San Francisco 49ers vs Cincinnati Bengals Prediction, 12/12/2021 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 14
Game: San Francisco 49ers vs Cincinnati Bengals
Date: Sunday, December 12, 2021
Location: Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Bengals (-1)
The San Francisco 49ers (6-6) are headed to Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday where they will take on the Cincinnati Bengals (7-5). Cincinnati opens this game as 1-point favorites. The over/under comes in at 47.5.
The San Francisco 49ers head into this matchup 6-6 for this year. In their last contest, the 49ers went up against the Seahawks and ended up losing by a score of 30-23. Elijah Mitchell led the offense in rushing for the 49ers with 22 carries for 66 yards (3.0 yds per carry). George Kittle had an average of 20.1 yds per catch by accumulating 181 yds on 9 catches. Jimmy Garoppolo finished 20/30 with 299 yds passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rate of 93.6 and finished the contest with 2 picks. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the 49ers gave up 146 yards on 27 attempts, which is 5.4 yds per rush surrendered. San Francisco relinquished 30 pass completions on 37 tries for a total of 181 yds, and a completion percentage of 81.1%. When all was said and done, they ran 56 plays which converted into 365 yards. The San Francisco 49ers ended up running the ball 25 times and accumulated 71 yds, which had them averaging 2.8 yds per carry.
In terms of scoring points, the San Francisco 49ers have an average of 25.3 points per outing. As a team they are averaging 125.9 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 7th in the league. The 49ers have attained 4,381 yards in total this year. San Francisco has compiled 135 first downs as a team, and they have been called for 73 infractions for 783 yds. They have turned the football over 18 times (9 picks and 9 fumbles lost). In terms of notching touchdowns, San Francisco has earned 18 touchdowns through the air and 16 rushing touchdowns.
Regarding yards via the pass, the 49ers have given up 2,461 yards which ranks them 4th in the NFL. They have allowed 205.1 yards per outing via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 68.6%. In total, they have yielded 319.4 yards per outing which has them ranked 6th in football. They have surrendered 17 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 16 touchdowns via the ground game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.4 yards per run and 114.3 rushing yards per game this year. In total, they have allowed 1,372 running yards through 12 outings. The 49ers are ranked 20th in the NFL in relation to their opponents scoring, giving up 23.2 points per game.
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The Bengals head into this game 7-5 this season. In their last game, the Bengals walked away with a loss by a score of 41-22 when they faced the Chargers. Joe Burrow (1 TD) finished the contest with 300 yards on 24/40 passing while his quarterback rate was 70.8. He had 2 interceptions and his avg yards per attempt was 7.5 yards. Tee Higgins was featured in the passing game for the Bengals, catching 9 balls for 138 yards (15.3 yards per catch). Joe Mixon ran the football 19 times for 54 yards, finishing the contest with 2.8 yards per attempt for Cincinnati. The Bengals finished the game with 356 yds and they ran 71 plays (5.0 yards per play). Cincinnati ended up running for 3.8 yds per carry, finishing with a total of 96 yards on 25 attempts. Cincinnati allowed 22 attempts on the ground for 79 yards (3.6 yds per rush). The Bengals secondary gave up a completion percentage of 74.3%, surrendering 284 yards on 26 out of 35 passing.
The Cincinnati Bengals are averaging 355.6 yards/contest which has them ranked 14th in the league. They hold an average of 110.6 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 1,327 yards for the season. The Cincinnati offense has racked up 424 yds of penalties on 50 violations, which has them ranked 32nd in the league in terms of giving up free yards. They have given away 14 interceptions while surrendering 5 fumbles and they have been able to record 145 first downs. For the season to this point, the Bengals currently have a total of 2,940 yards through the air along with an average of 245.0 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 10th in football. When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Bengals currently sit 7th out of all teams in the NFL scoring 27.6 PPG.
The Bengals are conceding 22.3 PPG, which has them sitting 14th in football. Cincinnati has surrendered a total of 1,110 yards via the ground game (92.5 yards per game) and 10 touchdowns rushing for the season. They have allowed 17 touchdowns via the pass and 256.9 yards per outing, which has them ranked 27th in the league. The Bengals defense has participated in 754 plays, ranking them 12th in the NFL. In total, they have relinquished 267 points in total. Their defense has totaled 17 takeaways (6 fumbles recovered and 11 picks) so far this season.
Who will win tonight's 49ers/Bengals NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the 49ers +1
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