Bengals vs. Texans Week 16 Prediction

Bengals vs. Texans, 12/27/20 NFL Week 16 Betting Predictions

A pair of non-playoff contenders will meet in Houston on Sunday where the Texans host the Bengals at 1:00 p.m. ET. After pulling off the upset on Monday night versus AFC North rival Pittsburgh, Cincinnati cash again as an 8-point road dog today?

Game Snapshot

463 Cincinnati Bengals (+8) at 464 Houston Texans (-8); o/u 46

1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, December 27, 2020

Venue: NRG Stadium, Houston, TX


Cincinnati Bengals DFS Spin

Ryan Finley completed 7-of-13 passes for 89 yards and one touchdown in the Bengals' 27-17, Week 15 win over the Steelers Monday night, adding 10 carries for 47 yards and one touchdown. Coach Zac Taylor's plan of hiding Finley in his first start of the season worked to perfection, as the Bengals pounded the Steelers to death with Finley and Giovani Bernard as runners. Combined, the two ran the ball 35 times. The Bengals took a 17-0 lead into the half. Finley's lone touchdown pass was a 14-yard hookup with Bernard. Finley made some big-time throws where he took big hits at the end of them, but overall he wasn't asked to do much. On his touchdown run, Finley kept it on a zone-read, and the linebacker bit way too hard as Finley literally walked in from 23 yards out. It's unclear if Brandon Allen (knee) will be ready for Week 16 at Houston, but Finley won't be a fantasy option if he starts.

Houston Texans DFS Spin

Deshaun Watson completed 33-of-41 passes for 373 yards and two touchdowns in the Texans' 27-20, Week 15 loss to the Colts, adding six rushes for 25 additional yards. Watson shredded the Colts for the second time in three weeks, but as was the case in Week 13, the Texans' upset bid was ended by a red zone turnover in the dying moments of the game. Today, it was a Keke Coutee fumble into the end zone. Considering the lack of weapons at his disposal, Watson has played as well as possible in three games since Will Fuller's steroid suspension began, though it has resulted in only three passing scores. He has added at least 6/25 as a rusher each time out, along with one ground score. Watson continues to operate near an MVP level, though it will be lost in the noise of the Texans' go-nowhere season. Get this man a competent coach and general manager. Despite his shaky surrounding circumstances, Watson will remain a top-10 option for Week 16 against the Bengals.

Bengals vs. Texans Week 16 Prediction

The under has cashed in five straight series meetings between these two teams and is 4-1 in the last five meetings in Houston. The under is also 4-1-1 in the Bengals’ last six games overall, is 12-3-2 in their last 17 road games as an underdog and is 4-1-1 in their last five road games period. On the other side, the under has cashed in five of the Texans’ last six games overall, is 10-3 in their last 13 games as a home favorite and is 4-0 in their last four home games.


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