Inconsistent Bengals Look to Get Back on Track Against Reeling Colts in Week 8 AFC Clash
The inconsistent Cincinnati Bengals will look to rebound and get back on track when they host the reeling Indianapolis Colts in Week 8 matchup of AFC teams that are looking to give their really slim playoff hopes a bit of a boost with a victory in this contest.
The Bengals will host the Colts at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday at 1:00 PM ET with this matchup airing live on CBS. Now, let’s see which one of these teams is offering the best value against their NFL betting odds.
Indianapolis Colts Vs Cincinnati Bengals Odds & Expert Pick
Indianapolis Colts (2-5) at Cincinnati Bengals (2-4)
When: Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 1:00 PM ET
Where: Paul Brown Stadium
NFL Odds Cincinnati Bengals -11
Why Bet the Indianapolis Colts Odds at +11
The Colts are 2-5 and fresh off a brutal 27-0 shutout loss last week at home to AFC South co-leader Jacksonville. QB Andrew Luck has been all but shut down for the season just like Indy’s 2017 playoff hopes. So why should you bet on Indianapolis in this Week 8 matchup? Because they’re getting a bunch of points and can you really trust the Cincinnati Bengals?
The Colts have lost two straight, but they’re a good bet because they’re getting double digits against a Cincinnati team that clearly has issues this season. Indianapolis got completely overwhelmed in their 27-0 shutout loss to Jacksonville last weekend as quarterback Jacoby Brissett was sacked a mind-boggling 10 times. The Colts have lost three of their last four mostly due to second-half collapse, but how can you give up 11-points?
Why Bet the Cincinnati Bengals Odds at -11
At the start of the season the Bengals would have been a sure bet in this contest. Their inconsistent play and the double-digit point spread may make you think Cincy will have a tough time covering the 11-point spread, but let’s take a closer look.
AJ Green is 2nd in the league in receiving yards and this week he faces the Colts 31st ranked pass defense that has given up 2105 yards so far this season. That’s 301 yards per game. If Andy Dalton can find Green early and often without turning the football over the Bengals will blow out the Colts.
Colts Vs Bengals Expert Pick
51% of public bettors are riding with the Colts in this one, but I’m not seeing it happen for Indy. The Bengals may have their problems, but again, they’ve got a good defense and they some playmakers on offense that I don’t think the Colts will be able to stop consistently.
The Bengals are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games versus a team with a losing road record. Cincinnati is also 11-4 ATS in their L/15 games against a team with a losing record. While Indianapolis has gone 0-4 ATS in their last four road games, the Bengals have gone 5-2 ATS in their last seven games following a straight-up loss. Go against the slim majority and back the Bengals to win and cover the chalk!
Pick: Cincinnati 31 Indianapolis 17