NFL Betting Tips: The Best Ways to Buy Low in Week 3


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Sep 22, 2019, 09:00 AM EDT
  • Week 3 in the NFL is a perfect time to be a contrarian sports bettor.
  • Using Bet Labs, we share three profitable strategies for Week 3 that go against the grain.

One of the best times in the NFL season to be contrarian is Week 3. Teams that start slow are often buy-low candidates while those that come out of the gates strong could be overvalued.

There are three situational spots I’m eyeing for Week 3:

  • Buying low on teams that failed to cover in Weeks 1 and 2
  • Fading teams in home openers
  • Betting the over after both teams went under the previous week

The sample size is not huge for any of these trends but the results have been consistent year-to-year. If you buy the reasoning behind the systems, there is situational value to be found this weekend.

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Buy Low on 0-2 ATS Teams

Eight teams have started the 2019 season 0-2 against the spread (ATS). Most recreational bettors will fade a team after they fail to cover. In Week 3, six of the eight 0-2 ATS teams are receiving less than 50% of spread tickets.

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