Week 3 NFL Betting Lines Guide Breakdown – 49ers Vs. Bengals

Week 3 NFL Betting Line Guide Breakdown – 49ers Vs. Bengals

One of the best NFL betting lines for week 3 is the Bengals at -2.5 or -3 agains the 49ers. A lot of action has been coming in on this NFL betting line so if you want to get money down on our pick (The Bengals), move fast and try and get it at -2.5 or -3 even.

 

Sunday 1:00 – San Francisco 49ers Vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Spread Moneyline Total Points
San Francisco 49ers
Cincinnati Bengals
+3 -130
-3 +110
OV 40.5 -110
UN 40.5 -110
San Francisco 49ers
Cincinnati Bengals
+3 -125
-3 +105
+125
-145
OV 40.5 -110
UN 40.5 -110
San Francisco 49ers
Cincinnati Bengals
+3 -125
-3 +105
+125
-145
OV 40.5 -110
UN 40.5 -110
San Francisco 49ers
Cincinnati Bengals
+2½ -105
-2½ -115
OV 40.5 -110
UN 40.5 -110

SAN FRANCISCO OFFENSE:   The 49ers got off to a good start by not giving up a single sack against the Seahawks but lets be honest, that’s not saying much. In their week 2 match up against Dallas, Alex Smith was brought down six times. The Cowboys have a fierce pass rush, but Cincinnati’s racked up five sacks so far including three against Denver. Although their O-line overall is pretty shabby, right tackle Anthony Davis sticks out as a particularly weak spot. Alex Smith just doesn’t have the goods and with his weak line protection and Cincinnati’s fairly strong secondary, I think it’s going to be a long game for Smith.

That leaves the running game and so far Frank Gore is only averaging 2.5 YPC this year. After seeing Cincinnati’s run defense shut down Peyton Hillis two weeks ago I am confident they’ll be able to keep Gore under control.

CINCINNATI OFFENSE: While Andy Dalton is a rookie I think he is the better of the two signal-callers in this match-up. Against Denver, he 27-of-41 for 332 yards, two touchdowns and no picks. Keep in mind that the Bronco defense was missing Champ Bailey and Elvis Dumervil but even still the 49ers secondary isn’t any better. The 49ers defense does have one thing going for them though and that’s their ability to stop the run. In the two games this season their opposing YPC is the lowest in the league. They haven’t faced a great back yet though so take that for what it’s worth.

Where the Niners do shine is stopping the run. They are first in terms of opposing YPC, though it should be noted that they haven’t really been tested yet. Marshawn Lynch has no blocking, while Felix Jones was hurt for half of last week’s game.

 

Why I like the Bengals NFL Betting Line as a slight favorite:

 

  •  I think the Bengals are underrated. They have a good running game and defense.  Dalton has potential and is playing at home. A.J. Green is a beast, and Jerome Simpson and Jermaine Gresham complement him well.
  •  Coming off an emotional loss against the Cowboys will be extremely difficult for the 49ers. San Francisco had a win locked up, leading 24-14 in the fourth quarter. Unfortunately for them, Dallas came back with a hobbled Tony Romo and won in overtime. The Niners definitely won’t be psychologically prepared for this contest.
  •  West Coast teams are 24-42 against the spread in 1 p.m. East Coast games coming off a home game (meaning they didn’t travel the week before). When you compound that with the emotional defeat to Dallas and I think it’s going to have some major ware and tare on the 49ers
  • If you can lock in this bet at -2.5 or 3 with a even or +105 (meaning if it’s a push we lose no money or earn 5%) then we’re getting great line value with Cincinnati. This spread should be -3, but because San Francisco played Dallas well, the line is at a field goal or less. The books seems to have forgotten that the 49ers may have lost to the Seahawks in Week 1 if it weren’t for Ted Ginn.

 

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About Kate Potter

Kate Potter is a professional sports better and a semi-pro fantasy football player.

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