How to Bet Bears vs. Bengals Week 14 NFL Betting Lines & Game Preview

How to Bet Bears vs. Bengals Week 14 NFL Betting Lines & Game Preview

Written by on December 7, 2017

Andy Dalton and the NFL betting lines favorite Cincinnati Bengals will look to keep their slim playoff hopes alive for another seven days when they take on the lowly Chicago Bears in a contest that has the look of a virtual lock from where I’m sitting. Now, let’s find out if the Bengals can win and cover the NFL Week 14 spread!

Chicago (3-9) at Cincinnati (5-6)  Week 14 NFL Betting Lines & Game Preview

  • When: Sunday, December 10 at 1:00 PM ET
  • Where: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
  • TV: FOX
  • Radio: 101.7 FM (Chicago) / 102.7 FM (Cincinnati)
  • Live Stream: Fox Sports Go
  • NFL Betting Lines: Cincinnati Bengals -6.5 (Over/Under at 38.5)

Weather Forecast

  • Partly Cloudy: -1°C/31°F
  • Humidity: 35%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Cloud Cover: 35%
  • Wind: 12 mph WSW
  • Stadium Type: Open

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Recent Head to Head (Last 5 Games)

  • Record: Cincinnati Bengals lead 3-2
  • Score: Chicago Bears 15.00 / Cincinnati Bengals 21.20
  • Rush Yards: Chicago Bears 108.80 / Cincinnati Bengals 97.40
  • Pass Attempts: Chicago Bears 35.40 / Cincinnati Bengals 33.40
  • Completion Percentage: Chicago Bears 59.89 / Cincinnati Bengals 66.47
  • Passing Yards: Chicago Bears 210.00 / Cincinnati Bengals 229.20
  • Total Yards: Chicago Bears 318.8 / Cincinnati Bengals 326.6
  • Turnovers: Chicago Bears 2.60 / Cincinnati Bengals 1.00

Why Bet on the Chicago Bears Odds at +6?

The best reason to bet on the Bears is that they’re completely desperate and facing a Cincinnati team that has struggled to score the ball this season. “(We need) more explosive plays,” Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky said. “Be better on first and second down so we’re not always in third-and-longer situations. We want to be in third-and-manageable. Or just go first down, second down, first down with the explosive plays. We just need to get the ball into our playmakers’ hands, stay efficient and be good with the football.” The second overall pick in this year’s draft has largely struggled in his inaugural season as he gets set to make his ninth career start. He has a passer rating of 74.6 for the season (1,237 passing yards, five touchdowns, four interceptions) and is averaging 6.7 yards per scramble with 194 rushing yards. The good news is that gifted running back Jordan Howard needs just 115 rushing yards to secure his second consecutive 1,000-yard campaign.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Average Score For: 15.92
  • Total Yards: 275.58
  • Rush Yards: 115.33
  • Passing Yards: 160.25
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 22.25
  • Total Yards: 333.17
  • Rush Yards: 112.17
  • Passing Yards: 221.00

Why Bet on the Cincinnati Bengals Odds at -6?

There are several good reasons to bet on Cincinnati in this contest like the fact that they’re playing at home and are completely desperate to hold on to their slim playoff hopes. The Bengals had their modest two-game winning streak snapped in Monday night’s injury-filled matchup against the AFC North division rival Steelers in a contest that saw several cheap shots from both teams. The loss left players on both sides seriously injured, including Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict (concussion) and running back Joe Mixon (concussion). According to the Week 14 NFL Betting Lines, the Bengals can win easily against the Bears. Bengals safety George Iloka initially was suspended one game for delivering a head shot against Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, but Iloka’s suspension was overturned on appeal. Now the Bengals are focused on simply winning from here on out. “Just win out,” Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap said to the Cincinnati Enquirer. “Do what we gotta do to win this next football game and then worry about the next one after that. But more importantly, we can’t overlook this one because we’ve got to get one before you can get two.”

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Average Score For: 18.25
  • Total Yards: 280.84
  • Rush Yards: 80.17
  • Passing Yards: 200.67
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 19.83
  • Total Yards: 334.00
  • Rush Yards: 123.67
  • Passing Yards: 210.33

Latest NFL Betting Trends for Week 14

  • Bears are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games
  • Bears are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago’s last 6 games
  • Bengals are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games
  • Bengals are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chicago
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 7 games

Expert Analysis and Prediction

Andy Dalton and the Bengals are still mathematically alive in the mediocre AFC and completely desperate to give their playoff hopes a big-time boost! More importantly, the NFL betting lines favorite Bengals have a couple of big-time playmakers, starting with wide receiver A.J. Green and can be pretty explosive even though they’ve struggled to score this season. Chicago has lost five straight and has trouble scoring, as indicated by the fact that they’ve been held to 16 points or less in four of those losses. Dalton and the Bengals will get the win over a Bears team that was absolutely foolish to pass on Deshaun Watson at No. 2 in favor of Mitch Trubisky. The Bears are 2-5 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the Bengals are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win and a robust 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games in the month of December. Cincy will back the NFL betting lines against a Bears team that ranks 30th in scoring (15.9 ppg) and can barely find the end zone these days! Pick: Cincinnati -6
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