The Cincinnati Bengals (+6) are set to pay a visit to the Atlanta Falcons (-6) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. This early afternoon game will get going at 1:00 p.m. ET and CBS will showcase the action.
Betting Preview: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Atlanta Falcons
This Sunday pairing shows the Bengals as the underdogs and they’re currently getting 6 points. The Bengals are also receiving +180 moneyline odds while the Falcons are -220. There could be some good live betting opportunities in this match, and oddsmakers have placed the over/under (O/U) at 49 points.
The game’s total has swung up after initially being set at 48. The opening line of -6 has yet to change.
The Bengals are 2-1 against the spread (ATS) and have gained 1.0 unit so far in 2018. The team’s posted an O/U mark of 3-0.
The Falcons are down 1.4 units this season. The team is 1-2 ATS and owns an O/U record of 2-1.
The Bengals have gone 2-1 straight up (SU) in 2018 while the Falcons are 1-2 SU.
The Bengals look to get back in stride after a 31-21 loss to Carolina in Week 3. The passing attack the big culprit Andy Dalton completed 29-of-46 passes for 352 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions. Giovani Bernard (61 rushing yards on 12 attempts, one TD) mounted the running attack while Boyd (six receptions, 132 yards, one TD) and Eifert (six catches, 74 yards) shared the receiving duties in the defeat.
In Week 3, New Orleans knocked off this Atlanta crew by a score of 43-37. Matt Ryan completed 26-of-35 passes for 374 yards and five touchdowns. Tevin Coleman (33 yards on 15 rush attempts) spearheaded the running attack while Calvin Ridley (seven receptions, 146 yards, three TDs) and Julio Jones (five catches, 96 yards) led the pass-catching corps in the loss.
Cincinnati’s run the ball on 34.5 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Atlanta has a rush percentage of 40.4 percent. The Bengals have rushed for 91.7 yards per game and have two touchdowns on the ground this year. The Falcons are totaling 97.3 rushing yards per game and have three total rush TDs.
Judging by the early season results, it seems like the Bengals could hold an edge when it comes to RB efficiency. Their running backs has produced 4.5 yards per carry while their defense is allowing a YPC of 4.4 to opponents. The Falcons have tallied 4.1 yards per carry and allowed 5.2 yards per rush attempt to opponents.
The Bengals offensive scheme has logged 286.7 yards/game through the air overall and has eight passing scores so far. The Falcons have put up 299.0 pass yards per outing and have seven total pass TDs.
On the defensive side of the ball, Cincinnati has allowed 123.7 rush yards and 281.7 pass yards per game. The Atlanta defense has allowed 287.7 yards per game to opposing passers and 125.7 yards per game on the ground. The Bengals are allowing an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of just 5.73 to opponents, while the Falcons have given up a 6.40 ANY/A.
Offensively, Dalton is up to 595 passing yards on the year. He’s completed 50-of-74 attempts with four scores through the air and five interceptions. He has a 5.31 adjusted net yards per pass attempt, including 5.94 over the last two outings.
Matt Ryan has managed to complete 47-of-78 passes for 625 yards, five TDs and one INT for Atlanta. His ANY/A sits at 7.52 for the year and 11.00 over his past two games.
Cincinnati Bengals at Atlanta Falcons NFL Pick
SU Winner: Bengals, ATS Winner: Bengals, O/U: Under
Team Betting Notes
- The Atlanta offense has lost zero fumbles this season while Cincinnati has lost one.
- The Cincinnati D has seven sacks on the year while Atlanta has five.
- Cincinnati, as a team, has averaged 4.2 yards per carry over its last two matchups.
- Atlanta has averaged 4.0 yards per carry over its last two.