Arizona opened as a two-point favorite last weekend, but the Bengals' upset loss on Monday Night Football has the public backing the Cardinals who are now a five-point favorite at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The moneyline has the Cardinals between -225 and -245, and the Bengals between +190 and +205.
These two teams only play every four seasons, but the home team has dominated in that time. The home team is 7-1 straight up and 6-2 against the spread in the last eight contests between these two teams.
The Bengals are coming off their first loss of the season, losing 10–6 at home to the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football. Cincinnati dropped to 8–1 SU on the season with the defeat. It also was their first loss against the spread, where they dropped to 7-1-1.
The Bengals enter this game 4–1 SU and ATS in their last five road games according to the OddsShark NFL Database. This marks the third time the Bengals have been underdogs this season. They won the two previous at Pittsburgh and at Baltimore.
The most notable name on the Bengals' injury report is Adam Jones. The cornerback suffered a foot injury on Monday, and while he has not participated in practice, he has been on the field beforehand with the secondary and returners. Offensive tackle Andre Smith was inactive in Week 10 due to a concussion, but he is back at practice, and expected to play on Sunday.
The Cardinals are coming off a big road win over the Seattle Seahawks. They are now 7–2 SU and 6–3 ATS. They are 8–3 ATS in their last 11 home games, and 4–1 SU in their last five overall games.
The Cardinals are dealing with three injuries on the offensive line. Right guard Jonathan Cooper is missing practice with a knee injury. Left guard Mike Iupati sat out Wednesday practice, but returned on Thursday after a scary neck injury against the Seahawks. Center Lyle Sendlein has been limited by a shoulder injury, but should play.
The point total opened at 48 points, and has settled at 48.5 points or 49 points at the sportsbooks. The total has gone UNDER in eight of the Bengals' last 11 road games. The total has gone OVER in four of the Cardinals' last five home games, and eight of their last 10 overall.
The OddsShark Computer predicts a 27–20 Cardinals victory. That would provide for the Cardinals cover and the UNDER.