Cincinnati Bengals vs. Arizona Cardinals Week 11 NFL Picks & Odds

David Lawrence

Sunday, November 22, 2015 4:05 PM GMT

Cincinnati lost for the first time against Houston Monday night, while Arizona showed what they were made of in a win at Seattle. Can the Bengals bounce back in this primetime Sunday night game?

Opening Odds & Line Movement

Open: -3.5 -110 at Pinnacle
The Cardinals opened these NFL odds up as 3.5-point favorites at home. Then the line moved slowly to -4, to 4.5 and then -5. It then went to -5.5 before moving back to -5 for the Cardinals, who didn't play their best, but they did what they had to and scored 39 points in Seattle, which is unheard of. Meanwhile, the same old doubts crept in for the Bengals, who lost 10-6 to the Texans. Once again, Andy Dalton struggled on the big stage and while Houston deserves a lot of credit for the way they played, Dalton was supposed to step and he didn't. There is a lot riding on this game for Dalton, and it holds a little extra importance as Arizona QB Carson Palmer faces his former team. He will want to do well against the Bengals and Dalton has to hold his own. However, both of these defenses are very good with Arizona ranking third, and Cincinnati ranked 11th.

 

Injuries
The Bengals seem to be healthy going into this game, even though DT Pat Sims (knee) and CB Adam Jones (foot) didn't practice; both are expected to play on Sunday night. T Andre Smith hasn't played the last couple weeks because of a concussion, so keep an eye on that.

The Cardinals had a few players miss practice on Wednesday: WR Michael Floyd (hamstring), WR John Brown (flu), LB Markus Golden (ankle), G Mike Iupati (neck), G Jonathan Cooper (knee) and DE Cory Redding (ankle). Iaputi has been cleared to play on Sunday, while Floyd and Brown are game-time decisions.

***Bengals vs. Cardinals Sunday Night Props***

 

Bengals Score First +129 (best line at betDSI)
Cardinals Score First -140 (best line at GTbets)
Longest TD 42½ Ov -115 (best line at Heritage)
Longest TD 47½ Un +140 (best at BetOnline)
Total Field Goal 3½ +120 (best line 5Dimes)
Total Field Goals 3½ -140 (best line at Bovada)
1st Score TD -160  (best line at 5Dimes)
FG or Safety +150 (best line at SportsBetting)

 

Trends
The Bengals are 7-1-1 ATS in their nine games this season, and they've covered in all four road games. The Cardinals are 6-3 ATS, and they're 2-2 ATS at home. The total has moved from 47 to 48, and the Cardinals have gone over seven times this season. The Bengals have gone over five times.

The Cardinals are 3-4 SU and 4-3 ATS in seven games against Cincinnati since moving to Arizona. The Bengals are a perfect 3-0 SU and ATS against the Bengals in the desert.

Bengals vs. Cardinals Spread Pick

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Bengals vs. Cardinals Total Pick

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Bengals vs. Cardinals SU Odds

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