The Bengals opened as a 13-point favorite and that line has settled around 10.5 points or 11 points at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The moneyline has the Bengals between -573 and -700, and the Texans between +435 and +500.
The Texans are 6–1 ATS and 5–2 SU in the last seven games between the teams according to the OddsShark NFL Database.
The Texans are 3–5 SU and ATS this season, coming off a SU and ATS win over the Houston Texans followed by a bye week. The Texans are 1-3-1 ATS in their last five road games. They are 3–17 ATS in their last 20 games as an underdog. This marks their first time as a double-digit underdog since 2007, and they are 5–5 ATS in the last 10 such games.
The Texans will be without outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (back) and cornerback Kareem Jackson (ankle). Wide receiver Cecil Shorts is listed as probable after spending the bye week resting his hamstring.
The Bengals are 8–0 SU and 7-0-1 ATS this season, coming off a Week 9 Thursday Night Football SU and ATS win over the Cleveland Browns, and are 4-0-1 ATS in their last five home games. Cincinnati is 7-5-1 ATS as favorites over the last two seasons. They have played two games in that stretch as double-digit favorites, and are 1-0-1 ATS. Prior to that they had not been double-digit favorites since 2009, and lost four straight ATS at that point.
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The point total opened at 48, but has settled at 47. The total has gone OVER in four of the Texans' last five games, and in four of the Bengals' last six games. It has gone UNDER in five of the last seven games between Cincinnati and Houston.
The OddsShark Computer predicts a Bengals victory by a final score of 30.2-18.8. That would provide for the Bengals cover if you waited for the line to come down, and the OVER.