The Cincinnati Bengals and the Indianapolis Colts both have reservations for the NFL playoffs as long as they don’t have a monumental collapse down the stretch. While both teams have plans to capture their respective divisions, the Bengals have looked much better in recent games than the Colts who have struggled on more than one occasion.
Indianapolis Colts at Cincinnati Bengals Preview
The NFL odds for this game favor the Bengals. The line opened with the Bengals listed as (-5.5) point favorites and the point spread has yet to move. Despite the lackluster play by the Colts, the public is split on the early betting returns. Currently the home team is attracting 53 percent of the action. Make sure to check the latest lines at the top rated online sportsbooks before making a wager on this game.
The Bengals got a win against the Chargers last week but it was not easy as they had to deal with injuries. For all but five of the 61 plays they ran against the Chargers in their Week 13 contest at Qualcomm Stadium, the Bengals were forced into the unenviable task of replacing their two starting offensive guards. Right guard Kevin Zeitler already was missing in action, declared inactive before the game due to a foot injury that has slowed him the last three weeks. He made the trip, but didn’t participate. The Bengals filled in with players and got the job done, but they need to get ready for the Colts this week. The Colts are a desperate team that need to prove that they should be with the elite although they have played poorly of late.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveal that both teams have positive trends in their favor for this game. The Colts are 4-0 against the spread (ATS) in their last 4 games after allowing less than 15 points in their previous game, 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games in December and 7-3 against the spread in the last 10 games overall. The Bengals are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games after allowing less than 15 points in their previous game, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in December and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games against a team with a winning road record.
Indianapolis Colts 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 Indianapolis Colts at Cincinnati Bengals Pick.
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