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NFL odds, lines, picks, spreads, best bets, predictions for Week 3, 2022: Model picking Bengals, Seahawks

There were a dozen games through the first two weeks of the 2022 NFL schedule that were decided by three points or fewer. Las Vegas is expecting that total to only grow since there are eight games at Caesars Sportsbook that have Week 3 NFL spreads of three points or fewer. The slimmest NFL odds belong to 49ers vs. Broncos, which has the Niners as 1.5-point favorites in the latest Week 3 NFL Vegas odds. That game opened with Denver as a 3-point favorite, only moving in favor of the Niners once Trey Lance (ankle) was declared out for the season with Jimmy Garoppolo replacing him at quarterback. All of the Week 3 NFL lines are listed below, and SportsLine’s advanced computer model has all the NFL betting advice and predictions you need to make the best Week 3 NFL picks now

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up more than $7,000 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception. The model enters Week 3 of the 2022 NFL season on an incredible 139-102 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.

The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past six years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94% of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, it has turned its attention to the latest Week 3 NFL odds from Caesars and locked in picks for every NFL matchup. Head here to see every pick.

Top Week 3 NFL predictions

One of the model’s strongest Week 3 NFL picks is that the Bengals (-4.5) go on the road and cover against the Jets. Just six teams had fewer sacks than the Jets last year, and they have the same statistical ranking in sacks this year. A lack of pressure on Joe Burrow should allow him to pick apart the Jets’ secondary since New York is allowing opposing quarterbacks a passer rating of over 100 this season. Burrow is projected to top 300 passing yards and also toss multiple touchdown passes, with Ja’Marr Chase having nearly 100 yards in receptions.

The model doesn’t expect any Jets player to top 60 receiving yards. In fact, New York loses by two scores, with the Bengals (-4.5) covering nearly 60 percent of the time.

Another one of the model’s Week 3 NFL predictions: The Seahawks (-2) cover the spread at home versus the Falcons. Geno Smith may not be the long-term answer at QB for the Seahawks, but he is the short-term solution. He has gone an astounding 9-1 against the spread over his last 10 starts, with a 13:2 touchdown-to-interception ratio over that span. His 81% completion percentage leads the NFL this season and is nearly 20 points higher than Marcus Mariota’s.

The model has Smith playing a more efficient game than Mariota and the Seahawks putting up over 130 yards on the ground by averaging over five yards per carry. With that, Seattle is projected to cover as a 2-point favorite in well over 50 percent of simulations, with the Over (42) hitting over 50 percent of the time. See which other teams to pick here.

How to make Week 3 NFL picks 

The model has also made the call on who wins and covers in every other game on the Week 3 NFL schedule, and it’s calling for a Super Bowl contender to go down hard. You can only get every pick for every game at SportsLine.

So what NFL picks can you make with confidence? And which Super Bowl contender goes down hard? Check out the latest NFL odds below, then visit SportsLine to see which teams win and cover the spread, all from a proven computer model that has returned over $7,000 since its inception, and find out.

Week 3 NFL odds, lines, spreads

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Thursday, Sept. 22

Steelers at Browns (-3.5, 40.5)

Latest Odds: Cleveland Browns -4.5

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Sunday, Sept. 25

Chiefs at Colts (+6.5, 47)

Featured Game | Indianapolis Colts vs. Kansas City Chiefs

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Ravens at Patriots (+3, 43.5)

Featured Game | New England Patriots vs. Baltimore Ravens

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Saints at Panthers (+3, 41)

Featured Game | Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints

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Texans at Bears (-2.5, 39)

Featured Game | Chicago Bears vs. Houston Texans

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Bills at Dolphins (+4.5, 51)

Featured Game | Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills

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Lions at Vikings (-7, 53.5)

Featured Game | Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions

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Bengals at Jets (+4.5, 43)

Featured Game | New York Jets vs. Cincinnati Bengals

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Raiders at Titans (+1, 45.5)

Featured Game | Tennessee Titans vs. Las Vegas Raiders

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Eagles at Commanders (+4, 50.5)

Featured Game | Washington Commanders vs. Philadelphia Eagles

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Jaguars at Chargers (-7, 48)

Featured Game | Los Angeles Chargers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

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Packers at Buccaneers (-3, 44)

Featured Game | Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Green Bay Packers

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Rams at Cardinals (+4, 50.5)

Featured Game | Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams

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Falcons at Seahawks (-2, 42)

Featured Game | Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons

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49ers at Broncos (PK, 43)

Featured Game | Denver Broncos vs. San Francisco 49ers

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Monday, Sept. 26

Cowboys at Giants (-3, 39.5)

Featured Game | New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys

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