Amongst a great NFL Week 6 slate, this Bengals vs Lions game is being criminally overlooked. Joe Burrow’s vocal abilities will be limited due to a throat contusion sustained during the Bengals wild Week 5 loss to the Packers.
This may be the best chance for the 0-5 Lions to find a win for at least six weeks, as they are about to face a gauntlet of teams with winning records.
Bengals vs Lions Week 6 NFL Betting Preview
NFL Regular Season — Week 6 Game
Cincinnati Bengals (3-2, 1-1 Away) vs. Detroit Lions (0-5, 0-2 Home)
Date: Sunday, October 17, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. EST
Venue: Ford Field — Detroit, MI
Coverage: Click here for the stream
The Lions have to win a game eventually. This team works too hard and has a coach who cares too much to go 0-16. It is just not going to happen. Where will a win come from though? Their schedule is not easy.
The Lions absolutely need this game. We saw an absolutely wild game between the Packers and Bengals come down to field goals, and with an injured Joe Burrow having to battle against the crowd at Ford Field, this could be the breakthrough Dan Campbell has been begging for.
As a gambler, it is next to impossible to have any trust in the Bengals’ kicker, or really any kicker not named Justin Tucker, after seeing the struggles across the NFL last week. The Lions have had a few difficult losses come via the field goal already this season, leading many bettors to believe the hook will be the deciding factor in this game.
Bengals vs Lions Odds and Spread
Moneyline: CIN: (-175) | DET: (+150)
Spread: CIN: -3.5 (-105) | DET: +3.5 (-115)
Total: 46.5 — Over: (-115) | Under: (-105)
Public (Spread) Betting via Action Network: CIN: (52%) | DET: (48%)
Odds to Win Super Bowl LVI: CIN: (+15000) | DET: (+250000)
Bengals vs Lions NFL Betting Trends
– Cincinnati is 2-3 against the spread (ATS) this season.
– The Over is 1-4 for the Bengals this season.
– Detroit is 3-2 ATS this season.
– The Over is 2-3 for the Lions this season.
Bengals vs Lions Stats
– Minnesota is averaging 22.6 points per game (PPG) this season (T-No. 19 in the NFL).
– Minnesota is surrendering 21.8 PPG this season (No. 9 in the NFL).
– Carolina is averaging 23.0 PPG this season (No. 16 in the NFL).
– Carolina is surrendering 17.4 PPG this season (No. 3 in the NFL).
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Bengals vs Lions Prediction
The Bengals vs Lions NFL betting prediction uses the ESPN Football Power Index.