Cincinnati Bengals vs Denver Broncos Prediction, 12/19/2021 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 15
Game: Cincinnati Bengals vs Denver Broncos
Date: Sunday, December 19, 2021
Location: Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Broncos (-1.5)
The Cincinnati Bengals (7-6) are en route to Empower Field at Mile High on Sunday where they will attempt to defeat the Denver Broncos (7-6). Denver is 1.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 46.
The Cincinnati Bengals come into this game with a record of 7-6 for this season. In their last contest, the Bengals took on the 49ers and ended up losing by a score of 26-23. Joe Burrow went 25/34 with 348 yards through the air and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 125.6 and ended the contest without throwing an interception. Tee Higgins left with an average of 22.8 yds per catch by accounting for 114 yds on 5 catches. Joe Mixon led the offense in rushing for the Bengals with 18 totes for 58 yds (3.2 yds per carry). When the final whistle blew, they ran 65 plays which gave them a total of 397 yards. The Cincinnati Bengals ran the ball 26 different times and compiled 86 yds, which earned them an average of 3.3 yards per carry. Against the run, the Bengals conceded 100 yds on 23 attempts, which is 4.3 yds per run surrendered. Cincinnati conceded 27 pass completions on 41 attempts for 255 yds, and a completion percentage of 65.9%.
In terms of putting points on the board, the Cincinnati Bengals have an average of 27.2 points per game. As a team they're averaging 108.7 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 19th in the league. The Bengals have earned 4,664 total yards this season. Cincinnati has accumulated 161 1st downs as an offense, and they have been hurt by 52 penalties for 443 yds. They have surrendered the football 21 times (14 interceptions and 7 fumbles lost). When it comes to getting in the endzone, Cincinnati has compiled 26 passing touchdowns and 15 touchdowns via the ground.
The Bengals rank 18th in the NFL in terms of their opponents scoring, allowing 22.5 points per game. The opposition is running for 4.1 yards per running attempt and 93.1 rushing yards per game over the course of this year. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 1,210 yards on the ground through 13 games. Concerning yards through the air, the Bengals have conceded 3,338 yards which puts them in 29th in the league. They have allowed 256.8 yards per game through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 67.1%. Over the course of this year, they have relinquished 349.8 yards per game which has them ranked 17th in the NFL. They have yielded 19 touchdowns through the air in addition to 11 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Broncos head into this game 7-6 for this season. In their last game, the Broncos got the victory with a final of 38-10 against the Lions. Teddy Bridgewater (2 touchdowns) ended the contest with 179 yards on 18/25 through the air while his QB rate was 118.6. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his avg yards per attempt was 7.16 yards. Noah Fant was featured in the passing game for the Broncos, grabbing 4 throws for 51 yards (12.8 yards per reception). Melvin Gordon ran the football 24 times for 111 yds, finishing the game with 4.6 yards per attempt for Denver. The Broncos finished the game with 358 yards while they ran 65 plays (5.5 yds per play). Denver ran the football for 4.7 yards per carry, finishing the game with 184 yds on 39 carries. Denver relinquished 21 attempts on the ground for 118 yds (5.6 yds per rush). The Broncos secondary conceded a completion percentage of 61.5%, surrendering 198 yards on 24 out of 39 passing.
The Denver Broncos have an average of 345.0 yards per game ranking them 19th out of all teams in the league. They are averaging 123.1 yards per game via the ground game and have toted the ball for 1,600 yards for the year. The Denver offense has accrued 553 yds of penalties on 65 infractions, which is good for 28th in the league in terms of giving up free yards. They have tossed 9 picks while losing 6 fumbles and they have been able to tally 147 first downs. During this campaign so far, the Broncos have thrown for 2,885 yards through the air not to mention an average of 221.9 passing yards per outing, ranking them 19th in football. When discussing putting points on the board, the Broncos rank 20th out of all teams in the league with 21.2 points per outing.
Denver has yielded a total of 1,380 yards rushing (106.2 yards per game) in addition to 7 touchdowns by ground this year. They have conceded 16 touchdowns through the air and 218.6 yards per outing, which has them ranked 10th in the NFL. Their defense has totaled 16 turnovers (4 fumbles and 12 interceptions) on the year. This year, they have conceded 228 total points. The Broncos defense taken the field for 781 plays, which has them sitting 3rd in football. The Broncos are giving up 17.5 points per game, which has them in 2nd of all teams in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Bengals/Broncos NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Broncos -1.5
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