NFL Week 4 Betting Odds and Predictions: Lines, Expert Picks for Every Game

Three weeks in and it's not entirely clear we know what, exactly, to expect from the NFL season.

There have been some surprises, to say the least. Perhaps chief among them is the fact that the New England Patriots—typically as reliable as death and taxes—have gotten off to a 1-2 start.

Last week they got shellacked (26-10) by the Detroit Lions, a team led by first-year head coach Matt Patricia, whose previous job was coordinating the Patriots's defense. It's early in the year, of course, but it remains odd to see a team led by quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick struggle. Brady admitted after the game that the offense was stalling out more than he'd like.

"I mean, we're not scoring enough points," he said. "We're not executing well enough on a down-by-down basis. Certainly at a high level, we should have our expectations set in. The process has been the same, there's been a lot of talk about it in practice, and we're going through it and watching the film and correcting stuff, it's just not getting done on the field. And we have to get it corrected soon."

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on the sidelines at Ford Field on September 23, 2018, in Detroit, Michigan. Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

This week New England will take on division foe the Miami Dolphins, who've also surprised folks—but in a good way. Miami is 3-0, albeit against somewhat weak competition. They've beaten the Tennessee Titans, New York Jets and Oakland Raiders. Slow start aside, it'll still likely be a challenge for Miami to go on the road and beat New England. Then again, perhaps this year—after many false positives—is actually the year the Patriots take a step back.

That game and more will provide a fair amount of intrigue this week in the NFL. Here's a look at the lines—via Odds Shark (and Bovada if the line has moved)—for the upcoming games as well as predictions, via Bleacher Report and CBS (picks are for who will win the game, not if a team will cover.)

Thursday, September 27

-Minnesota Viking at L.A. Rams: Rams -7; Bleacher Report picked the Vikings, CBS picked the Rams

Sunday, September 30

-Philadelphia Eagles at Tennessee Titans: Eagles -4; Bleacher Report and CBS both picked the Titans.

-Buffalo Bills at Green Bay Packers: Packers -10; Bleacher Report and CBS both picked the Packers.

-Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys: Cowboys -3; Bleacher Report and CBS both picked the Cowboys.

-Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears: Bears -3; Bleacher Report and CBS both picked the Bears.

-New York Jets at Jacksonville Jaguars: Jaguars -7.5; Bleacher Report picked the Jets, CBS picked the Jaguars.

-Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots: Patriots -7; Bleacher Report picked the Dolphins, CBS picked the Patriots.

-Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts: Colts -1.5; Bleacher Report and CBS both picked the Colts.

-Cincinnati Bengals at Atlanta Falcons: Falcons -5; Bleacher Report and CBS both picked the Bengals.

-Seattle Seahawks at. Arizona Cardinals: Seahawks -3; Bleacher Report and CBS both picked the Seahawks.

-Cleveland Browns at Oakland Raiders: Raiders -3; Bleacher Report picked the Browns, CBS picked the Raiders.

-San Francisco 49ers at L.A. Chargers: Chargers -10.5; Bleacher Report and CBS both picked the Chargers.

-New Orleans Saints at New York Giants: Saints -3.5; Bleacher Report picked the Giants, CBS picked the Saints.

-Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers: Steelers -3; Bleacher Report and CBS both picked the Steelers.

Monday, October 1

-Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos: Chiefs -5; Bleacher Report and CBS both picked the Chiefs.