Office Pool Picks: Week 3

September 21, 2023

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 Chiefs vs. CHI
15 Cowboys at ARI
14 49ers vs. NYG
13 Ravens vs. IND
12 Jaguars vs. HOU
11 Dolphins vs. DEN
10 Bills at WAS
9 Eagles at TB
8 Seahawks vs. CAR
7 Lions vs. ATL
6 Browns vs. CLE
5 Patriots at NYJ
4 Chargers at MIN
3 Bengals vs. LAR
2 Packers vs. NO
1 Steelers at LV

Season Record: 17-16-0


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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): Chiefs vs. CHI
After losing in Week 1 the Chiefs bounced back nicely with a big win on the road last week in Jacksonville. Now, Mahomes and company return to the friendly confines of Arrowhead Stadium to welcome the winless Bears. Kansas City is my favorite double-digit favorite of the week in Week 3.

Out on a Limb (1-1): Jaguars at HOU
Despite losing last week vs. KC the Jaguars are a team I am still buying in on. Look for a rebound game here for the Jacksonville offense. Taking the Jaguars doesn’t come without risk though as they’ve dropped six of their last seven contests to Houston.

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:
$100 Under 44 NYG/SF
Season total: -$10 (1-1 on season)

The 49ers’ offense has looked pretty solid through two weeks, especially Christian McCaffrey. Meanwhile, the Giants went the first six quarters of the season before scoring 31 second-half points in Week 2 at Arizona. Things won’t come as easily vs. San Fran on a short week and without star running back Saquan Barkley. The 10.5 points may be a bit of a stretch for the 49ers to cover, but I am more confident on this total.

Same Game Parlay Prop Bet (DraftKings)
$20 (+675 DraftKings)
Season total: (-$40)

Christian McCaffrey Over 74.5 RuYd
Daniel Jones Over 39.5 RuYd
Brock Purdy Under 244.5 PaYd
Darren Waller 4+ receptions

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