New England Patriots vs Cincinnati Bengals Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 24 (12/24) NFL

New England Patriots vs Cincinnati Bengals Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 24 (12/24) NFL

 

Odds

Time 8:15 p.m. EST
Bengals money line -125
Bengals spread -3 (-110)
Patriots money line -125
Patriots spread -1.5 (-110)
Over / under 43.5

 

2022 season stats

  Cincinnati Bengals New England Patriots
Record 4-8 6-6
Home / road record 1-6 3-3
Points per game 22.1 20.7
Points allowed per game 26.8 18.4
Pass yards per game 240.0 231.0
Rush yards per game 114.0 104.0
Total yards per game 355.0 336.0
Total yards allowed per game 370.0 331.0

 

Preview

The New England Patriots hit the road and will visit the Cincinnati Bengals at the State Farm Stadium. These teams haven't faced each other since 20-21 season where the Pats took the win 20-17 at home.

 

Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals get here with a 4-3 record overall and 2-2 on the road so far this season ranking 2nd in the AFC North. Last week the Bengals beat the Falcons 35-17 at home. Burrow passed for 345 yards in the first half alone as the Bengals scored on their first four possessions and finished 34 of 42 passes for 481 yards and three touchdowns and adding a 1-yard run for a score. He became the first QB to have five games of 400 yards or more in his first three seasons.

Defensively the Bengals have been playing well holding their opponents to 18.9 points per game and their strongest defense is by ground as they're allowing 119 rushing yards.

 

New England Patriots

The Patriots get here with 6-6 record and are 3-3 on the road ranking 4th in the AFC East. Last week, they lost against the Bills 24-10 at home. For the majority of the night, Mac Jones was nervous and unsure. He completed 22 of 36 passes for 195 yards and a touchdown. The Patriots converted three of twelve third-down attempts and went 0 for one in the red zone.

The Patriots ranks #2 in defense and is allowing 18.8 points per game. They're giving up 231 passing yards per game and allowing an average of only 104.0 yards rushing per game.

 

BETTING TRENDS

New England are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games against Cincinnati.

New England are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games against Cincinnati.

New England are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games on the road.

New England are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games.

Cincinnati are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games against New England.

Cincinnati are 1-11 SU in their last 12 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Bengals have been pretty good all season and have won 8 of their 10 games. The Patriots have been awful offensively and their defense is the reason of why the have been able to win games. However, the Bengals are by far the better team and should win this game without a problem. Take the Bengals.

PICK: Bengals -3 (-110)

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