Teaser Pick 3: Carolina vs. Atlanta and Oakland vs. Baltimore

Teaser Pick 3: Carolina vs. Atlanta and Oakland vs. Baltimore

The Teaser: Pair Carolina and Oakland

Game 1: Carolina vs. Atlanta

The Initial Line:

Carolina -3 away vs. Atlanta

The Take:

Add 7.5 points to Carolina’s line

The Final Line:

Carolina +4.5

The Breakdown:

Carolina got embarrassed on their home turf this weekend, losing to Minnesota 22-10. Atlanta put together a dominating performance on Monday Night Football, as they beat New Orleans on the road 45-32. The running back core of Devonta Freeman (152 yards) and Tevin Coleman (3 TDs) had an amazing game against a poor New Orleans defense (31st in yards allowed), but they may not see the same success against Carolina as they rank 3rd in yards allowed per game. Carolina also may have had a slow game against an elite defense in Minnesota, but they still rank 7th in total yards on offense. Atlanta may have had a breakout game against New Orleans, they will not have the same success against Carolina. I’d just take Carolina with some extra points in case Atlanta gains a little momentum at home, although still unlikely.

Game 2: Oakland vs. Baltimore

The Initial Line:

Oakland +3 away vs. Baltimore

The Take:

Add 7.5 points to Oakland’s line

The Final Line:

Oakland +10.5

The Breakdown:

Oakland was able to pull off the road win against Tennessee, as they got the victory 17-10 to move to 2-1. Baltimore was able to squeak out a road victory to move to 3-0, as they won over Jacksonville 19-17. Oakland had a lot of promise going into the season with young stars in Derek Carr, Khalil Mack, and Latavius Murray and so far, they have lived up to the hype. Baltimore stands undefeated at this point in the season, but they haven’t exactly dominated teams to this point as they haven’t won by more than 7 pts in any game. Oakland’s offense has also been on a roll to this point in the season, as they rank 2nd in total yards. By contrast, Baltimore ranks 25th and just an average defense. Baltimore may somehow be able to squeak out the win at home, but taking Oakland with a 10 point cushion should be more than enough to cover.

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