Best Prop Bets: Cincinnati Bengals vs. New England Patriots

Best Prop Bets: Cincinnati Bengals vs. New England Patriots

Sam Frohman
1 year ago
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Cincinnati Bengals kicker Evan McPherson kicks off during game against Kansas City Chiefs

The New England Patriots will host the red-hot Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday afternoon for a 1:00 p.m Christmas Eve kickoff. The Bengals are coming into this game on a six-game winning streak and got sole possession of the division with their win at Tampa Bay and Baltimore’s loss at Cleveland last weekend.

The Patriots, on the other hand, sit third in the AFC East, with the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins ahead of them. They are pushing for a wild card spot that involves the Ravens, Chargers, Dolphins, and the Jets alongside them. Their loss last weekend to the Raiders did not help their cause. They will face the Bengals, Dolphins, and Bills in the final three weeks of the season, which all seem like must-wins.

Let’s take a look at the best prop bets for this game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the New England Patriots.

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Time Elapsed Before First Score Over Seven Minutes (-102)

This is already predicted to be a low-scoring game with an over/under of 41.5, but even further than that, I expect this game to get off to a slow start. Saturday is expected to be a cold one in New England, with a high of two degrees and a low of negative seven degrees. Both teams will struggle to start this game off in this weather and will rely on the run more to move the ball, which will run more clock.

Cincinnati Total Field Goals Over 1.5 (-137)

Along with the narrative above, both teams will be taking points over going for it on fourth down if they can avoid it. The cold weather will make it hard to get first downs and throw the ball, which will result in more field goal attempts. I like the Bengals to move the ball better to be put into these situations more often to possibly kick more field goals in this game.

Evan McPherson has made his last ten field goals which all came in the Bengals’ last five games. McPherson has hit two or more field goals in four out of those five matchups.

Cincinnati Win By 1-13 Points (+100)

I hate to play the same story three times but a single-digit game will not result in many points. These teams will be lucky if they see positive single digits, which is saying a lot even before the expected 10 MPH wind gusts. 

There are not enough points in this game where the Bengals can win by more than two touchdowns in my opinion. This is essentially a riskier moneyline play with better odds for the Bengals.

I like my chances with betting on Joe Burrow to overcome the extreme conditions and lead the Bengals to a comfortable win on the road to bring their total to 11.

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