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Opening Point Spreads are out from BetOnline for NFL Regular Season Week 3, and we have a couple of surprises. Let’s take a look at that particular number and offer up an early perceived value NFL pick.

BetOnline Has Regular Season Week 3 Opening Lines Out Before Week 2 Sunday Night Football Kickoff
On Sunday night, online sportsbook BetOnline has posted its NFL Regular Season Week 3 Opening Lines and most of the Point Spreads aren't too different than the Week 3 Advanced Lines from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook here in Sin City although there are a couple differences, including a big one in the Thursday Night Football game between the Houston Texans and the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium after backup Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a sprained AC Joint in the 1st Half forcing Rookie and Florida-product Jacoby Brissett into action. On Tuesday, the Patriots opened up as fairly healthy 3½-point favorites in the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook NFL Week 3 Advanced Lines, so seeing JJ Watt and the 2-0 Texans a 1½-point chalks in The House That Billy Built is kind of strange.

The Defending Super Bowl champion Broncos head to Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati on Sunday to face AJ Green and Bengals in their Home Opener. For this game, the SuperBook had the hosts as 4-point chalks. And whereas the SuperBook opened Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings as 5½-point underdogs at Bank of America in Charlotte against the NFC champion Carolina Panthers, BetOnline has the Cats as 6½-point favorites in a huge early season NFC showdown whose line here would be a lot different if not for the Injury Vikings starting QB Teddy Bridgewater.

And Sunday Night Football heads to the Lone Star State and AT&T Stadium in Arlington for a duel between Mississippi State Rookie QB Dak Prescott, Dez Bryant and the host Dallas Cowboys and QB Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears in a game in which BetOnline has made the Cowboys 4-point opening favorites compared to the 3½ here at the SuperBook. And with Dallas just 2-14 SU in its L16 games without usual starting QB Tony Romo—including Sunday's thrilling 27-23 win over the Washington Redskins—Free NFL Pick on the Bears +4 at BetOnline—which is now offering a 50% Welcome Bonus and which gets a stellar A+ grade from SBR in its Best Sportsbooks List—is warranted as this will be a game that Alshon Jeffery and Chicago can win.

Here are your opening NFL Regular Season Week 3 odds from BetOnline


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Houston Texans -1½ at New England Patriots

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Denver Broncos vs. Cincinnati Bengals -3½

Oakland Raiders PK vs. Tennessee Titans

Arizona Cardinals -5 -115 vs. Buffalo Bills

Baltimore Ravens PK vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Cleveland Browns vs. Miami Dolphins -6½

Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants -3½

Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers -8

Minnesota Vikings vs. Carolina Panthers -6½

San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks -10½ -105

Los Angeles Rams vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -3½

Pittsburgh Steelers -5 vs. Philadelphia Eagles

New York Jets vs. Kansas City Chiefs -3½

San Diego Chargers vs. Indianapolis Colts -3 +101

Chicago Bears vs. Dallas Cowboys -4

Monday, September 26, 2016

Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints -3½


Free NFL Regular Season Week 3 Opening Line Pick: Bears +4 over Cowboys at BetOnline