|2012 NFL Week 14 Cowboys vs. Bengals Point Spread Odds & Preview|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 05 December 2012 12:00|
Cowboys vs. Bengals Odds
CINCINNATI, OH (The Spread) – The Bengals look to stay in the AFC Wild Card race and put an end to the Cowboys’ playoff hopes when they host Dallas on Sunday at 1PM ET on FOX.
DALLAS: The Cowboys are coming off a 38-33 win over the Eagles in Sunday Night Football. The Cowboys have now won three of their last four games to get to 6-6 on the season and still remain in the playoff hunt. Dallas scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to help get the victory as quarterback Tony Romo threw for 303 yards and three touchdowns on 22 of 27 passing. Running back DeMarco Murray returned to action in the win and rushed for 83 yards on 23 carries. Defensively, Dallas wasn’t strong, as it gave up 423 total yards to the Eagles, including 183 yards rushing.
CINCINNATI: The Bengals are coming off a 20-13 win at San Diego last week, putting Cincinnati in the midst of a four-game winning streak. Cincinnati is currently tied for the final playoff spot in the AFC at 7-5. In the win over the Chargers, the Bengals had a balanced offensive attack that totaled 339 yards. BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushed for 118 yards on 25 carries while Andy Dalton threw for 211 yards and one touchdown on 25 of 39 passing. Defensively, the Bengals held San Diego scoreless in the second half and allowed just 297 yards of offense from the Chargers. San Diego had just 46 rushing yards in the game and the Bengals forced two turnovers in the win as well.
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Bengals are 3-point favorites versus the Cowboys, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 45.5 points. Cincinnati is 7-5 overall, 3-3 at home and 6-5-1 against the spread. Dallas comes into the game 6-6 overall, 3-3 on the road and 4-8 against the spread.
TRENDS: The Cowboys are just 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 games overall and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games following a win. Cincinnati has covered the spread in four straight but just 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 home games. The Bengals have hit the under in their last 5 games after a win and in 4 of their last 5 home games. The Cowboys have hit the under in 7 of their last 9 road games.