amount of points for a preseason contest. Anything above 3 is often a sign the favored team is an underlay.
But that’s not the case in this game. The ATL may play rookie Desmond Ridder for a half. Both of Atlanta’s potential starting quarterbacks, Ridder or Mariota, may play because the Falcons have yet to decide who gets the pigskin in week 1.
NFL Preseason Week 3 Pick: Atlanta Falcons
Los Angeles Rams at Cincinnati Bengals -2.5
Sean McVay won’t put any of his starters in harm’s way. This is especially true for his offense where Matthew Stafford continues to nurse an injured elbow.
Joe Burrow may play. He may not. We’re siding with Burrow getting some time. Joe missed parts of training camp due to a burst appendix. Getting Joe on the field makes sense. Even if Burrow plays a single series, it may be enough for the Bengals to grab a lead that they never relinquish.
NFL Preseason Week 3 Pick: Cincinnati Bengals
Chicago Bears at Cleveland Browns -4
The Browns boast three solid backups to suspended quarterback Deshaun Watson. None of the three will lead Cleveland to enough victories for the Browns to make the playoffs this season.
But two of the quarterbacks will add points to the scoreboards in Saturday’s game. Both Joshua Dobson and Josh Rosen are veteran QBs who have started NFL games. Rosen and Dobson should dominate a Bears’ defense that won’t send many starters to the field. -4 is a lot of points, but the Browns’ quarterbacks in this game should have no trouble posting points.
NFL Preseason Week 3 Pick: Cleveland Browns
Washington Commanders at Baltimore Ravens -6.5
A -6.5 spread in an NFL preseason game should throw up red flags for sure. Unless, of course, we’re talking about the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens are on an incredible 22-game winning streak in the preseason.
It’s a meaningless streak for sure. But it does tell us that coach John Harbaugh takes these contests seriously. If you’re a Ravens fan, you must feel good that your coach cares. In any case, Baltimore will beat Washington. But the Ravens won’t cover. The half a point will make all the difference.
NFL Preseason Week 3 Pick: Washington Commanders
Arizona Cardinals at Tennessee Titans -3
Tennessee’s bench feels deeper than Arizona’s. Not only that, but the Titans may start rookie Malik Willis.
The Liberty quarterback has shown signs of eventual stardom. Willis has a cannon for an arm and is an amazing athlete. He’ll put on a show if Tennessee allows it.
NFL Preseason Week 3 Pick: Tennessee Titans
Minnesota Vikings -1 at Denver Broncos
Minnesota head coach Kevin O’Connell is going to throw in a few plays that allows the backups on offense to show what they can do. The same won’t happen for the Broncos.
Denver is a legit Super Bowl contender. So the Broncos won’t take the chance of their starters on either side of the ball getting hurt. The Vikings are a great play at -1.
NFL Preseason Week 3 Pick: Minnesota Vikings