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NFL Betting Preview: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Arizona Cardinals
October 8, 2023
A pair of one-win teams will square off in the desert at State Farms Stadium in Glendale, Arizona as the Arizona Cardinals host the Cincinnati Bengals.
One of the most disappointing teams, if not the most disappointing team to start the season in the NFL, has been the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals enter this game with a record of 1-3 and have been one of the lowest-scoring teams in the NFL this season after being one of the highest-scoring teams over the past few seasons. The Bengals will look to turn things around when they travel to take on the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday afternoon in week 5 of the NFL season. Will the Bengals finally get things going offensively or will the Cardinals get the win at home? Let’s take a look at how these teams have fared this season.
The Cincinnati Bengals enter this game with a record of 1-3 including a 3-27 loss on the road against the Tennessee Titans while failing to cover the 2.5-point spread as a road favorite in week 4 of the NFL season. Cincinnati scored 3 points while compiling a total of 211 yards offensively which included 165 passing yards and 72 rushing yards while allowing 27 points and 400 total yards defensively which included 242 passing yards and 173 rushing yards. Joe Burrow led the team in passing, completing 20 of 30 attempts for 165 yards. Joe Mixon led the team in rushing with 14 carries for 67 yards while adding a reception for nine yards. Ja’Marr Chase led the team in receiving, catching seven of nine targets for 73 yards.
Arizona enters this game with a record of 1-3 which includes a 16-35 loss on the road against the San Francisco 49ers while failing to cover the 14.5-point spread as a road underdog in week 4 of the NFL season. The Cardinals scored 16 points while compiling a total of 362 yards offensively which included 265 passing yards and 105 rushing yards while allowing 35 points and 395 total yards defensively which included 283 passing yards and 124 rushing yards. Joshua Dobbs led the team in passing, completing 28 of 41 attempts for 265 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 48 yards. James Conner led the team in rushing with 11 carries for 52 yards while adding a reception for four yards. Marquise Brown led the team in receiving, catching seven of ten targets for 96 yards.
BookMaker has the Cincinnati Bengals listed as 2.5-point favorites on the road against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday afternoon in week 5 of the NFL season. Arizona has won four of the last seven and two of the last three games in the series while going 4-3 ATS in the last seven matchups. Cincinnati is 0-3-1 ATS overall, 0-2 ATS on the road, and 0-2-1 ATS as a favorite this season while the Arizona Cardinals are 3-1 ATS overall, 2-0 ATS at home, and 3-1 ATS as an underdog on the year.
Both teams enter this game with a record of 1-3 and while Cincinnati is the more talented team, Arizona has been the better team in the series, winning four of the last seven and two of the last three games. The Cardinals are 4-3 ATS in the last seven games in the series and have been the better team at covering the spread this season going 3-1 ATS overall while the Bengals are 0-3-1 ATS overall. As a result, I am buying the .5 point and taking the Arizona Cardinals +3 on BookMaker for this matchup on Sunday afternoon.
Spooky Express Pick: Arizona Cardinals +3
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