Packers vs. Bengals 2021 NFL Week 5 Odds, Analysis and Prediction
The Cincinnati Bengals are set to host this weekend’s game against the Green Bay Packers. After a tough 30-3 Week 1 loss to the Saints, the Packers did well to recover and win three straight games. In their most recent win against the Steelers, head coach Matt LaFleur and company found more momentum and are now ready to take on their next challenge.
Meanwhile, the Bengals share a similar 3-1 overall record and are coming from a narrow victory against the Jaguars last week. We expect both teams to leave very little margins, which makes this matchup exciting.
That being said, NitroBetting delivers the latest game previews. Below, you will find all the essential information about the incoming Packers vs. Bengals game. From event details, team and player statistics, all the way to the latest NFL odds, we have everything you need. Furthermore, our timely betting trends and expert betting predictions help you lock in on the best picks. Be sure to check for the latest sports betting odds at our online BTC sportsbook.
Packers vs. Bengals Game Information
- When: Sunday, October 10, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
- Where: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
- TV: FOX
- Radio: WTMJ-AM (Packers) / ESPN 1530 (Bengals)
- Live Stream:NFL Game Pass
- NFL Odds: Green Bay Packers (-3.5) / Cincinnati Bengals (+3.5)
Why Bet on the Green Bay Packers?
The Green Bay Packers defended their home-field well in their recent clash against the Steelers. In their winning efforts, the team completed 367 total yards and dominated their opponents by over 60 rushing yards. Aaron Rodgers led his team to victory. By the end of the game, the quarterback recorded 248 yards on 20-of-36 passing and 2 touchdowns.
He was also the only player to score a rushing touchdown for his team, while A.J. Dillon recorded a team-high 81 yards on 15 carries. Moreover, Randall Cobb was Rodgers’ number one target that night. The wide receiver ran 69 yards and completed 2 touchdowns on 5 receptions.
On defense, it was Eric Stokes who spearheaded the unit with 8 solo tackles and the only interception of the Packers that night. De’Vondre Campbell was right behind him with 9 tackles (5 solo), while Rashan Gary was third-best with 6 tackles (4 solo) and a sack. Additionally, Kingsley Keke also had a sack to go with his 1 solo tackle that night.
Looking at the team’s starting lineup this weekend, the Packers have to face several challenges on defense as Preston Smith and Jaire Alexander are questionable on Sunday night. Krys Barnes and Kevin King remain inactive and will be replaced by Oren Burns and Eric Stokes, respectively. As for the offense, only Elgton Jenkins is out of the starters list due to an ankle injury.
Why Bet on the Cincinnati Bengals?
The Bengals did well against the Jaguars last weekend. Despite going scoreless in the first half of the game, the team put their heads down and tied the game before the final quarter took off. From there on, it was crunch time for head coach Zac Taylor and his team. Joe Burrow finished his night with 348 yards on 25-of-32 passing, including 2 touchdowns.
He employed Tyler Boyd’s expertise after the wide receiver led his team with 118 yards on 9 receptions. C.J. Uzomah produced 2 touchdowns in 95 yards and 5 receptions to help close the gap. In addition, Joe Mixon took advantage of rushing plays when he recorded 67 yards and 1 touchdown on 16 carries.
Defensively, Germaine Pratt took charge and recorded a team-high 8 tackles (5 solo). Logan Wilson trailed him with 10 tackles (4 solo) and the only sack of the team, while Sam Hubbard and Vonn Bell combined for 4 solo tackles each.
As for the starters, Joe Mixon finds himself on the questionable list following a high ankle sprain. Should he miss the game, Samaje Perine takes over the running back position. Starters Tee Higgins, Xavier Su’a-Filo, Jessie Bates III, and Chidobe Awuzie remain out of the lineup due to injury.
Packers vs. Bengals Betting Trends
- The Packers are 3-2 in their last 5 away games.
- The Packers are 2-3 against the spread in their last 5 away games.
- The totals have gone under in 2 of the Packers’ last 5 games.
- The Bengals are 3-2 in their last 5 home games.
- The Bengals are 2-3 against the spread in their last 5 home games.
- The totals have gone over in 2 of the Bengals’ last 5 home games.
Packers vs. Bengals Expert Betting Predictions
Injuries hit the Bengals hard, and this means that they have to work extra hard to relieve the pressure that the Packers will bring. Although they come in as the underdogs of the game, having a home-field advantage takes some of the stress off. There’s a good chance that the Bengals cover the spread, while a win is not off the table. On the other hand, the Packers look confident and strong leading up to the contest. If they stay composed and leave little breathing room for their opponents, it’s easy to get the upper hand early on. Ultimately, this is a must-watch for any football or betting fan out there.
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