The Cincinnati Bengals prepare for an away game against the Detroit Lions in Week 6. While the hosts still seek their first victory, the Bengals try to recover from their Week 5 loss against the Packers.Before you get started, be sure to check out this Bengals vs. Lions preview brought to you by NitroBetting. Below, you can find essential information such as event details, team and player statistics, and the latest NFL odds. More than that, we get you on the right track by sharing timely betting trends and predictions that help you lock in on the best picks. Be sure to check for the latest sports betting odds at our online BTC sportsbook.
Bengals vs. Lions Game Information
We've made multiple roster moves. ⤵— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) October 11, 2021
- When: Sunday, October 17, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
- Where: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
- TV: FOX
- Radio: ESPN 1530 (Bengals) / WXYT-FM 97.1 FM (Lions)
- Live Stream:NFL Game Pass
- NFL Odds: Cincinnati Bengals (TBA) / Detroit Lions (TBA)
Why Bet on the Cincinnati Bengals?
The Bengals have another shot at taking the top spot in the AFC North if they beat the Lions this weekend. At the end of their three-point overtime loss to the Packers in Week 5, the team will try to bring back their pace and improve their overall record for a shot at a playoff spot.
In their most recent efforts, the Bengals trailed by almost 100 total yards and 33 rushing yards. Regardless of that, they kept things close in the fourth quarter. After stretching the game to overtime, the Bengals allowed 3 points and went scoreless in 10 minutes. Nonetheless, we witnessed quarterback Joe Burrow keep his team alive and had 281 yards on 26 of 38 passing with 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. He enjoyed the services of wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase, who led the pack with 159 yards and 1 touchdown on 6 receptions.
It was a productive game for the Bengals’ rushing play when Samaje Perine documented a team-high 59 yards and 11 carries, while Joe Mixon produced the only rushing touchdown of the team in 33 yards and 10 carries.
Looking over their defensive efforts, Jessie Bates III and Vonn Bell had the spotlight when they recorded 8 solo tackles each. Chidobe Awuzie did well to provide his services after 6 tackles (5 solo) and the only defensive interception of the Bengals. Moreover, Trey Hendrickson had a bit of pace that game following 2 solo tackles and 2 sacks.
It’s going to be a tough night for the Bengals following Joe Burrow’s trip to the hospital after their loss to the Packers. The quarterback is hospitalized with a possible throat contusion that might leave him out of the lineup this weekend.
Why Bet on the Detroit Lions?
The hosts find themselves in a tough place in the wake of another defeat the extends their losing streak to 5 games. Head coach Dan Campbell continues to look for ways to turn things around, and their Week 5 loss to the Vikings that ended in 19 to 17 presents more challenges.
In their efforts against the Vikings, the Lions almost closed the deficit at the heels of the fourth quarter. However, their 11-point run was not enough to take the game or stretch it to overtime. By the final whistle, Detroit trailed by almost 100 total yards but kept things close on the rushing side 120 to 108 yards. Jared Goff took the helm and recorded 203 yards on 21 of 35 passing, including an interception. It was a tough outing for the offense, with D’Andre Swift the only Lions player to find the end zone through a rushing play. The running back let the field with 51 yards and a rushing touchdown on 11 carries.
It was an underwhelming performance for the rest of the receiving corps. Amon-Ra St. Brown topped the list with 65 yards and 3 receptions, while Swift and Quintez Cephus combined for 101 receiving yards. The side failed to score a receiving touchdown, which already tells us a lot about the team’s confidence.
Defensively, Tracy Walker III produced a team-high 9 tackles (7 solo) during his stint. Amani Oruwariye was second-best with 9 tackles (6 solo), while A.J. Parker had 7 tackles (6 solo). Trey Flowers had 1 sack to go with 4 solo tackles, while Charles Harris was the only other player to record a sack and 3 tackles. Additionally, Alex Anzalone secured an interception on top of 4 tackles (1 solo).
The Lions might miss the services of Quintez Cephus to a shoulder injury, which he sustained during their game against the Vikings. Should he miss the match, Trinity Benson is next in line to take over the position. Other than that, the Lions have a completely healthy starting lineup coming into the game.
Bengals vs. Lions Betting Trends
- The Bengals are 2-3 in their last 5 away games.
- The Bengals are 5-5 against the spread in their last 5 away games.
- The totals have gone under in 4 of the Bengals’ last 5 games.
- The Lions are 6-4 against the spread in their last 10 games.
- The Lions held their opponents to 30 points or less in 4 of their last 5 games.
- The totals have gone over in 4 of the Lions’ last 5 home games against the Bengals.
Bengals vs. Lions Expert Betting Predictions
With more wins under their belt this season, the Bengals look to be the better team of the two, so it’s a no-brainer that they come in as favorites. They managed to score 20 points or more in all five regular-season games, while the Lions were held back to 17 or less in five games. However, with the Lions holding onto home-field advantage, the results might be closer than anticipated. Covering the spread should be doable for them, and a team hungry for a win is a team that should never be underestimated. Ultimately, this might just turn into an unexpected and exciting contest.
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