Bengals vs. Packers Total Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Green Bay is favored at home, as the Packers are getting odds of -7 points against the Bengals. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 47 points. Cincinnati has won its last three meetings with the Packers and the two have hit the over in their last two meetings. Today’s game will take place from Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin and air live on CBS.
The Packers are coming off a 34-23 loss in Atlanta last week to fall to 1-1 on the season. Green Bay is also 1-1 with the over/under total, hitting the under in their win at home in Week 1. Green Bay is averaging just 20 points per game despite averaging 398.5 yards per contest. Aaron Rodgers has thrown for 654 yards and three touchdowns and two interceptions. The Packers are still lacking in a run game, as Ty Montgomery has just 89 yards on 29 carries. Defensively, Green Bay is allowing 21.5 points and 320.5 yards per game. Nick Perry, one of the team’s defensive leaders, is out for today’s game with a finger injury.
The Bengals have looked rough in the first two weeks of the season, losing to the Ravens and Texans at home by a combined score of 33-9. The Bengals have hit the under in both losses. The Cincinnati defense has been respectable, allowing just 285.5 yards per game, but the offense has been a mess. The Bengals are putting up just 276.5 yards per game, including only 79.5 yards per game on the ground. Joe Mixon has just 45 yards rushing through two games while Andy Dalton has thrown for 394 yards and four interceptions without a touchdown.
The Bengals offensive issues seem like they are far from being fixed. Dating back to the preseason, Cincinnati has been held to 17 points or less in their last five games. Green Bay certainly has the fire power to put up points, but the Packers should have a tough time carving up this Cincinnati defense. Both offenses also are missing pieces as Tyler Eifert is doubtful for the Bengals while Randall Cobb is doubtful for the Packers. Everything seems to be sizing up for the under to hit today.
NFL WEEK 3 PREDICTION: BENGALS/PACKERS UNDER 47