NFL Proline Picks | Week #3 (2012-13 Season):
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All of our NFL Picks for Week #3 will be posted here. All picks for Sunday will be posted no later than Saturday. Picks for Thursday night and Monday night games are usually posted the day of.
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Monday Night Selection: Packers (-3.5) vs. Seahawks (+3.5); Total 46
Interesting matchup for the Monday nighter between the Packers and Seahawks in Seattle. Currently the Pack are a -3.5 road favorite in this game. After two weeks of play it is quite evident that this Seahawks defence is for real. In their home opener last week they held the Cowboys to just 7 points. The Packers will be a much stiffer challenge but through 2 weeks the Packers offence still hasn’t clicked. Therefore laying points on the road doesn’t make much sense to us. If forced to pick a side in this one we would take the Seahawks but we are going to pass on the side.
Instead it is the rushing yards prop for Marshawn Lynch that we will be betting. The Seahawks game plan is going to be to try to slow the game down and keep Rodgers off the filed as much as they can. That means we will see a heavy dose of Lynch in this game. In week 1 Lynch ran for 85 yards against a good Cardinals defence and in the Seattle home opener Lynch ran for 122 yards vs. a decent Cowboys defence. Currently the over / under for Lynch’s rushing yards is 92.5 yards at Bodog Sportsbook. We like Lynch to rush for OVER 92.5 rushing yards in this game.
Taking Lynch OVER 92.5 Rushing Yards @ 1.77
Risking 130.00 To Win 100.00
Teaser Selection: 2 Team | 6.5 Points | NFL Teaser | Ties Reduce | Pays 1.83
My first pick in my 2 team 6.5 teaser is the San Francisco 49ers at -0.5 points (teased down from -7 points) vs. the Vikings. The 49ers defence has been great again this season especially against the run. In week #1 vs. the Packers the leading rusher for Green Bay was Aaron Rodgers with 27 yards. For week #2 the leading rusher for Detroit against SF was Smith with just 57 yards. It is no secret the strength of the Vikings is their running game but they will be in tough against this 49ers defence. Bad matchup for the Vikes. I like the 49ers in this game. Why tease the game? I never like laying a TD or more on the road with any team. By teasing the 49ers we just need them to win.
My second pick in my 2 team NFL teaser is the Cardinals +10 points (teased up from +3.5 points) vs. the Eagles. The Cardinals are 2-0 on the season and have been getting it done it with great defence. The Eagles are 2-0 but could just as easily be 0-2. The Eagles continue to turn the ball over and it is only a matter of time before it catches up with them. I expect the Cardinals defence to keep the Eagles offence in check and keep this game close. Why tease the Cardinals. All the +4 for the Cardinals are gone as of Friday (they may come back) so I’ll take the extra 6.5 points in this one.
Taking a 2 Team 6.5 Point Teaser at Bodog Sportsbook
Taking The 49ers -0.5 & Cardinals +10 @ 1.83
Risking 120.00 To Win 100.00
New England Patriots (+1) vs. Baltimore Ravens (-1); Total 50
The Sunday Night game between features a great matchup between the Patriots and Ravens. The Ravens opened up as a 3 point favorite but the line has moved slightly towards New England. Currently (Saturday) you can find the Ravens as low as a -1 favorite for -117. Bodog & Bovada still have the Ravens as a -3 favorite but for a price of +110. No need to over complicate this selection. The Ravens are a dominant home team winning 11 straight home games (including every home game last season). The Ravens have been known to lay an egg on the road but backing them at home is never a bad choice especially when you can lay less than a field goal. We’ll take the Ravens to win this game and to cover the -1 point spread being offered at 5 Dimes.
Taking The RAVENS -1 Points @ 1.85
Risking 117.00 To Win 100.00
Thursday Night Game:
New York Giants (+2.5 ) vs. Carolina Panthers (-2.5 ), Total 49
This game opened at a pick ’em and shortly after the Giants were a -1.5 favorite at most places. Since than the line has been moving towards Carolina and the injury reports have a lot to do with it. Out for the Giants are WR Nicks (199 receiving yards last week), RB Bradshaw and Tackle Diehls. As of Thursday afternoon the Panthers are a -2.5 ( at 5 Dimes, & BetOnline) or -3 (at Bodog & Bovada for less juice) favorite everywhere’s you look. I am going to jump on Carolina before the line gets any higher. The Panthers looked much better on their home field in week #2 beating a solid Saints team. The trio of Newton, Williams, and Stewart rushed for almost 200 yards last week and will be tough to handle this week also. A Thursday night game means it is a short week and a short week is always tougher on the team that has to travel. It’s a better spot for Carolina and they are the healthier team and playing at home. We like the Panthers to cover the -2.5 points in this game.
Taking The PANTHERS -2.5 Points @ 1.83
Risking 120.00 To Win 100.00
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