NFL Week 3 Parlay Picks

NFL Week 3 Parlay Picks

Written by on September 17, 2018

Can the Super Bowl-hopeful Minnesota Vikings cover the huge spread against the woeful Buffalo Bills when they square off in Week 2? Will Russell Wilson show younger counterpart Dak Prescott a thing or two about playing quarterback in the NFL? Can the Tampa Bay buccaneers get some ‘Fitzmagic’ in order to beat the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers? If you’re looking for some NFL Week 3 picks that you could string together as part of a potentially payday producing parlay, then consider your ticket punched.

NFL Week 3 Parlay Picks

Buffalo at Minnesota

When: Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 1:00 PM ET Where: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota NFL Week 3 Odds: Minnesota -16.5 / Total: 40.5 The Buffalo Bills are 0-2 and they’re starting a rookie quarterback that clearly isn’t ready for the NFL because they have no other competent quarterback on their roster. One player just retired – at halftime – of their last game – and the head coach just told his defensive coordinator to take a backseat. Yes, there’s trouble in Buffalo. After man-handling Frisco in their opener, Minnesota let a win get away from them in their 29-29 Week 2 tie against Green Bay on Sunday. Kirk Cousins led a furious fourth quarter comeback that produced 22 points in the final stanza, but the Vikings saw their hopes for a win slip away thanks to missed field goals. Now, Minnesota will take out all of their frustration on a Buffalo Bills team that has been making a series of foolish decisions since going 9-7 and snapping a lengthy, 17-year playoff drought last season. Minnesota has one of the best defenses in the league, they’re now, more dangerous offensively because of the addition of Kirk Cousins and they’ve got the better head coach by a mile. The spread for this Week 1 matchup is huge, by I’m backing the Vikings to cover it by routing a Bills team that just doesn’t have anything positive going for them at all. Minnesota is 8-1 ATS in their last nine games in the month of September and 35-15-1 ATS in their last 51 home games and I like them to cover the chalk as something less than two touchdown-plus home favorites. NFL Week 3 Parlay Pick: Vikings 35 Bills 10

Dallas at Seattle

When: Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 4:25 PM ET Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington NFL Week 3 Odds: Seattle -3 / Total: 44.5 The Cowboys managed to beat the New York Giants 20-13 on Sunday night, but they are clearly a team that should be screaming ‘we’re mediocre’ when they break huddles. Dallas has arguably, the worst set of wide receivers in the league and a defense that is severely lacking playmakers in the secondary. Seattle has yet to play its Week 2 matchup on Monday night against Chicago after losing their Week 1 road date at Denver 27-24, but I like the Seahawks to get past the Cowboys in Week 3 for some of the aforementioned problems I mentioned about Dallas, but also because Seattle is playing at home and they’ve got a virtually unstoppable superstar in veteran quarterback Russell Wilson. I’m expecting Seattle’s defense to focus on shutting down Ezekiel Elliott and forcing Dak Prescott to beat them through the air with the passing attack – and that’s not going to happen. I know the Cowboys have gone 4-1 ATS in their last five road dates against the Seahawks and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall, but Seattle is a robust 10-3-2 ATS in their last 15 games following an SU loss and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 home games against a team with a losing record. I’m going with Seattle to hold down the fort at home. NFL Week 3 Parlay Pick: Seahawks 27 Cowboys 20

Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay

Are the Steelers a safe bet for NFL Week 3? When: Monday, September 24, 2018 at 8:15 PM ET Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida NFL Week 3 Odds: Pittsburgh -2.5 / Total: 53 Look, there’s no sense in beating around the bush with my pick on this week 3 matchup. Prior to the start of the regular season, no one in their right mind would have picked the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, no matter where the two teams played. The Steelers were expected to be legitimate Super Bowl contenders while the Bucs were given win total odds of six victories. Well, that was then and this is now and right now, the new reality, at least after two weeks, is that the Steelers have some serious problems on both sides of the ball while Tampa Bay is the one looking like a Super Bowl contender. Pittsburgh looked mostly awful in their 21-21 season-opening tie against Cleveland two weeks ago and they looked even worse in getting lit up by Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs for 42 points on Sunday. Conversely, Tampa Bay backed up its stunning 48-40 Week 1 win over New Orleans with what might be an even bigger statement-making win by taking out Philadelphia 27-21 on Sunday. Veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is playing out of his mind right now with over 400 passing yards and four TDs in each of Tampa Bay’s first two games and I can see him lighting up a Steelers defense that gave up six TD passes to Mahomes. Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS in their last five games in September and 1-7 ATS in their last eight games overall.  The Buccaneers are a perfect 4-0 ATS in their last four games and a consistent 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following an ATS win. The Bucs get some ‘FitzMagic’ to get the huge home win in Week 3. NFL Week 3 Parlay Pick: Buccaneers 31 Steelers 27