SportsLine: NFL Week 3 odds and picks as advanced computer model loves Steelers –

The NFL’s third weekend will attract bets from average Joes to professional bettors.

Oakland Raiders
are three-point favorites over the
Washington Redskins
on Sunday Night Football, the
Arizona Cardinals
are field-goal underdogs to the
Dallas Cowboys
on Monday Night Football, and the
Cleveland Browns
are favored for the first time since 2015 in a game against the
Indianapolis Colts
that opened as a pick’em.

With so many eye-popping games and so many NFL odds on the move, you’ll want to know to what SportsLine’s advanced computer model is picking.

SportsLine’s Projection Model went an amazing 174-80-2 on straight-up NFL picks last season — better than all 98 experts tracked by NFLPickWatch.

Every single one.

SportsLine computer picks would have also won over 96 percent of CBS Sports Office Pool Manager leagues that made straight-up picks last season. It’s fresh off an 11-5 week and even called the
Denver Broncos
‘ huge upset of the Cowboys.

With Week 3 already here, the computer simulated every matchup 10,000 times and came up with some surprising results.

One team the model really loves: the
Pittsburgh Steelers
, who are seven-point favorites over the
Chicago Bears
at Soldier Field. SportsLine is calling for a 27-13 blowout, with the Steelers winning 82 percent of simulations to cover the spread easily and stay perfect on the season.

Another team SportsLine’s model is all-in on: the
Green Bay Packers
, who are nine-point favorites at home against the
Cincinnati Bengals
, a team that hasn’t scored a touchdown this season. The model says the Packers win by 10, covering the spread and winning 73 percent of simulations.

One surprise: the Browns, favored for the first time since 2015, lose outright as one-point favorites at the Colts. SportsLine’s advanced model has the Colts winning a low-scoring 18-17 battle. Look for an easy under in this game as well.

The model also is calling for a home favorite to get absolutely stunned, meaning a huge payday for anyone who bets on the big-time road underdog.

What NFL picks can you make with confidence in Week 3? Check out the NFL odds below and then visit SportsLine to see which NFL teams are winning more than 50 percent of simulations, plus see which side of the big Raiders-Redskins game is a virtual lock, all from the model that would have won 96 percent of football pools last season, as well as picks from 16 experts.

Los Angeles Rams
San Francisco 49ers
(+2, 40)

Baltimore Ravens
Jacksonville Jaguars
(+4, 39)

New Orleans Saints
Carolina Panthers
(-5.5, 48)
Pittsburgh Steelers at Chicago Bears (+7.5, 45.5)

Miami Dolphins
New York Jets
(+5.5, 41.5)
Denver Broncos at
Buffalo Bills
(+3, 40)

Houston Texans
New England Patriots
(-13, 43.5)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Minnesota Vikings
(Off board)
Cleveland Browns at Indianapolis Colts (+1, 40.5)

New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
(-6, 43)

Atlanta Falcons
Detroit Lions
(+3, 49)

Seattle Seahawks
Tennessee Titans
(-3, 43)

Kansas City Chiefs
Los Angeles Chargers
(+3, 46)
Cincinnati Bengals at Green Bay Packers (-9, 44.5)
Oakland Raiders at Washington Redskins (+3, 54)
Dallas Cowboys at Arizona Cardinals (+3, 47)


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