NFL

New Orleans Saints vs Cincinnati Bengals

New Orleans
Saints
7 - 1
Cincinnati
Bengals
5 - 3
November 11, 2018, 1:00 PM EST
 | Paycor Stadium

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New Orleans
Saints
7 - 1
Cincinnati
Bengals
5 - 3
November 11, 2018, 1:00 PM EST
 | Paycor Stadium
  • After losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1, the New Orleans Saints haven’t looked back and have rattled off seven straight wins ahead of their road matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 10. Sportsbooks opened the Saints as 4.5-point road favorites with a total of 54.

    SHARK BITES
    • The Saints are 1-4 SU and 0-5 ATS in their last five games vs the Bengals.
    • The Bengals are 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 games as home underdogs.
    • The Saints are 11-1 SU in their last 12 games in the early afternoon.

    Saints vs Bengals Game Center

    Can anyone slow down the Saints right now?

    The Saints faced their toughest game of the season against the previously undefeated Los Angeles Rams and came away with a 45-35 victory in Week 9 in a statement game. Drew Brees continues to turn back the clock in what’s been an MVP-caliber campaign, as the 39-year-old threw for 346 yards and four touchdowns without turning the ball over in the triumph. Michael Thomas, Brees’ favorite target, torched the Rams secondary for 211 yards and a score.

    New Orleans has been an excellent moneyline bet when playing in the first block of games on Sunday, as the Saints are 11-1 SU in their past 12 early afternoon contests. The Saints are also 13-3 ATS in their previous 16 road games against teams with winning records, so expecting them to cover as road faves this week is a very realistic expectation.

    Bengals begin life without Green this week

    The Bengals got a major scare when star wide receiver A.J. Green recently injured his toe, but according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, he won’t need surgery and will miss a few games. Without Green in the fold in Week 10, the Bengals offense looks a lot less scary. Tyler Boyd and John Ross will be leaned on to produce through the air in Green’s absence. Boyd had 138 receiving yards and a touchdown on nine receptions in Cincy’s 37-34 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before their bye week.

    The Bengals love finding themselves as home underdogs, as Cincinnati is 9-1-1 ATS in its previous 11 games as a home pup. The Bengals have been far from a solid bet when coming off the bye, however, going 1-3 SU and ATS in their last four in that spot. New Orleans and Cincinnati don’t get together often, but when they do, it’s the Bengals who are producing. In the last five meetings between the squads, Cincinnati is 4-1 SU and 5-0 ATS.

    My pick: take the UNDER

    The total for this game opened at 54, a pretty high number by NFL standards, and if Green was suiting up I’d consider taking the OVER. But I expect the Bengals offense to struggle without the wideout in the mix, as the Saints will likely stack the box against standout second-year running back Joe Mixon while double-teaming Boyd. New Orleans should continue to light up the scoreboard but I’m not sure if the Bengals will be able to do the same, so take the UNDER.

Odds

Sunday, November 11 Sun Nov 11


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
-4.5
-115
-200
o55.5
-110
+4.5
-105
+167
u55.5
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
-6
-105
-280
o53
-110
+6
-115
+235
u53
-110

Edge Finder

19.41
Total Score
25.74
217.00
Passing Yards
257.95
116.76
Rushing Yards
95.89
29:31
Time on Field
31:49
59.71
Number of Plays
65.32
5.59
Yards Per Play
5.42
19.41
Total Score
25.74
3.82
First Quarter
5.84
5.29
Second Quarter
8.11
4.59
Third Quarter
5.63
5.71
Fourth Quarter
6.16
217.00
Passing Yards
257.95
30.12
Pass Attempts
37.84
19.88
Pass Completions
25.79
2.24
Sacks
2.84
16.41
Sack Yards
17.89
10.91
Yards Per Pass
10.00
116.76
Rushing Yards
95.89
27.35
Rush Attempts
24.63
4.27
Yards Per Rush
3.89
0.82
Interceptions
0.74
1.35
Fumbles
0.68
0.65
Fumbles Lost
0.37
1.47
Total Turnovers
1.11
5.82
Penalties
5.21
49.47
Penalty Yards
39.21
29:31
Time on Field
31:49
59.71
Number of Plays
65.32
5.59
Yards Per Play
5.42
4.53
Punts
3.58
46.39
Punt Average
45.39
55.76
Return Yards
64.58

Head To Head

NO
Stat Type CIN
1-4
Record
4-1
0-5
ATS
5-0
2-3
O/U
2-3
17.60
Score
27.60
75.00
Rush Yds
148.40
39.80
Pass Attempts
31.20
65.83
Completion %
60.90
302.00
Passing Yds
220.20
377
Total Yds
368.6
2.40
Turnovers
1.00
NO
Stat Type CIN
1-2
Record
2-1
0-3
ATS
3-0
1-2
O/U
1-2
20.00
Score
29.33
104.00
Rush Yds
133.67
40.67
Pass Attempts
25.67
77.05
Completion %
68.83
349.67
Passing Yds
233.33
453.67
Total Yds
367
2.00
Turnovers
0.33
Nov 16/14 (1 of 10)
NO
Stat Type CIN
Home
Away
10
Score
27
-7.5
ATS
+7.5
51 o
O/U
51 u
75
Rush Yds
186
41
Pass Attempts
22
80.49
Completion %
72.73
255
Passing Yds
219
330
Total Yds
405
1
Turnovers
0
Dec 5/10 (2 of 10)
NO
Stat Type CIN
Away
Home
34
Score
30
-7
ATS
+7
45.5 o
O/U
45.5 u
146
Rush Yds
96
29
Pass Attempts
33
82.76
Completion %
69.70
290
Passing Yds
215
436
Total Yds
311
1
Turnovers
0
Nov 19/06 (3 of 10)
NO
Stat Type CIN
Home
Away
16
Score
31
-3
ATS
+3
52 o
O/U
52 u
91
Rush Yds
119
52
Pass Attempts
22
71.15
Completion %
63.64
504
Passing Yds
266
595
Total Yds
385
4
Turnovers
1
Dec 22/02 (4 of 10)
NO
Stat Type CIN
Away
Home
13
Score
20
-7
ATS
+7
48 o
O/U
48 u
36
Rush Yds
240
38
Pass Attempts
40
42.11
Completion %
50.00
174
Passing Yds
183
210
Total Yds
423
2
Turnovers
4
Sep 15/96 (5 of 10)
NO
Stat Type CIN
Away
Home
15
Score
30
+2
ATS
-2
42.5 o
O/U
42.5 u
27
Rush Yds
101
39
Pass Attempts
39
53.85
Completion %
56.41
287
Passing Yds
218
314
Total Yds
319
4
Turnovers
0
Jan 2/94 (6 of 10)
NO
Stat Type CIN
Home
Away
20
Score
13
-5.5
ATS
+5.5
34 o
O/U
34 u
0
Rush Yds
0
0
Pass Attempts
0
53.85
Completion %
53.85
0
Passing Yds
0
0
Total Yds
0
0
Turnovers
0
Nov 4/90 (7 of 10)
NO
Stat Type CIN
Away
Home
21
Score
7
+5.5
ATS
-5.5
44 o
O/U
44 u
0
Rush Yds
0
0
Pass Attempts
0
53.85
Completion %
53.85
0
Passing Yds
0
0
Total Yds
0
0
Turnovers
0
Dec 20/87 (8 of 10)
NO
Stat Type CIN
Away
Home
41
Score
24
-3.5
ATS
+3.5
44.5 o
O/U
44.5 u
0
Rush Yds
0
0
Pass Attempts
0
53.85
Completion %
53.85
0
Passing Yds
0
0
Total Yds
0
0
Turnovers
0
Dec 9/84 (9 of 10)
NO
Stat Type CIN
Home
Away
21
Score
24
+2.5
ATS
-2.5
40 o
O/U
40 u
0
Rush Yds
0
0
Pass Attempts
0
53.85
Completion %
53.85
0
Passing Yds
0
0
Total Yds
0
0
Turnovers
0
Oct 25/81 (10 of 10)
NO
Stat Type CIN
Home
Away
17
Score
7
ATS
O/U
0
Rush Yds
0
0
Pass Attempts
0
53.85
Completion %
53.85
0
Passing Yds
0
0
Total Yds
0
0
Turnovers
0

Team Records

NO
Record CIN
7-1
All
5-3
3-1
Home
3-1
4-0
Away
2-2
6-2
ATS
4-4
2-2
ATS Home
2-2
4-0
ATS Away
2-2
4-4
O/U
5-3
3-1
O/U Home
2-2
1-3
O/U Away
3-1
NO
Record CIN
5-1
All
3-2
2-1
Home
2-1
3-0
Away
1-1
5-1
ATS
3-2
2-1
ATS Home
2-1
3-0
ATS Away
1-1
4-2
O/U
2-3
3-0
O/U Home
1-2
1-2
O/U Away
1-1
NO
Record CIN
1-1
All
1-1
0-1
Home
1-1
1-0
Away
0-0
1-1
ATS
1-1
0-1
ATS Home
1-1
1-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
NO
Record CIN
7-1
All
5-3
3-1
Home
3-1
4-0
Away
2-2
6-2
ATS
4-4
2-2
ATS Home
2-2
4-0
ATS Away
2-2
4-4
O/U
5-3
3-1
O/U Home
2-2
1-3
O/U Away
3-1

Gametime Weather

Weather
12:00 pm EST Clear
2ºC / 36ºF
52% Humidity
0% Precipitation
21% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Open
Field Image
Arrow Image 5
mph

Injuries

Name Position Inj Desc
Marcus MayeSIs OUT next 3 games, Suspension
Jamaal WilliamsRBIR, Hamstring
Cesar RuizCIs "?" Sunday vs New England, Concussion
Eno BenjaminRBIs out for season, Achilles
Juwan JohnsonWRLeft last game, is "?" Sunday vs New England, Calf
Payton TurnerDEIs out indefinitely, Toe
Paulson AdeboCBIs "?" Sunday vs New England, Hamstring
Jake HaenerQBIs OUT first 6 games, Suspension
Jordan HowdenSIs "?" Sunday vs New England, Finger
Name Position Inj Desc
Irv Smith Jr.TEIs "?" Sunday vs Arizona, Hamstring
Tee HigginsWRIs doubtful Sunday vs Arizona, Ribs
Akeem Davis-GaitherLBIs "?" Sunday vs Arizona, Knee
Cam Taylor-BrittCBLeft last game, is "?" Sunday vs Arizona, Concussion
Charlie JonesWRIR, Thumb

Last 10 Games

Date Opp Score SU Line/Total ATS OFF. RUSH OFF. PASS OFF. TOTAL DEF. RUSH DEF. PASS DEF. TOTAL TO
Nov 4, 2018LAR45-35W+2/57W/O141346487923914830
Oct 28, 2018MIN30-20W-2.5/54W/U10616427085338423-1
Oct 21, 2018BAL24-23W+2.5/49.5W/U134205339772743511
Oct 8, 2018WAS43-19W-5.5/51.5W/O9834944739244283-1
Sep 30, 2018NYG33-18W-3/52W/U17021938965234299-2
Sep 23, 2018ATL43-37W+1.5/54W/O143391534483594070
Sep 16, 2018CLE21-18W-9.5/51L/U62213275932343271
Sep 9, 2018TB40-48L-10/49.5L/O434324751124175292
Jan 14, 2018MIN24-29L+5.5/46.5W/O80278358953084031
Jan 7, 2018CAR31-26W-6.5/47.5L/O413694101073064131
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Date Opp Score SU Line/Total ATS OFF. RUSH OFF. PASS OFF. TOTAL DEF. RUSH DEF. PASS DEF. TOTAL TO
Oct 28, 2018TB37-34W-3.5/55L/O138264402126450576-4
Oct 21, 2018KC10-45L+6.5/56.5L/U651742391983535510
Oct 14, 2018PIT21-28L-1.5/49.5L/U622132751123694810
Oct 7, 2018MIA27-17W-6/48W/U103229332128169297-2
Sep 30, 2018ATL37-36W+3.5/52.5W/O99308407924034951
Sep 23, 2018CAR21-31L+3/44L/O663303962301473774
Sep 13, 2018BAL34-23W+1/43W/O10826537366359425-3
Sep 9, 2018IND34-23W-1/47.5W/O101229330753053800
Dec 31, 2017BAL31-27W+8/39.5W/O1462133591181943120
Dec 24, 2017DET26-17W+3/43W/P142222364871892760
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