January 2, 2014

NFL Wildcard Pick: San Diego Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals

This weekend the NFL Wild Card games will take place as the San Diego Chargers travel north to take on the Cincinnati Bengals. The Chargers had to wait until the last game of the season to make the playoffs after beating the Kansas City Chiefs in overtime. The Bengals clinched a playoff spot a few weeks ago, but they want to do more. Losing in the first round will not be acceptable for this Bengals team.

San Diego Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals Preview

The NFL odds for this game opened with the Bengals listed as (-7.5) point favorites. This line was perfect considering how well the Bengals played at home this season. The early sports betting from the public is focused on the Bengals as over 59 percent of the early wagers on the betting window are on the home team. Despite the money push on the Bengals the line has now dropped and the Bengals are now listed as seven point favorites. Check your favorite top rated online sportsbook for the latest line leading up to the kickoff of this game.

The Bengals have one of the nest offenses in the league. Only the Patriots and Broncos scored more points than Cincinnati’s 430 in the AFC. Only the Broncos outscored their opponents by more points in the AFC. The 54 touchdowns that they had during the regular season is only second to Denver. In other words, outside of the one led by the QB who just turned in the greatest passing season in NFL history, there may not be an offense you want to play less. The Chargers defense will have to find a way to try and rattle Andy Dalton.

The latest football betting trends for this game reveal that the home team has some positive wagering angles in their favor. The Bengals are 7-2 against the spread (ATS) in their last 9 games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game, 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game and 11-1 ATS in their last 12 home games.

The Chargers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game but just 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 games following a straight up win.

San Diego Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals Pick

With plenty of time before kickoff we will wait for more information to come in before we select a side on this contest. Make sure to check the forum during the week and on the day of the game to get the latest and most up to date information on the game. For more information and Free Pick Click Here to visit the Forum!

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Cole Ryan

Cole started off as a part time handicapper and a full time computer programmer. After developing a computer program that consistently provided winners in NFL, NBA, MLB, and college sports Cole went into full time handicapping. The computer program and his knack for winners made him a rising star in the handicapping world. His complex computer program based on algorithms and analytical calculations have led to a 60% ATS rate.

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