Seattle Seahawks vs Cincinnati Bengals Prediction, 10/15/2023 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 6
Game: Seattle Seahawks vs Cincinnati Bengals
Date: Sunday, October 15, 2023
Location: Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Bengals (-2.5)
The Seattle Seahawks (3-1) are en route to Paycor Stadium on Sunday where they will play the Cincinnati Bengals (2-3). Cincinnati opens this contest as 2.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 44.
The Seattle Seahawks head into this game 3-1 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Seahawks faced the Giants and walked away with a win by a score of 24-3. Geno Smith went 13/20 with 110 yards passing and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 95.8 and finished the game without throwing a pick. Noah Fant had an average of 31.5 yards per catch by accounting for 63 yards on 2 catches. Kenneth Walker III led the offense in rushing for the Seahawks with 17 carries for 79 yards (4.6 yards per attempt). In the game, they had 51 plays which gave them a total of 281 yards. The Seattle Seahawks ended up running the ball 23 different times and accounted for 121 yds, which earned them an average of 5.3 yards per carry. Against the rush, the Seahawks gave up 112 yds on 29 attempts, which is 3.9 yds per run allowed. Seattle gave up 27 completions on 34 attempts for 136 yards, and a completion percentage of 79.4%.
Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the Seattle Seahawks are averaging 27.8 PPG. As a team they're averaging 108.5 yards rushing ranking this team at 17th in the NFL. The Seahawks have earned 1,279 total yards for the year. Seattle has 45 1st downs as a team, and they have committed 32 infractions for 291 yds. They have surrendered the football 1 time. With reference to scoring touchdowns, Seattle has earned 5 touchdowns via the pass and 5 touchdowns via the ground.
Regarding yards via the pass, the Seahawks have allowed 1,120 yards which puts them in 17th in the league. They are conceding 280.0 yards per game via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 68.5%. Overall, they are conceding 367.5 yards per outing which ranks them 24th in the NFL. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.2 yards per running attempt and 87.5 rushing yards per contest over the course of this year. During the season, they have conceded 350 yards via the ground game in 4 games. The Seahawks are ranked 19th in the NFL in relation to team defense, conceding 22.8 points per game.
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The Bengals step onto the field holding a record of 2-3 for this season. The last time they stepped on the gridiron, the Bengals walked away with a victory by a final of 34-20 when they faced the Cardinals. Joe Mixon ran the ball 25 times for 81 yds, ending the game with 3.2 yds per carry for Cincinnati. Ja'Marr Chase was one of the featured targets for the Bengals, grabbing 15 passes for 192 yards (12.8 yds per catch). Joe Burrow (3 touchdowns) walked away from the contest with 317 yds on 36/46 through the air while his QB rating was 108.1. He threw 1 interception and his Y/A was 6.9 yards. Cincinnati relinquished 22 run attempts for 142 yards (6.5 yds per rush). The Bengals passing defense allowed a completion rate of 46.9%, surrendering 152 yds on 15 out of 32 passing. The Bengals finished the game with a total of 380 yds on 79 plays (4.8 yds per play). Cincinnati ran for 3.1 yds per attempt, finishing the contest with 93 yards on 30 carries.
When looking at their scoring prowess, the Bengals currently sit 28th out of all teams in football maintaining an average of 16.6 PPG. During the season thus far, the Bengals have thrown for a total of 951 yards via the pass together with an average of 190.2 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 25th in the NFL. They are averaging 74.6 yards per game on the ground and have run for 373 yards for the year. The Cincinnati Bengals have an average of 264.8 yards/contest which is good for 31st in the NFL. The Cincinnati offense has racked up 179 yards of penalties on 25 violations, which has them sitting 29th in the league in terms of hurting your team. They have thrown 3 picks while letting opponents recover 1 fumble and they have been able to record 55 first downs.
The Bengals are relinquishing 22.8 points per game, which has them sitting 21st of all teams in the NFL. They have allowed the opposition 8 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 196.2 yards per game, which has them ranked 10th in the league. Cincinnati has given up a total of 770 rushing yards (154.0 yards per game) in addition to 4 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the year. The Bengals defense taken the field for 313 plays, which ranks them 20th in the league. Their defense has earned 8 takeaways (2 fumbles recovered and 6 interceptions) over the course of the season. Overall, they have surrendered 114 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Seahawks/Bengals NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Seahawks +2.5
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