- The Bengals have covered the spread in their past 4 home games
The Cowboys enter this game as 3.5 point favorites, which despite their struggles probably shouldn't be a surprise given that the Bengals are missing Joe Burrow.
Let's get it straight, neither of these sides look like the teams they did at the start of the season with Joe Burrow and Dak Prescott under center for both teams. The Bengals haven't won since Burrow got injured but they did hold the Giants close two weeks ago.
Their recent record against NFC East teams, having played 2 in their past 3 games, is 0-2. Although as I said above, they held the Giants close, losing by just two points. The Bengals game against the Washington Football Team was a wider loss at 11 points. I'm of the belief that both Washington and the Giants are a considerable amount better than this Cowboys team with Andy Dalton quarterbacking.
The Cowboys still have talent on offense and will be able to get some points on the board against the Bengals, but when I'm putting my money on this game, the thing that keeps popping up is the defenses. The Bengals aren't good but Dallas are horrible. They are the league worst in terms of TDs given up to wide receievers and with Tee Higgins in town, that could be a problem.
This won't be a fun game to watch but when it comes down to it, I believe in Cincy's defense more than I do the Cowboys, so I'll be taking the Bengals and the points here.
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