Los Angeles Chargers vs. Cincinnati Bengals: Line and Betting Trends (Week 1)

Written by on September 9, 2020

The Cincinnati Bengals (0-0) are 3.0-point underdogs heading into their matchup on Sunday, September 13, 2020 against the Los Angeles Chargers (0-0). The game has a point total of 42.0.

Game Info

  • Game Day: Sunday, September 13, 2020
  • Game Time: 4:05 PM
  • TV Channel: CBS
  • Location: Cincinnati, OH
  • Stadium: Paul Brown Stadium
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Betting Information

Chargers vs Bengals Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Chargers -3.0 -120 100 42.0 -110 -110 -170 150

Chargers Betting Insights

  • Los Angeles put together a losing 4-9-1 record against the spread last year.
  • The Chargers went just 2-5 ATS last season when playing as at least 3.0-point favorites.
  • Most of Los Angeles’ games with a betting line last year — eight out of 14 opportunities — did not go over the point total (57.1%)
  • The Chargers averaged 5.1 fewer points per game last season (21.1) than the Bengals allowed (26.2).
  • When they met or exceeded their scoring average last season, Los Angeles was 4-1 and 3-1 against the spread.
  • When the Cincinnati defense allowed 26.2 points or fewer last year, the Bengals put together a 2-7 overall record and a 5-2-1 record against the spread.
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Bengals Betting Insights

  • Cincinnati only hit the over in 42.9% of games last season.
  • Cincinnati came up short against the spread last season, covering in only five out of 14 games.
  • The Bengals held a 0-1 ATS record against a spread of +3.0 or greater last year.
  • The average points per game output for the Bengals last season, 17.4, was 4.2 fewer than the 21.6 the Chargers gave up in each contest.
  • Cincinnati was 2-4 overall and 2-3 against the spread when they scored at least 17.4 points last season.
  • Los Angeles was 4-2 overall and 4-1 against the spread last season in games where they allowed fewer than 21.6 points.
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Total Facts

  • The average over/under the Chargers had set in matchups last year was 0.6 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average point total for the Bengals in 2019 was 1.7 points higher than this game’s over/under.
  • In seven of 16 opportunities (43.8%) last year, the Chargers and their opponents scored at least this matchup’s over/under of 42.0 points.
  • The Bengals and their opponents added up to score more than 42.0 points in 43.8% of their matchups in 2019 (seven of 16 opportunities).
  • The two teams averaged a combined 3.5 less points per game (38.5) a season ago than this game’s over/under of 42.0 points.
  • Opponents of the two teams averaged a combined 5.8 more points per game last season (47.8) than this matchup’s over/under of 42.0 points.
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Chargers vs Bengals: Last 5 Meetings

Cincinnati holds an edge against Los Angeles in the past five meetings between these two teams, recording a 4-1 record in those games. Cincinnati has had the upper hand scoring in those five matchups, recording 116 points while Los Angeles put up 88.

Chargers vs Bengals: Last Five Meetings
Date Home Team Total Yards Result
12/9/2018 Chargers 295-288 CIN 26-21 LAC
9/20/2015 Bengals 389-354 CIN 24-19 CIN
12/1/2013 Chargers 354-334 CIN 17-10 CIN
12/2/2012 Chargers 339-297 CIN 20-13 CIN
12/26/2010 Bengals 371-313 CIN 34-20 CIN

Injury Report

Chargers: No Injuries Listed

Bengals: No Injuries Listed

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