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Bengals at Eagles: Expert picks and predictions

The Bengals are still underdogs in another battle of winless teams.

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The Bengals are still looking for their first win, and this week they will be facing another quarterback looking for a bounce back week. This time it will be Carson Wentz and the Eagles, but will the experts and oddsmakers take a chance on Joe Burrow and the Bengals putting everything together this week?

Odds

The Bengals are currently 4.5-point underdogs against the Eagles, according to Bovada. That is a huge change from Philadelphia opening up as eight-point favorites earlier in the week. The Eagles are pretty banged up heading into the game, but they also have consistently shot themselves in the foot so far this season. Can the Bengals finally put an all-around game together and get the win?

It is also worth noting that the Bengals have covered each week so far, so bettors may be riding that wave causing the spread to shrink.

Betting trends

  • The total has gone over in five of Cincinnati’s last six games.
  • Cincinnati is 2-18 straight up in their last 20 games.
  • Cincinnati is 9-0 against the spread in their last nine games against Philadelphia.
  • Cincinnati is 9-3-1 straight up in their last 13 games against Philadelphia.
  • Cincinnati is 0-13 straight up in their last 13 games on the road.
  • Cincinnati is 6-0 against the spread in their last six games when playing on the road against Philadelphia.
  • Cincinnati is 0-5 straight up in their last five games against an opponent in the NFC.
  • Cincinnati is 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games against an opponent in the NFC East.
  • The total has gone under in four of Cincinnati’s last six games played in September.
  • Philadelphia is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games.
  • The total has gone over in four of Philadelphia’s last six games.
  • The total has gone over in five of Philadelphia’s last seven games against Cincinnati.
  • The total has gone under in seven of Philadelphia’s last eight games at home.
  • Philadelphia is 0-6 against the spread in their last six games when playing at home against Cincinnati.
  • Philadelphia is 9-3 straight up in their last 12 games against an opponent in the AFC.
  • Philadelphia is 4-2 against the spread in their last six games against an opponent in the AFC North.
  • The total has gone over in six of Philadelphia’s last seven games played in September.
  • Philadelphia is 5-1 straight up in their last six games played in week 3.

Expert predictions

  • Only one of ESPN’s eight experts are taking a chance on the Bengals
  • SB Nation has three of the 10 experts going with Cincinnati
  • All seven of CBS Sports’ experts are taking the Eagles
  • NFL Pick Watch, which takes into account picks from across the web, only has the Bengals receiving 20 percent of all picks.

Last week we saw a few more experts express a willingness to take a chance on Cincinnati, but that good will has been tested a little bit with the defensive outing on National television that saw the Browns face little to no resistance most of the game.

This game could be a crossroads for how highly this team is viewed going forward. It is one thing to get beat by the Browns after they struggled the previous week, but if this team can’t rise to the challenge of another struggling team, it will certainly paint a not so great portrait of what this team will be in 2020.