Bengals vs. Colts Point Spread: NFL Week 6 Odds, Prediction

Payton Matthews | Updated Oct 13, 2020

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The Colts are set as 8-point favourites against a Bengals team that is riding the longest road winless streak in the NFL.

Cincinnati
4-11
AT
October 18, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
Lucas Oil Stadium
Pointspread +7.5 -111
Moneyline +282
Over / Under o +46

45%

Betting Action

55%

Pointspread -7.5 -109
Moneyline -344
Over / Under u +46

45%

Betting Action

55%

Cincinnati Bengals No. 1 overall draft pick Joe Burrow has yet to get a road win in his young NFL career and tries again Sunday at the Indianapolis Colts. Indy is an 8-point favourite on the NFL odds with a total of 46.5.

NFL Week 6 Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Cincinnati has the longest road winless streak in the NFL at 16 in a row, last winning away on Sept. 30, 2018 in Atlanta. That’s not to say the Bengals have the longest road losing streak because they earned a tie in Philadelphia in Week 3. The Colts are in an easy part of their schedule that features five straight games vs. teams that finished with non-winning records in 2019. Indy is on its bye week after this one.

These teams haven’t met since Week 1 of the 2018 season when Burrow was a fairly unknown transfer at LSU and Colts QB Philip Rivers was still going strong with the Los Angeles Chargers. Cincinnati won that game 34-23 at Indianapolis. Remember former Colts QB Andrew Luck? That was his first game back after missing the entire 2017 season. He threw for 319 yards, two TDs and a pick.

Indianapolis led 23-10 late in the third quarter. The Bengals clinched the victory when Clayton Fejedelem recovered a Colts fumble and returned it 83 yards for a touchdown with less than 30 seconds remaining. Andy Dalton (now with Dallas) threw for 243 yards, two TDs and a score, and Joe Mixon rushed for 95 yards and a touchdown. It ended Cincinnati’s eight-game losing streak in Indy.

The favourite is 5-1 against the spread in the past six meetings. The under is 5-1 in the previous six in Indianapolis.

Cincinnati Bengals

Burrow has had a terrific start to his rookie career, but a very good Baltimore Ravens defence on Sunday made the former Heisman Trophy winner look like, well, a rookie as Cincinnati was dominated 27-3. Burrow was 19-for-30 for 183 yards – ending his three-game streak of 300 yards passing – with a pick and lost fumble. He was sacked seven times and hit many more. Through five games, Burrow leads the NFL in sacks. The Bengals were held to 205 yards and were 3-for-16 on third down. To make matters worse, Cincinnati lost defensive tackle DJ Reader to a knee injury. He has been placed on injured reserve. The Bengals are 10-4 ATS in their past 14 as road dogs.

Indianapolis Colts

The Colts’ three-game winning streak was snapped Sunday in a 32-23 loss in Cleveland. Indianapolis might have a problem on its hands with Rivers as he looks shot at age 38. Rivers didn’t have a TD pass and was picked off twice. His turnovers led to nine Cleveland points (one on a pick-six) and he also took a safety when called for intentional grounding in the end zone. Coach Frank Reich hasn’t made any noise yet about going to backup Jacoby Brissett, but he might have to start thinking about it. The Colts didn’t have All-Pro linebacker Darius Leonard due to a groin injury and it’s too early to tell if he can play here. They are 4-1 ATS in their past five at home.

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