The Bengals are in very good shape in the AFC North while the Vikings have control of the NFC North. Minnesota is a 6-point NFL betting favorite against the Bengals with a total of 43.
Football betting had the Bengals winning last week against Detroit although they did not cover the NFL betting odds. The Vikings are coming off a loss last week at Arizona in football betting. The Bengals and Vikings have met 10 times in football betting history and he team has five wins. Cincinnati has done well this season against the NFC North as they are 3-0. The Bengals have taken over the top spot in the league in terms of scoring defense as they are allowing just 15.6 points per game as football betting stats show. They should be tested this week by Brett Favre, Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota offense. The Vikings had an off week against the Cardinals and it will be interesting to see how they bounce back at home in this football betting game against Cincinnati.
The key in this football betting contest could be Cincinnati’s running game. The Vikings have normally been stout against the run but they do not lead the league this season. Cincinnati with Cedric Benson running the ball has controlled the clock in many games this season. If the Vikings can control Benson they should win and cover in NFL betting. If not, Minnesota could lose their second straight game. On the other side of the ball, the Vikings will look to get Adrian Peterson the ball. The Vikings star running back was held in check last week in the loss to Arizona. If defenses can contain Peterson they can force Brett Favre to throw and Arizona proved last week that is the way to beat the Vikings.
Cincinnati has been a great underdog in football betting. The Bengals are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games as a football betting underdog. Minnesota has been a pretty good home favorite in NFL betting as they are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a home favorite.
Four of the last five Cincinnati games have gone under in football betting. The last four Minnesota games overall have gone under the football betting odds.