Bengals a home underdog on MNF
The Bengals are coming off a 30-0 win over the Browns on the road. They have won four of their last five games coming into this game to go to 9-4-1 on the season. They have a slight edge over Pittsburgh in the division, but a loss would put them a ½ game behind the Steelers. Cincinnati is just 3-3 against the spread in its last six and they have hit the under in five of their last six games.
Denver is coming off a 22-10 win at San Diego last week to improve to 11-3 on the season and win the AFC West. The Broncos need a win to have a shot at the top seed in the AFC playoffs heading into next week. Denver is 7-7 against the spread this year, but just 3-4 ATS in their last seven. The Broncos have hit the under in three straight.
The oddsmakers like the Broncos on the road in this one, as oddsmakers from BetDSI have given Denver odds of -3 points against the Bengals. The over/under total for the game has been set at 47.5 points (View Matchup). Denver has won four straight meetings with Cincinnati coming into this game, but the Bengals have covered the spread in three of their last five against the Broncos.
Denver has put an added emphasis on the run game over recent weeks, which could help in tonight’s game, as the Broncos faced the 23rd-ranked run defense in the NFL. Cincinnati is giving up 124.8 yards per game on the ground. C.J. Anderson has emerged as a strong back for Denver. He has at least 20 carries in his last four games and has run for 478 yards and four touchdowns in those four games.