Today we preview the best NFL Week 3 bets starting with Ravens at Patriots. The Baltimore Ravens (1-1) will be trying to bounce back from their first loss of the season when they face the New England Patriots (1-1) on Sunday afternoon. The game will be played at Gillette Stadium and it is scheduled to begin at 1 PM. ET.
New England is 6-4 in its last 10 games against Baltimore.
Baltimore Ravens Analysis:
The Ravens had a commanding lead in their last game, but they let the Miami Dolphins score 28 points in the fourth quarter and suffered their first loss of the season. They will try to bounce back with a win over the Patriots, which will give them their second win in three games and at least a share of the AFC North lead.
Baltimore is averaging 31 points per game through two games. They are throwing for 264.5 yards and rushing for 109 yards per game.
Lamar Jackson completed 72 percent of his passes for 318 yards and three touchdowns in the loss to the Dolphins. He also had 119 rushing yards and one touchdown, giving him the most 100 yards rushing games by a quarterback.
Justice Hill had three carries for 16 yards, while Rashod Bateman had four receptions for 108 yards and one touchdown.
Baltimore has struggled defensively, giving up 25.5 points per game. They gave up 42 points in their last game and will need to do a better job if they want to win this game.
Online NFL Week 3 Bets and Picks
The Patriots bounced back from their loss to the Dolphins with a close win over Pittsburgh in their last game. They will be playing their first home game of the season and will be hoping the momentum carries over in this game, and help them pick up their second win in a row.
New England is averaging 12 points per game through two games. They are throwing for 22.5 yards and rushing for 101 yards per game.
Mac Jones completed 60 percent of his passes for 252 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Damien Harris had 15 carries for 71 yards and one touchdown, while Nelson Agholor had for catches for 110 yards and one touchdown.
New England has played well defensively, giving up 17 points per game. They gave up 14 points in their last game and will need a similar effort if they want to get the win.
Odds and Predictions:
The Ravens are favored to win this game by three points. The over/under on total points scored is 42.5.
The Patriots split their first two games, but they did a good job defensively against the run and the pass. They are at home for the first time this season, facing a Baltimore team that doesn’t have a ground game without Jackson, who leads the team in rushing. They have also done a good job defending the pass, so expect them to stack the box and force Jackson to beat them with his arm, which likely won’t happen, so go with the Patriots to cover the spread as home dogs and the under.