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NFL Betting Preview: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Houston Texans

November 12, 2023

The Houston Texans will travel to Cincinnati, Ohio to face the Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium on Sunday afternoon in week 10 of the NFL season with kickoff scheduled for 1:00 PM ET, and the game will air regionally on CBS.

C.J. Stroud has been the best rookie quarterback that we have seen in quite some time and is coming off a stellar performance in week 9 of the season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in which Stroud completed 30 of 42 attempts for 470 yards and five touchdowns to improve the record of the Houston Texans to 4-4 this season which had put them in 2nd place in the AFC South and 1 game behind the Cincinnati Bengals for the final Wild Card spot in the AFC. The offense for the Texans has shown the most improvement in the league this season as last season they had one of the worst offenses in the NFL while this season they rank 11th in points per game with an average of 23.38 points per game and C.J. Stroud has played a pivotal role in the improvement of the offense this year.

Many people left the Cincinnati Bengals for dead at the beginning of the season as they had one of the worst starts in the league as they started with a record of 1-3 and were only averaging 12.25 points per game, however, since week 4 the Bengals have not lost a game as they are on a four-game winning streak and the offense has improved since the week 4 loss as they have gone from averaging 12.25 points per game to averaging 26.5 points per game. Their passing game has also been a pivotal part of their current winning streak as Joe Burrow struggled at the start of the season completing 87 of 151 attempts for 728 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions in the first four games of the season to completing 119 of 157 attempts for 133 yards with 10 touchdowns and two interceptions over the last four games.

BookMaker has the Cincinnati Bengals listed as 6.5-point favorites at home against the Houston Texans on Sunday afternoon in week 10 of the NFL season. Houston has won eight of the last ten and two of the last three meetings. The Texans have gone 7-3 ATS in the last ten while the Bengals are 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Houston Texans are 4-4 ATS overall, 2-2 ATS on the road, and 4-1 ATS as an underdog this season while the Cincinnati Bengals are 4-3-1 ATS overall, 2-1-1 ATS at home and 3-2-1 ATS as a favorite on the year.

The Houston Texans are one of the most improved teams in the NFL, however, they aren’t as talented as the Cincinnati Bengals and the Bengals have finally come alive over their last four games this season going 4-0 in those games while also going 4-0 ATS in those contests. Buy the .5 point and lay the points with the Cincinnati Bengals at home when they host the Houston Texans on Sunday afternoon. 

Spooky Express Pick: Cincinnati Bengals -6