Bengals vs. Titans Total Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Tennessee is favored at home in this race, as the Titans are getting odds of -4.5 points against the Bengals. The over/under total for the game has been set at 40.5 points. Cincinnati has won four of its last five meetings with the Titans and the two have hit the under in four straight games. The public betting in this one has Tennessee getting 59 percent of the wagers at home. Sunday’s game takes place from Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. The game will air live on FOX.
The Bengals are coming off a 23-7 loss at Jacksonville last week to fall to 3-5 on the season. Cincy is 5-3 with the under this year as well. The Bengals have struggled to move the ball this year, averaging just 16.1 points and 289.6 yards per game. Andy Dalton has thrown for 1,739 yards and 11 touchdowns with eight interceptions. He also has been sacked 24 times. Joe Mixon has become the leading rusher with 284 yards while A.J. Green is the leading receiver with 578 yards on 39 catches and four touchdowns. Green was booted from last week’s game for fighting. Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing just 19.8 points and 325 yards per contest. Geno Atkins has 27 tackles and five sacks to lead the unit.
The Titans are coming off a 23-20 win at home over the Ravens for their third straight victory. Tennessee is now 5-3 on the season and 5-3 with the over. Tennessee is putting up 22.6 points and 328 yards per game this season. Marcus Mariota has thrown for 1,519 yards with six touchdowns, but also has five interceptions. The Titans have a steady ground game behind DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry, who have combined for 748 rushing yards and five touchdowns. Rishard Matthews is the leading receiver on the team with 31 catches for 463 yards. Defensively, Tennessee is allowing 24.1 points and 341.4 yards per game. The unit is being led by Kevin Byard, who has six interceptions and 45 tackles.
These two have tended with the under and this game is shaping up to being another low-scoring battle. Cincinnati is 6-2 with the under in its last eight road games and 16-5 with the under in its last 21 games in November. While the Bengals are bad on offense, their defense seems to step up and find a way to keep this competitive. Tennessee isn’t dominant enough on offense to light up this Bengals defense.
NFL WEEK 10 PREDICTION: BENGALS/TITANS UNDER 40.5