|2013 NFL Thursday Night Football Week 9 odds: Bengals vs. Dolphins|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 31 October 2013 13:30|
Bengals vs. Dolphins Odds
Cincinnati is 6-2 on the season, 2-2 on the road and 5-2-1 against the spread. Miami is 3-4 overall, 1-2 at home and 3-4 against the spread. Miami has won eight of its last 10 meetings with the Bengals.
Trends show that the Bengals are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 against the Dolphins. Miami is also 5-2 ATS in its last 7 home games while Cincinnati is just 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 on the road.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Cincinnati is favored on the road, as the Bengals have odds of -3 points against the Dolphins. The over/under total for the game has been set at 42.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds had Cincinnati favored by 1.5 points. The spread dropped to even before making the climb up to 3. The over/under total for the game opened at 42 points and climbed to 43 before falling back to 42.5.
The Bengals are coming off a dominant 49-9 win over the Jets. Cincinnati has now won four straight coming into this game, and that is largely due to its defense, which is holding opponents to 332.6 yards per game. The defense has 22 sacks and 12 turnovers and is led by Vontaze Burfict, who has 85 tackles with one sack and one interception. The Cincinnati offense is averaging just under 370 yards per game. Andy Dalton has thrown for 2,249 yards and 16 touchdowns while A.J. Green has 46 receptions for 734 yards and five touchdowns.
Miami is coming off a 27-17 loss to the Patriots. It is the fourth straight loss for the Dolphins after starting 3-0. Miami has been struggling on offense as of late and is averaging only 311 yards per game, while the defense is giving up 355 yards per game. The team is being led by second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who has 1,769 yards with 11 touchdowns, but also has nine interceptions.
In terms of Injuries, Miami tackle Jonathan Martin is doubtful with an illness, while receiver Brandon Gibson is out for the rest of the season with a knee injury. Cincinnati receivers Mohamed Sanu (shoulder) and Andrew Hawkins (ankle) are both questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Cincinnati, as the Bengals are getting 87% of the wagers with odds of -3 points at Miami on Thursday night.