Dallas Cowboys vs Cincinnati Bengals Prediction, 12/13/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 14
Game: Dallas Cowboys vs Cincinnati Bengals
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati +5.5
Brandon Allen and the Cincinnati Bengals (2-9-1) play the Dallas Cowboys (3-8) at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday, December 13, 2020. Dallas opens this contest as 5.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 42.5.
The Dallas Cowboys step onto the field holding a record of 3-8 for this season. In their last game they took on the Baltimore Ravens and took the loss by a score of 34-17. Andy Dalton went 31/48 with 285 yards through the air and threw 2 TD's. He tossed 1 pick in the game. Ezekiel Elliott led the team in rushing for that contest. He broke a long run for 14 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He racked up a total of 77 yards via 18 carries which meant he averaged 4.3 yards per carry. Michael Gallup was the receiving yardage leader by earning 86 yards on 7 catches. He had an average of 12.3 yards per catch for that contest. The Dallas Cowboys ran the ball a total of 28 times and earned a total of 111 yards earning them an average of 4.0 yards per attempt. On the day, they ran 77 plays for a total of 388 yards. For the contest, the Cowboys earned 29 1st downs and they had a total of 7 penalties for 58 yards. In terms of defense, Dallas conceded 12 completions on 17 tries totaling 107 yards, and a completion percentage of 71.0%. On the ground, the Cowboys conceded 294 yards on 37 attempts which gave them an average of 7.9 yards per rushing attempt allowed. On the day, they allowed 401 yards and earned 1 turnover.
The Cowboys have earned 4,566 yards in total over the course of this season. As a team they are averaging 111.8 yards on the ground ranking this team at 17th in the NFL. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Dallas has compiled 18 touchdowns through the air and 10 rushing touchdowns. Concerning scoring points, the Dallas Cowboys are averaging 22.3 PPG. The Cowboys are sitting in 32nd in the National Football League when it comes to team defense, allowing 32.8 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.2 yards per rush and 167.8 rushing yards per contest this year. Over the course of this year, they have conceded 2,014 yards on the ground through 12 games. When talking about yards via the pass, the Cowboys have surrendered 2,589 yards which ranks them 6th in the NFL. In their 12 games played this year, they have surrendered 215.8 yards per game via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 64.1%. In total, they are conceding 383.6 yards per contest which has them ranked 24th in the National Football League.
The Bengals come into this matchup with a record of 2-9-1 this year. In their last outing they went up against the Miami Dolphins and took the defeat by a score of 19-7. Giovani Bernard led the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 10 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 30 yards via 12 carries which meant he was running for 2.5 yards per carry. Tee Higgins was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 56 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 11.2 yards per catch for the game. Brandon Allen went 11/19 with 153 yards through the air and tossed 1 touchdown. He gave away 1 pick during the game. The Cincinnati Bengals ended up rushing 17 times and racked up a total of 40 yards which earned them an average of 2.4 yards per run. For the contest, the Bengals got 12 1st downs and they had 6 penalties for 62 yards. On the day, they ran 50 plays for a total of 196 yards. When discussing the defense, Cincinnati conceded 26 catches on 39 attempts for a total of 296 yards, and a completion percentage of 67.0%. In the game, they conceded a total of 403 yards and earned 1 takeaway. Against the run, the Bengals conceded 107 yards on 28 carries which is an average of 3.8 yards per attempt allowed.
Concerning their scoring prowess, the Bengals currently sit 29th in football maintaining an average of 19.8 points per contest. During this campaign thus far, the Bengals have compiled 2,743 passing yards along with holding an average of 228.6 passing yards per contest, putting them at 22nd in the league. They hold an average of 91.6 run yards per game and have run for 1,099 yards in total. The Cincinnati Bengals average 320.2 yards per contest which has them ranked 27th out of all teams in the league. The Bengals sit in 20th in the league regarding team defense, allowing 25.7 PPG. They are giving up 4.7 yards per run and 134.3 rushing yards per contest for the season. Overall, they have given up 1,611 rushing yards through 12 outings. Regarding passing yardage, the Bengals have conceded 3,087 yards which ranks them 25th in the NFL. In their 12 games played this year, they are conceding 257.3 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 62.9%. For the season, they are conceding 391.5 yards per game ranking them 26th in football.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Bengals NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cowboys -5.5
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