2009 NFL Week 3 Lines; Quick Breakdown

Last Updated: September 22nd, 2009 by Richard Boyle (Bankroll Sports Contributor)

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Underdogs and favorites were a 8-8 split last week based on the closing numbers at BetUS. If you enjoy betting on home teams, this has probably not been a very good start to the 2009 NFL betting season for you. A whopping ten (of 16) road teams covered the spread in week 1 and another ten (of 16) in week 2. This does not bode well for the betting public. However, the Bankroll Sports experts spotted the home team favoritism in the lines as our handicappers are a perfect 5-0 in NFL 10* releases this year and also went 7-1 in week 2. If you think the oddsmakers are unaware all the road teams covering the spread, think again. Based on the opening numbers for the week 3 lines, five of the twelve games that are on the board for next Sunday are road favorites of 4 points or more. The oddsmakers have been on top of the NFL totals in the first two weeks as over/unders are currently 15-16 thus far in 2009.

Looking at the week three NFL lines for the final Sunday in September, injuries are starting to play a role, with five games either “circled” or “off the board” on Tuesday morning after week 2. The biggest favorite on the week schedule is in the (2-0) Baltimore Ravens at home vs. the (0-2) Cleveland Browns. The highest total for week three is in the Saints @ Bills matchup, which is appropriately set at 52½. This 52½ total doesn’t seem like such a big number after looking at these two teams’ point totals in weeks one and two. The Saints scored a combined 93 points in the first two weeks and the Bills offense is starting to really come together, scoring a combined 57 points. Based on these averages, the oddsmakers could have unrealistically set this total at 75 points. As for some of the other hot (2-0) teams in the league, the New York Jets open as 2½ point favorites at home vs. the (0-2) Titans; the New York Giants open as a touchdown favorite on the road vs. the struggling (0-2) Buccaneers; the Green Bay Packers are listed as 6½ point road favorites at the (0-2) Rams. In a matchup of two teams that are 2-0, the San Francisco 49ers are set as seven point road dogs against Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings. (1-1) New England, who has looked like a different team then the Patriots of old have another tough task when Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons come to Foxburo as 4 point dogs. For the week 3 Monday Night Football line, we have the Carolina Panthers coming to “Jerry World” as 9 point underdogs which was expected to be a much better matchup when scheduled at the beginning of the season. Yes football bettors, the 2009 NFL Football betting season is officially in full swing as handicappers and animalists start to get quality looks at these NFL teams for 2009. NFL Football

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2009 NFL Football Week Three Lines From BetUS (as of 9/12 @ 8:00 am ET):
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NFL Week Three Lines for Sunday, Sep 27, 2009      
  401 Tennessee Titans +2½  -110    36½ O -110 
  402 New York Jets -2½  -110      U -110 
  403 Jacksonville Jaguars +3½  -110    46½ O -110 
  404 Houston Texans -3½  -110      U -110 
  407 Cleveland Browns +13  -110    38½ O -110 
  408 Baltimore Ravens -13  -110      U -110 
  409 New York Giants -7  -110    44 O -110 
  410 Tampa Bay Buccaneers +7  -110      U -110 
  411 Washington Redskins -6  -110    38 O -110 
  412 Detroit Lions +6  -110      U -110 
  413 Green Bay Packers -6½  -110    41 O -110 
  414 St Louis Rams +6½  -110      U -110 
  415 San Francisco 49ers +6½  -110    40 O -110 
  416 Minnesota Vikings -6½  -110      U -110 
  417 Atlanta Falcons +4  -110    44 O -110 
  418 New England Patriots -4  -110      U -110 
  419 Chicago Bears -2  -110    37 O -110 
  420 Seattle Seahawks +2  -110      U -110 
  421 New Orleans Saints -5  -110    52½ O -110 
  422 Buffalo Bills +5  -110      U -110 
  423 Miami Dolphins OTB   OTB OTB
  424 San Diego Chargers OTB     OTB
  425 Pittsburgh Steelers -4½  -110    37 O -110 
  426 Cincinnati Bengals +4½  -110      U -110 
  427 Denver Broncos +1½  -110    35½ O -110 
  428 Oakland Raiders -1½  -110      U -110 
  429 Indianapolis Colts OTB   OTB OTB
  430 Arizona Cardinals OTB     OTB
NFL Week Three Lines for Monday, Sep 28, 2009      
  431 Carolina Panthers +9  -110    46 O -110 
  432 Dallas Cowboys -9  -110      U -110 
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