5* Bengals/Texans Wild Card Saturday ATS Blue Chip Top Play
Cincinnati vs. Houston,
01/05/2013 16:30 EDT,
Score: 13 - 19
Point Spread: +4½/-110 Cincinnati
5* Bengals/Texans Wild Card Saturday ATS Blue Chip Top Play: Bengals +4.5
A lot of people are going to look at last year's first round game between these two teams, when the Texans crushed the Bengals 31-10 without their starting quarterback. It really wasn't that surprising of a result. The Bengals were fortunate to even make the playoffs, as they went just 3-5 over their final 8 games and needed help from other teams just to earn a Wild Card spot.
I believe the Bengals learned a lot from that game, and it showed in the second half of this season. Cincinnati went 7-1 S.U. and 7-1 ATS in their final 8 games. Houston on the other hand gave away a first round bye with ugly losses to the Vikings and Colts in the final two weeks. The Bengals are clearly the more confident team and I wouldn't be surprised if they won this game outright.
Cincinnati is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and a perfect 8-0 ATS in their last 8 road games following a game in which they covered the spread. BET THE BENGALS!