Ten Betting Tips: NFL Betting Bits To Watch For Week 3

Week 3 of the 2012 NFL betting campaign is about set to kick off on Thursday night, as all 32 teams continue their conquest to lift the Lombardi Trophy. Today, we take a look at our Top 10 Betting Picks, as we point out some of the most important people, teams, and trends that you’ll be hearing all about as the season continues.

It’s pretty amazing to think that New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 45 straight games. In fact, it’s almost the three-year anniversary from the last time that Brees didn’t throw at least one TD in a game. That’s why it’s all that more remarkable that his Saints right now, are 0-2 and really threatening to fall out of the playoff chase in the NFC before the year has even really started. This week, the Saints are favored for the third time, and they’re favored by the biggest margin of the week at -8.5. Think that’s a good thing to be the biggest favorite on the board? Ask the…

New England Patriots how they feel after being the biggest favorite last week? The Pats were downed by a missed field at the gun by K Stephen Gostkowski. In fairness to the Arizona Cardinals, the team that they were beaten by, it’s clear that the Birds were the better team on this day, and it broke the 10-game home winning streak that New England had in home openers. It wasn’t the only missed field goal that lost a game in Week 2, though. Ironically, another man that ended up costing his team a game with a missed field goal this past week was…

Billy Cundiff of the Washington Redskins. Cundiff was one of the best kickers in the league last year before he went into Gillette Stadium and tried to kick a short field goal that would have sent the game into overtime in the AFC Championship Game. Cundiff missed, and he was promptly cut this offseason by the Ravens. The man that replaced Cundiff, K Justin Tucker booted three field goals from at least 48 yards in the loss to the Philadelphia Eagles last week. However, it was Cundiff that, in the end, just couldn’t boot the field goal to beat the St. Louis Rams. It wasn’t his fault, though. We wouldn’t expect him to come up with a 63-yard field goal with no time left in the game. The Redskins were impressive in defeat, and QB Robert Griffin III still has to be smelling like roses, but the man that is really looking the best right now out of that game is…

Jeff Fisher, who has already taken a team that was one of the worst in the NFL last year and made it a legitimate looking squad. No, the Rams aren’t likely to make the playoffs this year, but they are going to probably make life a living hell for a lot of teams. They’re 1-1 SU and 2-0 ATS, and they’re going to in for a challenge this week when they take on the Chicago Bears. The Rams are one of the seemingly zillion teams in the league that are 1-1. One of the teams that is 1-1 this year is the Denver Broncos, who lost last week to the Atlanta Falcons. The 2-0 teams that is under the gun this week though, is the…

Houston Texans. Houston is 2-0 SU and 2-0 ATS, and it is coming off of one of the most comprehensively great victories in franchise history against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Texans are one of the three teams that are both 2-0 SU and ATS, but they are the only team in the league that just hasn’t played anybody yet. The Jags and the Miami Dolphins might as well just be tune-up games. Yet now, there are a lot on the Houston bandwagon, as the team has gone from +2 to -2 over the course of the week, and that price just keeps rising. The Texans have been one of the most impressive teams over the course of the season, but it is hard to argue with the fact that the…

Philadelphia Eagles are now the first team in the history of the league to be 2-0 by winning both of the first two games by a single point. Yes, QB Michael Vick and the Eagles haven’t been the prettiest over the course of the first two weeks of the year, but wins are wins, and that’s all anyone generally cares about in this league. Believe us. If Philly was 0-2 and those margins of defeat were by a total of two points, the whole City of Brotherly Love would be on the doorstep of Head Coach Andy Reid, wanting him to go away. This week will be an interesting game against the aforementioned Cardinals in the desert, and it is the first chance for…

Kevin Kolb to prove that the Eagles made a mistake trading him. Of course, right now, everyone in Philadelphia is scoffing at that. The Eagles clearly got the better player in DB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in the trade, and they have to be looking forward to facing Kolb on Sunday. We know that Kolb’s numbers have been ugly, and we know that he completed just one pass to WR Larry Fitzgerald last week, but he has two wins, and both wins were thanks to him. Now, he is getting five points against the Eagles at home in a game in which he really could pull off another upset. Fitzgerald though, has to be upset that he isn’t getting the ball more, but he isn’t the only big time star that has been nowhere to be found on his team. That’s what…

Chris Johnson has to be feeling with the Tennessee Titans. At 0-2 SU and ATS, there are those out there that have to be sick over the man that used to be known as CJ2K. Johnson has just 21 yards on 19 carries this year, and he hasn’t had a run for more than seven yards all season long. He’ll need to do better than that if the Titans are going to beat the 3.5-point spread that they are facing this week against the Detroit Lions. The time in his career might have just passed, and the Titans might need another running back. That’s almost what some have to be thinking about when they see…

Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys. Dallas is laying 7.5 this week to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a team that has allowed a pair of 300-yard passers this year. Romo should be able to put together some great numbers, but last week, he really had a terrible game against the Seattle Seahawks. Romo is just 1-1 this year, and he knows that that has to change. Statistics are all fine and dandy, but without the wins, they just don’t mean anything. And that’s the problem that…

Drew Brees is facing with the Saints. Brees ranks fourth in the league in passing yards and tied for third in passing TDs. That being said, he has four picks, tied for the second most in the league, and he has the 28th worst quarterback rating in the league at 71.6. The most important number is the 0-2 mark that the Saints are facing at this point, and if that doesn’t change this week against the Chiefs, no amount of passing yards in the world will make up for it.

Aaron Ryan

Andrew Ryan has been in the sportswriting biz since the late-90s, and he has worked side by side with some of the best and brightest in sports gambling. Always searching for the best trends in sports, Andrew uses his brilliant math mind to his advantage to beat the books.