Free NFL Prediction: Eagles vs Bengals
Looking for Philadelphia Eagles vs. Cincinnati Bengals free picks? Week 13 NFL betting sees the Eagles taking on the Bengals on Sunday December 4th at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NFL season long so stay tuned for more FREE NFL predictions.
(5-6) Philadelphia Eagles vs. Cincinnati Bengals (3-7-1)
Date: Sunday, Dec. 4th
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
ATS Betting Lines: Eagles -1.5
NFL Moneyline Odds:
NFL Betting Total: 42.5
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If we travel back to around week four of this NFL, this was a game that both teams may have circled as a crucial game in their playoff races. Fast forward to week 13 and the Eagles are hanging on to their playoff hopes by a thread and the Bengals are all but eliminated.
It’s been a roller coaster season for the Eagles, but what else would you expect from this team? With rookie QB and second overall pick Carson Wentz thrown into the fire as the team’s starter to open the season, the Eagles ran off three straight wins and all was well in Philly.
The defence was one of the best in the NFC and the offence was scoring with great proficiency (at least at home).
Week 12’s Monday Night Football game was a complete embarrassment, as a team that had their apparent invincibility at Lincoln Financial Field shattered at the hands of what has been an awful Packers team.
The Eagles couldn’t stop anything Monday night, allowing Aaron Rodgers to pass for 313 yards, and go 10 for 14 on third down conversions.
More concerning still, this is a Philadelphia team that had been a juggernaut at home and they managed a pathetic 13 points (three in the second half) against a Packers team that had given up 153 points over their last four games (38 points/game).
This team simply isn’t good enough to make the playoffs, they lack weapons on offence and the defence just looks tired at this point in the season.
Speaking of not good enough to make the playoffs, say hello to the Bengals. Cinci was another team that had a pretty bright start to their season.
The Bengals were 2-2 after the first four weeks of the season (not bad) but their losses had come at the hands of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Denver Broncos, so there was some reason to remain optimistic.
Well, the Bengals have won just one football game since week four and that came against the winless Cleveland Browns. This is likely the last season you’ll Marvin Lewis as the team’s head coach as a culmination of zero playoff success and now a season where they just won’t even qualify for the post-season should be the final straw.
Whether that means the team rallies around their leader and plays some good football down the stretch remains to be seen, but this Bengals team has looked uninspired for much of this season.
The team has battled to some close defeats (21-20 at Giants, 16-12 vs Bills, 19-14 at Ravens) but in each game they’ve shown no ability to close out a game, (the Giants left the door open a number of times, the Bills punched two field goals through in the second half while the Bengals were blanked, and the Ravens built up a 16-3 first half lead that was apparently way too much to overcome for the Bengals.
Oh, and star receiver AJ Green is likely to miss this week’s game as well, so an offence that has managed just 46 points its last three games (15.3 ppg) is going to be even more challenged to score.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Over is 9-1 in PHI last 10 road games.
- Over is 7-1 in PHI last 8 games on fieldturf.
- PHI are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games in Week 13.
- CIN are 8-3 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
- CIN are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 home games.
- Under is 15-7 in CIN last 22 games overall.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Eagles -1.5
Despite the Eagles’ ineptitude on offence the last two weeks, the Bengals have been just as listless with the football. If there’s an x-factor here it’s that this is basically last call for Philly as a loss would spell the end of their season, so they’ll be the more desperate of the two.
NFL Free Score Prediction: Philadelphia 20 – Cincinnati – 13
I think the Eagles get out to enough of a lead in this one that the Bengals can’t crawl back. After a very mediocre showing on national TV on Monday night the Eagles’ defence will be hungry for some redemption.
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