Date/Time: December 9th, 8:30 P.M. ET
NFL Odds from BetDSI
Point Spread: Cincinnati -3
NFL Betting Game Trends
- Dallas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dallas’s last 8 games when playing Cincinnati
- Dallas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas’s last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati’s last 8 games when playing Dallas
- Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- Cincinnati is 7-11-3 ATS in its last 21 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati’s last 5 games at home
- Cincinnati is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games at home
Two teams that are fighting for their right to go to the playoffs this year are going to meet in NFL betting action at Paul Brown Stadium, where the Cincinnati Bengals will battle it out with the Dallas Cowboys.
Big D has been a tumultuous team this year, going 6-6 through 12 crazy games. In the mix have been results that range anywhere from an upset on opening night of the New York Giants on the road to a 20-point loss against the Seattle Seahawks, with everything imaginable in the middle. The offense has been able to throw the ball, averaging 296.7 yards per game, yet thanks to 15 picks, the world is clamoring for a new quarterback to get rid of QB Tony Romo. The defense has been aggressive this year and is allowing just 336.7 yards per game, but in the end, 24.6 points per game and five games with at least 29 points allowed in the regular season just isn’t cutting it. The offense might be scoring 23.3 points per game this year, but the defense and special teams accounted for 2.3 of those points per game, and all of those touchdowns came against the Philadelphia Eagles in two games. No one on the team has more than one interception, and the Cowboys have a total of just 12 forced turnovers on the season.
The Bengals have been oddballs this year, too. They were 0-1. Then they were 3-1. Then they were 3-5. And now they’re 7-5. And the truth of the matter is that none of it makes any sense. This team shouldn’t have lost to Miami Dolphins or the Cleveland Browns, but it shouldn’t have beaten the Washington Redskins on the road or the New York Giants at home. WR AJ Green is awesome and has 1,107 receiving yards, RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis has had three straight great games on the ground, and QB Andy Dalton is probably going to throw for 4,000 yards this year, yet the Bengals don’t rank in the Top 10 in any major offensive team category. The defense might rank 14th in the NFL in scoring at 21.7 points per game, but the squad has also allowed at least 31 points four times this year, including giving up 61 points to the Browns in two games. It’s all just weird to say the least.
These two teams make no sense to us, and perhaps it is appropriate then, that the oddsmakers basically are just giving the Bengals the nod by the value of home field advantage. The bottom line here at the moment though, is that Dallas is in iffy form with three straight failed covers, and Cincy is in great form with four straight wins and covers, and we’ll go under the assumption that form holds for both of these teams this week. Cincinnati 23 – Dallas 17
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