NFL Week 13 Expert Pick – Cincinnati Vs Tampa BayJosh Bailey
The Cincinnati Bengals will try to stay on top of the AFC North when they visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, this Sunday at 1 PM ET at the Raymond James Stadium, in the NFL week 13. The NFL betting odds have the Bengals listed as 3.5 point favorites over the Bucs and the game total is currently at 44 points.
Matchup: Cincinnati Bengals at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Date: Nov. 30, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Tampa, Florida
Stadium: Raymond James Stadium
TV Info: CBS
Radio: Cincinnati Vs Tampa Bay
Point Spread: Bengals -3.5
Game Total: 44
Analyzing My Cincinnati Bengals at Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Week 13 Expert Pick
The Bengals lead the log jammed NFC North with a 7-3-1 record, just a half a game above the Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Cleveland Browns who are all tied at 7-4. Cincinnati beat the Houston Texans 22-13 last week, earning their fourth win in the last five games. They have the 15th rank total offense averaging 348.6 yards per game and 22.6 points every weekend. QB Andy Dalton has thrown 2413 yards, 12 TDs & 10 INTs this season with an 83.5 passer rating. WR Mohamed Sanu has 49 receptions, 719 yards, & 5 TDs and WR AJ Green has 41 catches, 629 yards & 4 TDs. RB Jeremy Hill leads the 7th ranked rushing offense in the NFL posting 643 & 6 TDs in 131 attempts.
— FOX Sports NFL (@NFLonFOX) November 25, 2014
Cincinnati’s combined defense is ranked 24th in the league, 18th against the pass and 27th stopping the run. The Bengals allow 21.3 points per game and have recorded 16 takeaways this season (11 INT & 5 fumbles).
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 2-8 in the season and will be looking for the first win at home (0-5). Despite their losing record, the Bucs are two games below the first place in a sloppy NFC South. Tampa has the 26th total offense in the NFL averaging 318.2 yards and 18.8 points per game. QB Josh McCown leads 18th rank passing offense with his 1350 yards, 7 TDs & 8 INTs with a 77.9 passer rating. Rookie WR Mike Evans is the number weapon through the air with 841 yards & 8 TDs. RB Bobby Rainey has 395 rushing yards on 93 attempts, and the team stands as the fourth-worst rushing unit in the league.
Tampa Bay’s has the 22nd total defense in the NFL; 22nd against the pass and 20th stopping the run. The team allows 27.3 points per game, 4th worst and has forced 16 takeaways (8 INTs & 8 fumbles).
The Bengals are 6-4-1 against the spread, 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite, 4-1-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win, 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games in November, but 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a road favorite.
On the plus side, Bucs have a chance Sunday to beat Bengals for seventh straight time. Franchise has never done that vs. any opponent.
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) November 27, 2014
The Bucs are 4-7 against the spread, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a SU loss, 15-35-1 ATS in their last 51 home games, 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games on grass, but 22-8-1 ATS in their last 31 games in November.