Houston Texans at Cincinnati Bengals Odds, Predictions & Betting Preview

Houston Texans at Cincinnati Bengals Odds, Predictions & Betting Preview

Houston Texans at Cincinnati Bengals Odds, Predictions & Betting Preview

The Cincinnati Bengals will try to be the third team to stay unbeaten through 10 weeks of action when they host the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football. Kick-off is on ESPN this Monday, November 16th at 8:30 PM ET from the Paul Brown Stadium in Ohio. The NFL week 10 odds favor the Bengals by 10.5-points to beat the Texans.

A Closer Look At The Houston Texans at Cincinnati Bengals NFL Week 10 Odds & My Betting Analysis

What: Houston Texans (3-5) at Cincinnati Bengals (8-0)
When: Monday, November 16, 2015
Kickoff: 8:30 PM ET 
Where: Cincinnati, OH
Stadium: Paul Brown Stadium
Weather: 52° F | An Icy Mix Changing To Rain
Spread: Bengals -10.5
Moneyline: Houston +500 vs Cincinnati -700
Game Total: 47
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If You Are Betting On The Houston Texans Odds At -10.5

The Houston Texans are 3-5 straight up and against the spread so far this season. They average 21.8 points (20th), 281.5 passing yards (6th) and 87.9 rushing yards (29th) per game. Last week the team was on bye after beating Tennessee 20-6 on the first of November. It was the Texans’ second win in three games, though both came against teams below them in the South. The other was against Jacksonville on Oct. 18 for their only road victory.

Despite being below .500, the Texans entered the weekend only a half-game back of first-place Indianapolis in the lackluster AFC South and can take over lead of the division with a win.

“There’s not a whole lot of people that are going to give you a whole lot of a chance going up against an 8-0 team,” defensive end J.J. Watt said. “That’s fine. It’s our job to go out here every single day and find a way. I like that opportunity.”

QB Brian Hoyer has thrown 1581 yards, 13 TDs & 3 INTs, completing 60.0% of his passes. Hoyer has a 97.1 passer rating this season.

WR DeAndre Hopkins (66 rec, 870 yards, 6 TDs) has broken out this season to become a coveted pass catcher. Both Nate Washington (26 rec, 411 yards, 3 TDs) and Cecil Shorts III (26 rec, 299 yards, 1 TD) have been dealing with injuries.

Top rusher Arian Foster was lost for the season last month after rupturing his achilles. Taking over for him are RBs Alfred Blue (74 att, 273 yards, 1 TD) and Chris Polk (48 att, 156 yards, 1 TD).

Houston defense allows 25.6 points (22nd) per game, 227.0 passing yards (8th) and 123.5 rushing yards (27th) per game. Brian Cushing has 69 tackles, J.J. Watt has 8.5 sacks, and Johnathan Joseph has ten passes deflected.

If You Are Betting On The Cincinnati Bengals Odds At +10.5

The Cincinnati Bengals are 8-0 and 7-0-1 against the spread so far this season. They average 28.6 points (3rd), 270.8 passing yards (7th), 120.4 rushing yards (11th) per game. Last week they beat AFC North rival Browns by a 31-10 score.

QB Andy Dalton continues his MVP-caliber season. So far he has thrown for 2226 yards, 18 touchdowns and four interceptions. Dalton has the second-best passer rating in the league with 11.0, only behind Tom Brady.

WR A.J. Green (50 rec, 702 yards, 4 TDs) has been a reliable target for Dalton, but TE Tyler Eifert (37 rec, 434 yards, 9 TDs) is the go-to guy in the red zone. Marvin Jones (31 rec, 411 yards, 3 TDs) does a great job of carving out a role as the third wheel in the passing game.

“He’s a unique player. He’s big. He’s strong. He’s fast. He’s explosive. He’s got good hands. He’s a very smart, good route runner,” Houston coach Bill O’Brien said about Eifert. “It’s a tough matchup for us or any team.”

Cincinnati’s defense allows 17.8 points (4th), 244.0 passing yards (15th) and 105.0 rushing yards (14th) per game. Vincent Rey has 70 tackles, Carlos Dunlap has 8.5 sacks, and Adam Jones has nine passes deflected.

Betting Trends Related To This Matchup:

  • Houston Texans 1-3 On Road this season
  • Cincinnati Bengals 3-0-1 At Home this season
  • Cincinnati Bengals 7-4-1 At Home since last season
  • Houston Texans 1-4 As Underdog or PK this season
  • Houston Texans 4-7-1 As Underdog or PK since last season
  • Cincinnati Bengals 5-0-1 As Favorite this season
  • Houston Texans 1-3 As Road Underdog this season
  • Houston Texans 3-0-1 O-U On Road this season
  • Houston Texans 7-4-1 O-U On Road since last season
  • Cincinnati Bengals 7-5 O-U At Home since last season
  • Houston Texans 3-1 O-U When Line is 45 to 48 since last season
  • Cincinnati Bengals 5-4 O-U When Line is 45 to 48 since last season
  • Houston Texans 3-2 O-U When Line was 46 to 49 since last season
  • Cincinnati Bengals 3-1 O-U vs Teams Averaging 21 to 25 PPG this season

The Texans are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 Monday games, 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 games following a S.U. win, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in Week 10, 5-16-1 ATS in their last 22 games following a ATS win, 1-3-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog.

The Bengals are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game, 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite, 18-6-2 ATS in their last 26 home games, 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in November and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 vs. AFC.

My NFL Week 10 Betting Pick: Bengals -10.5.

PLAYERS OUT OR DOUBTFUL:
  • Houston: Arian Foster, Ryan Griffin, Kareem Jackson.
  • Cincinnati: Sean Porter.