With the first 4 weeks of the 2021 NFL season now in the books, we are seeing a lot of fans begin to perhaps overreact just a little. It’s something that we see every year, as people tend to get carried away based on a small set of performances. Fans of the Arizona Cardinals are sure to be excited to see their team remain the only one still unbeaten, while fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers are already hitting the panic button. This is, though, a very long season, especially now that every team plays an extra game, so we may want to reserve judgement just for now. The Cincinnati Bengals are another team off to a very good start, but can they keep it up? They will certainly get a stern test this weekend when the Green Bay Packers come to town. The Packers are in as a 3-point road favorite, with the point total set at 51 ½. Let’s jump right into action so you can get all set to place your bets against the NFL Odds.
- When: Sunday, October 10 at 1 PM EST
- Where: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati
- TV: FOX
NFL Betting Preview for Green Bay Packers at Cincinnati Bengals
Why bet on the Green Bay Packers
Speaking of overreactions, we need to talk about how people thought that the Packers were in trouble after losing 38-3 to New Orleans in the opening week. We heard talk that this team really wasn’t that good, and that Aaron Rodgers might be set to tank the season. It all seems rather ridiculous now that the Packers have reeled off 3 straight wins to move to the top of the division, where we all expected them to be in the first place. Heading on the road should not prove to be a huge problem for the Packers, as they have won 10 of their last 14 games away from home. They have been a very good bet against non-conference teams, going 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games against the AFC. As far as the point total goes, the Packers have seen 6 of their last 8 go OVER.
Why bet on the Cincinnati Bengals
We are all aware that the Cincinnati Bengals are in rebuild mode, but it’s always tough to predict when they might turn into a contender. In Joe Burrow, they certainly appear to have found their franchise QB, and while they are 3-1 to start the season, there are much tougher games to come than those that they have already played. This would certainly rank as one of those games and it should serve as a measuring stick to see where this team really is. While the Bengals have been poor for many years, they still have a very decent 12-6 SU record versus teams from the NFC. They have also won 4 of their last 5 home games versus the Packers and are 4-2 ATS in the last 6 games that they started as an underdog. The UNDER has hit in 6 of their last 7 versus the NFC.
Expert Pick and Final Score PredictionThe Bengals are starting to become competitive again, but this game still feels as though it is out of their reach. I think it’ll be a close one, but I do expect the Packers to eventually win and cover the spread.Pick: Green Bay Packers 27 Cincinnati Bengals 20
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