NFL Tips & Betting Preview Week 3 21/22 | BlueBet

Carolina Panthers (2-0) at Houston Texans (1-1)

The Panthers have kicked off the season with back to back wins over the Jets and Saints. Now they aim for a perfect 3-0 start to the season against the struggling Texans. Defensively, the Panthers have been putting up impressive numbers despite fairly easy matchups. They rank 1st in the NFL for points allowed, yards allowed, rushing yards allowed and passing yards allowed. So facing a Houston offence without DeShaun Watson shouldn’t be a concern.

The Texans have lost starting QB Tyrod Taylor to injury and with Watson unavailable, Davis Mills will get the start at QB. Facing this Panthers defence won’t be easy so the Texans will need to hope they can control the game clock with the running game. As well as Brandin Cooks continuing his early season form in the passing game.

This matchup looks to be heavy favoured to the Panthers. Their red-hot defence will be facing an inexperienced QB and they’ll dial up the pressure. So with a perfect 5-0 ATS on the road, the Panthers should have no trouble moving to 3-0.

Stadium Record

Houston holds a 2-4 record in their last 6 home games. Carolina has won back to back games here since 2011.

Head to Head Record

These two sides last met in 2019 with the Panthers winning 16-10 at this venue.

Best Bet

Panthers -8 = $1.91

Green Bay Packers (1-1) at San Francisco 49ers (2-0)

After an absolute shocker in Week 1 against the Saints, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers got back on track against the Lions last Tuesday with a comfortable 35-17 victory. Aaron Jones was the star for the Packers with 4 touchdowns and he gets a favourable matchup against a mediocre 49ers run defence. Green Bay also won the last meeting at this venue in 2020, 34-17 and should’ve gained a good amount of confidence after Tuesday’s victory.

The 49ers are 2-0 on the season but their performances so far haven’t been overly convincing against the Lions (41-33) and Eagles (17-11). The other concern is a growly injury list, which has especially impacted their running back depth and the Packers defence does struggle against the run. So the 49ers will need to find a way of exposing the Packers defence on the ground.

The Packers look to be in a good spot for an upset. San Francisco seem to be overrated with a 2-0 record after struggling to beat two weaker teams in the NFC. Not to mention an injury list that isn’t getting smaller. They’ve also struggled at home of late with a 1-7 SU record. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers won at this venue last season so we can see them pulling off an upset or keeping the margin below a field goal.

Stadium Record

The 49ers have struggled at home recently with a 1-7 record. The Packers are 2-2 at this venue since 2015.

Head to Head Record

Since 2010, the 49ers are 6-4 in the last 10 meetings. Green Bay won the last meeting 34-17.

Best Bet

Packers +3.5 = $1.80

Philadelphia Eagles (1-1) at Dallas Cowboys (1-1)

The Eagles will look to bounce back after struggling to score points in their Week 2 defeat against the 49ers (17-11). However, their defence remains strong having allowed just 11.5 points per game and they rank 3rd in the NFL for passing yards allowed. Which will be a key matchup against Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper and Ceedee Lamb. The other key area to watch will be Jalen Hurts and his running game against a Cowboys defence that’s top 10 in the NFL for rushing yards allowed.

Close games have been the trend in the early stages of the season for the ‘Boys with a 31-29 defeat against Tampa Bay and a last second field goal win over the Chargers last week (20-17). Dak Prescott is well on the way to comeback player of the year and the Dallas offence has been much improved as a result of his return from injury. So a matchup with this Eagles defence will be a major area to watch in this matchup.

This is simply massive divisional clash between two teams that will likely finish 1st and 2nd in the NFC East. The head to head market looks spot on with the Cowboys comfortable favourites at home. However, we do like the chances of a low scoring contest. The Eagles have gone 2-0 against the Under this season and Dallas’ have improved their defence, highlighted by keeping the Chargers to 17 points on the road last week. They should also be fired up for their first home game of the season. Under has also saluted in 6 of the last 9 meetings with the Eagles.

Stadium Record

Dallas holds a 17-8 record at home. The Eagles have struggled in Dallas with a 1-4 record in their last 5 games.

Head to Head Record

Dallas won the last meeting 37-17 and hold a 6-4 record in the last 10 meetings.

Best Bet

Under 52.5 points = $1.85

Other NFL Week 3 Tips

Game Best Bet

 

Bears at Browns Bears +6.5 = $2.00
Colts at Titans Under 47.5 points = $1.96
Ravens at Lions Over 49.5 points = $1.85
Washington at Bills Under 46.5 points = $1.78
Chargers at Chiefs Over 53.5 points = $1.76
Bengals at Steelers Steelers -2.5 = $1.73
Saints at Patriots Under 41.5 points = $1.90
Cardinals at Jaguars Over 52.5 points = $1.96
Falcons at Giants Falcons Win = $2.25
Dolphins at Raiders Under 45.5 points = $1.89
Jets at Broncos Broncos -10.5 = $1.92
Buccaneers at Rams Under 54.5 points = $2.02
Seahawks at Vikings Over 53.5 points = $1.70