Football gambling expectations have crashed and burned for the Cincinnati Bengals as they are suffering through a first to worst NFL betting season in 2010.
In an AFC matchup of last place teams that will be broadcast on CBS the Cincinnati Bengals will host the Buffalo Bills with kickoff scheduled for 1:05 PM Eastern Time. Sports-Gambling opened with Cincinnati as a 5.5 point favorite and with an over/under of 44.
The Buffalo Bills have a record of 1-8 straight up but are a better than expected 4-4-1 with the NFL gambling odds as 5 of their games have gone under total. The Bills have paid out in 3 of their 4 road games and are coming off their first win of the season last week at home over Detroit 14-12.
Despite their straight up struggles the Bills have gone undefeated against the spread in their last 4 games while going under the total in their last 3 matchups.
Fred Jackson has led a decent ground attack with 446 yards while Ryan Fitzpatrick has been better than expected at quarterback. Defense has been a problem for Buffalo as they rank 26th overall in the NFL.
The Cincinnati Bengals were the AFC North Division champions last year but you would never know it from this year’s results as they have a record of 2-7 straight up and 3-6 with the NFL gambling lines as 5 of their games have gone over the total.
The Bengals have lost 6 consecutive games and are coming off a 23-17 loss at Indianapolis although they did get the money as 6.5 point dogs. Cincinnati is 1-3 against the spread at home in 2010.
Head coach Marvin Lewis is known for his defensive expertise which makes the Bengals 23rd rank in points allowed alarming. Quarterback Carson Palmer and the offense have slumped as well and rank 21st for scoring.
Buffalo is playing better and showing improvement and could be a dangerous football gambling entry for this one as they have paid out in 6 of their last 7 games against the Bengals. The series have gone over the total in 5 of the last 7 matchups.