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Week 14 odds - Texans vs. Bengals

Houston TexansCincinnati Bengals
Dec 11, 1:00 PM | Turf of Paul Brown Stadium

Houston Texans vs Cincinnati Bengals Odds


The Houston Texans continue to defy logic by winning without a QB and they are small road underdogs at Cincinnati in Week 14 NFL odds.

The Texans have covered the past three meetings with the Bengals, who are struggling after a good start. Houston is 2-9 ATS in their past 11 December road games.

The Bengals are 8-1 SU in their past 9 December home games and the OVER has been a solid play when Cincy is favored (7-1 past 8 games when Cincy is in the chalk role).

View Houston vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're siding with the visitors in this one you'll find the Texans listed as 1-point favorites. Meanwhile, the over under line for the matchup was at 37.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bengals sit at No. 14 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Texans are at No. 1 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Texans will win this game 31-22.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cincinnati's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 22.2 PPG, against a Texans defense that ranks No. 2 this week at 15.8 PPG. The Bengals aerial game is averaging 218 yards per game, more than the Texans secondary allows through the air, 183.4 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Texans feature the league's No. 6-rated road run defense, allowing 102.3 yards per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, ranks No. 16 in rushing offense at home.

The Texans were a 17-10 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Falcons. They covered the 1–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (27) made winners of UNDER bettors. Atlanta was unable to contain Arian Foster in its last action Sunday and the result was a 17-10 Week 13 loss against the Texans.

In their last action, Cincinnati was a 35-7 loser on the road against the Steelers. They failed to cover the 7–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (42) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Houston Texans Trends:
When playing in December are 5-5
When playing on turf are 3-7
When playing outside the division are 5-5
Before playing Carolina are 1-1

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

A few Texans at Bengals trends to consider:
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Houston is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 9 games
Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Cincinnati is 10-4-1 ATS in its last 15 games

Next up:
Houston home to Carolina, Sunday, December 18
Cincinnati at St. Louis, Sunday, December 18