Bengals vs. Saints Prediction: Joe Burrow Makes Triumphant Return to Bayou

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) throws in the first quarter during an NFL Week 5 game
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) throws in the first quarter during an NFL Week 5 game / Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY

For the first time in his career, Joe Burrow will be traveling to New Orleans to take on the Saints. Both teams sit at 2-3, hoping to get to 3-3 and potentially back on top of the division. For the Saints, this season has already been affected by injuries – as Michael Thomas and Jamies Winston have lived on the injury report. 

The Bengals have also dealt with some injuries, but their main issue has been recapturing the magic that took them to the Super Bowl. Will New Orleans be the perfect spot for them to get on track?

Bengals vs. Saints Spread, Odds and Over/Under

Bengals vs. Saints Odds, Spread and Total Movement in Week 6

The Bengals have moved to 2-point favorites from 1-point favorites, and the total has dropped down from 44.5 to 43. 

Bengals vs. Saints Best Bet and Prediction 

When it comes to total yardage and points per game, the Saints’ offense doesn’t look that bad. They are 12th in points per game, sixth in yards per play and second in red zone touchdown scoring percentage. However, their record doesn’t reflect that. The Saints are 2-3, and it’s because their defense can’t hold up. 

New Orleans is 16th in yards per play and yards per game, but 25th in opponent points per game. The Saints give up too many touchdowns – simple and plain. 

Even with Tee Higgins out, the Bengals have a lot of playmakers that will keep the Saints occupied. Cincinnati will be able to win this game on the ground, despite only averaging 3.0 yards per carry. The Bengals are committed to the run, which puts them top 10 in rushes per game. With the Saints ranking 17th in opponent yards per carry and 24th in rushing yards allowed per game, Cincinnati will have just enough to win this game. 

You can find Donnavan Smoot’s full betting record here.

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