Seattle Seahawks vs. Cincinnati Bengals Free Week 5 NFL Picks

David Lawrence

Friday, October 9, 2015 3:58 PM UTC

Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 3:58 PM UTC

Seattle needed a blown call to beat Detroit Monday night, but you have to be good to be lucky as well. They head to Cincinnati to face the unbeaten Bengals, who pounded Kansas City to go 4-0 last week.

Opening Odds & Line Movement

Open: -2.5 -105 at Pinnacle

The Bengals are favored by 2.5 points, which is where the NFL odds opened up and stayed. This isn't surprising when you consider that the Bengals are undefeated and the Seahawks haven't really looked like the Seahawks so far this season. Even their 26-0 win over Chicago was at home and that was against a Bears team without Jay Cutler, so Seattle has yet to put in that performance that reminds us of the team that has gone to the Super Bowl twice in the last two seasons (and won once).

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Seahawks vs Bengals Spread

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Seahawks vs Bengals Money Line

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Seahawks vs BengalsTotal

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RB Marshawn Lynch missed last week's game with a hamstring injury and now RB Fred Jackson has a high ankle sprain; it's likely that neither will play this weekend. CB Marcus Burley has a thumb injury that has him day-to-day as well for the Seahawks, who are banged up early in the season.

The Bengals are healthy early in the week, but of course, keep an eye on the injury report as the players practice more. Cincinnati has a chance to go 5-0 for the first time since 1988, and they'd be the first team in the AFC North to do so since the division started in 2002.



The Seahawks are a brutal 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven games, and the Bengals have covered the spread in four of their last five games. Seattle is better on the road, going 4-6 ATS in their last 10 away games, while the Bengals are 6-3-1 ATS in their last 10 at home.

These two have met 10 times since 1990, with the Bengals posting records of 4-6 SU and 5-4-1 ATS. In 10 home games against the Seahawks (the last of which came back in October 2003), the Bengals are 5-5 SU and 3-5 ATS.

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