San Francisco 49ers at Cincinnati Bengals Expert NFL Picks 9/15/2019
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Paul Brown Stadium
Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers head to Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on the Cincinnati Bengals. Cincinnati opens this matchup as 2.5-point dogs. The O/U opens at 45. The 49ers are 1-0-0 ATS and 0-1-0 when betting on the total. The Bengals are 0-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 0-1-0 against the spread.
Key San Francisco 49ers Injuries
09/10/19 RB Tevin Coleman Ankle is out indefinitely
09/09/19 CB K'Waun Williams Dehydration left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Cincinnati
09/09/19 RB Matt Breida Dehydration left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Cincinnati
09/08/19 DB Jimmie Ward Finger is questionable Sunday vs Cincinnati
09/08/19 WR Jalen Hurd Back is questionable Sunday vs Cincinnati
09/08/19 TE Kaden Smith Undisclosed is questionable Sunday vs Cincinnati
09/08/19 DB Jason Verrett Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Cincinnati
09/08/19 WR Trent Taylor Foot is questionable Sunday vs Cincinnati
09/03/19 TE Garrett Celek Back PUP
09/03/19 DL Kentavius Street Knee IR
08/30/19 RB Jerick McKinnon Knee IR
Key Cincinnati Bengals Injuries
09/08/19 HB Trayveon Williams Foot is questionable Sunday vs San Francisco
09/08/19 WR Auden Tate Knee is questionable Sunday vs San Francisco
09/08/19 RB Joe Mixon Ankle left last game, is questionable Sunday vs San Francisco
09/08/19 DE Jordan Willis Undisclosed is questionable Sunday vs San Francisco
09/03/19 HB Rodney Anderson Knee IR
09/03/19 T Jonah Williams Shoulder PUP
09/03/19 CB Darqueze Dennard Knee PUP
09/02/19 NT Niles Scott Foot IR
07/28/19 WR A.J. Green Ankle is out indefinitely
07/12/19 G Alex Redmond Suspension is out the first 4 games of the season
In their last outing, the San Francisco 49ers played the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and won 31-17. Raheem Mostert paced the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 18 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 40 yards via 9 carries which meant he averaged 4.4 yards per tote. George Kittle led the team in receiving yardage by earning 54 yards on 8 catches. He had an average of 6.8 yards per catch for the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the 49ers was Jimmy Garoppolo who went 18/27 with 166 yards through the air and tossed 1 TD. He walked away with 1 pick on the day.
The 49ers come into this game with a record of 1-0 for this year. They are one of the dangerous teams in the NFC West and they have the ability to run the score up on teams. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 13th in the NFC and 27th among all NFL teams with 256 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the 49ers have compiled a total of 1 passing touchdown and 0 rushing TDs. They are one of the most potent offenses in the league averaging 31 points per contest, which has them at 7th among all NFL teams. As a unit, they have an average of 98 rushing yards per game which is 3rd in the conference.
The 49ers have one of the best defenses in the league, allowing 17 points per contest putting them 5th among NFC teams. When talking about yards rushing, San Francisco is giving up 121 yards per contest putting them 3rd in the division and 20th among NFL teams. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.7 yards per carry which has them at 11th in the conference and 20th in the NFL overall. Overall, they have allowed 98 yards rushing through 1 contest. When it comes to passing yards, the 49ers have allowed 174 yards. Teams are completing 55.6% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 4.5 yards per try. They have conceded 1 passing touchdown and 0 rushing TDs.
In the last game they played, the Cincinnati Bengals played the Seattle Seahawks and ended up taking the loss by a score of 21-20. Giovani Bernard led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 11 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for a total of 21 yards on 7 carries which gave him an average of 3.0 yards per carry. John Ross III was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 158 yards on 7 receptions. He averaged 22.6 yards per reception for the game. Running the show from under center for the Bengals was Andy Dalton who went 35/51 with 418 yards through the air and completed 2 TD's. He ended the game with no interceptions.
The Bengals head into this game 0-1. Cincinnati needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 34 yards on the ground per game, ranking them 29th in the NFL. As a team, they have compiled a total of 34 rushing yards through 1 game, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Bengals average 429 yards per game overall ranking them 10th among NFL teams and 5th in the conference. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Bengals currently sit at 2nd in the AFC East and 21st out of all the teams in the league with an average of 20 points per contest.
The Bengals are conceding 21 points per contest ranking them 2nd among AFC East teams and 13th in the NFL. In regard to points allowed, they have allowed 21 points in total. In terms of yards on the ground, they are giving up 72 yards per contest ranking them 8th in the NFL and 2nd in the AFC East. This season, they have given up 72 rushing yards and 1 rushing TD. Their pass defense is one of the most dominate units in the league. They are allowing 161 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Bengals are ranked 2nd among AFC teams. They have allowed 2 passing touchdowns for the 2019 season.
Who will win tonight's 49ers/Bengals NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bengals +2.5
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