Cincinnati will hold it shut

Dave Tuley, senior reporter at, is in his second season with the Publish’s Bettor’s Information. His handicapping items seem in VSiN’s on-line journal, Level Unfold Weekly.

CINCINNATI BENGALS (+10) over Baltimore Ravens: Sure, the Ravens are 6-2 straight up and coming off a powerful 37-20 win over the Patriots. The Bengals are the final winless staff at 0-8. However bear in mind the Ravens are simply 3-4-1 ATS and don’t at all times win by margin, and the Bengals have coated vs. playoff-bound groups such because the Seahawks in Week 1, the Payments in Week Three and, oh, wait, these identical Ravens simply 4 weeks in the past in a 23-17 loss. And that was in Baltimore whereas this in Cincinnati. Ryan Finley needs to be advantageous changing Andy Dalton as Cincinnati’s quarterback, and I just like the Bengals’ possibilities much more if WR A.J. Inexperienced makes his season debut, although they coated the earlier assembly with out him.

Carolina Panthers (+5¹/₂) over GREEN BAY PACKERS: Even with Kyle Allen filling in admirably for Cam Newton (who was positioned on IR on Tuesday), RB Christian McCaffrey makes the Panthers’ offense purr and likewise makes them a reside ’canine heading into Inexperienced Bay. I’ve been saying the Packers’ protection was overrated since earlier than their Week Four loss to the Eagles, and it was uncovered once more of their 26-11 loss to the Chargers. The Panthers can do the identical factor to the Packers this Sunday, and the Carolina protection can include the equally overrated Inexperienced Bay offense (will all due respect to Aaron Rodgers, who will get essentially the most out of it he can). I’m additionally ready to see how excessive the cash line goes.

Final week: 0-2. Redskins (L). Giants (L).
Season: 8-10.

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