Detroit Lions vs Cincinnati Bengals in Week 7 odds

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The Cincinnati Bengals lead the AFC North, and the Detroit Lions lead the NFC North. So it'll be a battle of division leaders when the 4-2 Bengals and 4-2 Lions go at it Sunday afternoon at Ford Field (1 pm ET, CBS).

Cincy just escaped with a 27-24 overtime victory at Buffalo Sunday, while Detroit rallied to score the last 17 points of a 31-17 win at Cleveland.

This matchup has been dominated by Cincy over the years, as the Bengals are 7-1 SU & ATS vs the Lions since 1983.

As of early in the week Detroit was favored by a field goal over Cincinnati.

They will face the 4-2 Bengals, who own a 3-2-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Lions are 3-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bengals are 3-3 favoring the OVER.

View Cincinnati Bengals vs Detroit Lions Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks, including, had set the Lions as -3-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was hovering around 47 earlier in the week (check for the current over-under lines at Bovada).

The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 8-rated Bengals taking on the No. 18-rated Lions in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 24-22 win for the Lions on Sunday.


Cincinnati won its last outing, a 27-24 result against the Bills on October 13. The Bengals failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point favorite, while the 51 combined points took the game OVER the total. Andy Dalton dusted the Bills secondary for 3 TDs last time out as the Bengals defeated Buffalo 27-24 at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Detroit comes off a game where it received a 4-TD performance from Matthew Stafford in defeating the Browns 31-17.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 6-ranked offense (27 PPG) against a Bengals defense that ranks No. 7 at 18.5 PPG. The Lions passing attack has averaged 284.33 yards per game, more than the Bengals give up through the air (216.33 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Bengals own the league's No. 10-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 100 yards per game when on the road. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 8 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Bengals at Lions trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games
Cincinnati is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games

Next up:
Cincinnati at New York, Sunday, October 27th
Detroit at Dallas, Sunday, October 27th