The Cincinnati Bengals will be looking to record their first win under new head coach Zac Taylor when they host a San Francisco 49ers that will be looking to improve to 2-0 when they square off in their Week 2 inter-conference clash of long shot playoff hopefuls. If you’re ready to find out which team is offering the best value against their NFL odds in this one, then let’s get to my expert analysis and predictions right now.
49ers vs Bengals 2019 NFL Week 2 Odds, Game Preview & Betting Pick
- When: Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 1:00 PM ET
- Where: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
- TV: FOX
- Radio: San Francisco / Cincinnati
- Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
- NFL Week 2 Odds: Cincinnati -1 / Total: 44.5
- Partly Cloudy: 31°C/87°F
- Humidity: 58%
- Precipitation: 10%
- Wind: 6 mphp SSE
- Cloud Cover: 43%
- Type of Stadium: Open
Why Bet On San Francisco at +1?
The Niners are looking good heading into Week 2 after subduing Tampa Bay en route to a convincing 31-17 win on Sunday. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo completed 18 of 27 passes for 166 yards with one touchdown and one interception and Frisco’s defense came up big by forcing Tampa Bay signal-caller Jameis Winston into three costly interceptions including a pair of pick sixes by Richard Sherman and Ahkello Witherspoon.
Why Bet On Cincinnati at -1?
The Bengals look like a god bet because they’re playing at home and they looked pretty good, even in defeat, in Week 1. While Cincinnati suffered a narrow 21-20 road loss to Seattle last weekend, the Bengals definitely didn’t stink up the joint as Andy Dalton passed for an impressive 418 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. While the Bengals were limited to just three second half points, they also kept Seattle’s powerful rushing attack in check (72 total yards) while recording four sacks in the win.
49ers vs Bengals NFL Week 2 Betting Trends
- 49ers are 2-6-1 ATS in the last 9 games against Cincinnati
- 49ers are 4-11 SU in the last 15 games
- The total went OVER in 4 of San Francisco’s last 6 games played in September
- Bengals are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 games
- Bengals are 1-8 SU in the last 9 games
- The total went UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati’s last 6 games
Expert Analysis and Prediction for 49ers vs Bengals
While San Francisco beat up on Tampa Bay and forced erratic quarterback Jameis Winston into a trio of ugly interceptions last weekend, I’m going to say that Andy Dalton and Cincinnati’s new-look offense manages to avoid that kind of performance in this contest. As a matter of fact, I genuinely believe that if Dalton can pass for over 400 yards against Seattle, then he should be able to put up similar numbers against San Francisco.
Not only that, but I wasn’t really impressed with the Niners’ offense in Week 1 and I believe Cincinnati could force him to struggle after getting to the elusive Russell Wilson four times in Week 1. The 49ers are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games while Cincinnati has gone posted a bunch of encouraging trends like their 4-0 ATS mark in their last 4 games following a straight up loss and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games in Week 2. With Cincy going a robust 21-8-2 ATS in their last 31 games in September and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games following a ATS win, I like Andy Dalton and company to take care of business at home in a tight affair!
Pick: Cincinnati 27 San Francisco 23