The Cincinnati Bengals welcome the Indianapolis Colts to Paul Brown Stadium tonight for the mere formality of a final 2013 NFL preseason game. The two AFC rivals are scheduled to take the field at 7:00pm ET. NFL Preseason Odds from 5Dimes are favoring the Bengals at -3 against the spread while the Over/Under is set at 38 points. Indianapolis is drawing +160 money line odds ($100 wins $160) to Cincinnati's -185 ($185 wins $100).
The Colts blew out all the stops last week, improving their preseason record to 2-1 with a 27-6 shellacking of the Browns.
Indianapolis finished the game with 26 first downs and 364 yards of offense and it limited Cleveland to 270 yards and 13 first downs. Andrew Luck completed 16-of-25 passes for 164 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, bringing his exhibition passer rating to 106.5.
The second year pro will not make much a dent in that number either way this evening according to Head Coach Chuck Pagano.
"If he gets a series, that'd be great," Pagano said. "If he gets nothing, that'd be great."
It is difficult to envision the Bengals handling quarterback Andy Dalton any differently, despite the TCU product's suspect performance last week against the Cowboys.
Dalton completed 12-of-16 passes for 113 yards in the 18-24 loss to Dallas, but he threw one pick to no touchdowns in two quarters of play.
The result of this contest will come down to depth and based upon the last two seasons, Cincinnati appears to have more in that department than Indianapolis.
The Bengals are 19-13 over the last two years and they were a surprise second place finisher in the AFC North last season after posting a 10-6 record.
2013 NFL Preseason Indianapolis Colts vs Cincinnati Bengals
Indianapolis Colts +3 (+110), Over 38 (-110), +160 (Moneyline)
Cincinnati Bengals -3 (-130), Under 38 (-110), -185 (Moneyline)
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