Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans: Line and Betting Trends for Week 16

Written by on December 25, 2020

Oddsmakers give the Houston Texans (4-10) a good chance to stop their three-game losing streak, as they are favored by 7.5 points in a matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals (3-10-1) on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at NRG Stadium. The point total is set at 46.0.

Game Info

  • Game Day: Sunday, December 27, 2020
  • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: FOX
  • Location: Houston, TX
  • Stadium: NRG Stadium
Place a bet on the Texans or the Bengals in their Week 16 matchup.

Betting Information

Texans vs Bengals Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Texans -7.5 -105 -115 46.0 -110 -110 -345 285

Texans Betting Insights

  • Houston is just 5-9 against the spread.
  • Houston’s games have gone under the point total in eight out of 14 outings this season (57.1%).
  • The Bengals defense has allowed 25.4 points per game this season, close to the same amount as the 22.5 the Texans have scored.
  • In games where Houston score at least 22.5 points this season, they are 4-2 overall and 3-3 against the spread.
  • When the Cincinnati defense allows 25.4 points or fewer this year, the Bengals have accumulated a 3-4-1 overall record and a 5-3 record against the spread.
Bet on the Texans to win the Super Bowl.

Bengals Betting Insights

  • Cincinnati has an 8-6 record against the spread.
  • Half of Cincinnati’s games this year — seven out of 14 — have gone over the point total.
  • The Bengals have averaged 8.2 fewer points per game this season (19.4) than the Texans have allowed (27.6).
  • Cincinnati is 3-3-1 overall and 7-0 against the spread when they score at least 19.4 points this season.
  • When Houston allows opposing offenses to put 27.6 points or fewer on the scoreboard this year, they are 4-3 overall and 5-2 against the spread.
Bet on the Bengals to win the Super Bowl.

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Texans vs Bengals
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Bengals (+7.5) Over (46) Texans 27 Bengals 20

Total Facts

  • The average point total for Texans games this year is 4.1 more points than the over/under of 46.0 in this matchup.
  • The average over/under in Bengals games this year is 1.3 less points than the point total of 46.0 in this outing.
  • The Texans and their opponents have recorded more than 46.0 points in 78.6% of their outings this season (11 of 14 opportunities).
  • The Bengals have played in seven games this year (out of 14 total matchups — 50% of opportunities) where they combined with their opponents to score at least 46.0 points.
  • These two teams average a combined 41.9 points per game, 4.1 fewer points than the over/under of 46.0 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 53 points per game, 7.0 more than the point total in this game.
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Texans vs Bengals: Last 5 Meetings

In the past five meetings between these two teams, Houston has a 4-1 advantage over Cincinnati. Houston has had the upper hand scoring in those five matchups, scoring 68 points while Cincinnati notched 66.

Texans vs Bengals: Last Five Meetings
Date Home Team Total Yards Result
9/14/2017 Bengals 295-266 CIN 13-9 HOU
12/24/2016 Texans 294-250 CIN 12-10 HOU
11/16/2015 Bengals 256-256 10-6 HOU
11/23/2014 Texans 372-248 CIN 22-13 CIN
12/11/2011 Bengals 20-19 HOU

Betting Insights: Last Three Games (Both Teams)

  • The Texans have averaged a total of 45.3 combined points in their last three games, 0.7 less than this matchup’s total of 46.0.
  • Houston has gone 1-2 against the spread and 0-3 overall over the last three contests.
  • Houston has hit under the total three times in the last three contests.
  • The Bengals have averaged a total of 35.7 combined points in their last three games, 10.3 fewer than this game’s over/under of 46.0.
  • Cincinnati has struggled to cover, going 1-2 against the spread and 1-2 straight up over their last three games.
  • The under has been familiar to Cincinnati. They have failed to reach the total two times in their last three contests.

Injury Report

Texans: WR Randall Cobb: Out (Toe), SS Michael Thomas: Out (Shoulder), CB Bradley Roby: Out (Suspended), CB Phillip Gaines: Questionable (Knee), DE Brandon Dunn: Out (Pelvis), ILB Benardrick McKinney: Out (Shoulder), RB Duke Johnson: Questionable (Neck), WR Will Fuller V: Out (Suspension), CB Gareon Conley: Out (Ankle), OLB Dylan Cole: Out (Back), SS Justin Reid: Out (Hand), DT P.J. Hall: Out (Torn Pectoral), OLB Duke Ejiofor: Out (Torn Acl), G Hjalte Froholdt: Out (Illness), OT Tytus Howard: Out (Concussion), FB Cullen Gillaspia: Out (Back)

Bengals: DT Geno Atkins: Out (Shoulder), CB Trae Waynes: Out (Pectoral), TE C.J. Uzomah: Out (Torn Achilles), C B.J. Finney: Questionable (Abdomen), WR Tyler Boyd: Questionable (Concussion), NT D.J. Reader: Out (Quadricep), RB Joe Mixon: Out (Foot), WR John Ross III: Out (Foot), CB Brian Allen: Out (Illness), OLB Jordan Evans: Questionable (Hamstring), CB Darius Phillips: Questionable (Knee), WR Auden Tate: Out (Shoulder), CB Tony Brown: Questionable (Hamstring), OT Jonah Williams: Out (Knee), NT Renell Wren: Out (Quadriceps), QB Joe Burrow: Out (Knee (acl) (mcl)), LB Logan Wilson: Questionable (Ankle)

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