NFL Picks: Bengals vs. Dolphins Odds Report

Joe Freda

Monday, October 28, 2013 3:41 PM GMT

The Cincinnati Bengals notched a fourth straight win in Sunday’s 49-9 spanking of the New York Jets, cashing as six-point home favorites. Thursday’s NFL betting has Marvin Lewis’ club visiting the Miami Dolphins, who return home on a 0-4 ATS slide.

Bengals, Dalton cruise past Jets

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton threw five touchdown passes in his squad’s triumph over New York, reaching wide out Marvin Jones for four of them. Dalton and Co. reached paydirt in five of its six red zone trips, outscoring the Jets in all four quarters of action.

Cincinnati’s defense came away with four sacks, while mates Adam Jones and Chris Crocker grabbed one interception each. Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict logged a team-high seven tackles, while both sides were flagged for four penalties each (114 yards).

The lopsided battle’s combined 58 points sailed above the ‘total’ of 40 ½, lifting the OVER to 3-0 in the Bengals’ latest trio of duels. Cincinnati notched 20 first downs in its 27 minutes with the ball, while holding the Jets to 240 total yards.

Read our NFL Week 9 Betting Odds Report before placing your picks this week.

Dolphins fall at Gillette

Miami’s latest defeat came on the same afternoon, losing as a 6 ½-point road dog to the New England Patriots, 27-17. The Dolphins saw an early 14-0 lead erased by the end of the third quarter, surrendering 24 unanswered points through the contest’s final 23 minutes.

Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill saw his passer rating drop for a second straight week, connecting 22-of-42 attempts to 192 yards. Miami’s Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas united for 136 rushing yards, combining for 27 carries. 

The Dolphins’ defense held New England’s Tom Brady to 116 yards through the air, with Miami’s Jared Odrick registering two of his side’s three sacks. UNDER backers sweated the final stretch, with the duel’s 44 points sliding below the ‘total’ of 46 ½.

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Early odds: Bengals, OVER favored

NFL odds first opened Cincinnati as a 1 ½-point road favorite, while listing the ‘total’ at 41 ½. Early wagers on the Bengals and OVER lifted the numbers to two and 42, according to SBR football odds page. 

Cincinnati is 0-2 ATS in its pair of duels as road ‘chalk,’ failing to collect against the Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills. The Bengals have not visited Miami since 2007, while logging a 1-4 spread record in their last five meetings with the Dolphins.

Miami has yet to be a home dog this year, while going 3-1 ATS in that situation’s four spots last season. The OVER also cashed at 3-1, with Joe Philbin’s squad putting up 23.8 PPG.

Cincinnati heads to Sun Life Stadium giving up a stingy 18 PPG, while ranked ninth for offensive yardage (369.6 YPG). Miami is on the spectrum’s opposite end, giving up 23.9 PPG and held to 311 YPG.

The Bengals cashed in last year’s sole Thursday spot, topping the Philadelphia Eagles as 4 ½-point road ‘chalk’ in a 34-13 victory. Will another blowout come on short rest this time, or can Miami stop its skid with a cashed ticket? Check back for NFL picks on both the side and ‘total’ as this battle approaches.