Both teams are coming off losses last week but there is no doubt who gamblers are going to be making an NFL bet on in this game. The Bengals are coming off a tough loss last week against Pittsburgh to fall to 2-6 and it is possible they will just quit on the season.
Colts -8, total 47.5 at SBG
The Colts are laying more than a touchdown in this game and it is easy to see why. The Colts are at home against a Cincinnati team that is pretty much out of it. Indianapolis needs the victory to stay in good position in the AFC South and the Colts rarely lose at home. The Colts have won 15 of the 23 all-time meetings against the Bengals with the last meeting occurring two years ago when the Colts won 35-3.
Will the Bengals Roll Over?
The Bengals played hard on Monday night against Pittsburgh but still didn’t get the win. Terrell Owens was great but some of the other players are not doing much. It could be that the team totally implodes now and doesn’t compete and going into Indianapolis is not the place to turn things around. Carson Palmer is not a quality quarterback so unless the Bengals run the ball effectively in this game they are not likely to win.
Colts are Great at Home
The Colts are a perfect 3-0 both straight up and against the spread at home this season. Indianapolis is likely to get a big game out of Peyton Manning against an average Cincinnati defense. Reggie Wayne, Pierre Garcon and Jacob Tamme should have big games against the Bengals defense.
Bad Cincinnati Trends
The Bengals are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in November. The Bengals are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Bengals are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Bengals are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 vs. the AFC.
The Bengals are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings at Indianapolis.
Good Indianapolis Trends
The Colts are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games. The Colts are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite. The Colts are 10-4-1 against the NFL wagering online number in their last 15 vs. the AFC.