Cincinnati Bengals vs Miami Dolphins Picks, Odds, Week 16 Predictions 12/22/2019
Game: Cincinnati Bengals vs Miami Dolphins
Date: Sunday, December 22, 2019
Location: Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Miami -3
Hard Rock Stadium is the venue where Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Miami Dolphins will play the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Cincinnati opens this matchup as 3-point dogs. The over/under opens at 45.5. The Bengals are 1-13-0 ATS and 5-9-0 when betting on the total. The Dolphins are 7-7-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-11-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Cincinnati Bengals took on the New England Patriots and lost 34-13. Joe Mixon paced the team in rushing during the game. He had a long run of 29 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He scurried for 136 yards via 25 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.4 yards per run. Tyler Eifert was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 44 yards on 3 catches. He averaged 14.7 yards per catch during the game. Running the show from under center for the Bengals was Andy Dalton who went 17/31 with 151 yards passing and added 1 TD. He gave away 4 picks in the game. The Cincinnati Bengals rushed the ball a total of 32 times and earned a total of 164 yards giving them an average of 5.1 yards per rush. In the game, they totaled 63 plays for a total of 315 yards. In the game, the Bengals earned a total of 19 first downs and they had 5 infractions for 25 yards. In terms of defense, Cincinnati gave up 15 completions on 29 throws for a total of 116 yards, and a completion percentage of 52.0%. Overall, they gave up a total of 291 yards but weren't able to force a turnover. In the running game, the Bengals gave up 175 yards on 32 runs which is an average of 5.5 yards per attempt allowed. Another prediction you may want to look into is the NFL pick from Josh Schonwald on the Bills vs Patriots game.
Bengals are 1-13 After Loss
The Bengals come into this game with a record of 1-13 this season. They are a low scoring offensive team in the division and they will have to really have a good night if they want to have a good offensive game. For total yardage, they sit in 12th among AFC teams and 26th in the league with 4,378 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Bengals currently have a total of 13 passing TDs and 6 rushing touchdowns. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the league averaging 15 points per game, ranking them 32nd in the league. As a unit, they have an average of 91 yards on the ground per contest which is 14th among AFC teams.
The Bengals have one of the middle tier defenses in the league, giving up 25.6 points per game putting them 14th among AFC teams. In discussing yards on the ground, Cincinnati is giving up 158.0 yards per game putting them 4th among AFC North teams and 32nd in the league. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.9 yards per carry which has them at 13th among AFC teams and 28th among NFL teams overall. In total, they have conceded 1,279 rushing yards through 14 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Bengals have allowed 3,272 yards. Teams are completing 63.1% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.4 yards per attempt. They have allowed 18 passing TDs and 16 rushing touchdowns.
In their last game, the Miami Dolphins played the New York Giants and took the defeat by a score of 36-20. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Dolphins was Ryan Fitzpatrick who went 23/41 with 279 yards passing and added 2 TD's. He ended the game with no interceptions. Patrick Laird paced the team on the ground in the game. He tore off a long run of 18 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 46 yards via 12 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.8 yards per tote. DeVante Parker was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 72 yards on 4 catches. He earned an average of 18.0 yards per reception in the game. The Miami Dolphins ended up running the ball 25 times and added 122 yards which earned them an average of 4.9 yards per rush. On the day, they totaled 69 plays for a total of 384 yards. In the game, the Dolphins had a total of 22 1st downs and they had 7 infractions for 42 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Miami allowed 21 catches on 29 attempts for a total of 274 yards, and a completion percentage of 72.0%. For this contest, they conceded 412 yards and earned 3 turnovers. In the running game, the Dolphins allowed 138 yards on 33 tries which means they had an average of 4.2 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Tony Sink has a pick for the contest between the Steelers and Jets.
Dolphins Drop to 3-11 After Loss
The Dolphins head into this game 3-11. Miami is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 71 yards on the ground per game, which has them at 32nd in the league. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 997 rushing yards through 14 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Dolphins average 291 yards per contest overall which has them at 29th in the league and 14th in the conference. When looking at their ability to score points, the Dolphins currently sit at 4th in the AFC East and 29th out of all the teams in the league averaging 17.2 points per contest.
The Dolphins are conceding 31.1 points per game ranking them 4th among AFC East teams and 32nd in the NFL. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre units in the NFL. They are allowing 258 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Dolphins are ranked 13th in the AFC. They have conceded 33 passing TDs this year. In discussing points allowed, they have given up 435 points in total. When talking about yards rushing, they are conceding 141 yards per contest which puts them at 31st in the league and 4th in the AFC East. For this season, they have given up 1,972 yards rushing and 14 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Bengals/Dolphins NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bengals +3
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