Chicago Bears vs Indianapolis Colts

Chicago Bears vs Indianapolis Colts: Schedule, Stream, Scores, Odds And Bucs Vs. Browns, Lions Vs. Bills PicksThe 2019 NFL preseason picks back up on Friday night with a pair of Week 3 contests. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Cleveland Browns at 7:30 p.m. ET on local television, while the Detroit Lions vs. Buffalo Bills will kick off at 8 p.m. ET in a matchup that will be nationally broadcast on CBS.

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Both games should give a glimpse of how these teams might perform once the 2019 NFL season starts up, with some of the coaches involved confirming that they plan to keep their projected starters on the field for an extended look tonight. These dress rehearsals will make for some exciting football, but those that want to up the ante have the option of placing bets on the outcomes.

Both road teams are favored in Friday’s games, which is rather rare for August games that often see the home side favored by a small margin. Oddsmakers have installed the Browns as a three-point favorite over the Buccaneers, while the Bills are one-point chalk in their tilt with the Lions. One reason for the Buffalo spread is how poorly Detroit has performed during this time of year with head coach Matt Patricia at the helm.

Since taking over the reins of the franchise after a wildly successful run as the New England Patriot’s defensive coordinator, the Lions have gone just 1-5 both straight-up and against the spread in exhibition play, including an 0-2 SU and ATS record during the 2019 NFL preseason. The Bills have been more consistent under head coach Sean McDermott, going 5-5 SU and ATS in the preseason with a 2-0 SU and ATS record this year. You can find more intriguing trends for both games below.

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If you are looking for some picks to go along with these trends, look no further than the end of this article. There you will find against the spread predictions from pro handicapper Jon Price of SportsInformationTraders.com for both of Thursday night’s football games.

Before finding out which squads the Vegas expert likes tonight, check out the table below to find out the full schedule, kickoff start times, television channels, live stream sites and the latest odds for every remaining contest in Week 3 of the 2019 NFL preseason. There are also scores and highlights from Friday’s matchups, relevant quotes, tweets and more.

NFL Week 3 Preseason Schedule And Odds

Time (ET) Matchup TV Odds Total
Friday, August 23
 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Cleveland Browns News5/WFLA CLE -3 42.5
 8 p.m. Detroit Lions vs. Buffalo Bills CBS* BUF -1 42
Saturday, August 24
 1 p.m. Minnesota Vikings vs. Arizona Cardinals NFLN* MIN -7 42.5
 7 p.m. Dallas Cowboys vs. Houston Texans NFLN* PK 40.5
 7 p.m. Indianapolis Colts vs. Chicago Bears FOX32/FOX IND -2 38
 7:30 p.m. New York Jets vs. New Orleans Saints FOX/CBS NO -3 42.5
 8 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Francisco 49ers KPIX/KCTV5 KC -3.5 43.5
 9 p.m. Los Angeles Rams v. Denver Broncos KTVD/KCBS LAR -1.5 37.5
 10 p.m. Los Angeles Chargers vs. Seattle Seahawks NFLN* SEA -2.5 40.5
Sunday, August 25
 8 p.m. Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers NBC* TEN -3 41

*Nationally televised

NFL Network games live streamed via NFL.com, FOX games via FOXSportsGO, CBS games via CBS All Access and NBC games via NBC Sports Live. Every 2019 NFL preseason game will be live streamed via NFL Game Pass.

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