Chargers vs. Bengals Odds
Cincinnati is 11-5 overall, 8-0 at home and 10-5-1 against the spread. San Diego is 9-7 overall, 4-4 on the road and 9-6-1 against the spread. Cincinnati has won three straight over the Chargers, including a 17-10 win in San Diego on Dec. 1.
Trends show that the Chargers are 0-4 against the spread in their last 4 meetings with the Bengals, while the road team is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 games in this series. These two have hit the over in 7 of their last 11 meetings and in 4 of their last 5 meetings in Cincinnati.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, the Bengals are favored at home, as they have odds of -7 points against the Chargers. The over/under total for the game has been set at 47 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the Bengals favored by 7.5 points. The spread fell to 7 mid-week and held there. The over/under total opened at 46 points and slowly worked up to 47.
The Bengals ended the season with a 34-17 win over the Ravens. Cincinnati won five of its last six to secure the AFC North title this season. The Bengals averaged 368.4 yards per game on offense this year, while the defense allowed just 305.5 yards per contest. Andy Dalton has thrown for 4,296 yards and 33 touchdowns this season, but also has 20 interceptions. A.J. Green added 98 receptions for 1,426 yards and 11 touchdowns while Vontaze Burfict led the defense with 171 tackles and three sacks.
The Chargers are coming off a 27-24 overtime win over the Chiefs to lock up the final playoff spot in the AFC. San Diego has won four straight since suffering the 17-10 loss to the Bengals. San Diego averaged 393.3 yards per game on offense this season, while the defense allowed 366.5 yards per game. Philip Rivers threw for 4,478 yards and 32 touchdowns this year to lead the offense, while Ryan Mathews added 1,255 rushing yards and six touchdowns. The defense has been led by Eric Weddle, who has 115 tackles with 10 pass deflections and two interceptions.
In terms of Injuries, Cincinnati center Kyle Cook (foot) is questionable while cornerback Terence Newman (knee) is expected to be out for the game. San Diego safety Brandon Taylor (knee) is out for the game.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing the Bengals, as Cincinnati is getting 59% of the wagers with odds of -7 points against the Chargers today.