Week 4 of the 2020 NFL season kicks off on Thursday night with a matchup between the Denver Broncos and New York Jets. The final game of the weekend will be a Monday Night Football showdown between the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers.
Teams have already started to separate themselves from the pack, and several betting trends have emerged. There are seven undefeated teams entering Week 4, and there are also eight winless teams.
Here is a quick betting overview of all 16 games on the Week 4 NFL regular season.
One of the winless teams should pick up a win on Thursday Night Football as the Jets host the Broncos. Both teams are 0-3 so far in 2020, and offense has been a major issue for each team.
The Broncos have been dealt several crushing injuries already this season, including quarterback Drew Lock. Denver can defend, but at some point, this team has to score.
New York is still waiting for quarterback Sam Darnold to take the next step, but it has not happened yet this season. The Jets also struggle on defense, and that will likely continue in this game.
This game won’t be pretty, but the Denver Broncos pick up the road win.
The Arizona Cardinals are one play away from being 3-0, while the Carolina Panthers picked up their first win of the season in Week 3.
Quarterback Kyler Murray is powering the Cardinals offense, and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is a weapon at that position. The Cardinals do have some question marks on defense, but that won’t come into play in this game.
Carolina has been getting solid play from quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, but it is also playing without Christian McCaffrey. The Panthers still have to prove that they can score with consistency.
The Cardinals will get back on track with a victory in this game.
The 2-1 Baltimore Ravens will travel to Washington in Week 4 to take on the Washington Football Team. This is the largest spread on the Week 4 schedule, but it could provide an interesting matchup.
Baltimore suffered a blowout loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football, and they will be looking to bounce back. Reigning MVP Lamar Jackson failed to throw for 100 yards in that loss.
Washington was able to upset the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 1, but it has struggled since. Both sides of the ball have not lived up to expectations, and this will be another tough matchup.
The Ravens need to regroup in a hurry, but they will get the job done against Washington.
The Dallas Cowboys enter this matchup with a record of 1-2, while the Cleveland Browns are 2-1. Cleveland has won both of its games at home, but the Browns have yet to prove they can win on the road.
Running back Nick Chubb carried the Browns on offense in Week 3, running for 108 yards and two touchdowns. The Browns are dealing with some key injuries on defense, which could play a role in this game.
Dallas is having no trouble scoring points, but its defense has been an absolute disaster. The Cowboys have given up 70 total points in their last two games, which puts too much pressure on the defense.
The Cowboys will have enough offense to come away with this victory over the Browns.
This game will feature a pair of teams that have played well in 2020, but it’s hard to figure out how good either team is. The Colts are 2-1 this season, while Chicago Bears are a perfect 3-0.
Rookie running back Jonathan Taylor has played well for the Colts, giving the offense another weapon. Veteran quarterback Philip Rivers threw for 217 yards in Week 3, and he has been extremely accurate this season.
The Bears have a pair of fourth-quarter comebacks this season, and their defense remains one of the best units in the league. Chicago has made a switch at quarterback, so it will be Nick Foles leading the offense.
Chicago has been more lucky than good in 2020, and that luck continues with a win in Week 4.
The Cincinnati Bengals are still looking for their first win in 2020, but they did play the Eagles to a tie in Week 3. Jacksonville looked bad against the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night and is just 1-2.
Jacksonville really struggled defensively in Week 3, and that could be a problem again in this one. The Jaguars have seemed to find a franchise quarterback in Gardner Minshew.
Rookie quarterback Joe Burrow threw for 312 yards and two touchdowns in Week 3, but he also took a beating. The Bengals should be able to score points in this game, but they need defense as well.
Look for the Bengals to get win number one by a comfortable margin.
The 2-1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the 1-2 Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday in a game that might not be particularly close.
Los Angeles has rookie quarterback Justin Herbert under center after veteran Tyrod Taylor suffered a punctured lung. Herbert is extremely talented, but it will be up to the Chargers defense to keep this game close.
Tampa Bay is finally starting to click on offense, and quarterback Tom Brady had three touchdown passes in the Week 3 win. The Bucs don’t have much of a defense, but this offense is good enough to win this game.
The Bucs will win their third straight game, and it will be by double-digits.
Two of the most disappointing teams in 2020 will meet up in Houston on Sunday. Both the Vikings and Texans are 0-3, and the loser of this game is probably out of playoff contention.
The Vikings scored 30 points in a Week 3 loss to the Tennessee Titans, as running back Dalvin Cook had 181 rushing yards. Minnesota is looking for defense, and that unit was supposed to be a strength in 2020.
The Houston Texans are struggling to score points, and they are missing the departed DeAndre Hopkins. Quarterback Deshaun Watson will need to have a monster game to beat the Vikings.
It’s hard to know what to make from these two teams, but the Texans should win this one at home.
Both the New Orleans Saints and Detroit Lions are 1-2 this season, but the Saints still feel like the much better team.
New Orleans is currently playing without wide receiver Michael Thomas, which has really slowed down its vaunted passing attack. The Saints gave up 37 points to the Green Bay Packers in a Week 3 loss, and that unit must play better as well.
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was terrific on Sunday, and wide receiver Kenny Golladay made his return to the lineup with a touchdown catch. Detroit still has some issues on defense, and that will come into play against the Saints.
New Orleans gets back on track with a win over the Lions.
Pittsburgh and Tennessee are two of the seven remaining unbeaten teams in the NFL, so this game should be a terrific battle.
The Steelers look like a new offense again now that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is back under center. “Big Ben” is a threat to throw for more than 300 yards every time he takes the field.
Tennessee has struggled a bit on defense this season, but its offense is playing at a high level. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw for 321 yards in Week 3, and running back Derrick Henry is one of the best in the league.
This game will be back and forth, but the Titans are simply too good at home.
The Seattle Seahawks look like a Super Bowl contender in 2020, while the Miami Dolphins look like one of the worst teams in the NFL.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has thrown 14 touchdown passes through the first three games, setting a new NFL record. Seattle is still looking for some more defense, but this offense can put up points in a hurry.
Miami has been extremely inconsistent this season, and it’s hard to predict what to expect from this team. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has had some monster games, but he has also really struggled at times.
This game likely won’t be close for long as the Seattle Seahawks will roll over the Miami Dolphins.
The 0-3 New York Giants head out West to take on the 2-1 Los Angeles Rams on Sunday afternoon. The Rams are a huge favorite, and there is plenty of reason for that.
New York will be playing the rest of the season without running back Saquon Barkley, a huge loss for this offense. The Giants managed just nine points in Week 3, and they will struggle to score in this game.
The Rams are just one play away from being 3-0, and this offense has been electric this season. Quarterback Jared Goff threw for 321 yards and two touchdowns in a loss to Buffalo in Week 3.
The spread in this game is large, but the Rams have more than enough talent to cover it.
If you are looking for one of the more intriguing matchups in Week 4, look no further than this game. The 3-0 Buffalo Bills travel to Las Vegas to take on the 2-1 Raiders.
Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen has been playing great in 2020, and he is capable of winning games with his arm or his legs. The Bills also feature a dominant defense despite giving up 32 points in Week 3.
Las Vegas running back Josh Jacobs is one of the best in the league, and he will challenge a tough Bills defense. The Raiders did give up 36 points in Week 3, and that unit will need to improve.
Expect a close game in Sin City, but the Bills move to 4-0.
In a matchup of two of the most successful franchises over the last five years, the Kansas City Chiefs will host the New England Patriots in Week 4. New England is 2-1, while the Chiefs are a perfect 3-0.
The Patriots are riding the hot hand of Cam Newton, and this offense looks completely different from past seasons. New England still features a dominant defense, but facing the Kansas City Chiefs will be a tough test.
Kansas City just went into Baltimore and blew out the Ravens on Monday Night Football. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw for more than 300 yards in that win, and the defense was dominant as well.
The Chiefs are the best team in the NFL, and they move to 4-0 with a big win in this game.
The Sunday Night Football matchup will feature the 0-2-1 Philadelphia Eagles against the 2-1 San Francisco 49ers.
Philadelphia is searching for answers after playing to a tie with the lowly Cincinnati Bengals in Week 3. Quarterback Carson Wentz has seemed to regress, and the defense has some major flaws.
The 49ers look like a MASH unit heading into Week 4, but they somehow continue to win games. San Francisco will need their dominant defense to be sharp to move to 3-1.
The Eagles are healthier, and that will allow them to pull off the upset over the 49ers in this game.
The 0-3 Atlanta Falcons travel to Green Bay to take on the 3-0 Packers on Monday Night Football. Green Bay is a huge favorite in this game, and for good reason.
Atlanta has already blown a pair of double-digit fourth-quarter leads this season, and they are searching for an identity heading into this game. Quarterback Matt Ryan is throwing for more than 300 yards per game, but the defense has been a disaster.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers put on a show against the Saints in Week 3, throwing for three touchdowns in the win. Green Bay does have some issues on defense, but that offense can overcome anything.
This game won’t be close as the Packers move to 4-0.
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