Bengals vs. Washington Point Spread: NFL Week 11 Odds, Prediction

Payton Matthews | Updated Nov 16, 2020

Joe Burrow, Bengals, 2020

It’s two teams with near-zero NFL playoff hopes meeting in Week 11 as the Cincinnati Bengals visit the Washington Football Team.

Cincinnati
4-11
AT
November 22, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
FedExField
Pointspread +1.5 -110
Moneyline +105
Over / Under o +48

71%

Betting Action

29%

Pointspread -1.5 -110
Moneyline -126
Over / Under u +48

71%

Betting Action

29%

The hosts opened as 1.5-point favourites on the NFL odds with a total of 45.

NFL Week 11 Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The clear story line here is it features the No. 1 and No. 2 overall picks in the 2020 NFL Draft in Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow and Washington defensive end Chase Young – nearly every scout had Young rated as the top overall prospect, but Cincinnati needed a quarterback.

Burrow could win NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and Young the Defensive award. Burrow’s primary competition is Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert, while Young’s are probably Tampa Bay defensive back Antoine Winfield Jr. and Baltimore linebacker Patrick Queen.

These teams only play every four years – Washington is looking for its first victory in the series since 1991 and first at home since 1985. They tied 27-27 in the most recent matchup in 2016 in London. That was technically a Bengals home game. Washington should have won late in OT, but Dustin Hopkins missed a 34-yard field goal wide left. He’s still with Washington. Both QBs that day, Cincinnati’s Andy Dalton and Washington’s Kirk Cousins, are now with other teams.

The visiting team is 4-1 against the spread in the past five meetings.

Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati has been competitive in nearly every game this season despite that 2-6-1 record but didn’t look good Sunday out of its bye week in getting trounced 36-10 at unbeaten Pittsburgh. Burrow wasn’t overly accurate in completing 21 of 40 (to be fair, it was very windy) for 213 yards with a TD but at least didn’t turn the ball over. Another good-looking rookie, receiver Tee Higgins, caught seven passes for 115 yards and a TD.  The Bengals were 0-for-13 on third downs. Top running back Joe Mixon was out again with a foot injury. Cincinnati is now winless in 17 straight road games (did tie one), dropping them by an average of 9.8 points.

Washington Football Team

Washington quarterback Alex Smith got his first NFL start in almost exactly two years Sunday and Washington dropped its second in a row by a field goal, 30-27 in Detroit. Washington tied the game on a 41-yard field goal by Hopkins with 16 seconds remaining but left Matthew Stafford just enough time to get into position for a Matt Prater field goal to win. He bombed one through from 59 yards out. Young was called for roughing the passer on the drive, giving Detroit the ball at midfield on that drive. Flat-out rookie mistake, which Young acknowledged. Smith threw for 390 yards, but it took him 55 attempts. Antonio Gibson rushed for two scores.

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