Date/Time: December 13th, 8:30 P.M. ET
Television: NFL Network
NFL Odds from BetDSI
Point Spread: Cincinnati -4
NFL Betting Game Trends
- Cincinnati is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games ,when playing Philadelphia
- Cincinnati is 7-12-3 ATS in its last 22 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 5 games
- Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- Philadelphia is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
- Philadelphia is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games at home
- Philadelphia is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
The Cincinnati Bengals are going to try to get back on the horse following last week’s loss when they hit the road for Thursday Night Football betting action against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Bengals know that they lost a chance to really put their foot on the gas pedal in the chase to get into the playoffs. They still control their own destiny, but at this point, one more loss takes away that right. The team is going to have to win at least two of these last three games, and one of those games will have to be next week against the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road in all likelihood to even think about getting into the second season. WR AJ Green has now gone three straight games without a touchdown, and that absolutely has to change against a much-beleaguered Philly secondary. RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis needs just 26 yards to get to 1,000 for the campaign as well. However, it all comes down to this defense. This is the unit that really screwed the pooch at the end of last week’s game against the Dallas Cowboys at the death, though the team still ranks sixth in the league, allowing just 328.0 yards per game.
The Eagles are back in the win column, and they deserved to get the job done on the road last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The question is whether the team has gotten its win, and now it’s going to pack it up for the rest of the year, or whether it is going to try to fight it out the rest of the way against three teams that are going to be fighting for playoff spots. QB Nick Foles threw for 382 yards and two TDs last week in the best game of his young career, and he now has 1,174 yards and four scores against three picks for the campaign. RB Bryce Brown is coming up on the team lead in total touchdowns this year, as he is just one off of the pace of RB LeSean McCoy and WR Jeremy Maclin. Brown has 494 rushing yards and 39 more as a receiver on 11 catches for the campaign, and most of that has come since McCoy has been out of the lineup with a concussion.
Many think that the Eagles are going to revert back to their recent form prior to last week, while many also think that the Bengals are going to get back to their winning ways. However, we think that last week was a sign, and these two teams are on a lot more of a level playing field than it seems. We do think that good teams (Cincinnati) find ways to win, while bad teams (Philadelphia) find ways to lose, but we definitely want the points on our side. Cincinnati 23 – Philadelphia 20
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