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Bengals open as underdogs for Week 12 matchup at home vs. Giants

Both the Giants and Bengals will be without their best players in Week 12.

New York Giants v Cincinnati Bengals Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images

The Cincinnati Bengals watched their superstar quarterback Joe Burrow hit the ground hard and end up having to be carted off in Week 11.

It was a brutal blow to a franchise that fans thought had finally started to round the corner. With several winnable games left on the schedule, they will welcome the Giants to Paul Brown Stadium in Week 12.

Now 2-7-1, the Bengals will open up as four-point underdogs according to BetOnline, and the feeling is that betting against the Bengals may be easier than better on them.

They’ll enter the week with Ryan Finley as their quarterback. One reason, despite having a struggling offensive line, they were able to move the ball was that Joe Burrow knew how to get it out quickly.

He made the offense perform at a high level with his elusiveness and instincts. Burrow had 34 pass attempts and no sacks against Football Team. Finley came in, had ten attempts and was sacked four times.

The Bengals, with Finley at the helm, didn’t score a point. That’s why, although they’re playing Daniel Jones and have a reasonably decent defense, feel like far more than four-point underdogs.

That said, the Giants will be without Saquon Barkley, who tore his ACL within the first month of the season. This will likely be one of the most unattractive football games in Week 12, but there’s still money to make if Finley and the offense can move the ball.

NFL Week 12 Odds

Thursday, Nov 26, 2020

· Houston Texans at Detroit Lions (-2)

· Washington Football Team at Dallas Cowboys (-2½)

· Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers (-3)

Sunday, Nov 29, 2020

· Las Vegas Raiders (-1½) at Atlanta Falcons

· Arizona Cardinals (-2½) at New England Patriots

· New York Giants (-4) at Cincinnati Bengals

· Cleveland Browns (-7) at Jacksonville Jaguars

· Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts (-3)

· Los Angeles Chargers at Buffalo Bills (-5)

· Miami Dolphins (-6½) at New York Jets

· New Orleans Saints (-5) at Denver Broncos

· San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams (-7)

· Kansas City Chiefs (-3) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

· Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers (-7½)

Monday, Nov 30, 2020 - NFL Football Game

· Seattle Seahawks (-6½) at Philadelphia Eagles