Cincinnati Bengals vs New York Giants MNF Week 10 Betting Preview

Screen Shot 2016-11-11 at 7.58.17 AMThe 3-4-1 Cincinnati Bengals rumble with the 5-3 New York Giants at MetLife Stadium in primetime. The Bengals are off their bye week and had a 27-27 tie with the Redskins prior to that, while the Giants come in off a 28-23 win over Philly in their last game. This contest will be televised on ESPN with a start time of 8:30 pm EST.

Vegas odds has the game listed as a Pick, while the total has been set at 47.

Breaking Down The Cincinnati Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals are one of the disappointing teams in the league. They come in at 3-4-1 and or off a rather bad 27-27 tie with Washington. This team was expected to challenge for the division this year and they still have a chance to do so as the Steelers and ravens are just 4-4 on the year so far. Nobody is running away with the division and that gives the Bengals some hope, but they have to play much better if they hope to stay in the race. The problem for the Bengals this year has not been their offense as they come in ranked 6th in total yards, 4th in passing, 7th in rushing and 21st in scoring, putting up 20.9 ppg. Yes, they have struggled to score as they have not played well in the red zone so far, plus they are 25th in FGs, hitting just 73.7% of them so far.  Andy Dalton has had a nice year so far as he has thrown for 2349 yards with 9 TDs and just 3 INTs. He could have a big game in this one as he is facing a poor Giants pass defense. On defense, the Bengals have not been that good as they come in ranked 25th in yards allowed, 21st vs the pass, 23rd vs the run and 19th in points allowed, giving up 23.6 ppg. They could have a tough time vs a highly ranked Giants passing game.

Trends: The Bengals are 12-3-2 ATS in their last 17 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games, but just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 10 and 0-5-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Over is 4-1 in their last 5 games following an ATS loss, while the Under is 8-1 in their last 9 games in November.

Breaking Down The New York Giants

The New York Giants come into this game playing well as they have won their last three games in a row. The Giants have really played a lot of close games this year as all five of their wins so far have been by seven points or less, while 2 of their 3 losses have been by a TD or less. The only game that has been decided by more than 7 points was a 24-10 loss at Minnesota a few weeks ago. This is a decent but not spectacular team, which has been led by Eli Manning and a passing game that comes in ranked 6th in the league. Eli has thrown for 2241 yards with 12 TDs, but he has made many mistakes with 8 INTs thus far and that has allowed teams to either stay in games or win close ones. The Bengals have a good offense that could take advantage of a mistake or two. The run game is non-existent as they are last in that department. Rashad Jennings leads the team in rushing with just 168 yards. Overall, the Giants are 23rd in total offense and 24th in scoring, putting up just 20.1 ppg. On defense they have had their issues, especially against the pass as they rank 25th in that department. Not good when about to face a very solid Bengals aerial assault. Overall, the Giants are 23rd in yards allowed, 9th vs the run and 10th in points allowed, giving up just 20.5 ppg.   

Trends: The Giants have gone 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up win and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game, but just 17-35-3 ATS in their last 55 games in November and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games in Week 10. The Over is 8-1 in their last 9 games in Week 10.

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