Bengals vs Cowboys: Week 14 betting
The Cincinnati Bengals are a perfect 4-0 SU and ATS over their last four games and will try to add a fifth straight win when they host the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium.
Dallas is 0-3 ATS over its last three games, but the Cowboys are just 1-9 SU in their past 10 games as underdog. The Bengals, meanwhile, have won and covered 4 straight games.
The total has gone UNDER in seven of Dallas's last nine road games and in five of Cincinaati's last six games overall. Cincinnati is just 3-7-1 ATS over its last 11 home games but is 2-0 ATS over its last two.
The visitors opened as 2-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark (including BetOnline), while the total was hovering around 45.5 at most shops, including Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 8-rated Bengals and the No. 14-rated Cowboys in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 27-22 win for the Bengals on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cincinnati's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 25.2 PPG, against a Cowboys defense that ranks No. 21 this week at 24.6 PPG. The Bengals aerial game is averaging 241.8 yards per game, more than the Cowboys secondary allows through the air, 220.2 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Cowboys feature the league's No. 14-rated road run defense, allowing 112.7 yards per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, ranks No. 19 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, Dallas was a 38-33 winner at home against the Eagles. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (71) was profitable news for OVER bettors. In their last game, the Cowboys got 3 passing scores out of Tony Romo en route to a 38-33 win over the Eagles on Sunday at Cowboys Stadium.
Cincinnati won its last outing, a 20-13 result against the Chargers on December 2. The Bengals covered in that game as a 1-point underdog, while the 33 combined points took the game UNDER the total. BenJarvus Green-Ellis went over the 100-yard mark (118) in his team's latest effort as Cincinnati defeated San Diego by a score of 20-13 on Sunday.
Dallas Cowboys Trends:
When playing in December are 5-5
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 5-5
Cincinnati Bengals Trends:
When playing in December are 6-4
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 7-3
A few Cowboys at Bengals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Dallas's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dallas's last 8 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games
Dallas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 8 games when playing Dallas
Dallas home to Pittsburgh, Sunday, December 16
Cincinnati at Philadelphia, Thursday, December 13