Cincinnati will look to preserve the momentum from its stunning 31-13 win over the Giants when it squares off against the reeling Chiefs this afternoon. Start time in today’s showdown between the Bengals and Chiefs is scheduled for 1:00pm ET at Arrowhead Stadium; the game will be broadcast live on CBS. NFL Sunday Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs Odds have Marvin Lewis’ squad listed as a -3.5 against the spread road favorite. The Over/Under in this contest is set at 43.5 points and KC is drawing +165 moneyline odds to win its second game of the season.
What looked like a season of promise for Cincinnati transformed into a nightmare as it lost four straight games between October 7th and November 4th. The Bengals are not completely awake yet, but their 31-13 win over the Giants last Sunday at least stirred them from their extended slumber.
Heading into last weekend’s meeting with New York, the Bengals looked like a far inferior team to the Giants, and, in reality, they are; however, as most all football fans know, the best team does not always win, especially in the NFL.
Cincinnati was held to 15 first downs and 275 total yards, but it finished +3 in the great equalizer, turnover margin.
The Bengals should post better numbers today with the Chiefs being more their speed, but winning the turnover battle may be necessary for them to keep Kansas City stuck in reverse. The Chiefs have been their own worst enemy this season (they rank dead last in turnover margin at -20), but when they do avoid shooting themselves in the foot, they can make life rough on their opposition.
Kansas City cannot be trusted, though. The Chiefs are simply unbettable in this writer’s estimation because their erratic play makes it difficult to ever get a feel for when or where they might decide to put their best foot forward. So either fade KC or stay away altogether.
Free Pick: Cincinnati -3.5.
Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs NFL Odds: Cincinnati Bengals -3.5 (-110), Over 43.5 (-110), -190 (Moneyline)
Kansas City Chiefs +3.5 (-110), Under 43.5 (-110), +165 (Moneyline)
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