As bettors are handicapping NFL Week 3 odds, they’re likely starting to notice a trend — if they hadn’t caught on yet. There are nine home underdogs on this slate, including the Dolphins, Colts, Patriots, and Titans. And that number of NFL Week 3 underdogs rises to historic significance.
Let’s dive into the research.
When Is The Last Time There Were This Many NFL Home Underdogs?
According to John Ewing, who’s a part of the BetMGM Sportsbook data team, this week’s games deliver the most NFL Week 3 home underdogs since at least 2003. In other words, there hasn’t been this many road favorites in Week 3 in 20 years.
Notable Week 3 Underdogs
For starters, Miami is against Buffalo after overcoming a 21-point, fourth-quarter deficit in Baltimore on Sunday. This line may have a bit more to do with its defense, though, as it’s surrendering a league-high 6.9 Yards Per Play (YPP).
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Up next is Indianapolis, which is as high as , following a shutout loss in Jacksonville. However, Frank Reich’s team may reel in reinforcements offensively via wideouts Michael Pittman (quad) and rookie Alec Pierce (concussion).
New England is a shorter home underdog, sitting at versus the aforementioned Ravens. Bettors must contemplate whether their performance in Pittsburgh was fluky or not, considering a pair of turnovers helped them escape with a win.
Meanwhile, Tennessee aims to avoid an 0-3 start to the 2022 campaign. It faces the Raiders — another winless team — priced at against the spread.
Below is the complete list of NFL Week 3 home underdogs and their respective odds at legal sportsbooks. Click on any of the odds to place a bet now. Best of luck this week.