|Written by Mike|
Bet on the NFLThe Cincinnati Bengals are one of two teams left in the NFL to have an unbeaten record. The Bengals will put that record on the line at Gillette Stadium outside Boston in a Sunday night match with the New England Patriots, a 2-2 team that it reeling from its recent Monday night loss.
The Patriots had a four-game winning streak against the Bengals but it was snapped almost one year ago to the day of this game. The Bengals were at +2 in a home game with the Pats and won 13-6.
The New England Patriots lost to Kansas City 41-14 in their last game this past Monday night. They were -3 favorites to win that game. The Pats have lost each of their last four games against AFC teams when against the spread. However, they have won their last four ATS in terms of home games against teams that have winning road records. Cornerback Brandon Browner will be eligible to play in this week's game. He was suspended for violating the league's drug policy.
The Cincinnati Bengals are coming off their bye week. They were -6.5 favorites against Tennessee in their last game and won that game 33-7. The Bengals have won against the spread in all three of their games and have also taken the under in each of them. They Bengals have taken the under in each of their last four ATS and straight up wins. Linebacker Vontaze Burfict is questionable for this game due to a concussion.
The line between the Bengals and Patriots is extremely slim. The Patriots are listed at +1 in this game. The game has a -110 payout for all successful bets. The over/under for points is at 46. Also, the Pats have an even money straight up bet while the Bengals are listed at a slim -120 line. This game is by far the closest one of the week in terms of its overall line and the sense of competition between these two teams in this game.