Sunday, October 16, 2016
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The Cincinnati Bengals travel to Gillette Stadium to play the New England Patriots on Sunday, October 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has New England as 8 point favorites and the over/under was set at 47. The Bengals are 2-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-3-0. The Patriots have an over/under record of 1-4-0 and they are 4-1-0 against the spread.
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Andy Dalton finished with 269 yards through the air for Cincinnati last week. He completed 29 passes out of 41 attempts for a 71% completion percentage. The Bengals were led in rushing by Giovani Bernard, who finished with 50 yards on 9 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Brandon LaFell was the team leader in receiving with a total of 68 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 9 yards per reception. As a team in that game Cincinnati got a total of 27 first downs. Of those first downs, 7 came on the ground while 16 came through the air. They ran 64 total plays for 345 yards for the game. The Bengals ran for 96 yards on 19 attempts.
Tom Brady finished with 406 yards passing for New England last week. He went 28 for 40, resulting in a 70% completion percentage. The Patriots were led on the ground by LeGarrette Blount, who finished with 37 yards on 18 carries. He ended the game with an average of 2 yards per rush. Chris Hogan led the team in receiving with 114 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 29 yards per reception. New England had 24 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 15 came from a pass. They ran 77 total plays for 501 yards for the contest. The Patriots ran for 98 yards on 35 carries as a team.
Cincinnati scores 18 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 26th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 25 passes on 37 attempts for a 68% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 283 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 5th in the league. The Bengals run for an average of 84 yards per game on 24 attempts for an average of 3.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 26th in the league. They also run 65 plays per contest and average 5.6 yards per play for an average of 366 yards per game, ranking their offense 11th overall this season. The Bengals average 21 first downs per game which ranks them 13th in the NFL. They accumulate 46.6 penalty yards per game via 6.2 penalties, which ranks 22nd in the league.
Cincinnati allows 225 passing yards per game, ranking 11th, and they allow 22 points per contest on defense, which ranks 16th. They give up 19 completions on 31 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 61%. The Bengals allow 114 rushing yards per game on 26 carries for an average of 4.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 19th in the NFL. Cincinnati allows 339 total yards per game including 5.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 11th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 6.2 penalties for 60.6 yards per game, ranking them 8th among NFL teams.
New England averages 23 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 17th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 21 passes per game on 31 attempts for a 68% completion percentage. They throw for 249 yards through the air per game, ranking them 14th. The Patriots run for an average of 128 yards per game on 33 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 4th on the ground. They also run 66 plays per game and average 5.7 yards per play for a total of 377 yards per game, ranking them 7th in the league on offense. The Patriots get an average of 20 first downs per game, which ranks 16th. They average 56.8 penalty yards per game via 6.4 penalties, ranking them 19th in the NFL.
New England allows an average of 259 passing yards per game, which ranks 18th in the league. Their defense overall allows 15 points per contest, which has them ranked 4th. They give up 25 completions on 39 attempts for a completion percentage of 64% per game. The Patriots allow 86 rushing yards per contest on 23 carries for a 3.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 9th in the NFL. New England allows 345 total yards per game for an average of 5.4 yards per play, which ranks 13th in the league. They force 5.6 penalties for 49 yards in each contest, ranking 5th.
Cincinnati Betting Trends
Cincinnati is 2-3-0 against the over/under this season
Cincinnati has an ATS record of 2-3-0 this season
New England Betting Trends
New England is 1-4-0 against the over/under this season
New England has an ATS record of 4-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/11/16 TE Tyler Eifert Ankle doubtful Sunday vs. New England
10/09/16 WR James Wright Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. New England
10/09/16 HB Jeremy Hill Shoulder injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. New England
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
10/11/16 WR Chris Hogan Head probable Sunday vs. Cincinnati
10/09/16 RB Brandon Bolden Knee "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
10/09/16 OL Marcus Cannon Calf "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
10/09/16 LB Shea McClellin Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
10/09/16 DT Vincent Valentine Back "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
10/07/16 QB Jacoby Brissett Thumb IR
08/31/16 G Tre Jackson Knee PUP
08/30/16 RB Dion Lewis Knee PUP
08/30/16 T Sebastian Vollmer Hip PUP
Guy's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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