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2 big moves up, 2 big moves down in NFL win totals entering Week 3

DraftKings Sportsbook is offering new NFL win total odds heading into Week 3. We break down two moves up and two moves down.

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The 2020 NFL season is officially 1/8th of the way done as Week 3 dawns. The Jacksonville Jaguars host the Miami Dolphins on Thursday Night Football as we try and figure out where this season might be headed. The Chiefs, Ravens, and Seahawks are proving to be as good or better than expected while the Jets, Giants, and Bengals are among those as bad as expected. Teams like the Buccaneers, Eagles, Raiders, and Bills are teams that are playing better or worse than expected, but we also don’t quite know what to make of them just yet.

DraftKings Sportsbook offered odds on win totals prior to the season, and heading into Week 3 they’re offering an updated version of win totals. A lot of teams have odds that are no more than a half game better or worse than their preseason win total, but we’re seeing some significant movement for a few teams.

New York Jets (preseason 6.5, Week 3: 4.5)

The J-E-T-S are B-A-D! They lost Le’Veon Bell, Breshad Perriman, and Jamison Crowder to injuries that have them week-to-week. Other injuries are piling up as well and this is a team with no significant depth. If you think they get their three playmakers back sooner than later, maybe there’s some value on the over, but for now, the Jets stink.

Arizona Cardinals (preseason 7, Week 3: 9)

Arizona stunned the 49ers in Week 1 and then had little trouble with Washington in Week 2. Kyler Murray is looking like the real deal and could be taking big steps forward from his rookie season. The defense is improving, but needs to show a bit more. The NFC West is not going to be an easy division, but with two wins out of the gate, they’re looking good.

Philadelphia Eagles (preseason 9, Week 3: 7.5)

The Eagles have lost to Washington and the Rams to open the season. Their offensive line got bulldozed in Week 1, and their defense couldn’t stop the Rams in Week 2. They host Cincinnati before traveling to San Francisco and Pittsburgh. They’re favored against the Bengals, but if they struggle, the under might prove to be the wise bet.

Green Bay (preseason 8.5, Week 3: 10)

The betting public liked the Vikings in the NFC Central, but Minnesota has stumbled out of the gate. There were questions after the Packers didn’t add significant receiver help, but through two weeks, they’re the highest scoring team in the league with a pair of 40+ efforts to their credit. Their remaining schedule might not prove as tough as it first appeared. The Bears are 2-0, but it’s reasonable to view them as a paper tiger. The Vikings are looking plenty beatable, and the Eagles are looking awful. That’s only a portion of the remaining schedule, but there are a lot of winnable games on the Packers schedule.

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