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Bengals vs. Lions odds, betting trends, expert picks and predictions

The odds are in Cincinnati’s favor on the road.

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One last NFC North opponent remains for the Cincinnati Bengals this season. The Detroit Lions will host their fellow cat brethren inside the confines of Ford Field this Sunday.

While the Lions are hungry in pursuit of their first win under head coach Dan Campbell, the Bengals are in pursuit of the Baltimore Ravens at the top of the AFC North. Here’s how oddsmakers and experts predict this game going.

Odds

For the first time all season, the Bengals are road favorites. Per Draftkings Sportsbook, they are 3.5 point favorites over the Lions. The spread has not moved since the beginning of the week. Cincinnati is the seventh true road team favored on the DraftKings market, and for good reason. Detroit’s 0-5 record is backed up by terrible overall efficiency and plenty of injuries to boot.

With an over/under set at 47, the oddsmakers aren’t really expecting the Bengals to break out of their low-20s scoring bubble.

Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

Betting Trends

  • Cincinnati are 2-4 against the spread in their last six games.
  • The total has gone under in 5 of Cincinnati’s last six games.
  • Cincinnati are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games against Detroit.
  • Cincinnati are 6-0 straight up in their last six games against Detroit.
  • Cincinnati are 2-17-1 straight up in their last 20 games on the road.
  • Cincinnati are 5-0 against the spread in their last five games when playing on the road against Detroit.
  • The total has gone under in four of Cincinnati’s last five games this season.
  • The total has gone under in seven of Cincinnati’s last eight games against an opponent in the NFC.
  • Cincinnati are 2-5 straight up in their last seven games against an opponent in the NFC North.
  • Detroit are 4-2 against the spread in their last six games.
  • Detroit are 0-9 straight up in their last nine games.
  • The total has gone over in four of Detroit’s last six games against Cincinnati.
  • Detroit are 0-6 straight up in their last six games at home.
  • Detroit are 0-5 against the spread in their last five games when playing at home against Cincinnati.
  • Detroit are 0-5 straight up in their last five games this season.
  • The total has gone over in six of Detroit’s last eight games against an opponent in the AFC.
  • Detroit are 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games against an opponent in the AFC North.
  • The total has gone under in four of Detroit’s last five games played in October.

Expert Picks and Predictions

  • Only two of ESPN’s 11 experts are going against the Bengals this week.
  • CBS Sports experts are pretty split when picking the Bengals covering the spread.
  • Most of the Athletic NFL team are going with the Bengals straight up.
  • TeamRankings projects a 25-22 Bengals victory.
  • Odds Shark has the Bengals winning by a touchdown, 27-20.
  • NFL Pick Watch shows a consensus 83% of experts going with the Bengals.

These are games the Bengals should win easily if they expect to compete for the playoffs. They’re rightfully the favorites, but the Lions have kept their games relatively close this year.

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