Best NFL Week 3 Over/Under Predictions

Heading into Week 3 of the NFL regular season, betting the UNDER on the total line has paid off in 53.1% of the games. As far as betting the spread, underdogs have been a hot bet so far with a 65.5 winning percentage.

For the second week in a row, I went 3-2 with my top five picks on the total line for ScoresandStats. Below are my top five over/under bets for this Sunday’s games.

Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans Game Total

Colts vs. Titans Betting Preview

Best Bet: OVER 48 Points

This is a huge early season AFC South showdown for the 0-2 Colts. Quarterback Carson Wentz remains questionable mid-week but look for him to still play. Tennessee has split its first two games with last week’s stunning 33-30 upset over Seattle as a 6.5-point road underdog.

The total has gone OVER in 10 of the Colts’ last 15 games. It has gone OVER in six of their last seven games on the road. The total has also gone OVER in six of the Titans’ last seven divisional games and in four of their last five games against Indianapolis.

Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs Game Total

Chargers vs. Chiefs Betting Preview

Best Bet: OVER 56 Points

This AFC West showdown takes on some early importance with each of these teams coming off a loss. The Chargers fell to Dallas 20-17 as three-point home favorites. The Chiefs gave up 36 points in a loss to Baltimore after outlasting Cleveland 33-29 in Week 1.

Points should not be too hard to come by on Sunday despite the inflated total line for this divisional tilt. The total has gone OVER in 10 of the Chargers’ last 13 road games. It has also gone OVER in four of their last five road games against Kansas City.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Los Angeles Rams Game Total

Buccaneers vs. Rams Betting Preview

Best Bet: OVER 54.5 Points

This is another game that should keep the scoreboard active through all four quarters. Tampa Bay has put up a combined 79 points in its first two game while allowing 54 points on defense. The Rams 2-0 with a total of 61 points in their two victories.

This is another inflated total line. However, it is still not set high enough given each team’s ability to score at will. The total has gone OVER in four of the last five meetings between these two NFC foes. It has gone OVER in four of the Bucs’ last five games against the NFC West.

Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings Game Total

Seahawks vs. Vikings Betting Preview

Best Bet: UNDER 55.5 Points

Seattle will look to bounce back from last week’s stunning loss with a much better effort on the defensive side of the ball. Minnesota slipped to 0-2 with early losses to Cincinnati and Arizona. A loss this Sunday could send the Vikings on a long downward spiral this season.

This game has an inflated total line that will not be reached. The total has stayed UNDER in eight of the Seahawks’ last 11 games. It has stayed UNDER in five of their last six road games against Minnesota.

Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers Game Total

Packers vs. 49ers Betting Preview

Best Bet: OVER 47.5 Points

Bettors are now wondering which Green Bay team will show up on Sunday night. The Packers scored three points against New Orleans in Week 1 and 35 points in Monday night’s win over Detroit. San Francisco is 2-0 with very different efforts on offense in each win.

You have to bet the trends in this NFL heavyweight showdown. The total has gone OVER in nine of the last 12 meetings. It has gone OVER in five of the last seven meetings in San Francisco.

About the Author

A big part of the services that my marketing company, Blue Pointe Advisors, LLC offers is written content for sports betting websites.  I have been working as a full-time sports betting writer for the past nine years following a previous career in the field of sales and marketing.

I consider myself extremely fortunate to be able to write about my true passion in life; the world of sports. I also enjoy concentrating the bulk of my pieces towards the betting angle in sports.

It is always a challenge to take past results and current form to try and correctly determine a future result. Sports brings out the unpredictability in what should be a fairly predictable outcome based on the stats, facts and recent trends in a particular matchup. The one thing that I have learned over the past decade or so is that when it comes to betting on sports there is no such thing as a lock.

The main objective with my writing style is to create insightful articles on a wide variety of sporting topics that can provide an edge to today's sophisticated online player. While there are times when my predictions fall well short of the actual outcome, I still enjoy trying to come up with a logical explanation to support my views on every pick I make.

My love of sports started a long time ago when I was just a kid growing up just outside Philadelphia. While I was a big Phillies, Flyers and 76ers fan, my number one team was always the Eagles. My dad was a season ticket holder from 1961 to 2002 and I would honestly say that he missed less than a handful of games than more than a few dismal seasons.

I was fortunate enough to go to a number of Eagles’ games back in the day including the 1980 NFC Championship when Wilbert Montgomery ran roughshod over the bitter rival Dallas Cowboys to lead Philly to their first appearance in a Super Bowl. Flash forward 40 years later and am I still celebrating the thrilling victory over New England in Super Bowl LVII. I know that my dad was smiling down on that one.