Bengals Narrowly Favored Over Falcons in Week 2

September 12, 2014 NFL Football

football player with red sky in backgroundThe Cincinnati Bengals and Atlanta Falcons both made some quick comebacks in some tight games during the first week of action in the NFL. The two teams will be competing with each other at Cincinnati’s Paul Brown Stadium.

The Bengals and Falcons don’t have much of a history with each other. They have only competed seven times since 1987, what with the teams being from different conferences. The last game between the two was when Atlanta won 39-32 in 2010 while having a -3.5 spread. This was in the last year prior to Andy Dalton taking over as the quarterback for the Bengals. The Falcons have won their last three games against the Bengals dating back to 2002.

The Cincinnati Bengals beat the Baltimore Ravens 23-16 and covered the +1 spread. They went under the 43.5 point total for the game. The Bengals have won their last four home games against the spread while against teams that have winning road records. They are also 4-0-1 ATS in their last five week two games. Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict is out for the game with a concussion. Tight end Tyler Eifert is also out with a dislocated elbow and is expected to return in the middle part of the season.

The Atlanta Falcons had a very narrow victory against the New Orleans Saints this past week. The Falcons won in overtime 37-34 and covered a +3 spread. The teams went over the 51 point total as well. The Falcons were under the point total in their last five games before then. The Falcons have gone over on their last seven games after allowing 250 passing yards or more. They have won ATS on their last five week two games. Wide receiver Roddy White is questionable due to a knee injury.

The Bengals are narrow favorites to beat the Falcons, according to our sportsbook oddsmakers. The Bengals are -5 favorites and have a -250 moneyline bet. The Falcons are listed at +200 for the game. The over/under is listed at 48.5 points.