NFL Week 3 Betting Picks: Saints at Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks opened as a 4.5 point home favorite and the line has bounced between 4.5 and 4 since its open at online sports betting sites. The total opened at 45.5 and has dropped half a point to 45 at FanDuel Sportsbook

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Now, let’s break down the odds and look at NFL Week 3 betting picks for Saints at Seahawks

NFL Betting Picks Week 3 – Saints at Seahawks -4.5, O/U 45

The Saints opened up the season as one of the favorites to make the Superbowl this season, but all that seemed to change in week 2 with Brees getting injured and likely out for a month and a half. If you hadn’t heard the Brees news, the line for this game would have probably been a stone-cold lock, but Brees has a pretty big impact on the game. The line for this game suggests that the Seahawks are the better team here as the line is 1.5 points higher than average for home field advantage. The Seahawks are a solid team that should make the playoffs this year. They have a solid run-blocking line and running game while being thin at WR but making up from it with the play of Russell Wilson. As for the defense, it is, in reality, a below average defense ranking 13th in non-adjusted DVOA after going up against two lackluster offenses in the Bengals and a Roethlisberger less Steelers offense.

The Saints, on the other hand, are a soild team. Even though when Drew Brees is in the lineup he is an MVP caliber player, the Saints are a run first offense with one of the best run-blocking lines in the league together with one of the best running backs in the league with Kamara. Overall, this offense does take a pretty big hit with the loss of Brees, but is it big enough to justify this high of a line when the Saints are clearly the better team in every area outside of QB. Bridgewater or Hill should be able to run this offense well enough to win after a full week of Peyton planning for them behind center.

My NFL Week 3 Betting Pick: To me, the Saints are the better team even without Brees at the helm, so this line is a bit to high for me to take the Seahawks. I think this game is a virtual coin flip here and so the smart money is on the Saints. I love the Saints to cover in Week 3.Saints +4.5 (use our FanDuel Sportsbook promo code to get these odds)

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2/3 Rapid Fire: Russell Wilson Total Passing Yards, Michael Thomas Total Receptions, and Alvin Kamara +6.5 Total Rushing Yards

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