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Cardinals visit Bengals in Week 16 NFL clash

Arizona CardinalsCincinnati Bengals
Dec 24, 1:00 PM | Turf of Paul Brown Stadium

Arizona Cardinals vs Cincinnati Bengals Odds


Arizona has been winning and looking strong while Cincinnati has been losing and not looking like their early-season selves, which makes the Cardinals vs Bengals point spread an interesting one here in Week 16.

The Bengals opened as 4-point home favorites and the early betting action favored them on the OddsShark.com NFL consensus. Arizona has now won 3 of 4 on the road, all as underdogs, for those who like to back road pups. They are 5-1 ATS the past 6 games as an underdog.

Cincy has lost 3 straight at home and the OVER has prevailed in ther past 5 at home. The OVER is also 8-2 the past 10 games where the Bengals are favored.

View Arizona vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're siding with the visitors in this one you'll find the Cardinals listed as 4.5-point underdogs. Meanwhile, the over under line for the matchup was at 40.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 29-rated Cardinals taking on the No. 13-rated Bengals in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 22-19 win for the Bengals on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cincinnati's No. 18-ranked offense (21.8 PPG) against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 17 at 21.8 PPG. The Bengals passing attack has averaged 212.4 yards per game, less than the Cardinals give up through the air (240.6 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Cardinals own the league's No. 28-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 141.3 yards per game when on the road. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 19 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

The Cardinals were a 20-17 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Browns. They failed to cover the 5.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (37) made winners of UNDER bettors. John Skelton throttled the Browns defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 313 yards and 1 scores as Arizona handed Cleveland a 20-17 defeat.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 20-13 winner as they battled the Rams on the road. The Bengals earned a push in the match as a 7-point favorite, while 33 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. A.J. Green hauled in 6 passes for 115 yards against the St. Louis defense in the team's last game, leading Cincinnati over the Rams 20-13 on Sunday.

Arizona Cardinals Trends:
When playing in December are 7-3
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing outside the division are 5-5

Cincinnati Bengals Trends:
When playing in December are 4-6
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 7-3

A few Cardinals at Bengals trends to consider:
Arizona is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 7 games on the road
Arizona is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
Arizona is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 11 games
Cincinnati is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Cincinnati is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Arizona home to Seattle, Sunday, January 1
Cincinnati home to Baltimore, Sunday, January 1