NFL Odds Week 3: 49ers Vs. Bengals

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 18: Quarterback Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals throws during the third quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 18, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

NFL oddsmakers don't seem to know what to make of the matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the Cincinnati Bengals.

It's pretty clear that odds-makers don't quite know what to make of the San Francisco 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals. Both teams are 1-1 and coming off close losses in Week 2. The Bengals opened as just 1-point favorites, but that has moved anywhere from 2 points to 3 points, depending on where you look. The over/under has stayed pretty steady at 40-40.5 points.

How good any of those bets look probably depends heavily on your opinion of starting quarterbacks Alex Smith and Andy Dalton. Neither has been asked to do a whole lot in their teams' first two games.

Smith has only been asked to throw 44 passes all season and, as a result, has just 303 yards. His 95.2 QB Rating speaks to his relative effectiveness, but it remains to be seen if he has really turned the corner.

Dalton, a rookie out of TCU, has only attempted 56 passes, but has looked good when he drops back. He has thrown three touchdowns and has yet to be intercepted. 

For more on the opening lines, head over to Odds Shark. Be sure to check out the 49ers coverage at Niners Nation, and the Bengals at Cincy Jungle.

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