NFL Betting Preview: Cincinnati Bengals vs. New Orleans Saints – Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018
Matchup at a Glance
Where: Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio
When: Sunday, November 11th at 1:00 PM ET
Spread: New Orleans -4.5
Quick Pick: New Orleans Saints (buy .5 point) for 3 units
The New Orleans Saints enter this game with a record of 7-1 and have won seven games in a row including a ween last week over the previously undefeated Los Angeles Rams by a score of 45-35.
The Cincinnati Bengals enter this game with a record of 5-3 and are coming off a win prior to their bye week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a score of 37-34.
Let’s take a closer look at these two teams and we’ll start with the underdog Cincinnati Bengals.
The Bengals are 5-3 overall and 4-4 ATS. The Bengals have looked explosive on offense but could be without AJ Green for this game which would hurt their passing offense greatly and they have one of the worst defenses in the NFL. Cincinnati is 4-4 ATS overall, 2-2 ATS after a win, 2-2 ATS at home and 1-2 ATS as an underdog.
Andy Dalton leads the team in passing with 2,102 yards for 17 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. Joe Mixon leads the team in rushing with 509 yards and 4 touchdowns. A.J. Green leads the team in receiving with 45 receptions for 687 yards and 6 touchdowns.
Cincinnati is averaging 27.62 points per game which ranks 10th in the NFL. They are averaging 92.75 rushing yards per game which ranks 26th in the NFL. They are averaging 251.5 passing yards per game which ranks 17th in the NFL.
The Bengals are allowing 29.62 points per game which ranks 30th in the NFL. They are allowing 128.38 rushing yards per game which ranks 26th in the NFL. They are allowing 319.38 passing yards per game which ranks 32nd in the NFL.
New Orleans Saints
The Saints are 7-1 overall and 6-2 ATS. The New Orleans Saints are the hottest team in the NFC and after losing week 1 they have now won seven straight including knocking off the Los Angeles Rams who were previously undefeated prior to the loss. New Orleans is 6-2 ATS overall, 6-0 ATS after a win, 4-0 ATS on the road and 3-2 ATS as a favorite.
Drew Brees leads the team in passing with 2,336 yards for 18 touchdowns and 1 interception. Alvin Kamara leads the team in rushing with 490 yards and 9 touchdowns. Michael Thomas leads the team in receiving with 70 receptions for 880 yards and 5 touchdowns.
New Orleans is averaging 34.88 points per game which ranks 2nd in the NFL. They are averaging 112.12 rushing yards per game which ranks 15th in the NFL. They are averaging 289.88 passing yards per game which ranks 7th in the NFL.
The Saints are allowing 27.25 points per game which ranks 27th in the NFL. They are allowing 76.38 rushing yards per game which ranks 1st in the NFL. They are allowing 311.38 passing yards per game which ranks 31st in the NFL.
New Orleans continues their hot streak with a road win and cover
If AJ Green was healthy and playing in this game this would be no doubt a high scoring game, but without him the Bengals passing offense will struggle even against the 31st ranked passing defense. The Saints will have no problem moving the ball through the air as the Bengals have the worst pass defense in the NFL. I look for the Saints to get the win and cover easily against the Bengals. Make sure to bet this match-up on BookMaker.