If you subscribe to the gambling adage that taking home dogs is the way to go, then week 3 of the NFL season was custom-made just for you.
A whopping 9 home teams are underdogs this week even when you exclude the Ravens as a favorite over the "home" Jaguars in London Sunday morning.
Before we jump into week 3 point spreads for the NFL, let's quickly review a few of my thoughts from last week.
The good: I hope you jumped on the angry Tom Brady bandwagon like I suggested. Apparently the Westbook sportsbook in Las Vegas took a pounding on this game last week as 85% of the money was on the Patriots -6.5 at New Orleans.
I also told you to roll with the Titans -2 at Jacksonville in a game Tennessee covered by a mile.
The bad: I told you to take Dallas -2 at Denver and Seattle -14 at home to San Francisco. Yeah … sorry about that.
The ugly: Probably would have helped if I had known Sam Branford was out for Minnesota. Doh!
Let's get to week 3.
[All spreads are courtesy of Sportsbook.ag. Lines fluctuate as bets are made, so check out their website for up-to-the-minute odds.]
Los Angeles Rams -3 at San Francisco
If you have nothing else better to do than watching this snoozfest, forget the -3 and take the under at 39.5 considering the 49ers have yet to find the end zone in two games.
Oh, and enjoy the Rams' mustard-colored unis.
Baltimore -3.5 vs. Jacksonville in London
London. Jacksonville. Springfield. Hogwarts. A pineapple under the sea.
I don't care where this game is played, I'm taking the Ravens to win by at least a touchdown on Sunday morning.
Minnesota vs. Tampa Bay No Line
Until it becomes clear if Sam Bradford is back for Minnesota, lines will be hard to come by until Sunday morning. As of right now on Sportsbook.ag, the line is off.
Cleveland -1.5 at Indianapolis
Yes, you read that right. The Browns are favored on the road for just the tenth time in the past 20 seasons and the first time since week 7 of the 2014 campaign.
Take Cleveland to cover in a field goal festival and expect this reaction on Sunday when you tell your friends the Browns are favored.
Pittsburgh -7.5 at Chicago
The only question to ask in this game is if Bears rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky enters in the second quarter or third quarter.
Roll with Big Ben and company.
Miami -6.5 at New York Jets
Look, I may have told you to take Oakland to blow out the Jets last week, but New York can't fail to cover the spread every single week. Right? Right?
Take the Jets to keep it close against a quarterback that always looks like he's being forced to play the game against his will.
Denver -3 at Buffalo
I'm making a friend bison tacos tonight during Thursday Night Football. That's reason enough for me to take the Bills in an upset at home.
New England -13.5 vs. Houston
He won't be angry Tom Brady, but he'll be mildly irritated Tom Brady, and that's enough to knock off the Texans by 14 at home.
Carolina -5.5 vs. New Orleans
Drew Brees can only throw for some many yards and touchdowns.
Are you listening, Saints defense?
Bet on Cam and the Panthers offense to find its groove against the porous New Orleans defense.
Atlanta -3 at Detroit
I told you last week I didn't trust the Lions in a big road game on Monday Night Football and they proved me wrong.
So how about this: Don't trust the Lions in a big home game on Sunday afternoon.
If Stafford and company knock off last year's NFC champs, then I'll start to believe.
Philadelphia -6.5 vs. New York Giants
One time when I was little, my father punished me and made me pull weeds and rake leaves all morning so I couldn't watch the early NFL game here on the West Coast.
After watching the Giants on both sides of the ball Monday night, I wish that punishment had been in effect.
Tennessee -2.5 vs. Seattle
I love me some Tennessee, but it's hard to take them to beat a team like Seattle by a field goal.
Screw it. Let's hope Russell Wilson and the Seahawks offense sputters for one more week and the Titans get one of their biggest wins in recent memory.
Kansas City -3.5 at Los Angeles Chargers
The No Longer San Diego Chargers are 4-18 in games decided by one score or less since the start of the 2015 season.
The trend continues as Los Angeles covers but loses by three to its rival.
Green Bay -9.5 vs. Cincinnati
The Packers at home. Always.
Oakland -3.5 at Washington
I realize the Raiders, a covering machine in 2016, have to stop covering at some point, but until they do, "Just win baby!"
Dallas -3.5 at Arizona
At least this stinker is being played in Arizona so the Cardinals will only lose by 14.