The Cincinnati Bengals are attempting to claw their way back to the top of the AFC North after a nightmarish start to their 2022 NFL campaign.
They can take another step in that journey in Week 12 when they take on the AFC South-leading Tennessee Titans, who sit at 7-3 ahead of Sunday's action. This serves as a rematch of last year's divisional round matchup when the Bengals upset the Titans when they were the No. 1 seed in the AFC.
Let's take a look at the odds for this AFC showdown, followed by my best bet.
Bengals vs. Titans Odds, Spread, and Total
Bengals vs. Titans Betting Trends
- Bengals are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games
- Bengals are 5-0 ATS in their last five games against Titans
- Bengals are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 road games
- The UNDER is 8-2 in the Bengals' last 10 games against AFC opponents
- Titans are 8-0 ATS in their last eight games
- The UNDER is 6-1 in the Titans' last seven games
Bengals vs. Titans Prediction and Pick
The Titans are a bad team from a statistics standpoint, but yet they continue to win and cover spreads. I don't understand it. Even with that being the case, here I am betting against them once again.
To their credit, they have climbed from the basement in the net yards per play category, and now rank 19th. That still isn't as good as the Bengals, who have snuck into the top 10 in the statistic, coming in at ninth heading in Week 12.
We all know that the key to beating the Titans is to hold their running game in check, and the Bengals have done a solid job of that this season, ranking 12th in opponent yards per carry in that category over their last three games.
Meanwhile, their offense has been on fire, ranking sixth in yards per play gained over their last three games. They should also have no trouble airing ir out against a Titans defense that ranks 15th in opponent yards per throw.
Tennessee's biggest strength is their third down defense. They lead the NFL in opponent third down conversion rate. Their hands will be full in that area on Sunday, as they have to face a Bengals offense that ranks third in third down conversion rate.
I'll back the Bengals to snap the Titans cover stream in this game.
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