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MNF Betting Preview: Texans at Bengals

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Monday Night Football in Week 10 pits the Houston Texans against the undefeated Cincinnati Bengals in Ohio, and just from looking at betting lines, it’s easy to see which direction both teams are heading in. Heading into Week 10, Cincy was one of the NFL’s three undefeated teams. Houston opened as 10.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks —the biggest underdogs they’ve been since 2006.

Shark Bites
  • The Texans are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games after a win.
  • The Bengals are 5-0 SU and 4-1 ATS in their last five games in November.
  • The total has gone OVER in seven of the Bengals' last 10 games at home.

It’s the Texans who have had the advantage at the betting window when facing the Bengals lately, though. Houston is 6-1 ATS in the last seven meetings between the clubs. The Texans have been far from a safe bet when as underdogs, going 3-17 ATS in their last 20 games against the favorites.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Cincinnati Bengals were listed as -13-point favorites at Bovada and other online Sportsbooks, but that number quickly dropped down to 10.5. The total opened at 48, but has fallen half-a-point to 47.5.

A 30-19 result in favor of the Bengals is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Houston Texans vs Cincinnati Bengals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cincinnati Bengals sit at 8-0 (7-0-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Houston Texans are currently 3-5 (3-5 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? Cincinnati is 5-3 OU, and Houston is 5-3 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs Houston injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 5 (Cincinnati Bengals) and the No. 19 (Houston Texans) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Cincinnati's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 28.62 PPG, against a Texans defense that ranks No. 22 this week at 25.62 PPG. The Bengals aerial game is averaging 270.75 yards per game, more than the Texans secondary allows through the air, 227.38 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Houston Texans feature the league's No. 31-rated road run defense, allowing 159.5 yards per game. The Cincinnati Bengals, meanwhile, ranks No. 6 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Brian Hoyer passed for 2 touchdowns in his team's last game in leading the Texans past Tennessee 20-6 on Sunday.

Andy Dalton dusted the Browns secondary for 3 TDs last time out as the Bengals defeated Cleveland 31-10 at Paul Brown Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
  • Houston is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 7-0-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
  • Cincinnati is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to New York, Sunday, November 22nd
Cincinnati at Arizona, Sunday, November 22nd