The Dog House: Three best NFL underdogs for Week 3
You know what’s so much better than laying points? Getting them. If you want people to say: “Wow, look at that guy” you have to throw out some underdogs when people ask you who you like. That’s just science. Plus it’s way more fun to watch the games when you have points in your pocket. There’s nothing cooler than saying to yourself: “This field goal doesn’t even matter” when you have a team +6.5 and they’re about to lose 23-20. The NFL underdog is where it’s at, people. Here are 3 for this week.
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Los Angeles Chargers +6.5 (-110)
I don’t care what anybody says, the Kansas City Chiefs defense is a problem right now. They’ve given up 29+ points in both games so far and now they get Justin Herbert coming to town. I’ll let you in on a little secret; he’s good. Like real good. Like going to do damage for the next decade-plus type good. They have a real offensive coordinator this season so we don’t even know how good they can be. Herbert has thrown for 337+ yards in both games he’s played so far and he will likely do it again Sunday. The Chiefs will score their fair share of points, but so will the Chargers. This NFL underdog could win outright.
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Green Bay Packers +3.5 (-115)
The Packers have gone all the way up to +3.5 after opening at +2.5 and taking in 84% of the money. That’s a really bad sign for Packers’ bettors. Still, I’m taking it. I don’t think the 49ers are that good. Sure, they ran out to a 31-10 lead against the Lions in Week 1 but the Packers are not the Lions. San Francisco’s defense still allowed Jared Goff to get within a score of tying that game. What do you think they will look like against Aaron Rodgers? Rodgers just hung 35 on the Lions himself (with the help of Aaron Jones) so there is that, too. The Packers can easily win this one straight up but even if they don’t I still think we are sitting nicely with 3.5 points in our pockets. This NFL underdog is as live as they come.
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Philadelphia Eagles +4 (-110)
This is the third time in a row that the Eagles have been in this article. They won once and then didn’t cover last week. I think that changes this week. The early money is on Philadelphia as they opened as 6-point dogs but have moved down to 4 with less than half the bets coming in on them. I’ll buy it and I bet it goes down to 3 by kickoff, or at least 3.5 so you have to get this at +4 or it’s pretty much worthless. This team has a defense that will give Dallas problems and their offense does what we haven’t seen the Cowboys do yet, which is stop the run. Last week’s game with the 49ers was pretty fluky and a play here or there could have changed everything. I like the Eagles to keep this close enough to cover and possibly even win.
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