Office Pool Picks – Week 3

September 22, 2022

I am back for another season and taking on the oddsmakers and helping you try to take down whatever type of football pool you’re in. Here are my Office Pool Picks for Week 3.

16 Chargers vs. JAC
15 Bengals at NYJ
14 Chiefs at IND
13 Vikings vs. DET
12 Eagles at WAS
11 Bills at MIA
10 Ravens at NE
9 Rams at ARI
8 Saints at CAR
7 Bucs vs. GB
6 Giants vs. DAL
5 Browns vs. PIT
4 Texans at CHI
3 Raiders at TEN
2 Falcons at SEA
1 49ers at DEN

Season Record: 19-12-1

Each week I will pick two games, my “Play it Safe” selection as well as my “Out on a Limb” pick:

Play It Safe (2-0): Chargers vs. JAC
This pick will be contingent on Justin Herbert playing, which at this point I am expecting him to do so after he sustained a rib injury last week vs. the Chiefs. With an extra few days to rest I am hopeful my pick for MVP is good to go. The Chargers have too many weapons for Jacksonville to overcome. Add in the long trip out west and I lean LA.

Out on a Limb (0-2): Bengals at NYJ
Going against Joe Flacco worked out well in Week 1 for me, but not so well last week in this same spot. That said, this bet is more about the Bengals. The team hasn’t got things clicking yet this year but the pressure is on here for Joe Burrow and company not to fall to 0-3.

Look for my “Against the Spread” plays in a separate article that will run each Saturday this season. Here I will look at my Thursday night betting recommendation.

The Pick:
$107 – Browns -4 (-107) (PointsBet)
Season total: (1-1 on season; $0 season total – won last week w/Under 54)

I was leaning under like I do in most weeks, but now that it has dropped from the opening 40.5 to 38.5 I am having reservation. That said, the Browns are just the better all around team right now and playing at home gives them the edge. I would have liked to get in on Cleveland -2.5 earlier, but with most books up to 4.5 I’ll grab the minus 4 while I still can.

Same Game Parlay Prop Bet (DraftKings)
$20 to win $200 (+1000)
Season total: (-$50)

Nick Chubb 80+ RuYd
Amari Cooper Over 34.5 ReYd
Najee Harris 3+ receptions
Pat Freiermuth Any Time TD

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