Cincinnati Bengals(3-6SU,4-5ATS) vs.Denver Broncos(3-6SU,2-6-1ATS)
Date/Time:Sunday, November 19, 4:25pm ET
Where:Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium – Denver, CO
Point Spread:CIN +2.5/DEN -2.5
This Sunday, the Cincinnati Bengals will travel into Denver’s Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium (what a stupid and long name for a stadium) to take on the Denver Broncos. The Bengals and Broncos both come into this game at 3-6 overall and both are on the outside looking in at the AFC Playoff race. Not saying a win this weekend puts either of these two teams back in the postseason hunt, but a loss pretty much seals the losers fate of not having any shot of playing come January.
The Denver Broncos come into this game as a 2.5 point home favorite over the Bengals. The total points are set at 39 combined. As of early Wednesday morning, 64% of the betting action liked Denver’s chances of getting this home win and cover. As for the total points, 54% thinks the score stays under the 39…I tend to agree. Not only do both teams have losing records overall this season, but they also have losing records against the Vegas spread. This game could go either way in my opinion.
The Denver Broncos are 3-6 and sitting in fourth place of the AFC West division. Not only has Denver played below expectations this season, they are also the only team to lose to the New York Giants in 2017. This Denver team is just not playing well right now. Other than the Giants game however, Denver has played a rather tough schedule. The Broncos came out this season at 2-0 then the wheels fell off. But again, check out these teams they have played: Patriots, Chiefs, Eagles, Raiders, Cowboys…but wait.. two of the Broncos three wins were against Dallas and Oakland. This tells me that this team can play with anyone, but they can also lose to anyone.
The Denver Broncos used to hang their hat on the defense and the problem with 2017 is that they cannot do that like they once did. So far through nine games, the Broncos are allowing opponents to score almost 27 points a game which ranks them near the bottom of the league. On offense, the struggle is real as well. Denver is running the ball well, but inconsistent play by their quarterback and an O line that is not performing is the main reason points are hard to come by for this team. Sunday, Denver needs to use their run game to open up the passing game. This Bengals team is not a great team either and if they can keep the defense off balance, I think Denver can get a home win.
The Bengals could come in and steal this game, mainly because I trust their defense against an offense like Denver’s. The Bengals are by no means a top caliber defense but they are pretty solid. Cincy only allows opponents to score 20 a game which ranks them near the top ten in the league. The problem with 2017 is that Cincinnati cannot score. The Bengals are ranked 29th in the NFL in scoring and this has to improve. Cincinnati needs to get the ball to their playmaker, AJ Green. It appears Green is getting frustrated and who could blame him? It is time Dalton took shots and let Green just make plays. Nothing else has worked so far…so why not try?
This is a very interesting game in my opinion. I think this one could go either way and I think we see a game that comes down to the final plays late in the fourth quarter. When the smoke clears though, I think Denver gets the home win and cover. I like Denver in an ugly, low scoring, 19-13 type game this Sunday.
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