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Miami Dolphins vs Cincinnati Bengals Predictions, Picks, Odds and Betting Preview – NFL Week 5 – October 7 2018

Miami Dolphins vs Cincinnati Bengals Predictions, Picks, Odds and Betting Preview – NFL Week 5 – October 7 2018

Two 3-1 teams coming off different results in Week 4 are going to lock horns this coming Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. The Miami Dolphins are seeking to bounce back from a loss to the New England Patriots last week, while the Cincinnati Bengals are eyeing to post their second win in a row and fourth overall this season.

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Betting Preview for the Miami Dolphins vs Cincinnati Bengals NFL Week 5 Game on October 7, 2018

Where: Paul Brown Stadium 

When: Sunday, October 7, 2018, 1:00 PM ET

Line: Miami Dolphins (+5.5) vs Cincinnati Bengals (-5.5) – view all 2018 NFL lines

TV Broadcast: CBS

Betting on the Miami Dolphins (3-1)

The Dolphins finally saw their win streak end on Sunday, picking up a 38-7 loss to the New England Patriots on the road. The Fin have their offense to blame mostly for that loss, as they were not able to find the end zone. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill only had 100 passing yards to go with an interception on 11-of-20 completions, while Miami’s running game generated a paltry total of 56 rushing yards. You know there’s something that’s not right on Miami’s offense when a senior citizen in Frank Gore leads the team with 41 rushing yards on 11 carries. Miami has to figure out a way to make things happen on offense to cut down potential possessions for the Bengals’ high-powered offense. Miami is only 26th in the league in 20.5 points per game and third worst in the NFL with 268.0 total yards per contest. Tannehill is not Dan Marino, but he might have some success against Cincy’s defense that is 28th in the league against the pass.

The under is 3-0 in Miami’s last three road games.

Betting on the Cincinnati Bengals (3-1)

In a barnburner of a game, the Bengals emerged as a victor Sunday, as they outlasted the Atlanta Falcons on the road, 37-26. Quarterback Andy Dalton got in the game locked and loaded, compiling a total of 337 passing yards and three touchdowns with just an interception on 29-of-41 completions. The Bengals also got some fantastic production from running back Giovani Bernard, who’s done an admirable job filling in for injured starter Joe Mixon. Bernard had 60 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns on 15 carries against Atlanta. Mixon, however, could be making a return next week as he’s reportedly been doing some running and cutting already. One key Bengals player who’ll surely miss the Miami game is tight end Tyler Eifert, who broke his ankle against Atlanta. Tight end Tyler Kroft should see more opportunities in the Bengals’ offense that currently ranks fourth with 31.5 points per game and 12th in passing with 283 passing offense per contest.

The Bengals are 4-1 in their last four home games.

Writer’s Prediction

Cincinnati wins, 31-21.

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