Bengals vs Broncos: Week 9 betting
Look for plenty of offense this Sunday when the Denver Broncos visit the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium.
The total has gone OVER in five of Denver's last six road games and in seven of Cincinnati's last 10 home games.
Denver is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games against the Bengals, but the Bengals hold a 5-2 ATS edge over their last seven games against Denver. Cincinnati is just 3-10-3 ATS in its last 16 games.
Denver meanwhile has covered the spread each time they were favored so far in 2012.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bengals - Broncos odds would favor the Broncos if the lines were set according to power ranks. Cincinnati is rated No. 24 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Broncos sit at No. 5. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 33-22 win for the Broncos.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cincinnati's No. 14-ranked offense (23.7 PPG) against a Broncos defense that ranks No. 14 at 21.7 PPG. The Bengals passing attack has averaged 257.4 yards per game, more than the Broncos give up through the air (213.3 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Broncos feature the league's No. 24-rated road run defense, allowing 136 yards per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, ranks No. 23 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, Denver was a 34-14 winner at home against the Saints. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (48) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Peyton Manning dusted the Saints secondary for 3 TDs last time out as the Broncos defeated New Orleans 34-14 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
The Bengals were a 24-17 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Steelers. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (41) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Bengals suffered a Week 7 loss against Pittsburgh in their last game, falling 24-17 at Paul Brown Stadium.
Denver Broncos Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 4-6
Cincinnati Bengals Trends:
When playing in November are 3-7
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the division are 7-3
A few Broncos at Bengals trends to consider:
Denver is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Denver's last 9 games
Denver is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing at home against Denver
Cincinnati is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Denver at Carolina, Sunday, November 11
Cincinnati home to NY Giants, Sunday, November 11