Cincinnati Bengals vs Arizona Cardinals Prediction, 10/8/2023 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 5
Game: Cincinnati Bengals vs Arizona Cardinals
Date: Sunday, October 8, 2023
Location: State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Cardinals (+9.5)
State Farm Stadium is the site where the Arizona Cardinals (1-3) will try to beat the Cincinnati Bengals (1-3) on Sunday. Arizona opens this game as 9.5-point dogs. The over/under is 42.5.
The Cincinnati Bengals head into this matchup 1-3 for this season. When they last stepped on the football field, the Bengals took the field against the Titans and took a loss by a score of 27-3. Joe Burrow went 20/30 with 165 yards passing. He had a QB rate of 80.6 and walked away from the game with no interceptions. Ja'Marr Chase held an average of 10.4 yards per catch by totaling 73 yds on 7 catches. Joe Mixon was the best rusher for the Bengals with 14 carries for 67 yds (4.8 yards per attempt). On the day, they had 51 plays which converted into 211 yards. The Cincinnati Bengals ended up running the ball 18 different times and accumulated 72 yards, which is an average of 4.0 yards per attempt. Against the run, the Bengals gave up 173 yards on 33 attempts, which is 5.2 yds per run surrendered. Cincinnati allowed 19 completions on 26 attempts for a total of 227 yds, and a completion percentage of 73.1%.
Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the Cincinnati Bengals have an average of 12.3 points per game. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 70.0 yards in the run game ranking this team at 31st in the NFL. The Bengals have tallied 944 total yards for the season. Cincinnati has accounted for 36 1st downs offensively, and they have been called for 21 penalties for 139 yards. They have surrendered the ball 3 different times (2 picks and 1 fumble). When it comes to scoring, Cincinnati has earned 2 passing touchdowns and 1 touchdown on the ground.
The Bengals are sitting in 18th in the league when it comes to the opposition scoring, conceding 23.5 points per contest. They are allowing an average of 5.1 yards per rushing attempt and 157.0 rushing yards per contest this year. For the year, they have allowed 628 yards on the ground through 4 games. In terms of passing yards, the Bengals have allowed 829 yards which puts them in 14th in the NFL. They have yielded 207.3 yards per contest through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 63.6%. During this campaign, they are surrendering 364.3 yards/contest which ranks them 24th in football.
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The Cardinals come into this game with a record of 1-3 this season. In their last contest, the Cardinals went home defeated by a final of 35-16 when they faced the 49ers. Joshua Dobbs (2 TDs) ended the game with 265 yards on 28/41 passing while his QB rating was 102.2. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his Y/A was 6.5 yards. James Conner carried the ball 11 times for 52 yards, finishing the contest with 4.7 yards per carry for Arizona. Marquise Brown was the leading receiver for the Cardinals, snagging 7 throws for 96 yds (13.7 yds per catch). Arizona rushed the ball for 4.2 yds per carry, finishing the game with 105 yards on 25 attempts. The Cardinals finished the game with a total of 362 yds while they ran 67 plays (5.4 yards per play). The Cardinals secondary allowed a completion percentage of 95.2%, relinquishing 271 yds on 20 for 21 passing. Arizona allowed 31 run attempts for 124 yds (4.0 yards per rush).
The Arizona Cardinals maintain an average of 337.8 yards per game which ranks them 12th in the NFL. They maintain an average of 143.5 run yards per game and have rushed for 574 yards overall. They have tossed 0 picks while conceding 2 fumbles and they have obtained 41 first downs. The Arizona offense has racked up 303 penalty yds on 34 violations, which ranks 1st in the NFL in terms of helping out the other team. During the season thus far, the Cardinals currently have a total of 777 yards via the pass together with an average of 194.3 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 22nd in the NFL. When looking at the points being put on the board, the Cardinals are 18th in the league holding an average of 22.0 points per contest.
They have given up 5 touchdowns through the air as well as 242.5 yards per game, ranking them 24th in the league. Arizona has conceded a total of 528 yards via the ground game (132.0 yards per contest) as well as 7 touchdowns on the ground this year. This year, they have surrendered 102 total points. Their defense has earned 5 takeaways (2 fumbles and 3 interceptions) on the year. The Cardinals defense taken the field for 260 plays, ranking them 22nd in the NFL. The Cardinals are surrendering 25.5 points per game, which puts them in 25th of all teams in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bengals/Cardinals NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bengals -9.5
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