Texans at Bengals Spread & ATS PickNoah Williams
It’s hard to find a worse opening weekend performance than what QB Andy Dalton accomplished this past week.
3 INTs for Andy Dalton in the first half… pic.twitter.com/BeFR40wvLF
— Bleacher Report NFL (@BR_NFL) September 10, 2017
In Week 2, the Red Rifle and the Cincinnati Bengals will face Houston Texans who had just as a forgettable opening weekend as Dalton and co.
Watt on performance: "Terrible. I don't know any other way to put it. Only one way to go from here, that's up. We can't play much worse."
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) September 10, 2017
With both teams looking to bounce back with a strong Thursday night performance, the Bengals are 3.5-point week 2 NFL spread betting favorites for this game. The game total is at 47.5 points. The game kicks-off is this Thursday, September 14th at 8:30 PM ET on NFL Network from the Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Houston Texans Vs Cincinnati Bengals Spread & ATS Pick
What: Houston Texans (0-1) at Cincinnati Bengals (0-1)
When: Thursday, September 14, 2017
Start Time: 8:25 PM ET
Where: Cincinnati, OH
Stadium: Paul Brown Stadium
Spread: Bengals -3.5
Moneyline: Houston +160 vs Cincinnati -185
Game Total: 38.5
Watch: NFL Network
Stream: NFL Game Pass
Listen: Houston vs Cincinnati
Why Bet The Houston Texans To Beat The Bengals
The first game after Hurricane Harvey.
The return of JJ Watt after missing 13 games.
The conclusion a 29-7 loss to the Jaguars.
The bright spot for the Houston Texans was the play of 12th round pick Deshaun Watson. Thirty minutes into the first game of the season, head coach Bill O’Brien flip-flopped, benching starter Tom Savage at the intermission for the rookie.
Watson finished the game going 12/23 for 102 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT and that was enough to get the start in this NFL Week 2 tilt.
The Texans have all the talent to be a great team to bet on ATS all season long. They may need a few weeks to figure things out.
Why Bet The Cincinnati Bengals To Beat The Texans
Andy Dalton has the arm and the smarts to be a top tier QB. Add in AJ Green and 3 talented rushers and there is no reason why the Red Rifle should of thrown for just 170 yards and four interceptions in the 20-0 blowout home loss to the Ravens.
"I didn’t give us a chance to win this game," Dalton said via ESPN. "I didn’t give us a chance to score the points we needed to win. It starts with me."
In Week 1, the Bengals offense recorded only 221 total yards and turned the ball over five times against a conference rival.
Said Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis: “I’m very confident that Andy will (bounce back). That’s uncharacteristic … to his play. We need him to play better and I expect him to play better as we move forward.”
There is good news if you want to bet on the Bengals this week. The early money is backing the jungle cats. Do you need more good news? As far as night games go, Thursdays are the only nights that Dalton has a winning record at 3-2.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- Bengals are 6-1-1 ATS in their last eight games in Week 2.
- Bengals are 18-7-2 ATS in their last 27 games in September.
- Texans are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games in Week 2.
- Texans are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a double-digit loss at home.
Texans Vs. Bengals Week 2 Betting Analysis:
A rookie QB starting his first game on the road after the home team was so mercilessly beaten the previous week. This is a made for TV movie. Bet the Bengals!