Free NFL Prediction: Bengals vs 49ers
Week 15 NFL betting sees the Cincinnati Bengals taking on the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday December 20th at Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NFL season long so stay tuned for more FREE NFL predictions.
Cincinnati Bengals (10-3) vs. San Francisco 49ers (4-9)
Date: Sunday December 20th
Time: 4:25 PM
Venue: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California
ATS Betting Lines: Cincinnati -5
NFL Betting Total: 40.5
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Both coming off losses on Sunday, the Bengals and 49ers get set for a battle on the west coast Sunday afternoon.
The loss clearly hurt the Bengals more as they fell out of the #1 seed and kept the door open in the AFC North.
San Francisco has nothing but a draft pick position to play for, but beating the Bengals and causing more problems for them is something they would love to do come Sunday.
The Bengals had their sights set on the overall #1 seed in the AFC and clinching home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
While they still trail by just 1 game to the Patriots, things got a little bit more dicey in the AFC North race. The Bengals fell to the Steelers and opened the door for them to make one last push at the division race.
Currently, the Bengals lead is just at 2 games over Pittsburgh with the Steelers holding the tiebreaker if the scenario comes about.
Things got even worse for the Bengals as both QB Andy Dalton and star TE Tyler Eifart went down with injuries. Eifart missed practice all week and is likely doubtful here on Sunday.
The horrid news for the Bengals comes from Andy Dalton, who is likely to miss the season. He will continue to be evaluated, but for right now AJ McCarron is the go to guy. McCarron finished with 280 yards and 2 touchdowns in relief on Sunday.
Things have been very poor for the 49ers this season, but they got even worse on Sunday.
San Francisco was embarrassed by the worst team in the NFL as the Cleveland Browns behind Johnny Manziel took it to them. Not that there was much hope, but the loss ended the 49ers playoff hopes, officially eliminating them.
QB Blaine Gabbert had a very modest performance as he finished with 194 yards to go along with a touchdown and no picks. He’s trying to show why he’s the future QB for this team along with auditioning for other teams.
The 49ers D will need a similar, if not better performance on Sunday against the Bengals like the one they had against Cleveland. San Francisco forced an interception and fumble in the loss and have allowed just 24.4 points against this season.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Bengals are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
- Bengals are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games in December.
- Bengals are 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game.
- 49ers are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games on grass.
- 49ers are 2-6-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Cincinnati ATS
While it’s tough to get a feel where McCarron is at and how he will perform with the pressure on, one thing is known….the 49ers are bad.
San Francisco will struggle to move on this Bengals defense while the offense for Cinci has enough depth and rushing attack to get the job done here.
NFL Free Score Prediction: Cincinnati 27 – San Francisco 13
The defense does enough and forces some turnovers to set up the offense here. Cincinnati rolls and gets a much needed win here in Week 15.
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