It is still very early in the NFL season, but we are already beginning to see some trends emerge, especially when looking at the point total. There appear to be a few teams that look likely to get pulled into a shootout every single week. That is fun to watch, but it’s also great for bettors looking for an edge when trying to narrow down their O/U selections for the week. There is, of course, no guarantee that the teams involved in high-scoring games will continue down that same path, but it is certainly worth taking a look at when it comes time to start making picks. With that in mind, we are going to focus on some O/U picks for Week 3 so you can make your bets against their NFL odds. We will also have SU and ATS picks coming your way, so be sure to be on the lookout for those.
Week 3 O/U Picks for the 2020 Season | NFL Betting
Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars (OVER 48)
While this is certainly not the sexiest matchup that we could see on a Thursday night game, it is one that might well be fun to watch. The Dolphins are 0-2 and sliding into desperation mode early, which might mean that we get to see Tua Tagovailoa a whole lot sooner than expected. The Jaguars have been surprisingly competitive through the opening 2 weeks, with Minshew Mania in full effect down in Jacksonville. Both teams have been trending in the OVER in recent games, with 4 of the last 5 games for the Dolphins going that route. In games versus teams from the AFC, the Jaguars have seen 6 of the last 7 go OVER.
Tennessee Titans at Minnesota Vikings (OVER 47 ½)
When talking about individual teams heading into the new season, one team that people struggled with were the Minnesota Vikings. Some were of the belief that their window of opportunity was still open, while others believed that it closed when they let Stefon Diggs leave. After an 0-2 start to the season, it appears that the latter group might be right. Meanwhile, the Tennessee Titans continue to grind out wins as they look to build on their AFC Conference Championship Game appearance from last season. The OVER has certainly been the trend for the Titans, with 11 of their last 15 games going that route. It has been the same story for the Vikings, with 6 of their last 7 versus the AFC going OVER.
Houston Texans at Pittsburgh Steelers (OVER 45)
Two teams expected to be in the playoff mix will hook up this coming Sunday, but these two teams are off to very different starts through the opening two weeks. With Ben Roethlisberger back in the fold after a season-ending injury, the Steelers now have an offense that is playing on a level similar to that of their D. The Texans are coming into this one with an 0-2 record, but they have also had the toughest schedule of any team in the league, opening up against the Chiefs and the Ravens. While all signs here would seem to point towards the UNDER, I am going against all the trends and taking the OVER. This is definitely a hunch play for me.
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