How to Bet on Cincinnati at Green Bay NFL Odds & Game Pick for Week 3

How to Bet on Cincinnati at Green Bay NFL Odds & Game Pick for Week 3

Written by on September 22, 2017

No team has disappointed more this season than the winless Cincinnati Bengals. They have been totally inept offensively so there’s nowhere to go but up, right? The Bengals, though, are sizable underdogs on the NFL odds for Sunday’s trip to Green Bay, as the Packers are -8.5 betting favorites for Week 3.

How to Bet on Cincinnati at Green Bay NFL Odds & Game Pick for Week 3

When: Sunday, 4:25 PM ETWhere: Lambeau FieldTV: CBSRadio1530 AM (Cincinnati) / 620AM  WTM(Green Bay Packers)Stream OptionNFL LiveOpening NFL Odds: Packers -8.5 (44.5)

Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 29°C/84°F
  • Humidity: 57%
  • Precipitation: 11%
  • Wind: 10 mph SSW
  • Cloud Cover: 21%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Series History

Cincinnati leads 7-5. The Bengals have won the last three regular-season meetings (2005, 2009 and 2013). Prior to 2005, Green Bay owned a three-game winning streak in the series (24-23 in 1992 and 24-10 in 1995, both in Green Bay, and 13-6 in 1998 at Cincinnati).
  • Total Meetings: 12
  • First Meeting: October 3rd, 1971. Lambeau Field. Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Last Meeting: September 22ns, 2013. Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati, Ohio
  • All-Time Series: Cincinnati 7-5-0
  • Largest Margin of Victory: Cincinnati 28-7 (1976)
  • Longest Win Streak: Tied at 3
  • Current Win Streak: Cincinnati 3 (2005-2013)

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Why Bet on Bengals in the NFL Odds?

Well, they can’t be worse. Cincinnati lost 20-0 at home to Baltimore in Week 1 and then 13-9 at home to Houston in Week 2. The offensive ineptitude led Coach Marvin Lewis to fire Ken Zampese and replace him with QBs coach Bill Lazor. It’s the first time in the 50-year history of the organization that a coordinator has been fired during the season.Zampese took over as offensive coordinator in 2016, and the Bengals’ scoring offense plummeted from seventh in the NFL to 24th last season. The team was averaging only 4.5 points per game in two games this season. The Bengals are the first team to fail to score a touchdown in their first two games at home since the Philadelphia Eagles in 1939. Several players wanted Zampese gone, including A.J. Green, who called out the playcalling following Thursday’s loss.Tyler Eifert once was a Pro Bowl tight end but has been a total bust through two weeks, notching just four catches for 46 yards on five targets. He might not play this week as he’s dealing with back and knee injuries.Will WR Tyler Boyd play this week? He once was considered a key rotation player but was inactive vs. Houston and doesn’t know why. The Bengals have seven wide receivers, and with John Ross making his debut on Thursday, Boyd could have simply been the odd man out. He and rookie Josh Malone were both inactive. Boyd never missed a game in his rookie season and was a permanent part of the Bengals’ offense, catching 54 passes for 603 yards and a touchdown last year.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 4.50
  • Total Yards: 258
  • Rush Yards: 79.50
  • Passing Yards: 178.50


  • Average Score Against: 16.50
  • Total Yards: 267
  • Rush Yards: 162.50
  • Passing Yards: 104.50

Why Bet on Packers in the NFL Odds?

Green Bay lost 34-23 in Atlanta on Sunday night in a rematch of last season’s NFC title game. And this team is banged up. Receiver Jordy Nelson hobbled off the field after eight offensive plays because of a quad injury, and defensive tackle Mike Daniels pulled a hamstring on the Falcons’ first drive. Receiver Randall Cobb tried to play through a shoulder injury and finally dropped out in the fourth quarter.Nelson did not have a ball thrown his way before he left with the injury. He caught seven passes for 79 yards, including a 32-yard touchdown in the season-opening win over the Seahawks. He is considered 50-50 for this week. Daniels is day-to-day. In Week 1 vs. Seattle, he had 1.5 sacks, four quarterback hits and seven tackles. Cobb is day-to-day.The Packers look to win their first two home games for the fifth consecutive season and for the seventh time in the last eight seasons. Including the postseason, Green Bay has won five consecutive games at Lambeau Field.The Packers are the favorites in the NFL odds heading into Week 3.Under Coach Mike McCarthy (since 2006), the Packers are 15-7 at home against AFC opponents. Green Bay’s .682 winning percentage is tied with Philadelphia for No. 3 in the NFC and behind Arizona (16-6, .727) and Seattle (17-5, .773).Dating back to 2006, Green Bay has outscored AFC opponents by 178 points at Lambeau Field, ranking No. 1 among NFC teams and No. 7 in the NFL. The Packers are 4-1 in September home games versus AFC opponents under McCarthy. The last time Green Bay hosted an AFC team in September was in 2015, a 38-28 win over Kansas City.LB Clay Matthews (74.0) is a sack away from passing Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (74.5, 2000-08) for the most in franchise history (since 1982).

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 20
  • Total Yards: 368.5
  • Rush Yards: 71.50
  • Passing Yards: 297


  • Average Score Against: 21.50
  • Total Yards: 294.5
  • Rush Yards: 115.50
  • Passing Yards: 179

Game Trends

  • Cincinnati is 6-12-2 ATS in its last 20 games
  • Cincinnati is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 5 games
  • Green Bay is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Green Bay is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Green Bay’s last 9 games

Expert NFL Odds Pick & Prediction for Week 3

Six of the last seven contests between Green Bay and Cincinnati have been settled by seven points or less, including each of the last four. I think this will be too. Take the Bengals on extra rest.