Cincinnati Bengals vs San Diego Chargers Odds
The Cincinnati Bengals have won three straight games both SU and ATS, and will look to stay hot when they visit the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium this Sunday. San Diego on the other hand has lost three games both SU and ATS.
The OVER is 7-0-1 over the last eight meetings between these two teams. Cincinnati holds a 3-1 ATS edge in its last four games against San Diego.
Sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag, had set the Chargers as 2-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was hovering around 47.5 earlier in the week (check for the current over-under lines).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Chargers - Bengals odds would favor the Bengals if the lines were set according to power ranks. San Diego is rated No. 16 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Bengals sit at No. 10. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 26-24 win for the Bengals.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Diego's No. 16-ranked offense (22.3 PPG) against a Bengals defense that ranks No. 15 at 22.5 PPG. The Chargers passing attack has averaged 224.9 yards per game, more than the Bengals give up through the air (218.4 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Bengals feature the league's No. 21-rated road run defense, allowing 123.2 yards per game. San Diego, meanwhile, ranks No. 15 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, Cincinnati was a 34-10 winner at home against the Raiders. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (44) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Andy Dalton dusted the Raiders secondary for 3 TDs last time out as the Bengals defeated Oakland 34-10 at Paul Brown Stadium.
San Diego lost its last outing, a 16-13 result against the Ravens on November 25. The Chargers failed to cover in that game as a 1-point underdog, while the 29 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Chargers suffered a Week 12 loss against Baltimore in their last game, falling 16-13 at Qualcomm Stadium.
Cincinnati Bengals Trends:
When playing in December are 5-5
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 7-3
San Diego Chargers Trends:
When playing in December are 7-3
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 4-6
A few Bengals at Chargers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games on the road
Cincinnati is 3-4-2 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Diego's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
San Diego is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Diego's last 8 games
San Diego is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Cincinnati
Cincinnati home to Dallas, Sunday, December 9
San Diego at Pittsburgh, Sunday, December 9