The oddsmakers and consultants aren’t actually followers of the Bengals, which isn’t a brand new revelation. What’s new is how down they appear to be on them in comparison with a staff just like the Colts. Joe Burrow had a welcoming to the NFL final week in Baltimore, and that has appeared to scare folks off of his hype prepare a bit. Here’s what the oodsmakers and consultants consider this matchup.
The Bengals are presently eight-point underdogs to the Colts, in line with Bovada. It isn’t laborious to see why after the Bengals offense didn’t elevate off on Sunday, and the sport will happen in Indianapolis. Final week was the primary recreation the place they Bengals weren’t inside one rating towards their opponent, although, and the Colts are nowhere close to the identical stage of staff because the Ravens.
- Cincinnati is 4-1-1 towards the unfold of their final six video games.
- The overall has gone over in six of Cincinnati’s final 9 video games.
- Cincinnati is 3-16-1 straight up of their final 20 video games.
- Cincinnati is 4-9 straight up of their final 13 video games towards Indianapolis.
- Cincinnati is 0-14-1 straight up of their final 15 video games on the street.
- Cincinnati is 1-Eight straight up of their final 9 video games when taking part in on the street towards Indianapolis.
- The overall has gone over in six of Cincinnati’s final eight video games towards an opponent within the AFC.
- The overall has gone over in 4 of Cincinnati’s final six video games towards an opponent within the AFC South.
- Cincinnati is 2-7 towards the unfold of their final 9 video games performed in October.
- The overall has gone over in 4 of Indianapolis’ final six video games towards Cincinnati.
- Indianapolis is 13-Three straight up of their final 16 video games at dwelling.
- Indianapolis is 8-1 straight up of their final 9 video games when taking part in at dwelling towards Cincinnati.
- The overall has gone Over in 4 of Indianapolis’ final 5 video games towards an opponent within the AFC.
- The overall has gone over in 5 of Indianapolis’ final seven video games towards an opponent within the AFC North.
- Indianapolis is 5-2 towards the unfold of their final seven video games performed in October.
- Indianapolis is 4-13-2 towards the unfold of their final 19 video games performed in week 6.
- ESPN has all 10 of their consultants choosing the Colts
- One among SB Nation’s 10 consultants took an opportunity on the Bengals
- None of CBS Sports activities consultants went with Cincinnati
- NFL Choose Watch, which takes into consideration picks from throughout the net, solely has the Bengals receiving eight % of the picks
It’s fairly stunning that this appears to be such a one-sided matchup within the eyes of the consultants. The Colts have performed effectively, however they’ve had loads of lapses of their play. They’ve crushed some struggling groups, however additionally they have a loss to the Jaguars on their file. This isn’t to say the Bengals have been excellent, however I believe the consultants are being just a little too reactionary to final week’s loss.
For these hoping Burrow will get again to what we noticed previous to Baltimore could should preserve ready. The Colts are going to be able to irritating the rookie similar to Baltimore did. The one query can be how a lot did the rookie be taught from that recreation?
The Bengals protection has performed pretty effectively the previous two weeks, and one enormous distinction final week was the quantity of instances defenders had been in a position to get their palms on passes for potential interceptions. Sadly, they dropped a pair, however going through a quarterback like Philip Rivers at all times presents extra alternatives for turnovers to assist out an offense making an attempt to hit its stride once more.
This recreation could also be extra on the decrease facet of scoring as it’s potential that these defenses match up pretty effectively with the offenses they’re going through. This recreation in all probability comes all the way down to which quarterback takes care of the ball higher. Contemplating the state of those offensive strains, it’s extra seemingly Burrow can be pressured into robust conditions than Rivers.
Bengals: 17 — Colts: 24