The Philadelphia Eagles are 0-4 SU and ATS in their last four home games and will try to break that streak this Thursday night when they host the Cincinnati Bengals at Lincoln Financial Field.
But they face a team in Cincy that they have played eight times since 1980 - and never covered the spread.
Overall, Philadelphia is 1-8 SU and 3-6 ATS over its last nine games.
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU and ATS over its last five games. The total has gone UNDER in all five of those games.
Oddsmakers at had the Eagles as 3.5-point underdogs in the game, while the betting total was sitting at 46.5 over at .
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 21-rated Eagles and the No. 8-rated Bengals in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 26-15 win for the Bengals on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 27-ranked offense (18.5 PPG) against a Bengals defense that ranks No. 15 at 21.5 PPG. The Eagles passing attack has averaged 237.4 yards per game, more than the Bengals give up through the air (222.5 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Bengals own the league's No. 13-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 110.3 yards per game when on the road. Philadelphia, on the other hand, rates No. 9 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
The Bengals were a 20-19 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Cowboys. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (39) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Bengals suffered a Week 14 loss against Dallas in their last game, falling 20-19 at Paul Brown Stadium.
Philadelphia won its last outing, a 23-21 result against the Buccaneers on December 9. The Eagles covered in that game as a 7-point underdog, while the 44 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Nick Foles led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 381 yards Sunday as the Eagles downed the Buccaneers 23-21 at Raymond James Stadium.
Cincinnati Bengals Trends:
When playing in December are 5-5
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the division are 6-4
Philadelphia Eagles Trends:
When playing in December are 7-3
When playing on grass are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 4-6
A few Bengals at Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Cincinnati is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games ,when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home
Philadelphia is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Philadelphia is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Sunday, December 23
Philadelphia home to Washington, Sunday, December 23