Analyzing These Pair Of NFL Upset Picks For Week 3

Posted by Eric Williams on September 24, 2016 in

If you’re looking for some underdog teams that have a great chance of pulling off the outright upset over their favored opponents, then you’ve come to the right place.

Thanks to the expert look that you’re about to get on two Week 3 underdogs that both have a chance of covering their NFL betting odds by winning outright, you could cash in big on a trio of Week 1 matchups. Okay, let’s get started.

In Depth Analysis On These Pair Of NFL Upset Picks For Week 3



New York Jets (1-1) at Kansas City Chiefs (1-1)

When: Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 4:25 PM ET
Where: Arrowhead Stadium
NFL Odds: Kansas City Chiefs -3 / Over/Under: 44

Analysis: I like the New York Jets to get the ATS cover at the very least in this Week 3 matchup of AFC playoff hopefuls for a handful of reasons. First, quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is rounding into better form after missing virtually the entire preseason and more importantly, the acquisition of veteran running back Matt Forte has been a huge success already or a team that lacked a legitimate rushing attack a year ago.

Forte’s ability to both, run the ball and catch it out of the backfield causes most teams’ absolute nightmares and that should open up things for Fitzpatrick to connect with Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker in the passing attack. I know Kansas City is 1-5 ATS in their last six games against their AFC conference rivals, but the Chiefs are also just 1-4 in their L/5 games following an SU loss and 0-4 ATS in their last four home games.

New York is 7-2-2 ATS following a game that they covered the point spread in and 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight games overall. I like the Jets to cover the NFL betting line in a thriller!

My Pick: NY Jets 24 Kansas City 21

Minnesota Vikings (2-0) at Carolina Panthers (1-1)

When: Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET
Where: Bank of America Stadium
NFL Odds: Carolina Panthers -7.5 / Over/Under: 43

Analysis: The Minnesota Vikings might be on the road in this Week 3 thriller, but I don’t think there’s any way they should be 7.5-point underdogs with the kind of defense they play. Minnesota has compiled a near-perfect 10-1 ATS mark in their last 11 road games while going 39-17 ATS in their last 56 games overall.

I know the Carolina Panthers are 20-7-1 ATS in their last 28 home games and 4-1 ATS in their L/5 games against a team with a winning record, but I like the Vikings to keep the final score well inside the spread while pushing the Panthers for the outright win!

My Pick: Carolina 24 Minnesota 20