Saints vs. Bengals Point Spread: NFL Week 10 Odds, Prediction

Jeremy Perry | Updated Nov 06, 2018

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The Saints are rolling with seven straight wins including handing the Rams their first loss of the season last week. Now they face an AFC opponent that has overachieved through the first half of the season.

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November 11, 2018, 1:00 PM ET
Paul Brown Stadium
Cincinnati
6-10
Pointspread -6.5 -120
Moneyline -300
Over / Under o +54.5

82%

Betting Action

18%

Pointspread +6.5 +100
Moneyline +240
Over / Under u +54.5

82%

Betting Action

18%

The Saints will try to extend their win streak to eight when the visit the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. This is a potential trap game for New Orleans following back-to-back wins over the Rams and Minnesota Vikings. However, Cincinnati has struggled against teams with a winning record and there is no way that head coach Sean Payton won’t have his troops ready to make them pay again. Will the Saints continue marching? Or will the Bengals shock the football world with a big win at home. Here is a closer look at the matchup.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

New Orleans is 7-1 straight up and 6-2 against the spread this season. The Saints are also on a five-game win streak against AFC opponents that dates back to last season. New Orleans is a perfect 4-0 on the road so far and will look to continue their push for the best record in the NFC with another big victory on Sunday.

Cincinnati is 5-3 overall but it’s worth noting that they are 0-3 against the spread versus teams with winning records. The Bengals have covered in each of their last five meetings with the Saints including the last three with Drew Brees under center for New Orleans. Cincinnati is 4-4 against the spread overall this season.

New Orleans Saints

The Saints are rolling following back-to-back victories over their toughest opponents in the NFC. New Orleans will attempt to keep the gas pedal to the floor on the road in a contest that could easily be viewed as a trap game. The Saints lead the NFL with an average of 34.9 points per game this season. With a healthy Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram leading the way on the ground and Drew Brees spreading the ball around through the air, this offence is tough to stop.

The New Orleans defence has also shown promising signs with an improved effort to force turnovers and get the ball back for their offence. There are reports that the Saints could be close to bolstering their wide receiver core with the addition of free agent Dez Bryant. With or without another weapon on this roster, New Orleans should be able to take care of business on the road this week.

Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals are coming off a 37-34 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that ended up being a lot closer than it probably should have been. Cincinnati jumped out to a 27-9 lead at halftime but was outscored 25-10 the rest of the way and nearly lost the game. All eyes will be on the Bengals offence this week with A.J. Green set to miss at least two games with a toe injury. Green won’t need surgery yet but the fact that Cincinnati won’t have him this week is a major issue. The Bengals have received some quality production from players like Tyler Boyd, C.J. Uzomah putting up decent numbers. Both of those players will be pressed in to bigger roles with Green out.

The pressure will be on running back Joe Mixon to run the football efficiently and keep the football away from Brees. The Cincinnati defence has allowed an average of 29.6 points per game and it won’t get any easier for them this week versus the Saints high flying attack. The pressure is on Andy Dalton and the Bengals offence to keep up but that’s not likely to happen when these teams meet in Week 10.

Saints vs. Bengals Prediction

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