Week 13 NFL Expert Predictions: Philadelphia At Cincinnati

Posted by Henry Watkins on Thursday,December 1, 2016 5:07, EDT in

It’s Week 13 of the NFL season this coming weekend, which means that the window of opportunity is about to be slammed shut on several teams still harboring playoff hopes. The NFC Wild Card race is particularly tight right now, and while the Philadelphia Eagles are just 5-6 on the season, they are not quite dead yet. They need an awful lot to go their way in the final month of the regular season, and they can help their won cause by starting to find ways to win. You would believe that they have a legitimate shot at doing that this Sunday against a Cincinnati team that has been hugely disappointing. The Bengals are already dead and buried this year, and are limping into this weekend with more than their fair share of injuries. The bookies don’t seem to see very much difference between these two, as this one is on the books as a pick play. Can the Bengals use home field to their advantage, or will the Eagles find a way to keep their slim playoff hopes alive?

Here’s A Closer Look At The Week 13 NFL Expert Predictions: Eagles At Bengals

When: Sunday, December 4 at 1 PM EST
Where: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati
TV: FOX
Live Stream: FOX Sports GO
NFL Odds: TBA

 

 

Why bet on the Philadelphia Eagles

After a solid start to the season, the Eagles have struggled in recent weeks, with QB Carson Wentz starting to look every inch the rookie. Philadelphia Eagles are just 2-4 in their last 6 games, and they have turned the ball over 11 times in that stretch. They have also failed to score more than 24 points in a single game during that run, managing just 28 total points in their last two outings. While the spread doesn’t come into play in this game, it is worth noting that the Eagles are 2-0 ATS in non-conference games this season, although they are also just 1-5 ATS in road games.

Why bet on the Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals were considered to be one of the elite teams in the AFC coming into the season, but a combination of injuries and poor play has seen them drop to a woeful 3-7-1 record. There are now some rumblings that the window of opportunity may have closed for this group, and you can bet that a lot of guys are going to be playing for their jobs in the final few weeks of the season. While not particularly great, the Bengals 2-2-1 record at home is much better than what they have delivered on the road, It’s also worth mentioning that the Bengals have covered the spread versus the Eagles the last 8 times that they have played them.

 

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

These types of games tend to be the toughest to handicap, as you are looking at a pair of bad teams heading in the wrong direction. The Bengals are the more talented of the two, and they should be able to do just enough to come away with the win.

Philadelphia Eagles 17 Cincinnati Bengals 20