Lookahead picks can unfold in interesting ways.
When we chose the Dallas Cowboys at -3 over the New York Jets in Week 2, we assumed Aaron Rodgers would be available and that the line could inch up because of a Jets loss to Buffalo.
Wrong on all counts. Rodgers is done for the season after just four plays, and the line has ballooned accordingly. Yet we'll take this: Rodgers' absence, combined with Dallas smashing the other New York team, has delivered a spread of -9.5 for Sunday's game. Those of us who seized the -3 are sitting pretty as the rest of the betting world wrestles with the bloated line.
There was a much smaller but still favorable movement with another lookahead recommendation from last week. We suggested Kansas City at -2.5 at Jacksonville. The spread has been nudged to -3, meaning a Chiefs win by a field goal would pay off instead of resulting in a push.
Week 3 lookahead lines
(Odds via Caesars Sportsbook)
Giants at 49ers (-9.5), O/U 43.5
Patriots (-1.5) at Jets, O/U 38
Saints at Packers (-2.5), O/U 42.5
Titans at Browns (-5), O/U 41
Colts at Ravens (-8), O/U 44
Chargers (-1.5) at Vikings, O/U 49.5
Broncos at Dolphins (-6), O/U 45.5
Texans at Jaguars (-7.5), O/U 45.5
Falcons at Lions (-6), O/U 45.5
Bills (-6) at Commanders, O/U 44.5
Panthers at Seahawks (-4.5), O/U 42
Bears at Chiefs (-11.5), O/U 50
Cowboys (-11) at Cardinals, O/U 42
Steelers at Raiders (PK), O/U 44.5
Eagles (-7) at Buccaneers, O/U 45
Rams at Bengals (-7), O/U 46.5
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