Here are OddsFanatic’s 2021 NFL Picks Week 3 for you!
Odds/Point Spread: Texans (+4.5)
The Carolina Panthers are 2-0 this season heading into this game. The Panthers’ last game was against the Saints, in which they went home with a 26-7 victory. The Panthers had a lot of success rushing the ball when Christian McCaffrey was on the field. With 24 carries for 72 yards (3.0 ypc), he was Carolina’s offensive leader. D.J. Moore gained an average of 9.9 yards per reception on eight catches for 79 receiving yds.
Sam Darnold completed 26 of 38 passes for 305 yards and two touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 99.1 and ended the game with one interception. The Panthers gave up 48 yards on 17 rushes, which equals 2.8 yards per carry allowed, in the battle of the line of scrimmage. Carolina allowed 11 pass completions on 22 attempts for 80 yards, and a completion rate of 50%. They had 74 plays for 383 yards in total. The Panthers had 34 rushes and 89 yards, giving them an average of 2.6 yards per carry.
The Panthers have 764 total yards this season. Carolina has 32 first downs as an offense and has committed 11 penalties for 87 yards. They have had the football intercepted twice (1 pick and 1 fumble). They average 100.0 yards on the ground, ranking them 21st in the NFL as a unit. The Carolina Panthers average 22.5 points each game in order to score in the endzone. The team of Carolina Panthers are first in the NFL in team defense, allowing 10.5 points per game.
The Panthers have given up a total of 2.7 yards per rush and 46.5 rushing yards each game this season. Overall, they’ve allowed 93 rushing yards through two games. The Carolina Panthers are ranked first in the NFL with 287 passing yards allowed per game. They’re in first with a completion percentage of 52.5 percent and a pass YPG of 143.5. For the year, they’ve given up 190 yards per game, which puts them first in the NFL betting.
The Texans are 1-1 in the 2021 season. When they last played a game, the Texans suffered a loss, dropping 31-21 against Cleveland. Tyrod Taylor (1 TD) ended the game with 125 yards through the air, and his quarterback rating was 144.3. He didn’t throw any interceptions, and his longest pass completion was 32 yards long. The Texans focused their attention on Brandin Cooks, who caught 9 passes for 78 yards (8.7 yards per catch).
Mark Ingram rushed for 41 yards on 14 carries with 2.9 yards per rush in Houston’s 31-21 loss to the Browns. The Texans gained 302 yards on 58 plays (5.2 yards per play), and they rushed for 2.9 yds per carry, totalling 82 yards on 28 carries. The Texans allowed 34 rushes for 156 yards (4.6 yards per carry), while the passing defense gave up a completion rate of 90.5 percent, with 199 total yards on 19 out of 21 passes.
The Texans are 10th in the NFL when it comes to scoring, averaging 29.0 points per game. Through the NFL 2021 season, the Texans have amassed 509 passing yards and 254.5 rushing yards per game, which ranks 13th in the NFL. They average 121 yards per game on the ground and have gained just 242 yards through the air thus far this season. The Houston Texans average 375.5 yards per game, putting them 17th in the NFL. Houston’s offense has committed 14 fouls and accumulated 128 penalty yards, putting them 14th in the NFL in terms of assisting the opponent. They’ve thrown one pick while giving up one fumble, and they’ve managed to score 23 first downs.
The Texans are allowing 26.0 points per game, which is 20th in the NFL. This season, the Texans are averaging 116.0 yards per game on the ground (via run or pass), with 232 rushing yards and three touchdowns. They’ve given up four passing touchdowns and 259 yards per game, putting them in 18th place in the NFL. The Texans’ defense has played 125 plays, which puts them 16th in the NFL. They’ve given up 52 points in all. They’ve committed five turnovers (one fumble and four interceptions) this season.
Who will win the Carolina Panthers/Houston Texans NFL game against the spread?
OddsFanatic’s Pick: Take the Panthers -4.5
Odds/Point Spread: Chiefs (-7.5)
For the first time in their history, the Los Angeles Chargers are 1-1 for the season. The Chargers lost to the Cowboys 20-17 in their previous game. Justin Herbert completed 31 of 41 passes for 338 yards and 1 touchdown. His quarterback rating was 87.2 percent, and he ended the game with 2 interceptions. Austin Ekeler had the Chargers’ best rushing performance, with nine total Touches for 54 yards (6.0 y/a).
Allen caught four passes for 108 yards and had an average of 27.0 yards per catch, which is good enough to drop into end-zone position on a few plays. The Los Angeles Chargers ran the ball 19 times for 95 yards, or an average of 5.0 yards per carry. They finished with 62 plays for 408 yards. Los Angeles gave up 23 completions on 27 tries for 221 yards, yielding an 85.2 percent completion rate. The Chargers allowed 198 rushing yards on 31 running attempts, which comes out to 6.4 rushing yards per carry allowed.
The Chargers have accumulated 832 total yards through two weeks of play this season. The team has gained 33 first downs and been penalized 18 times for 193 yards. They’ve given up four fumbles this season (3 interceptions and 1 fumble). Offensively, they’re averaging 92.5 yards per game, putting them 23rd in the NFL. In terms of point accumulation, the Los Angeles Chargers have an average of 18.5 PPG. The Chargers are in 7th place in the NFL when it comes to team defense, allowing 18.0 points per game.
Opposing offenses have rushed for an average of 5.6 yards per carry and 162.0 rushing yards so far in the NFL 2021 season. Overall, in two games they’ve given up 324 on the ground. When it comes to passing yards, the Chargers have allowed 354 thus far, placing them fourth in the NFL. They’ve given up 177.0 yards through the pass and a completion percentage of 77.1 percent. During this season, they are giving up 339 yards per game, which puts them 13th in the NFL.
The Chiefs are 1-1 on the season heading into this contest. The Chiefs lost by a score of 36-35 when they played the Ravens last time out. Kansas City’s star quarterback, Patrick Mahomes (3 touchdowns), completed 24 of 31 passes for 343 yards and a 131.5 passer rating in the game. He threw 1 pick and his longest pass completion was 46 yds. The Kansas City Chiefs’ Clyde Edwards-Helaire carried the ball 13 times for 46 yards in the game.
For each carry, he had 3.5 totalled yards. Travis Kelce was a main target for the Chiefs’ passing attack, catching 7 passes for 109 yards (15.6 yards per catch). The Chiefs ran the ball for 3.4 yards per carry, with 62 rushing yards on 18 rushes in their 36-35 loss to the Ravens on Sunday. Kansas City gained 405 yards on 50 plays (8.3 yds per play). The Chiefs gave up a 69.2 completion rate and 230 yards on 18 of 26 through the air in their week 2 loss to Baltimore. They allowed 41 rushing attempts for 251 yards (6.1 yds per rush).
The Kansas City Chiefs average 401.0 yards per game, which is ninth in the NFL. The run game is a strength for the Chiefs, who average 67.5 yards per game on the ground. Kansas has rushed for 135 yards this season so far. The Kansas City offense has 10 infractions for 82 yards of penalties, placing them 26th in the NFL in terms of committing errors.
They’ve given up just one interception while also recovering one fumble and securing 35 first downs. Through the pass, the Chiefs have 667 yards thus far this season and an average of 333.5 passing yards per game, placing them second in the NFL. The Chiefs are third in the NFL, averaging 34.0 points per game, when looking at how much they score.
The Chiefs are giving up 32.5 points per game, putting them 28th in the NFL. In addition to seven touchdowns via the ground game, Kansas City has given up 404 yards on the ground (202.0 yards per game). The Chiefs have surrendered just one touchdown through the air, as well as 267.0 yards/game, which puts them 20th out of 32 teams. The Chiefs defense has been on the field for 124 plays, which is 14th in the National Football League. Their defense has allowed 65 points this season, which is the most in the league. They have only surrendered one fumble and three interceptions through two games.
Who will win the Los Angeles Chargers/Kansas City Chiefs NFL game against the spread?
OddsFanatic’s Pick: Take the Chiefs -7.5
Odds/Point Spread: Raiders (-1)
The Miami Dolphins are 1-1 this season entering their matchup with the Las Vegas Raiders. The Dolphins lost 35-0 in their most recent game, which was against the Bills. Jacoby Brissett went 24 of 40 for 169 yards and one interception and a quarterback rating of 59.3. By catching six passes for 48 yards, Jaelen Waddle had an average of 8.0 yards per catch.
The Miami Dolphins’ Myles Gaskin was the team’s most effective rusher on the ground with 5 carries for 25 yards (5.0 yds per carry). For the game, they recorded 70 plays for 216 yards. The Miami Dolphins ran the ball a total of 20 times and gained 71 yards, which is an average of 3.6 yds per run. The Dolphins defense allowed 30 runs for 143 yards against the run (4.8 yds per run allowed). On Sunday, the Miami offense fired off 17 completions on 33 attempts for 171 yards and a completion percentage of 51.5%.
This season, the Dolphins have amassed 475 yards in total. On offense, Miami has 18 first downs and has been penalized for 14 infractions resulting in 111 yards. The Texans have coughed up the ball four times (two picks and two fumbles). They average 72.5 yards in the run game, which puts them 27th in terms of NFL efficiency. In terms of scoring touchdowns, the Miami Dolphins are averaging 8.5 points per game. The Dolphins have given up 439 yards on the pass this season, putting them 12th in the NFL.
They are giving up 219.5 yards through the pass and allowing 63.9 percent of passes to be completed, according to statistics provided by the NFL. Overall, they’ve given up 353.5 yards per game which places them 15th in the NFL. This season, opposing offenses are averaging 4.5 yards per carry and 134.0 yards on the ground each contest. The Dolphins have given up a total of 268 rushing yards in their first two games. They’ve conceded 25.5 points per game to opposing offenses, which puts them at 18th in the NFL.
The Las Vegas Raiders are 2-0 this season, having won their previous two games. The last time the Raiders played was in week two when they went home with a 26-17 victory over the Steelers. Peyton Barber carried the ball 13 times for 32 yards in the game, with an average of 2.5 yards per attempt. The best receiver for the Raiders was Henry Ruggs III, who caught 5 passes for 113 yards (22.6 yards per catch).
Derek Carr had two passing touchdowns, totalling 382 yards on 28/37 through the air. His quarterback rating was 126.2. He didn’t throw any interceptions and completed 61 of his passes. The Las Vegas defense allowed 14 rushes for 39 yards (2.8 yards per carry). This season so far, Las Vegas’ passing defense has allowed a 67.5% completion rate while giving up 292 yards on 27 of 40 passes. The Raiders had 425 yards of offense through 64 plays (6.6 yards per play). The Las Vegas offense was held to 2.1 yards per carry, with a total of 52 yards on 25 attempts.
The Las Vegas Raiders have an average of 458.0 yards per game, which puts them first in the NFL. They average 67.0 yards per game on the ground and 134 rushing yards in total. The Las Vegas offense has 102 yards of penalties on 15 infractions, placing them 10th in the NFL in terms of assisting the opposition. The Raiders have given up a pick and recorded 34 first downs. For the season, the Raiders have 782 passing yards along with an average of 391.0 passing yards per game, placing them first in the NFL. The Raiders, who rank 7th in the NFL with 29.5 points per game, are one of the more potent offenses.
The Las Vegas Raiders have given up 228 rushing yards (114.0 yards/game) and three rushing touchdowns this season. They’ve given up two touchdowns through the air and 254.5 yards per game, putting them 16th overall in terms of passing defense. They have three takeaways (two fumbles and one interception) thus far in the season. This year, they’ve given up 44 points in total. The Raiders’ defense was on the field for 123 plays, which is 12th in the NFL. Las Vegas’ Football Team are giving up 22.0 points each game, which is 10th in the NFL.
Who will win the Miami Dolphins/Las Vegas Raiders NFL game against the spread?
OddsFanatic’s Pick: Take the Raiders -1
Odds/Point Spread: Patriots (-3)
The New Orleans Saints are 1-1 thus far in the 2021 NFL season. Last week, the Saints played the Carolina Panthers and lost by a score of 26-7. Jameis Winston completed 11 of 22 passes for 111 yards, an average of 10.1 per attempt, with two interceptions and a passer rating of 26.9 in the Saints’ 26-7 loss to Panthers on Sunday night. Taysom Hill ran for 16 yards on two carries, which was the Saints’ total rushing yardage.
Alvin Kamara had 25 yards on four receptions and 6.3 yards per catch. The Saints ran it 17 times for a total of 48 yards and an average of 2.8 yards per try. On the day, they had 43 plays for a total of 128 yards. New Orleans gave up 26 completions on 38 tries for 294 yards while allowing a completion percentage of 68.4 percent. The Saints allowed 89 yards on 34 running attempts against the run, which is 2.6 yards per carry surrendered.
In terms of gaining points, the New Orleans Saints are averaging 22.5 per game. They average 109.5 yards on the ground as a unit, ranking them 17th in the NFL. For the entire 2021 NFL year, the Saints have gained 450 yards. New Orleans has 13 first downs as a team and has been penalized 17 times for 151 yards. They’ve handed the ball to the other team twice (two picks). The Saints are in sixth place among NFL teams in terms of defense, giving up 14.5 points per game.
New Orleans have allowed 2.7 yards per rushing attempt and 66.0 yards on the ground each game this season, according to the collected stats. Overall, they have given up 132 rushing yards in two games. The Saints have allowed 480 yards through the air, putting them in 13th place in the NFL. They’ve given up 240 yards per game through the air, with a 63 percent completion percentage. In total, they are surrendering 306.0 yards per game, which puts them 7th in the NFL.
The Patriots are 1-1 this season heading into their game against the Saints. The last time the Patriots played a football game, they won by a final score of 25-6 when they faced the Jets. The New England running back, Damien Harris carried the ball 16 times for 62 yards and had 3.9 yards per carry in a win over Jets on Sunday night. The most effective receiver was James White, who caught six passes for 45 yards (7.5 yards per reception).
Through the air, Patriots quarterback Mac Jones completed 22 of 30 passes for 186 yards a QB rating of 89. He accomplished his mission by keeping the ball away from the defense and having no interceptions. His longest completion was 32 yards, and he avoided having any turnovers. The New England Patriots gave up 31 runs for 152 yards (4.9 yds per attempt). The Patriots safeties let up a completion percentage of 57.6 percent, giving up 184 yards on 19 out of 33 passes. New England’s team amassed 256 yards on 57 plays (4.5 yards per play). The Patriots rushed for 4.2 yards per carry, totalling 101 yards on 24 runs in the win over the Saints.
The New England Patriots average 324.5 yards per game, putting them 23rd in the NFL. The Patriots’ ground game has averaged 113.0 yards per game this season, with 226 rushing yards in total. New Englands’ offense has accumulated 138 yards of penalties on 14 infractions, placing them 17th in the NFL.They have given away 2 fumbles and they have tallied 23 1st downs. Through the season’s first two weeks, the Patriots have thrown for 423 yards and held an average of 211.5 passing yards per game, putting them 26th in the league thus far. In terms of how many points they score, the Patriots rank 23rd in professional football, averaging 20.5 points per game.
The Patriots are yielding 11.5 points per game, putting them third in the NFL in that category. New England have allowed a total of 226 rushing yards (113.0 per game) and one touchdown on the ground thus far in the season. The Patriots rank 6th in the league allowing only one touchdown through the air and 184.5 yards per game. The defense has played 120 plays, which is 10th in the NFL. They have given up 23 points thus far this season. This year, their defense has secured 5 turnovers (5 interceptions).
Who will win the New Orleans Saints/New England Patriots NFL game against the spread?
OddsFanatic’s Pick: Take the Saints +3
Odds/Point Spread: Vikings (+2.5)
The Seattle Seahawks take the field with a 1-1 record for the year. The Seahawks lost their previous game against the Titans by a score of 33-30. Wilson completed 22 of 31 passes for 343 yards and two touchdowns in the Seahawks’ 33-30 win over Tennessee on Sunday. He had a quarterback rating of 128.8, and left the game without having thrown one. Tyler Lockett had an average of 22.3 yards per catch on his eight receptions, collecting 178 total yards.
The Seahawks’ rushing attack was led by Carson, who had 13 carries for 31 yards (2.4 yds per attempt). In all, they had 52 plays that translated into 397 yards. The Seattle Seahawks rushed 18 times for 77 yards, averaging 4.3 yards per attempt. The Seahawks gave up 212 rushing yards on 40 rushes against the run, or 5.3 yards per carry allowed. 27 completions on 40 attempts for 320 yards, and a completion rate of 67.5 percent, came as part of the deal.
The Seattle Seahawks are sitting at 29 points per game in the endzone. The Packers’ run offense, as a unit, is averaging 108.5 yards per game, which has them 19th in the NFL. The Seahawks have 778 yards through 2 games this season. Offensively, the Seahawks have 22 first downs and 17 infractions for 153 yards, resulting in one fumble lost. The Seahawks are currently ranked 16th in the NFL in terms of team defense, giving up 24.5 points per game.
The Seattle Seahawks’ opponents are averaging 4.6 yards per carry and 162.5 rushing yards per game this season. Through two games, they have given up 325 rushing yards. They’ve given up 543 passing yards, which puts them 22nd in the league. With a completion percentage of 66.7 percent, the Seahawks have given up 271.5 yards per game via the pass. During this season, they have gained 434.0 yards per game, putting them 30th in the league.
The Minnesota Vikings are 0-2 on the season. The Vikings suffered a loss in their most recent game, losing 34-33 to Arizona Cardinals. Dalvin Cook ran the ball 22 times for 131 yards and a 6.0 yards average, in Minnesota’s 34-33 defeat to Arizona in week 2 of the NFL season. The Minnesota Vikings kept the pressure on by targeting K.J. Osborn, who caught 5 passes for 91 yards (18.2 yds per catch).
Kirk Cousins (3 TDs) threw for 244 yards and a 122.4 QB rate, completing 22 of 32 passes. He did not allow a single interception and his longest pass went for 64 yards. The team allowed 21 rushing attempts for 103 yards, or 4.9 yards per rush. The Minnesota defense gave up a completion rate of 80.6 percent while surrendering 371 yards on 29 of 36 passes through the air. The Vikings amassed 419 yards in the game, with 60 plays (7.0 yards per play). Minnesota ran for just 6.6 yards per attempt in week 2 against the Arizona Cardinals, gaining 177 yards on 27 carries.
The Vikings rank 11th in the NFL in terms of scoring differential, with 28.5 points per game. Minnesota have produced a passing game this season, putting them at eighth in the NFL. They’ve thrown for 578 yards with an average of 289.0 passing yards per game so far this season. They are averaging 122.0 rushing yards per game and have run for 244 yards on the year. The Minnesota Vikings are averaging 411 yards per game, which puts them sixth in the league. In terms of hurting their team, the Minnesota offense has 132 yards in penalties on 15 infractions, putting them 11th in the NFL. They’ve committed 1 fumble and gained 26 first downs.
Minnesota has surrendered a total of 252 yards on the ground (126.0 ypg) and two rushing touchdowns this season. They have scored five touchdowns through the air and 294.0 yards per game, putting them in 26th in the NFL. The Vikings have recorded two turnovers on the season (two interceptions). This team has given up 61 points in all this year. Minnesota’s defense has been on the field 128 times, which places it 20th in the league. The Vikings are giving up 30.5 points each game, putting them 29th in the NFL.
Who will win the Seattle Seahawks/Minnesota Vikings NFL game against the spread?
OddsFanatic’s Pick: Take the Vikings +2.5
Odds/Point Spread: Cowboys (-3.5)
The Philadelphia Eagles are 1-1 this season. The Eagles lost their previous game, against the San Francisco 49ers, by a score of 17-11. The offensive line put up a great performance. Jalen Hurts completed 12/23 passes for 190 yards, with three touchdowns and no interceptions. He reached a quarterback rating of 80. The Eagles’ ground game was led by running back Miles Sanders, who had 13 rushes for 55 yards (4.2 yds per attempt).
On that day, Quarez Watkins hauled in two passes for 117 yards to go along with a score. The Eagles gained a total of 151 yards on their 29 runs, an average of 5.2 yards per carry. They ran 55 plays before the final whistle, gaining 328 yards in the process. Philadelphia gave up 22 passing completions on 30 throws for a completion percentage of 73.3 percent. The Eagles gave up 117 yards on 38 runs, or 3.1 yards per run allowed, against the rush.
The Eagles have 762 total yards this season. Philadelphia has 20 first downs as a team and has been penalized 22 times for 146 yards. The team has not yet committed a turnover this season. They are averaging 162.0 yards on the ground, which is second in the NFL. When it comes to scoring in the endzone, the Philadelphia Eagles are averaging 21.5 points per game. The Eagles are 4th in the NFL when it comes to their opponents’ scoring, giving up 11.5 points per game.
For the season, opposing defenses have rushed for an average of 3.8 yards per attempt and 120.5 rushing yards per game. Throughout the season, they’ve allowed 241 yards on the ground in two games. The Eagles have given up 325 yards through the air, putting them in third place in the NFL. They’ve given up 162.5 yards through the pass and have allowed a 66.2 percent completion rate. They’re currently giving up 283.0 yards per game in this season, which puts them fourth in the NFL.
This year’s Cowboys are 1-1 in their first two games of the NFL season. The Dallas Cowboys won the last game they played, which was a 20-17 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers, by a final score of 20-17. The Dallas Cowboys’ offense, which was led by Dak Prescott, finished the contest with 237 yards on 23/27 passes for an 87.8 quarterback rating.
He threw one interception and his longest pass went for 48 yards. CeeDee Lamb was the Cowboys’ top pass-catching wide receiver, catching eight footballs for 81 yards (10.1 ypc). Tony Pollard ran for 89 yards on 13 carries with 8.4 yds per attempt against the Chargers. The Cowboys gained 419 yards in the game (7.0 yds per play). The team ran 60 plays, accumulating 6.4 yards per carry and 198 yards on 31 tries. Dallas’ rush defense was decent, allowing 19 attempts for 95 yards (5.0 yards per carry). The pass defense gave up a completion rate of 75.6 percent, with 313 yards allowed on 31 out of 41 passes.
In terms of point production, the Dallas Cowboys rank 15th among all teams in the NFL with 24.5 points per game. For the season, the Cowboys have amassed 612 passing yards and held an average of 306.0 passing yards per game, placing them sixth in the NFL. They have maintained an average of 129.0 rushing yards per game and rushed for 258 this season. The Cowboys rank fourth in the NFL with 435.0 yards per game. The Dallas offense has 131 penalty yards on 16 infractions, which is 9th in the NFL in terms of hindering your chances. They’ve thrown two interceptions and compiled 34 first downs.
The Dallas Cowboys are allowing 24.0 points per game, putting them 15th in the NFL. The Cowboys have given up 147 rushing yards this season, which is 73.5 yards per game (nearly half of their total). They have allowed 5 passing touchdowns and 346.0 yards per game, putting them 31st among all teams in terms of pass defense. The Dallas defense has been on the field for 126 plays, which is 19th in the NFL. In all, they’ve given up 48 points thus far. This season, their defense has 6 takeaways (2 fumble recoveries and 4 interceptions).
Who will win the Philadelphia Eagles/Dallas Cowboys NFL game against the spread?
OddsFanatic’s Pick: Take the Cowboys -3.5