Bengals vs Chargers NFL Week 14 Lines & Betting Pick

Bengals vs Chargers NFL Week 14 Lines & Betting Pick

Written by on December 4, 2018

After their impressive come from behind 33-30 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers this past Monday night, the L.A. Chargers now host one of the worst teams in the second half of the season on Sunday.  L.A. is a massive -14 favorite. Will the Chargers cover the huge spread? Or, will the Bengals play well enough for at least a cover win?

Bengals vs Chargers NFL Week 14 Lines & Betting Pick

Weather Forecast

  • Mostly Cloudy: 18°C/64°F
  • Humidity: 57%
  • Precipitation: 2%
  • Wind: 7 mph W
  • Cloud Cover: 62%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why Cincinnati Bengals are a good bet +14?

Cincinnati’s been awful this season, but when they have stepped it up enough to cover spreads, it’s often been on the road. Unlike most NFL teams, the Bengals have a winning record against the spread on the road and losing record ATS at home.

In their last road game, Cincinnati almost pulled off the moneyline upset. As a +6.5 road dog versus the rival Baltimore Ravens, the Bengals only lost 21-24. If they can frustrate Baltimore, they can frustrate the L.A. Chargers.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 23.8
  • Total Yards: 331.3
  • Pass Yards: 236.3
  • Rush Yards: 95
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 30.9
  • Total Yards: 433.1
  • Pass Yards: 279.8
  • Rush Yards: 153.3

Why L.A. Chargers are a good bet -14?

Are the Chargers a safe bet for NFL Week 14?

The Los Angeles Chargers have been hot since the end of September. The Chargers are 8-1 straight up in their last 9 games. No win was as impressive as their last.

Finding themselves down 23-7 on the road versus the Steelers, Philip Rivers didn’t allow his team to quit. He rallied the Chargers to an improbable 33-30 win. L.A. won’t take a step back versus a team with a historically bad defense. Chargers roll to an easy win and cover.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 28.3
  • Total Yards: 399.4
  • Pass Yards: 274.2
  • Rush Yards: 125.2
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 20.8
  • Total Yards: 334.9
  • Pass Yards: 230.9
  • Rush Yards: 104

NFL Week 14 Betting Trends for Bengals vs Chargers

  • Cincinnati is 1-6 ATS in the last 7 games
  • Cincinnati is 1-6 SU in the last 7 games
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Cincinnati’s last 5 games
  • LA Chargers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games
  • LA Chargers are 8-1 SU in the last 9 games
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of the LA Chargers’s last 6 games

Bengals vs Chargers Final NFL Betting Analysis

The trends are definitely against Cincinnati, but this spread is gigantic. The Bengals will be without A.J. Green, though. Without Green there’s no way the Bengals keep this close.

Cincinnati allows close to 31 points per game while the Chargers have stepped it up on defense. LAC will dominate from the outset even though they battle Cincy off a short week and had to work hard to beat Pittsburgh. Los Angeles is the play. They should win this by at least 17 points.

NFL Week 14 Pick: L.A. Chargers -14
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