The Cincinnati Bengals are halfway to a perfect regular season. They open up the second half of the season Monday night at home against the Houston Texans. The Bengals are a huge 12 point favorite, and they are -550 with the money line.
The Texans are +425. The over/under is at 47 currently. The Bengals are also undefeated against the spread. They are 7-0-1 overall, 5-0-1 as the favorite, and 3-0-1 as the home team against the spread. The Texans are 3-5 overall against the spread, 1-4 as the underdog and 1-3 as the away team.
The Bengals have no injured players to report, while the Texans have 5 players out on both sides of the ball, all of them listed as questionable. Cincinnati is giving up only 17.8 points per game, while scoring almost 30 points per game. Houston is giving up 25.6 points per game, and scores 21.8 ppg.
I think this game will not go over the 47 points. I see the Bengals getting out to an early lead and then running the clock out, but I do think they will win as well as cover the 12 point spread. Both teams will enter the game rested. The Texans last played November 1st when they beat the Titans, and the Bengals last played November 5th, when they beat the Browns.