The New England Patriots (+600 to win Super Bowl 54) are suddenly on a losing skid, but they have great chance to get back in the win column as they will next take on the one-win Cincinnati Bengals on the road this coming Sunday. Will the Patriots bounce back in a strong way? Or will the Bengals pull off a shocker?
Betting Preview for the New England Patriots vs Cincinnati Bengals NFL Regular Season Week 15 Game on December 15, 2019
Where: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati
When: Sunday, December 15, 2019, 1:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the New England Patriots (10-3)
For the first time this season, the Patriots suffered consecutive losses, as they followed up on their defeat at the hands of the Houston Texans on the road in Week 14 with a 23-16 home loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. All of the Pats’ losses this season have been against teams with athletic dual-threat quarterbacks, which the Bengals certainly does not have. The Patriots should be able to take care of business and rebound in Cincinnati this coming weekend, as the Bengals are simply one of the worst — if not the worst — team in the NFL this season. The meeting with the lowly Bengals is an opportunity for the Pats’ offense to recover its mojo after struggling in the last two games. The Patriots are eighth in the NFL with 26.0 points per game and ninth with 258.2 passing yards per contest. After coming up with just 94 rushing yards against Kansas City, James White and the Pats’ backfield will get a faulty Bengals run defense that is last in the league against the run.
The Patriots are 5-5 against the spread (ATS) in their last 10 games.
Betting on the Cincinnati Bengals (1-12)
The Bengals must be kicking themselves after their 27-19 road loss to the Cleveland Browns in Week 14. For one, the Bengals played generally better than Cleveland, even outgaining the Browns on offense, 451-33. Bengals head coach Zac Taylor blamed his team’s inability to make plays in crucial moments, but that’s something expected of a team that has its eyes set on the No. 1 pick in next year’s NFL Draft. Andy Dalton completed 22 of 38 passes for 262 passing yards with zero touchdowns and an interception. Running back Joe Mixon had a fantastic outing against the Browns, carving up Cleveland’s defense for 146 rushing yards and a touchdown on 23 carries for an average of 6.3 yards per carry. It’s unlikely that Mixon will have something close to that performance against the Patriots’ tough run defense, so Dalton needs to open things up through the air to get the Bengals’ running game.
The Bengals, who are averaging 15.2 points per game, are 1-1 ATS in their last two outings at home.
The Patriots win, 33-19.
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