|2013 NFL on CBS Week 5 Odds & Point Spread: Bengals -1 vs. Patriots|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 03 October 2013 17:00|
Patriots vs. Bengals Odds
New England is 4-0 overall, 2-0 on the road and 2-2 against the spread. Cincinnati is 2-2 overall, 2-0 at home and 2-1-1 against the spread. New England has won four straight over Cincinnati.
Trends show that the Bengals are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and New England is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games after passing for more than 250 yards in their previous game. These two have hit the over in 4 of their last 5 meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, the Bengals are the favorite at home, as they have odds of -1 point against the Patriots. The over/under total for the game has been set at 45 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the game as even. It remained that way for a while before moving the spread to Cincinnati -1. The over/under total opened at 45 points. It moved down to 44.5 and up to 45.5 before falling back to 45 points.
New England is 4-0 thanks to a 30-23 win at Atlanta last week. The Patriots seemed to take a step forward on offense in the win, scoring a season-high in points as Tom Brady is startling to gel with his new receivers. The Patriots’ defense has been improving as well, allowing just 14.25 points and 346 yards per game. Brady has now thrown for 1,014 yards and seven touchdowns on the year. Julian Edelman has caught 34 passes for 319 yards and two scores. Aqib Talib is leading the defense with four interceptions and seven pass deflections.
The Bengals are coming off a 17-6 loss at Cleveland last Sunday. The Bengals were held to just 266 total yards in the loss, including only 63 rushing yards. Cincinnati also had two turnovers in the game. The offense is posting just 327.6 yards per game, but the defense is holding opponents to 334 yards per contest. Andy Dalton has thrown for 1,003 yards and five touchdowns, but has four interceptions. A.J. Green has added 26 catches for 300 yards and three touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, New England receiver Aaron Dobson (neck) and tight end Rob Gronkowski (forearm) are both questionable. Cincinnati linebacker Vontaze Burfict (neck) and cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (hamstring) are both questionable as well.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing the Patriots, as they are getting 81% of the wagers with a point spread of +1 at Cincinnati on Sunday.