AFC Top Three Matchups-Week 5 Handicapping Report
The Houston Texans successfully navigated their way past Tennessee this past Sunday to remain the only undefeated team in the AFC. New England climbed back to .500 at 2-2 and Cleveland is still looking for its first win of the year. The following is a handicapping report for the top three matchups in the AFC this week with lines provided by UcaBet.
Miami Dolphins vs. Cincinnati Bengals (-4) Total Line: 43
Miami is now 1-3 straight-up and 2-2 against the spread after this past Sunday’s 24-21 overtime loss to Arizona as a four-point underdog on the road. The total went OVER the 39-point line and has now gone OVER in the Dolphins last three games.
Cincinnati improved to 3-1 SU and 2-1-1 ATS with a 27-10 Week 4 win over Jacksonville as a 1.5-point road favorite. The total stayed UNDER for the first time this season with the line set at 45. Through four games, the Bengals have scored the exact same amount of points they have given up (112).
The Dolphins are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games on the road but they are 6-1 SU against the Bengals on the road in the last seven meetings. Cincinnati is actually just 2-9 SU in its last 11 games against Miami. The total has stayed UNDER in five of the last seven meetings in Cincinnati.
Baltimore Ravens (-7) vs. Kansas City Chiefs Total Line: 46
Baltimore’s 23-16 victory last Thursday over Cleveland as a 12-point home favorite raised its SU record to 3-1 but it dropped to 2-2 ATS. The total stayed UNDER the 43.5-point line but it had gone OVER in two of the Ravens other three games. They have scored the third-most points in the AFC behind New England and Houston.
Kansas City fell to 1-3 both SU and ATS with a 37-20 loss to San Diego as a one-point favorite at home. The total went OVER the 44.5-point line and has now gone OVER in three of their first four games.
The Ravens are 10-3 SU in their last 13 games overall but just 2-4 SU in their last six games on the road. The total has stayed UNDER in five of the last six meetings in Kansas City. It has also stayed UNDER in seven of the Chiefs last nine home games.
Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots (-7.5) Total Line: 51.5
Peyton Manning returned to All-Pro form this past Sunday to lead his team to a 37-6 victory over Oakland as a 6.5-point favorite at home. Denver is now 2-2 on the year both SU and ATS. The total has also gone 2-2 in its first four games. The Broncos are averaging 28.5 points a game.
New England cranked-up its scoring machine in 52-28 romp over Buffalo as a four-point road favorite in a game it trailed by two touchdowns at the half. The total has gone OVER in its last two games after staying UNDER in its first two.
The Broncos are 3-6-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 6-14 in their last 20 games on the road. The total has gone OVER in four of their last six games. The Patriots are 17-4 SU in their last 21 home games but just 6-17 SU in their last 23 games against Denver. The total went OVER in both meetings last year (in the regular season and the playoffs).
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