Andy Dalton and the desperate Cincinnati Bengals will be looking to keep their slim playoff hopes alive when they hit the road to take on Marcus Mariota and the NFL betting odds favorite Tennessee Titans that are looking to win the AFC South this season and reach the playoffs after coming up just short of doing so a year ago.
Now, let’s find out if the Titans can extend their winning ways to avoid the upset against a Cincinnati team that will almost assuredly be in all-out desperation mode. This Week 10 will go down live at Nissan Stadium in Tennessee at 1:00 PM ET while airing live on FOX.
Cincinnati at Tennessee NFL Betting Odds Favorite in Week 10
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) 9 de noviembre de 2017
- When: Sunday, November 12, 2017, 1:00 PM ET
- Where: Nissan Stadium
- TV: FOX
- Radio: 102.7 FM (Cincinnati) / 104.5 FM (Tennessee)
- Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
- NFL Betting Odds: Tennessee -4.5 (Over/Under at 40.5)
- All: Bengals 3-5 / Titans 5-3
- Home: Bengals 2-2 / Titans 3-1
- Away: Bengals 1-3 / Titans 2-2
- ATS: Bengals 3-5 / Titans 3-4-1
- Over/Under: Bengals 3-5 / Titans 5-3
Why consider the Bengals NFL Betting Odds?
Why bet on Cincinnati in this Week 10 matchup? Because they’ve still got a very good defense and they’re completely desperate!
Cincinnati has dropped two of their last three games and is completely desperate to give their fading postseason hopes a boost after getting dominated by Jacksonville in their humbling 23-7 loss last weekend to fall to 3-5 this season on the season.
Now the Bengals need to get their act together in a big way, but they got some good news in the fact that wide receiver A.J. Green won’t be suspended after he went all ‘UFC’ after attacking Jacksonville’s Jalen Ramsey last weekend. Ranking an uninspiring 28th in scoring after adding fleet-footed wide receiver John Ross with the ninth overall pick and undeniably gifted running back Joe Mixon in the second round, Cincinnati has really struggled offensively this season in averaging just 16.8 points per contest
“We need to play better, and it starts with the mentality of knowing that you’re going to play better, and telling yourself, and trusting the guy next to you,” quarterback Andy Dalton said.
The good news is that they still have a very good defense that ranks a solid 11th in points allowed (19.8 ppg). While Mixon has contributed fairly well for a rookie and has played in every game, Ross has gone from being the ninth overall pick to a healthy scratch last week against Jacksonville in what has been a clearly disappointing rookie season. Ross has played only 11 offensive snaps this season.
“I think I could help contribute,” Ross said. “It’s tough for me to say what I think I can do because I don’t like talking like I’m some type of ‘a guy’ where I can just do whatever I think can do.”
- Average Score For: 16.12
- Total Yards: 269.75
- Rush Yards: 72.25
- Passing Yards: 197.50
- Average Score Against: 19.75
- Total Yards: 309.00
- Rush Yards: 116.38
- Passing Yards: 192.62
Why consider the Titans NFL Betting Odds?
The Tennessee Titans have won three consecutive games and two straight by a field goal, including their 23-20 win over Baltimore last weekend.
Tennessee has also won seven of their last eight at home, including last season’s blowout over Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers and this season’s Week 3 win over Seattle.
“That’s what you have to do to win the division, that’s what you have to do to be a playoff team, you have to win at home,” Tennessee coach Mike Mularkey said. “We’re trying to get our fans back, we’ve been trying to do that for a while now. I think it’s been loud and it’s louder and louder for each game that we’re playing. It’s been fun to have them back.”
Tennessee got past Baltimore last week as franchise quarterback Marcus Mariota passed for 218 yards with two touchdowns and an interception while second-year running back Derrick Henry added a rushing score in the win. Free safety Kevin Byard picked off Baltimore’s Joe Flacco twice in the win and Tennessee recorded three sacks to get the ‘W’.
“When I see the ball in the air, I’m going to get it,” Byard said after the win.
- Average Score For: 22.62
- Total Yards: 317.76
- Rush Yards: 117.88
- Passing Yards: 199.88
- Average Score Against: 24.12
- Total Yards: 330.87
- Rush Yards: 96.75
- Passing Yards: 234.12
Latest NFL Betting Trends for Week 10
- Bengals are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games on the road
- Bengals are 8-14-1 SU in their last 23 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cincinnati’s last 12 games
- Titans are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games
- Titans are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tennessee’s last 7 games
Expert Analysis and Prediction
Let me just start by saying that I’m just about sick and tired of Cincinnati’s underachieving ways! Cincinnati looks like they are playing out the string of games this season in what will likely be Marvin Lewis’ last season as the head coach of the Bengals.
Tennessee isn’t exactly overpowering their opponents, but they are finding ways to beat their opponents, even if it has been in what can best be described as an ‘ugly’ fashion. The Bengals are just 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 games against a team with a winning record and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against their AFC counterparts. While Tennessee has gone just 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games and 1-4 ATS in their last five meetings against the Bengals, they have the better offense in this contest and the better quarterback and will both, win and cover the chalk in this one!
NFL Week 10 Pick: Tennessee -4.5