Atlanta Falcons at Cincinnati Odds & Prediction - NFL Week 7 Betting Pick

Atlanta Falcons at Cincinnati Odds & Prediction – NFL Week 7 Betting Pick

There seems to be an expectation that when a team makes it to the Super Bowl one year, they are automatic favorites to return the following season. It seldom plays out that way, though, which is we so infrequently see teams repeat as champion now. That is certainly happening this season, with both Super Bowl teams from last season, the Rams and Bengals, struggling to get any real traction in 2022. The Rams have their bye week on Sunday, while the Bengals will be at home entertaining the Atlanta Falcons, who are proving to be a little tougher to knock off than most of us expected. This is an opportunity for both teams to get above .500 and potentially build some momentum moving forward, but who will come out on top? The Bengals are a 6 ½ point favorite at home, with the point total set at 47 ½. It’s time to take a look at the upcoming match between Falcons and Bengals, so you can bet against their NFL Odds.

NFL Week 7 Betting Preview for Atlanta Falcons versus Cincinnati Bengals

Falcons v Bengals Match Info

  • When: Sunday, Oct 23 at 1 PM EST
  • Where: Paycor Stadium, Cincinnati
  • TV: FOX

Why bet on the Atlanta Falcons

To give you an idea of how much people though the Falcons might struggle this season, the bookies had their win total for the year set at 4 ½. Here we are, 6 weeks into the season, and the Falcons already have 3 wins under their belt. They are also tied for the lead in the NFC South, with that division not looking particularly strong at the moment. The one thing to note here, though, is that the Falcons do have a losing record on the road this season, going 1-2 in their 3 games away from home. Expanded out, they are 1-4 SU in their last 5 road trips and just 4-9 SU in their last 13 games against the Bengals. Where they are certainly worth a look is in the point spread, as Atlanta has now covered in each of their last 6 games. Then again, they are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 versus the AFC North. The Falcons have seen the UNDER hit in 10 of their last 15 games overall.

Why bet on the Cincinnati Bengals

No one had the Cincinnati Bengals going to the Super Bowl last season, with most believing that they were still a year or two away from being truly competitive. While they did end up losing in the championship game, the general consensus was that the future was very bright and that they would take another step forward this season. So far, those projections have been off, with the Bengals coming into Week 7 with a 3-3 record. They have won 5 of their last 6 meetings with the Falcons in their own building, so easy to see why they are the favorite here. They are also 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games overall, as well as covering in 12 of their last 14. The UNDER has hit in 6 of their last 7 non-conference games.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Bengals have struggled to put together a win streak this season, but they are coming off a win last weekend and have a chance to get rolling. Given Atlanta’s recent road woes, this might just be the perfect opponent to make that happen.

NFL Betting Pick: Atlanta Falcons 17 Cincinnati Bengals 28

 
 

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