Cincinnati Bengals at Miami Dolphins: Preview and Pick
4 Replies | 279 ViewsOn 10/28/2013 03:23 PM in NFL
The NFL season is long and can be a grind for many teams, but for the two teams that meet on Thursday night football, it has become a much different type of season. The Cincinnati Bengals head south to play the Miami Dolphins on Thursday and they are having a great season and riding a winning streak heading into this game. Meanwhile the Miami Dolphins are struggling and are in the middle of a long losing streak that they would like to end in this prime time game.
Cincinnati Bengals at Miami Dolphins Odds
The NFL opening point spread for this game is a bit surprising as the Dolphins actually opened as (-1) point favorites in this game. That line quickly changed as over 90 percent of the early betting action came in on the road team. That is unlikely to change leading up to kickoff and this line has already moved to (-1.5) in favor of the Bengals at many of the top rated online sportsbooks.
The Bengals crushed the Jets ad had a great day on offense. Andy Dalton threw a career-high 5 Pass TD, the third QB in Bengals history to do so in a single game. Marvin Jones is the 1st Bengals player to record over three receiving touchdowns in a game since Chad Johnson on Nov. 25, 2007 in 35-6 win against the Titans. Meanwhile the Dolphins struggled.
Ryan Tannehill was terrible throwing deep on Sunday, completing 2-of-11 passes for 35 yards and a pair of interceptions on throws deeper than 10 yards downfield. After a hot start during Miami's three-game winning streak to open the season, Miami's struggles in the vertical passing game are one reason they've lost four straight games. The Dolphins will have to play better if they hope to beat the Bengals.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveals that this could actually be a tough spot for the Bengals. Cincinnati is 6-1 straight up in its last 7 games, but only 1-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last 5 games when playing Miami. In fact Cincinnati is 2-10 straight up in its last 12 games when playing Miami and just 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road. The total has gone over in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games and the total has gone over in 5 of Miami's last 6 games. Miami is 1-4 straight up in its last 5 games and 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games.
Cincinnati Bengals at Miami Dolphins Pick
With plenty of time to go before the start of the regular season, I will wait to release my pick on this game until we get closer to game day.