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The Oakland Raiders will travel to face the Cincinnati Bengals in a week twelve NFL pro football game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday afternoon. Kick off time from Cincinnati is scheduled for 1PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by CBS.
The betting odds opened up in this NFL game with the home team Cincinnati Bengals favored by -7 ½ points with an over under line of 49 points. Early money has shown on the side of the home team as Cincinnati is now favored by -9 ½ points. The total has moved down to 48 ½ points.
The teams meet on Sunday for the first time since the 2009 season where the Raiders earned the 20-17 home win as a +8 ½ point underdog. The game went over the total of 36 points. NFL Trend: Oakland Raiders are 0-3 ATS in their past three games.
Oakland has lost three straight games. They come off the 38-17 home defeat last week to the New Orleans Saints as a +6 point underdog to fall to 3-7 on the season. The total just went under 56 points. The Raiders fell behind 28-7 early in the third quarter and had no rally. Their offense put up 404 yards with 120 rushing on 26 carries. They commit two turnovers and take none from the Saints. Carson Palmer hits on 22 of 40 passes for 312 yards with two touchdowns and two pick. On the season Palmer has 17 touchdowns and 11 picks. Marcel Reece rushed it 19 times for 103 yards. Oakland allowed the Saints to tally up 392 offensive yards with 153 from their ground attack on 28 rushes. Oakland ranks 32nd and last in points allowing giving up 32 points a game. They struggled both in pass and run defense as they are in the lower third of the league. They have been bad on the road with a 1-4 straight up mark.
Cincinnati is riding a two game win streak and sits at 5-5 this season. They come off the 28-6 road win at Kansas City Chiefs last week as a -3 point favorite. The game landed under 42 points. The Bengals built up the 21-3 lead in the second quarter for the win. They posted 409 yards with 189 rushing on 38 runs from scrimmage. Andy Dalton completed 18 of 29 throws for 230 yards and two touchdowns. The second year man Dalton has 20 touchdowns and 11 picks this year. Cincinnati allowed the Chiefs to gain 284 offensive yards with 113 from their run game on 27 attempts. They are chasing Pittsburgh and Indianapolis for a wildcard spot as Cincinnati currently sits with the seventh seed with six games remaining to be played. They are one of those mid pack teams in yards gained and given up this season. Their defense has really picked it up by allowing just 19 points over their past two games all resulting in wins.