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Proven model backing Browns, Buccaneers

SportsLine’s computer model simulated every Week 3 NFL game 10,000 times with surprising results.

Week 3 of the 2020 NFL schedule will feature eight games with NFL spreads of four points or fewer. As a result, picking which NFL Vegas lines to target as you make your Week 3 NFL bets could be a challenge with so many major injuries changing the dynamic. The Panthers will have to figure out how to move the football without star running back Christian McCaffrey, who suffered a high-ankle sprain. Carolina is a 6.5-point underdog against the Chargers in the Week 3 NFL odds from William Hill.

The 49ers were decimated by injuries in Week 2, but the defending NFC champions are still 3.5-point favorites on the road against the Giants in the Week 3 NFL Vegas spreads. The Giants won’t have Saquon Barkley, but San Francisco lost Nick Bosa and Solomon Thomas on defense, which could dramatically change the complexion of that game. 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 SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NFL game 10,000 times and is up over $7,300 for $100 players on its top-rated NFL picks since its inception five years ago.

It’s off to a strong 5-2 roll on top-rated NFL picks this season. The model enters Week 3 on an incredible 101-67 roll on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season. The model also ranked in the Top 10 on NFLPickWatch in three of the past four years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 95 percent of CBS Sports office pool players three times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, it has examined the latest Week 3 NFL odds and NFL betting lines, simulated every snap, and its predictions are in. Head to SportsLine now to see them all.

Top NFL predictions for Week 3

One of the top Week 3 NFL predictions the model recommends: Cleveland covers as a seven-point favorite at home against Washington. The Browns are 1-1 and coming off a 35-30 win over the Bengals last Thursday. The extended rest should serve them well against Washington.

The Browns breezed to a cover the last time they had 10 days off, winning 41-24 as 11-point favorites against Miami last year. Quarterback Baker Mayfield threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns in the victory, while Nick Chubb had 106 yards rushing and a score.

The Browns rushed for 215 yards last week against the Bengals, while Washington’s defense gave up 160 yards on the ground to the Cardinals in a loss…

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