The 7-3-1 Cincinnati Bengals will look to maintain their grasp on first place in the AFC North in their matchup with the 2-9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Cincy is 4-1 SU in their last five, solidly covering in a pair of road wins over New Orleans and Houston in their last two outings. The Bengals defense has returned to early season form, giving up just a combined 23 points in their last two after allowing 29.5 points per game in their previous six.
The Bucs are 1-6 SU in their last seven, 3-4 ATS, while managing to score more than 17 points just once during that stretch. It has been a particularly tough season on home turf for T-Bay, where they have failed to produce a SU or ATS win in five games this season. But the Bucs are 6-0 SU in their last six against Cincy, 4-1-1 ATS.
Cincinnati Bengals vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Opening Odds and Betting Line
Sportsbooks, including 5Dimes, had set the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as 4-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total was hovering around 44 earlier in the week (check for the current over-under lines at Bovada).
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Computer Prediction: Cincinnati Bengals vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pick
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Cincinnati Bengals vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Cincinnati Bengals will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Sunday, as they are 6-4-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 4-7 ATS. Cincinnati is 4-7 against the over under total, while Tampa Bay is 4-7 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Cincinnati injuries news.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers sit at No. 30 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Cincinnati Bengals are at No. 18 on that chart.
How Cincinnati Bengals vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Stats Matchup
Offensively, the game matches up the Tampa Bay Buccaneers No. 26-ranked offense (18.82 PPG) against a Cincinnati Bengals defense that ranks No. 13 at 21.27 PPG. The Buccaneers passing attack has averaged 234.18 yards per game, less than the Bengals give up through the air (243.55 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Cincinnati Bengals feature the league's No. 26-rated road run defense, allowing 124.2 yards per game. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, meanwhile, ranks No. 23 in rushing offense at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
A.J. Green was good for 121 receiving yards in the Bengals's most recent action, helping his team to a 22-13 victory over the Texans.
In Tampa Bay's last outing, Josh McCown threw for 341 yards in a losing cause against the Bears, 21-13 at Soldier Field.
Cincinnati Bengals vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Odds Trends
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
Cincinnati is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games
Tampa Bay is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Cincinnati home to Pittsburgh, Sunday, December 7th
Tampa Bay at Detroit, Sunday, December 7th
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