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Bengals at Falcons: Odds, expert picks, analysis, predictions for NFL Week 4

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See who the experts went with this week as well as the odds for when the Bengals take on the Falcons.

Atlanta Falcons v Cincinnati Bengals Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

The 2-1 Bengals will be facing off against the 1-2 Falcons in Atlanta this week. Cincinnati is trying to get back to their winning ways, but Matt Ryan has Atlanta’s offense firing on all cylinders. It is the Falcons defense that has been giving the team troubles. The Bengals’ defense hasn’t been much better, so this could quickly turn into a shootout.

How do the experts and oddsmakers see this one working out though?

Odds

The Bengals are currently four-point underdogs to the Falcons, according to Bovada. The Falcons opened up as 5.5-point favorites, so clearly oddsmakers are coming are coming around on the Bengals as the game gets closer. Most of that probably has to do with A.J. Green likely playing.

The over/under is sitting at 53.5 points. That is pretty high, but then again the games the Bengals have played in have all gone over that but one when each team only combined for 52 points.

Here are some trends for both teams

  • Cincinnati is 4-1 against the spread in its last five games
  • Cincinnati is 4-1 straight up in its last five games
  • The total has gone over in 4 of Cincinnati’s last five games
  • Cincinnati is 4-2 against the spread in its last six games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 5-12 straight up in its last 17 games on the road
  • The total has gone over in four of Cincinnati’s last six games on the road
  • The total has gone over in five of Cincinnati’s last seven games when playing Atlanta
  • The total has gone under in eight of Atlanta’s last 10 games
  • Atlanta is 5-2 against the spread in its last seven games at home
  • Atlanta is 5-2 straight up in its last seven games at home
  • The total has gone over in 15 of Atlanta’s last 21 games at home
  • The total has gone under in six of Atlanta’s last nine games at home
  • The total has gone over in five of Atlanta’s last seven games when playing Cincinnati

Picks

It seems it only took one loss for everyone to jump off the Bengals bandwagon. Cincinnati has to be use to having to prove themselves at this point. They haven’t made the playoffs in two seasons, and if they hope to change that they will have to beat teams like the Falcons.