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NFL: Colts vs. Cincinnati Bengals Prediction 12/10/2023

The Indianapolis Colts (7-5) travel to face off against the Cincinnati Bengals (6-6) on Sunday, December 10th. This game will be played at Paycor Stadium in Paycor Stadium and televised on CBS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Kickoff is set for 1:00 ET.

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The Colts Are Coming Off A Win

The Colts notched a victory in their previous game, defeating the Titans with a score of 31-28. Being favored by 1 points against the Titans, the Colts came through with an ATS win.

For the game, quarterback Gardner Minshew attempted 42 passes and finished with 26 completions for 312. His passer rating for the game was 100.

In this week’s matchup, the Colts’ defense is hoping to improve their performance against the run. In week 13, they allowed 177 rushing yards to the Titans. Additionally, the Colts conceded 204 passing yards during the game.

Before their matchup against the Bengals, the Colts have an overall record of 7-5 and have won four consecutive games. In the AFC-South, Indianapolis is sitting 2nd.

The Colts have a 8-4 ATS record so far. As we enter week 14, their scoring margin per game is +0.3. The average over/under line for the Colts this season is currently 43.1 points. So far, their games have averaged 49.7 points per game, leading to an over/under record of 8-4.

Colts Injury Report

  • Anthony Richardson – Shoulder (Out)
  • JuJu Brents – Quadriceps (Questionable)
  • Evan Hull – Knee (Out)
  • Daniel Scott – Knee (Out)
  • Dallis Flowers – Achilles (Out)
  • Jelani Woods – Hamstring (Out)
  • Titus Leo – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Jake Witt – Hip (Out)
  • Danny Pinter – Ankle (Out)
  • Jonathan Taylor – Thumb (Doubtful)
  • KJ Hamler – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Ashton Dulin – Knee (Out)
  • Isaac Taylor-Stuart – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Genard Avery – Knee (Out)
  • Braden Smith – Knee (Questionable)

The Bengals Are Coming Off A Win

In their most recent matchup, the Bengals secured a win against the Jaguars, with a final score of 34-31. Despite being underdogs by 10, the Bengals both won outright and covered the spread.

Offensively, Jake Browning finished with 354 passing yards while completing 86% of his passes. On the ground, the Bengals rushed the ball 31 times for 156 yards. The team converted 8 of 14 third-down opportunites.

In their previous game versus the Jaguars, the Bengals defense didn’t do a great job containing the ground game, allowing 76.78197064989517 first downs on rushing plays. Overall, Jacksonville accumulated 71 rushing yards against the Bengals’ defense.

Coming into their game against Colts, the Bengals are trying to improve on a 6-6 record. This mark has them at 4th in the AFC-North and 10th in the AFC.

Thus far this season, the Bengals hold a record above .500 against the spread, marked at 5-7. Their average scoring margin in the current season is -2.2. Looking at their over/under lines, the Bengals have seen an average line of 44.5 points. Their games have averaged 43.2 points per game, resulting in an over/under record of 6-6.

Bengals Injury Report

  • D’Ante Smith – Knee (Questionable)
  • Jay Tufele – Illness (Questionable)
  • Jaxson Kirkland – Wrist (Out)
  • Cam Taylor-Britt – Quad (Out)
  • Joe Burrow – Wrist (Out)
  • Devin Cochran – Knee (Out)
  • Tycen Anderson – Knee (Out)
  • Devonnsha Maxwell – Knee (Out)

Colts Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Colts are averaging 25 points per game, putting them 8th in the NFL.

Indianapolis’ passing offense enters this week’s game with a ranking of 16th in passing yards. Furthermore, they hold the 10th spot in attempts, averaging 35.2 passes per game.

The Colts hold the 12th position in the NFL with 115.8 rushing yards per game. This average has come on an average of 28 rushing attempts (9th).

Bengals Offense Breakdowncincinnati bengals betting

The Cincinnati offense is currently positioned 17th in the league, scoring an average of 20.5 points per contest.

In terms of the passing game, Bengals have an average 225.8 passing yards per game, placing them 17th in the league rankings. At present, 63.8% of their first downs have come through the passing game.

Cincinnati comes in with an average of 3.8 yards per rushing attempt and have an average of 20.9 attempts per game. In terms of total rushing yards, they are currently ranked 32nd in the league.

Colts Team Defense

The Colts currently rank 2nd in tackles for loss and 2nd in sacks on the defensive side. Their opponents are averaging 24.7 points per game and 355.3 yards per contest against them.

Bengals Team Defense

Cincinnati’s defense has come up with 19 turnovers so far this season. This figure has them 4th in the NFL. Heading into week 14, they are allowing 22.8 points per game and 388.2 yards.

Colts vs Bengals Trendsindianapolis colts betting

  • In their last five road games, Indianapolis has averaged 22 points per game while allowing 20 . The team’s record in this stretch was 4-1 while going 4-1 vs. the spread.
  • Across their last five home contests, Cincinnati has been good against the spread posting a mark of 3-2. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 24 points per game.
  • The last three games that Cincinnati was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.
  • As the betting favorite, the Colts have an ATS mark of just 5-5 in their last ten games. Indianapolis posted a straight up mark of 5-5 in these matchups.

Colts vs Bengals Prediction

Look for the Colts’ offense to put together a big performance vs. the Bengals and cover the spread as 1-point favorites. In their most recent game, the Colts put up 355 yards of offense and are projected to have another above-average performance against Cincinnati.

Games featuring Indianapolis this season have averaged 49.7 points in total. Considering the over/under line at 42, I’m backing the over.

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