Cincinnati Bengals vs New Orleans Saints Prediction, 10/16/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 6
Game: Cincinnati Bengals vs New Orleans Saints
Date: Sunday, October 16, 2022
Location: Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Saints (+2)
The New Orleans Saints (2-3) will compete against the Cincinnati Bengals (2-3) at Caesars Superdome on Sunday. Cincinnati opens as 2-point favorites. The over/under comes in at 44.
The Cincinnati Bengals head into this game 2-3 this season. The last time they took the field, the Bengals went up against the Ravens and took a loss by a final of 19-17. Joe Mixon was the best rusher for the Bengals with 14 attempts for 78 yds (5.6 yds per attempt). Ja'Marr Chase left with an average of 7.1 yds per catch by tallying 50 yds on 7 catches. Joe Burrow connected on 24/35 with 217 yards passing and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rate of 82.7 and ended the contest with 1 pick. Against the run, the Bengals conceded 155 yards on 28 tries, which averages out to 5.5 yards per run surrendered. Cincinnati conceded 19 pass completions on 32 tries for 170 yds, and a completion rate of 59.4%. In the game, they tallied 59 plays which totaled 291 yards. The Cincinnati Bengals ended up running the ball 21 times and accounted for 101 yds, which is an average of 4.8 yards per tote.
The Bengals have racked up 1,678 yards in total for the year. Cincinnati has accumulated 68 1st downs as a team, and they have committed 26 infractions for 186 yards. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Cincinnati has compiled 9 passing touchdowns and 2 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 7 times (5 interceptions and 2 fumbles). As a unit they're maintaining an average of 91.8 yards via the ground game which ranks them 25th in the National Football League. In terms of scoring points, the Cincinnati Bengals are averaging 21.6 PPG.
Concerning passing yardage, the Bengals have conceded 1,137 yards which ranks them 18th in the NFL. They have conceded 227.4 yards per contest via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 57.4%. During this campaign, they have allowed 327.0 yards per game ranking them 13th in the league. They have surrendered 4 touchdowns through the air and 1 touchdown via the ground game. The opposition is running for 4.2 yards per rush on the ground and 99.6 rushing yards per game for the season. In total, they have allowed 498 yards on the ground through 5 contests. The Bengals are sitting in 8th in the National Football League concerning the opposition scoring, conceding 17.8 points per game.
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The Saints come into this matchup with a record of 2-3 this year. The last time they stepped on the gridiron, the Saints got the win with a final of 39-32 when they played the Seahawks. Andy Dalton (1 TD) ended the game with 187 yards on 16/24 passing while his QB rate was 86.6. He tossed 1 pick and his average yds per pass attempt was 7.8 yds. Taysom Hill carried the ball 9 times for 112 yards, walking away from the game with 12.4 yards per attempt for New Orleans. Alvin Kamara was featured in the passing game for the Saints, hauling in 6 balls for 91 yds (15.2 yds per catch). New Orleans rushed the ball for 4.9 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 235 yds on 48 attempts. The Saints ended up finishing with 438 yds while running 74 plays (5.9 yds per play). The Saints secondary allowed a completion rate of 64.0%, relinquishing 245 yds on 16 for 25 through the air. New Orleans relinquished 21 attempts on the ground for 151 yards (7.2 yards per carry).
The New Orleans Saints average 379.0 yards/game which has them ranked 7th in the NFL. They maintain an average of 136.2 yards per game on the ground and have run for 681 yards for this season. The New Orleans offense has compiled 376 yards of penalties on 40 infractions, which is good for 3rd in the NFL in terms of making mistakes. They have given away 6 interceptions while conceding 7 fumbles and they have earned 55 1st downs. Over the course of the season thus far, the Saints currently have a total of 1,214 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 242.8 throwing yards per game, ranking them 13th out of all NFL teams. When looking at their ability to score points, the Saints rank 13th out of all teams in the league by scoring 23.0 points per outing.
The Saints are conceding 25.6 PPG, which has them ranked 27th in the league. They have allowed the opposition 6 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 211.8 yards per contest, which has them ranked 12th in football. This year, they have given up 128 points in total. New Orleans has surrendered a total of 650 rushing yards (130.0 yards/game) as well as 4 touchdowns by way of the ground game this year. The Saints defense taken the field for 311 plays, which is 16th in the NFL. Their defense has compiled 5 takeaways (4 fumbles recovered and 1 interception) for the year.
Who will win tonight's Bengals/Saints NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bengals -2
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