The Cincinnati Bengals will look for a rare win as an underdog Sunday when they visit the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field.
Cincinnati is 0-6 SU and 0-5-1 ATS in its last six games as an underdog. The total has gone OVER in four of Washington's last five home games and in seven of Cincinnati's last 10 road games. Washington is a 3.5-point favorite and the total is set at 49 at 5Dimes.
But the Redskins have struggled with the chalk. They are just 2-10-1 ATS in 13 games in that role. And totals bettors look at the OVER trend when Cincy is an underdog (8-1-1 past 10) as reason to handicap that angle as well.
Bettors who were going with the Redskins in this one found them listed as 2-point favorites on the betting line at 5Dimes. Totals bettors have seen that number set earlier in the week at 46.5 for Monday.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 32-rated Bengals taking on the No. 11-rated Redskins in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 34-19 win for the Redskins on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 1-ranked offense (34 PPG) against a Bengals defense that ranks No. 29 at 35.5 PPG. The Redskins passing attack has averaged 251.5 yards per game, less than the Bengals give up through the air (308.5 YPG on average).
The Bengals were a 34-27 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Browns. They earned a push of the 7-point spread as favorites, while the total score (61) made winners of OVER bettors. In their last game, the Bengals got 3 passing scores out of Andy Dalton en route to a 34-27 win over the Browns on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium.
Last time out for Washington, they were a 31-28 loser as they battled the Rams on the road. The Redskins failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 59 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Washington couldn't keep $WinningRB out of the end zone in their last game and it cost them a 31-28 loss against the Rams.
Cincinnati Bengals Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the division are 7-3
Washington Redskins Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 1-9
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing outside the division are 2-8
A few Bengals at Redskins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 10 games on the road
Cincinnati is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Cincinnati is 1-7-3 ATS in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 9 games
Washington is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Washington is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games
Cincinnati at Jacksonville, Sunday, September 30
Washington at Tampa Bay, Sunday, September 30