Colts, Titans Among Record-Setting List Of Week 3 Home Underdogs

Written By Eli Hershkovich on September 20, 2022
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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.

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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.

As a friendly reminder, NFL Week 1 showcased the most home underdogs in the modern Super Bowl era. So which spreads stand out — one way or the other?

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.

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Eli Hershkovich is a lead sports betting writer with TheLines and Catena Media, formerly with Audacy and The Action Network. His goal is to provide you with data and information to lead you to winning bets. Eli is an avid college basketball gambler — among many other sports — and still hasn't forgiven Virginia for ruining his 2018-2019 Texas Tech futures.

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