There are many bettors out there who cannot resist a little wager as soon as the NFL preseason games get started. But there are also many who wait until things get a little more predictable, or at least as predictable as the preseason can be. This usually means waiting until NFL Preseason Week 3, as that is usually when the starters begin to get some more playing time.While we might actually get to see the likes of Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger do more than wear a headset and hold a clipboard, and that can only help out betting chances. With all of that said, let’s look ahead at the match-ups and betting odds for Week 3 of the 2017 NFL preseason to see if we can find some good picks ATS.
A Closer Look at the NFL Preseason Week 3 Winning ATS Picks
Carolina Panthers (+1) at Jacksonville JaguarsWhile we might not see much of Cam Newton, if we even see him at all, this is still a game that you would expect the Panthers to win. Both teams have split their opening two games of the preseason. Although the Jaguars look to still have some serious issues on the offensive side of the football.The Panthers had a chance to beat the Buccaneers last week, but could not punch the ball in from a couple of yards out, despite having 4 bites at it. The Panthers won’t need to put a lot of points on the board to win this one. I’m looking at Carolina by a TD.
New England Patriots (-1 ½) at Detroit LionsIf there is any sign that the preseason is no real indication of what to expect in the regular season. It has to be that the Patriots are 0-2 through the first two weeks. I think that changes this week when the defending Super Bowl champions make the trip to Detroit to face the Lions.
Defensively, the Patriots have been poor through the first couple of preseason games. But with the regular season drawing ever closer, I think that Belichick will be looking to tighten things up a little. Patriots get their first preseason win, covering in the process.