Sunday, October 9, 2016
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The Cincinnati Bengals travel to AT&T Stadium to play the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, October 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 45.5. The Bengals are 2-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-2-0. The Cowboys have an over/under record of 2-2-0 and they are 3-1-0 against the spread.
Andy Dalton finished with 296 yards through the air for Cincinnati last week. He completed 22 passes out of 31 attempts for a 71% completion percentage. The Bengals were led in rushing by Jeremy Hill, who finished with 71 yards on 21 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. A.J. Green was the team leader in receiving with a total of 173 yards and 10 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. As a team in that game Cincinnati got a total of 19 first downs. Of those first downs, 4 came on the ground while 13 came through the air. They ran 69 total plays for 362 yards for the game. The Bengals ran for 77 yards on 37 attempts.
Dak Prescott finished with 245 yards passing for Dallas last week. He went 23 for 32, resulting in a 72% completion percentage. The Cowboys were led on the ground by Ezekiel Elliott, who finished with 138 yards on 23 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Cole Beasley led the team in receiving with 66 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. Dallas had 26 first downs total. 12 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 73 total plays for 428 yards for the contest. The Cowboys ran for 194 yards on 39 carries as a team.
Cincinnati scores 20 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 24th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 24 passes on 37 attempts for a 65% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 291 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 3rd in the league. The Bengals run for an average of 81 yards per game on 26 attempts for an average of 3.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 28th in the league. They also run 66 plays per contest and average 5.6 yards per play for an average of 372 yards per game, ranking their offense 11th overall this season. The Bengals average 20 first downs per game which ranks them 18th in the NFL. They accumulate 46 penalty yards per game via 6.2 penalties, which ranks 27th in the league.
Cincinnati allows 225 passing yards per game, ranking 10th, and they allow 21 points per contest on defense, which ranks 13th. They give up 19 completions on 33 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58%. The Bengals allow 98 rushing yards per game on 26 carries for an average of 3.8 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 14th in the NFL. Cincinnati allows 323 total yards per game including 5.3 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 9th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 6 penalties for 64.5 yards per game, ranking them 5th among NFL teams.
Dallas averages 25 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 10th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 22 passes per game on 33 attempts for a 67% completion percentage. They throw for 247 yards through the air per game, ranking them 21st. The Cowboys run for an average of 149 yards per game on 35 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 1st on the ground. They also run 69 plays per game and average 5.7 yards per play for a total of 396 yards per game, ranking them 2nd in the league on offense. The Cowboys get an average of 25 first downs per game, which ranks 1st. They average 44.8 penalty yards per game via 5.5 penalties, ranking them 24th in the NFL.
Dallas allows an average of 264 passing yards per game, which ranks 19th in the league. Their defense overall allows 19 points per contest, which has them ranked 10th. They give up 23 completions on 37 attempts for a completion percentage of 62% per game. The Cowboys allow 95 rushing yards per contest on 21 carries for a 4.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 11th in the NFL. Dallas allows 358 total yards per game for an average of 6.1 yards per play, which ranks 18th in the league. They force 5.8 penalties for 42 yards in each contest, ranking 4th.
Cincinnati Betting Trends
Cincinnati is 2-2-0 against the over/under this season
Cincinnati has an ATS record of 2-2-0 this season
Dallas Betting Trends
Dallas is 2-2-0 against the over/under this season
Dallas has an ATS record of 3-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/02/16 S Derron Smith Chest "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
10/02/16 CB Dre Kirkpatrick Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
10/02/16 HB Jeremy Hill Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
10/02/16 HB Rex Burkhead Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
10/02/16 TE Tyler Eifert Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
08/31/16 DT Andrew Billings Knee IR
08/31/16 DT Brandon Thompson Knee PUP
08/31/16 HB Cedric Peerman Forearm out indefinitely
10/04/16 K Dan Bailey Back "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
10/02/16 WR Dez Bryant Knee "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
10/02/16 T Tyron Smith Back "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
10/02/16 LB Mark Nzeocha Achilles "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
10/02/16 CB Orlando Scandrick Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
09/28/16 DE Charles Tapper Back IR
09/27/16 OL La'el Collins Toe IR
09/20/16 DE Randy Gregory Suspension expected to miss first 14 games
09/09/16 RB Darren McFadden Elbow PUP
09/07/16 LB Rolando McClain Suspension expected to miss first 11 games
08/31/16 TE James Hanna Knee PUP
08/31/16 LB Jaylon Smith Knee PUP
08/27/16 QB Tony Romo Back out indefinitely
08/11/16 DE Demarcus Lawrence Suspension expected to miss first 4 games
08/02/16 Backup QB Kellen Moore Fibula IR
Tony's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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