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Could Bengals Be In Danger vs San Fran?

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It seems like just days ago this game would have been a complete laugher, but with Andy Dalton out of the contest between the Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers, we have a completely different looking game on our hands. The Bengals have also struggled against the 49ers as they are just 2-10 SU in their last 12 games against San Fran.

Shark Bites
  • The favorite is 1-7-1 ATS in the past nine games between these two teams.
  • The Bengals are 8-2-1 SU and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games following a loss.
  • The 49ers have averaged a pathetic 14.5 points per game this season.

It’s now the A.J. McCarron show in Cincinnati as Dalton will be out four-to-six weeks with a fractured hand. The Alabama alum has not started a single game in his career, but had extended play last week when he threw for 280 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. The Bengals’ running game has been inconsistent this season as they’ve rushed for 140+ yards in three of the last seven hames, but less than 100 in the other four games.

Since becoming the starter for the 49ers Blaine Gabbert has been consistent with a 63.2 completion percentage while throwing for six touchdowns and three interceptions. However, the protection is starting to break down again as Gabbert was sacked nine times last week against the Cleveland Browns.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the San Francisco 49ers in this one found them as 4-point underdogs earlier in the week at [custom bodog-link], while the total was sitting at 42.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 25-16 result in favor of the Bengals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Cincinnati Bengals vs San Francisco 49ers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cincinnati Bengals will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 10-2-1 ATS against the spread this season, while the San Francisco 49ers are 6-7 ATS. Cincinnati is 7-6 on the over under betting totals; San Francisco is 6-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Francisco vs Cincinnati injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 32 (San Francisco 49ers) and the No. 4 (Cincinnati Bengals) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the San Francisco 49ers No. 32-ranked offense (14.46 PPG) against a Cincinnati Bengals defense that ranks No. 2 at 17.62 PPG. The 49ers passing attack has averaged 192.46 yards per game, less than the Bengals give up through the air (242.62 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Cincinnati Bengals own the league's No. 1-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 79.5 yards per game when on the road. San Francisco, on the other hand, rates No. 21 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last gridiron battle, A.J. Green did much of the damage, producing 132 receiving yards but Cincinnati managed to defeat the Bengals 33-20 at Paul Brown Stadium.

In their last game, the 49ers were Week 14 losers coming out on the wrong end of 24-10 score against Cleveland.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 10-2-1 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Cincinnati is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games
  • Cincinnati is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • San Francisco is 6-13 ATS in its last 19 games
  • San Francisco is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 7 games
  • San Francisco is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati at Denver, Monday, December 28th
San Francisco at Detroit, Sunday, December 27th

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