NFL Week 3 Betting Odds and Predictions: Lines, Expert Picks for Every Game

NFL Week 3 is scheduled to kick off starting Thursday.

Fans are starting to get a better picture of how the season might shake out, but the first few weeks can also be misleading. Thus far it's been a troubling year for the Pittsburgh Steelers, for instance, but things can shift quickly in the NFL.

Week 3 is set to feature at least one major development. The defending champion Philadelphia Eagles are set to get back star quarterback Carson Wentz, who was having an MVP-caliber season before tearing his ACL late last year. Coach Doug Pederson said the team won't hold back what they do with the QB despite the fact that he's returning from a devastating injury.

"The thing is, I'm not going to coach scared, I'm not going to coach paranoid, I'm not going to go in thinking, 'Oh no, we can't do this or we can't do that,' we just have to continue to go play and I've got to coach that way," he said, according to ESPN.

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Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers is seen on the sidelines of a game at Lambeau Field on September 16, 2018, in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Another high profile quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, is dealing with his own knee issues. The Green Bay Packer injured his knee in Week 1—a miracle comeback win over Chicago—and looked hobbled in Week 2.

"It's the type of thing that could linger for a while," he said after the Week 2 tie with the Minnesota Vikings.

We'll get a better picture of how Rodgers, Wentz and the rest of the league look in Week 3. Here's a quick rundown of the betting lines for the week and expert predictions (Note: these are predictions for simply which team will win and not predictions regarding which way to bet.) The lines are via Odds Shark (if lines have moved then we used Bovada and picks were via CBS and Bleacher Report.

Thursday, September 20

-New York Jets at Cleveland Browns: Cleveland -3; CBS picked Cleveland and Bleacher Report picked New York

Sunday, September 23

-Buffalo Bills at Minnesota Vikings: Minnesota -17; CBS and Bleacher Report both picked Minnesota

-New York Giants at Houston Texans: Houston -6; CBS and Bleacher Report both picked Houston

-San Francisco 49ers at Kansas City Chiefs: Kansas City -6.5; CBS and Bleacher Report both picked Kansas City

-New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons: Atlanta -3; CBS and Bleacher Report both picked Atlanta

-Green Bay Packers at Washington: Green Bay -3; CBS picked Green Bay, Bleacher Report picked Washington

-Indianapolis Colts at Philadelphia Eagles: Philadelphia -6.5; CBS and Bleacher Report both picked Philly.

-Oakland Raiders at Miami Dolphins: Miami -3; CBS and Bleacher Report both picked Oakland.

-Denver Broncos at Baltimore Ravens: Baltimore -5; CBS and Bleacher Report both picked Baltimore

-Cincinnati Bengals at Carolina Panthers: Carolina -3; CBS picked the Bengals, Bleacher Report picked the Panthers

-Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars: Jacksonville -6.5; CBS and Bleacher Report both picked Jacksonville

-Los Angeles Chargers at Los Angeles Rams: Rams -7; CBS and Bleacher Report both picked the Rams

-Dallas Cowboys at Seattle Seahawks: Seattle -1; CBS and Bleacher Report both picked Seattle

-Chicago Bears at Arizona Cardinals: Chicago -6; CBS and Bleacher Report both picked the Bears

-New England Patriots at Detroit Lions: New England -7; CBS and Bleacher Report both picked New England

Monday, September 24

Pittsburgh Steelers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Pittsburgh -2; CBS picked Pittsburgh, Bleacher Report picked Tampa Bay

Update: This story was corrected to fix a mention of a Week 2 loss for the Green Bay Packers, who, in fact, tied the Vikings.

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