MNF line moves to key number
CINCINNATI, OH (The Spread) – The line for tonight’s Monday Night Football game is on the move, surprisingly dropping in favor of the Bengals.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Broncos are now 3-point road favorites over the Bengals while the over/under total is currently sitting at 47 points. Denver opened as 3.5-point favorites and that’s where the line stood as of this morning but the number has dropped down to the key number at most online and Vegas sports books.
The underdog is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams but the road squad is a perfect 4-0 against the number in the last four meetings between these two teams. The Broncos also have conflicting trends, covering in nine of their last 11 games in December but are just 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six Monday night games.
The Bengals are a perfect 6-0 against the number in their last six home games versus a team with a winning road record and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games in December but are just 1-4-1 ATS in their last six games following a straight up win.
Keep an eye on Peyton Manning’s status leading up to kickoff. He suffered a thigh injury during last week’s win over the Chargers and is questionable, although coach John Fox stated that Peyton looked good in Saturday’s practice so he should play tonight.