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Bengals Never Win in Denver

Cincinnati hits the road for a second straight week, facing a Denver team playing on a short week after their Monday Nighter against Oakland.

And they arrive at a spot where they almost always lose. The Bengals are just 2-11 SU their past 13 trips to Colorado, but that hasn't stopped more than 61% of OddsShark voters from picking the Bengals at +3.5 (at TopBet) this Sunday.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Broncos - Bengals odds would favor the Bengals if the lines were set according to power ranks. Denver is rated No. 22 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Bengals sit at No. 14. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 32-19 win for the Bengals.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Denver's No. 20-ranked offense (20 PPG) against a Bengals defense that ranks No. 9 at 17 PPG. The Broncos passing attack has averaged 272 yards per game, more than the Bengals give up through the air (202 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Bengals own the league's No. 6-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 83 yards per game when on the road. Denver, on the other hand, rates No. 16 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 27-17 winner as they battled the Browns on the road. The Bengals covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog, while 44 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cedric Benson ran through the Cleveland defense for 121 yards in Cincinnati's last game, handing the Browns a 27-17 setback on Sunday at Cleveland Browns Stadium.

Last time out for Denver, they were a 23-20 loser as they battled the Raiders at home. The Broncos failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 43 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. In their last game, Denver's aerial attack generated 304 yards but it was the Raiders coming away with a 23-20 victory over Denver at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Cincinnati Bengals Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 2-8

Denver Broncos Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing outside the division are 3-7

 

A few Bengals at Broncos trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing on the road against Denver
Cincinnati is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games
Cincinnati is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games when playing Denver
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Denver's last 7 games at home
Denver is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games when playing at home against Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati home to San Francisco, Sunday, September 25
Denver at Tennessee, Sunday, September 25

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