The Cincinnati Bengals(5-3) welcome the Houston Texans(4-4) to Paycor Stadium for a showdown in Cincy on Sunday. The teams have not met since December 2022, when the Bengals beat the Texans 37-31. But with both teams coming off big victories in Week 9, who will leave this week with the W?
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Houston Texans Betting Odds and Match Details
- Fixture: Houston @ Cincinnati
- Date and Time: November 12 @ 1 pm EST
- Location: Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati
- Points Per Game: 19.4
- Points Allowed Per Game: 20.3
- 3rd Down Efficiency: 38-104
- 4th Down Efficiency: 3-9
- Net Passing Yards Per Game: 216.0
- Yards Per Pass Attempt: 6.0
- Passing TDs: 12
- Rushing Yards Per Game: 75.9
- Rushing TDs: 3
- Interceptions: 4
Joe Burrow and this Cincinnati squad have some wide receiver concerns going into this week, as Tee Higgins suffered a hamstring injury in Wednesday’s practice, and Ja’Marr Chase missed practice with a back issue.
Higgins is coming off of his best game on the season, tallying eight catches for 110 yards in the Bengals 24-18 win over the Bills last week. He was officially listed as limited on Wednesday’s injury report, and this will prove to be a huge obstacle for the Bengals this week. If Higgins doesn’t play this week, Trenton Irwin, Andrei Iosivas, and Charlie Jones will have to step up for this team at wide receiver.
Chase landed hard on the turf in the game against Buffalo, injuring his back, but the odds are better that he will play against the Texans this week.
- Points Per Game: 23.4
- Points Allowed Per Game: 20.6
- 3rd Down Efficiency: 47-111
- 4th Down Efficiency: 5-9
- Net Passing Yards Per Game: 264.1
- Yards Per Pass Attempt: 8.1
- Passing TDs: 15
- Rushing Yards Per Game: 87.0
- Rushing TDs: 3
- Interceptions: 1
What a season it has been for rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud and the Texans, as they are 4-4 for the first time in three seasons and finally part of the AFC playoff picture.
This is a huge game for Houston on the road, as they are just one spot behind the Bengals’ 5-3 record for the final Wild Card spot in the conference. They will prove to be a threat this week in Cincinnati.
The Texans are making it happen this season, but they are no match for Joe Burrow and this Cincinnati squad. The Bengals will pick up the win at home this week.
Final Pick: Cincinnati Bengals
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