Bengals vs. Eagles Prediction
NFL Odds: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Bengals are 4.5-point favorites versus the Eagles, while the over/under is currently sitting at 44.5 points. Cincinnati enters play with a 7-6 overall record and is 4-2 on the road, while Philadelphia is 4-9 overall and 2-4 at home.
Line Movement: The Bengals opened as a 3.5-point favorite but the spread has climbed a full point since then, while the total has fallen from 47 to 45 and may continue to drop the closer we get to kickoff. (Some books have the total listed at 44.5.)
Public Betting: Of the wagers currently placed on this game, 71% of NFL public bettors currently favor the Bengals. This information is subject to change leading up to kickoff, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date NFL public betting numbers.
NFL Playoff Free Pick: Take Cincinnati. According to latest NFL trends, Cincinnati is 8-0 ATS L8 in series. The Bengals blew their chance to get back in the AFC North race after losing to Dallas last week, 20-19. At 7-6,the are probably looking at an AFC Wild Card shot. Cincinnati's defense had not allowed more than 13 points in its previous four games before the Dallas game. But fortunately they take on a Philadelphia (4-9) team that is playing for pride. They did come back from an 11-point deficit to show Tampa Bay last week, 23-21, snapping an eight-game losing streak. Here's the problem. QB Nick Foles won't have TE Brent Celek (concussion), WR DeSean Jackson (IR) and LeSean McCoy (concussion) also is doubtful.
2012 NFL FREE PICK: CINCINNATI BENGALS -4.5