2013 NFL on FOX Week 16 Odds & Point Spread: Vikings vs. Bengals Print
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Thursday, 19 December 2013 15:00
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Vikings vs. Bengals Odds

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CINCINNATI, OH (The Spread) – The Cincinnati Bengals look to secure their spot atop the AFC North on Sunday when they host the Minnesota Vikings at 1PM ET on FOX.

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Cincinnati is 9-5 overall, 6-0 at home and 8-5-1 against the spread. Minnesota is 4-9 overall, 0-6 on the road and 8-6 against the spread. The home team has won six of the last seven in this series.

Trends show that the Vikings are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 games after a win. Cincinnati is 7-0 against the spread in its last 7 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 after a loss.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Cincinnati is favored at home, as the Bengals have odds of -7.5 points against the Vikings. The over/under total for the game has been set at 48 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game haven’t changed since setting the Bengals as a 7.5-point favorite and the total at 48 points.

The Bengals are coming off a 30-20 loss at Pittsburgh last week. Despite the loss, Cincinnati still holds a 1-game lead on Baltimore in the division. Cincinnati is now averaging 362.3 yards per game on offense, while the defense is allowing 318.3 yards per contest. Andy Dalton has thrown for 3,649 yards and 27 touchdowns to lead the team while A.J. Green has caught 87 passes for 1,268 yards and eight touchdowns. The defense is being led by Vontaze Burfict, who has 151 tackles with seven tackles for loss and eight pass deflections.

Minnesota is coming off a 48-30 win over the Eagles. The Vikings are 3-2-1 in their last six games and have scored at least 20 points in their last six contests. The offense is now averaging 353.9 yards per contest on offense, while the defense is allowing 406.5 yards per game. Adrian Peterson has led the offense with 1,221 rushing yards and 10 scores. He is expected to play despite a foot injury suffered two weeks ago. Greg Jennings has added 59 catches for 733 yards and four scores. Chad Greenway is leading the defense with 121 tackles, three sacks and three interceptions.

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In terms of Injuries, Cincinnati cornerback Terence Newman (knee) is doubtful while linebacker James Harrison (concussion) is questionable. Minnesota cornerback Chris Cook (knee) and running back Toby Gerhart (hamstring) are both questionable.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing the Bengals, as Cincinnati is getting 70% of the wagers with odds of -7.5 points against Minnesota on Sunday.

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