The National Football League season is marching through its first month, and we continue celebrating the close of Week 3 with MNF picks and predictions!
This edition of Monday Night Football features two stored organizations as the Chicago Bears (1-1) are traveling to the nation's capital to face the Washington Redskins (0-2) in an NFC battle to put a bow on the week of football. Chicago seeks to get on track in defense of its NFC North title while Washington aims for its first win of the 2019 season.
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Bears vs. Redskins - MNF Picks And Predictions Week 3
Using odds from the FanDuel NJ app, the visiting Bears (-4, -110) are four-point favorites over the Redskins.
The spread opened wider around five points but moved early in the week to its current number. The total is also on its way down following early action on the under at most sports betting sites in NJ.
Bears Betting Preview Week 3
Through two weeks, the Bears have struggled mightily on offense to the tune of 19 total points. If not for an awful late call by the officiating crew, Chicago would've fallen to 0-2 on the season.
The defense is doing its job, ranking in the top five in yards per game and points allowed in the early going. The pressure will be on the Khalil Mack-led unit to cover up for the Bears' underperforming offense.
Those issues begin with less-than-stellar quarterback play from Mitch Trubisky, who badly needs to take a step in the right direction during his third season. If the Bears' offense is indeed explosive, we should see the evidence against the Redskins' weak defense.
Redskins Betting Preview Week 3
Washington is winless but did manage to cover the spread in Week 1. As an underdog for the third straight week, this time at home in primetime, can they be trusted stay in the game?
The Washington offense has been somewhat of a pleasant surprise, Scoring 48 total points on two pretty good defenses in two games despite losing starting running back Derrius Guice for several weeks. That said, QB Case Keenum is in for an even tougher test with Chicago waiting on Monday Night Football.
Future Hall-of-Fame RB Adrian Peterson has issues with coach Jay Gruden but should see his share of touches to balance out the offense after only logging 10 carries last week. His impact is important since the Redskins can't rely only on the passing game against Chicago.
Week 3 MNF Bears vs. Redskins Betting Pick
This game pits strength on strength a little bit. Chicago can't score but plays great defense while Washington can move the ball on offense but struggles to make stops. Something has to give, so what will it be?
When in doubt, we try to side with sharp bettors since professionals know best. This line opened around -5 and moved toward Washington instantly, with sharp as well as a public action. At +4, Washington covers the key number of three against a team in the Bears that hasn't proven it can hold a lead.
We're taking the home underdog and the four points as our MNF betting pick.
Pick: Washington +4 (-110) - Place Bets At FanDuel Sportsbook NJ
Monday Night Football Best Bet For Week 3
One of the best things about betting on the FanDuel app in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are the range of markets for each NFL game. This means that on Monday night, you aren't forced to take the conventional moneyline, spread or total if you don't want to.
In this case, we're exploring FanDuel's parlay market where there are dozens of choices for making MNF picks and predictions. Our choice, called ‘Spread/Total Points Parlay 5' bumps the home team up to +5.5 and adds seven points to the total of 41.5, giving us under 48.5.
The combination is a little bit like a modified version of a teaser and comes at plus-money with odds of +120 at FanDuel, which is now one of the best PA sportsbooks following its Pennsylvania earlier this year.