The Los Angeles Chargers seek a pick-me-up win when they take on the surging Cincinnati Bengals in Week 13. Will the Bolts return to their winning ways? Or will the Bengals extend their win streak? Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Los Angeles Chargers vs Cincinnati Bengals Regular Season Week 13 Game on December 5, 2021
Where: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati
When: Sunday, December 5, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Los Angeles Chargers (+2.5)
Regular Season Record: 6-5
Chargers are still happy their team got Justin Herbert instead of Tua Tagovailoa, despite the former Oregon Ducks star bumbling under center in Week 12’s 28-13 road loss to the Denver Broncos. Herbert passed for 303 yards and two touchdowns but threw a pair of interceptions and got sacked twice for a loss of 18 yards. Nevertheless, Los Angeles’ offense can’t be underestimated even after a bad performance like that. Running back Austin Ekeler and wide receiver Keenan Allen form a fantastic support tandem for Herbert, who looked otherworldly great in Week 11’s home win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. In that game, Herbert racked up 382 passing yards and three TDs against just an interception on 30/31 completions while also leading the Chargers with 90 rushing yards on nine carries.
The Chargers are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven road games.
Betting on the Cincinnati Bengals (-2.5)
Regular Season Record: 7-4
The Bengals have momentum in their side after demolishing the Las Vegas Raiders on the road in Week 11 to the tune of a 32-13 score and thumping the Steelers at home in Week 12, 41-10. Clearly, the offense is humming for Joe Burrow and company, while the Bengals’ defense has also been especially stingy of late. The Bengals did their best to make Ben Roethlisberger think about retirement when they picked the Steelers quarterback twice and took him to the ground three times. Cincy also held rookie running back Najee Harris to just 23 rushing yards on eight carries. Offensively, Joe Mixon is on a roll. He continued his streak of two rushing touchdowns games to three with his performance in the Steelers game. He has also now posted at least 123 rushing yards in each of the last two Bengals games. His eyes could light up in Week 13 against the Chargers’ defense that is the worst against the run this season.
The over is 4-0 in the Bengals’ last four games after a win of more than 14 points.
The Chargers win, 26-24.
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