NFL Week 3 Public Betting Report
With kickoff for Week 3 of the NFL season nearing, be sure to find out where the Public Betting money is going and if you should reconsider your wager.
Of the games taking place on Sunday, the one team with the most public support when it comes to wagers is the New England Patriots, as they travel to face the Detroit Lions in Sunday Night Football at 8:20PM ET. According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Patriots are a big road favorite, giving 7 points to the Lions tonight. When it comes to the Public Betting, the Patriots are currently getting 83 percent of the wagers as the road favorite. The public knows the Pats are coming off an emphatic loss last week and they are 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 after a failed cover. The Lions looked awful at home in their opener against the Jets and Matt Patricia could be out-classed by his mentor, Bill Belichick.
Another team with a lot of support at the betting window is the Chicago Bears, who are traveling out west to face the Arizona Cardinals at 4:25PM ET. According to oddsmakers, the Bears are a 4.5-point favorite on the road. That spread isn’t scaring bettors, as 74 percent of the wagers are going on the Bears. Chicago is 1-1 on the season and looking really strong defensively with the addition of Khalil Mack. Arizona has been one of the worst teams in the NFL thus far, struggling to move the ball at all on offense. The road team has won and covered in three straight meetings between these two.
The game that has the betting public split the most features the Houston Texans playing host to the New York Giants at 1PM ET. The Texans are listed as the favorite for the game, as they are getting odds of -6 points at home in a battle of winless teams. When it comes to the wagers, the Giants are actually with the edge. New York is getting 53 percent of the public bets for this game. Neither team has covered this year as both have been disappointing after coming into the year with optimism. The Giants have won three straight meetings with Houston and covered in the last two meetings.