Cowboys vs. Bengals Point Spread: NFL Week 14 Odds, Prediction

Sports Interaction Staff | Updated Dec 09, 2020

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The Dallas Cowboys are just 1-6 against the spread on the road this year as Andy Dalton gets set to head back to Cincinnati.

Dallas
6-10
AT
December 13, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
Paul Brown Stadium
Cincinnati
4-11
Pointspread -3 -122
Moneyline -177
Over / Under o +44

73%

Betting Action

27%

Pointspread +3 +101
Moneyline +147
Over / Under u +44

73%

Betting Action

27%

Andy Dalton makes his return to the team that drafted him and he led for almost a decade, when he leads the Dallas Cowboys to Cincinnati on Sunday for a matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals.

This should be an interesting game, as both teams have already lost their starting QBs for the year, are coming off Week 13 losses and have losing records for the season.  Despite the hardships these teams have faced, they each have the faintest of playoff hopes and every game is a must-win.  The Cowboys are 3.5-point favourites on the NFL odds, with a total of 43.5.

NFL Week 14 Point Spread and Betting Analysis

It’s been a tough season for the Cowboys as they are 0-6 against the spread (ATS) in their last six games as the favourite.  The over is 8-2 in their last 10 games against teams with a losing record too.

The Bengals have had a rollercoaster season, seemingly finding their QB of the future and then losing him to a brutal knee injury.  Cincinnati is 4-0 ATS in its last four home games, while the under is 3-0-1 in the last four games overall.

Dallas Cowboys

After the Ravens-Steelers game was delayed by almost a week, the Cowboys were forced to wait until Tuesday to face Baltimore, ultimately losing 34-17.  Andy Dalton played well, throwing for 285 yards and two TDs, but it was Ezekiel Elliott that has Dallas fans excited.  In the midst of a terrible season, Elliott managed to string together 77 rushing yards on 18 carries.  Going against a Bengals team with a weak rush defence, Elliott could be primed for a breakout game on Sunday.

As mentioned, Cincinnati’s rush defence is weak and near the bottom of the league.  Want to know a team with an even worse rush defence?  You guessed it, the Cowboys.  Dallas is dead last in rushing yards per carry allowed (5.2) and rushing yards per game allowed (167.8).  With the NFC East slowly starting to heat up, the Cowboys badly need a win this week.

Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals have struggled to find a permanent QB since Joe Burrow’s season-ending knee injury.  Last week against the Dolphins, Cincinnati had three different QB’s taking snaps, with two of those QBs throwing interceptions.  Brandon Allen has seen the most action and threw for 153 yards and the Bengals’ only TD against Miami.

Cincinnati’s pass defence gives up 257.3 yards per game, which is about middle-of-the-pack for the NFL, but it’s the rush defence that has dropped the ball this season.  The Bengals give up an average of 3.8 yards per carry (28th in the NFL) and 91.6 yards per game (30th).  With a running back like Zeke Elliott coming into town, Cincinnati needs to tighten up the rush defence quickly.

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