Cincinnati Bengals Week 1-16 Top NFL Spreads
The Cincinnati Bengals have bee perennial bridesmaids during the Andy Dalton era, but they could very well surpass all expectations in 2016 while cashing in more often than no against their NFL betting odds. Thanks to this expert betting analysis on six Cincinnati regular season games in 2016, you’re going to have a great chance to strike pay dirt a whopping six times. With that said, let’s get started.
Breaking Down the Cincinnati Bengals Week 1-16 Top NFL Spreads
Cincinnati (-1, 43) at New York Jets
Analysis: The Cincinnati Bengals are hoping to reach Super Bowl 51 and will almost assuredly be legitimate contenders to do so while the New York Jets are sill trying to work out a signing with 2015 starting quarterback Ryan Fitzgerald and face one of the toughest schedules in the league in 2016, starting with their opener against Cincy.
The bad news for the Jets is that Andy Dalton and the Bengals have gone 6-2 SU and a bankroll-boosting 8-0 ATS over their last eight road games. While I love New York head coach Todd Bowles, there’s no way I see the Jets getting the home win despite the fact that they closed out the 2015 campaign by winning and covering the NFL betting line in each of their final three home games.
The Pick: Cincinnati 24 NY Jets 20
Denver Broncos at Cincinnati (-3)
Analysis: While the Bengals have alternated SU wins and losses over their last five home games, Cincinnati has managed to go 7-3 SU and a solid 5-3-2 ATS over their last 10 home games overall. More importantly, the Super Bowl champion Broncos will have a target on their collective backs all season long and will have uninspiring veteran Mark Sanchez leading them it battle in 2016 (ugh).
The Pick: Cincinnati 27 Denver 17
Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati (-6.5)
Analysis: The Miami Dolphins may have a new head coach in former Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase, but they still have mediocre quarterback Ryan Tannehill as their starting signal-caller and for me, that spells doom for the perpetually rebuilding Fins in this Week 4 matchup.
While the Bengals has surprisingly lost three straight against Miami, the Dolphins have lost four of their last five road games while failing to cover the spread in each SU loss. The Bengals win and extract some revenge for their string of losses against the Dolphins.
The Pick: Cincinnati 31 Miami 21
Washington Redskins at Cincinnati (-4)
Analysis: Not only have the Bengals won three straight and four of their last five meetings against Washington, but they’ve also got the big edge at quarterback, head coach and defense. I like Cincy’s stout defense to harass Kirk Cousins into a couple of costly mistakes en route to the convincing win and ATS cover!
The Pick: Cincinnati 34 Washington 27
Buffalo Bills at Cincinnati (-5.5)
Analysis: Not only does it not bode well that the Bills lost their final four road games in 2015 while going 0-3-1 ATS over the span, but Buffalo has also dropped two straight against Cincinnati, including their humbling 34-21 home loss against the Bengals last season. I’ve always liked loud-mouthed Bills head coach Rex Ryan, but the fact of the matter is that he’s been mediocre at best throughout his career. Marvin Lewis and Andy Dalton to get the important home in this Week 11 matchup as they try to secure a berth in the AFC portion of the playoffs.
The Pick: Cincinnati 30 Buffalo 21
Philadelphia Eagles at Cincinnati (-5)
Analysis: The Birds and Bengals haven’t met since 2012, but Cincinnati has gone 2-0-1 SU over the last three meetings against Philly and a perfect 8-0 ATS over their last eight matchups dating back to 1982. More importantly, I can see Cincinnati’s aggressive defense forcing Sam ‘Bad-ford’ into a couple of costly turnovers that doom the Birds. I know Philadelphia has gone 5-5 SU and ATS over their L/10 road games, but I’m banking on the Bengals taking this Week 13 matchup really serious as they get prepared for a postseason run.
The Pick: Cincinnati 31 Philadelphia 24