Miami heads to Cincinnati on Thursday night hoping to keep their winning streak alive. Heading into the game, the Bengals should maintain as the chalk. The Bengals secured their first win in week 3, beating the hapless New York Jets. Will Joe Burrow and the Bengals keep it going? Or will Tua Tagovailoa and the Dolphins make it 4 straight wins? See below for NFL Odds, analysis, and a free pick for Miami at Cincinnati.
NFL Week 5 Betting Preview for Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Matchup
Monday Night Football: Miami vs Cincinnati Odds and Game Info
- When: Thursday, Sep. 29 at 8:15 pm ET
- Where: Paycor Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
- TV / Streaming: Amazon Prime Video
- ATS Odds: Cincinnati -3.5
- Over/Under Odds: 47.5
Why bet on Miami versus Cincinnati?
Miami hasn’t just gone 3-0. The Dolphins have gone 3-0 by beating a rival in the Patriots, traveling to Baltimore and scoring 28 points in the fourth quarter to upset Lamar Jackson and the Ravens, and beating the Super Bowl favored Buffalo Bills as a home underdog. The Fins are legit. There’s no reason to believe they don’t spank the Bengals on Sep. 29
Miami Dolphins Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 355.3
- Passing Yards: 291.3
- Rushing Yards: 64.0
- Points Scored: 27.7
- Turnovers: 2
Miami Dolphins Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 413.7
- Passing Yards: 297.7
- Rushing Yards: 116.0
- Points Scored: 21.3
- Takeaways: 4
Why bet on Cincinnati versus Miami?
The Bengals should be 3-0 instead of 1-2. In NFL Week 1, Cincinnati failed to convert an extra kick to beat the Steelers in regulation. Cincy lost in overtime. In week 2, the Bengals had a lead over the Dallas Cowboys on the road but allowed Cooper Rush to rally the Boys to a win. The victory versus the Jets is a sign the Bengals have turned the corner. Expect Joe Cool and his mates to provide a great performance.
Cincinnati Bengals Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 338.7
- Passing Yards: 241.7
- Rushing Yards: 97.0
- Points Scored: 21.3
- Turnovers: 6
Cincinnati Bengals Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 310.7
- Passing Yards: 224.7
- Rushing Yards: 86.0
- Points Scored: 18.3
- Takeaways: 6
Cincinnati Bengals vs Miami Dolphins Relevant Trends
- Dolphins are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games
- Miami is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in September
- Under is 5-1 in the Dolphins’ last 6 on the road
- Bengals are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 at home
- Cincinnati is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games
- Under is 8-0 in the Bengals’ last 8 games
Miami at Cincinnati Final Betting Prediction
Miami quarterback Tua Tagovailoa said that although he’s listed as questionable, he plans on playing on Thursday. If Tua is one-hundred percent, and there’s no reason to believe he isn’t, Miami will have a real shot of winning this game straight up.
The Dolphins’ receivers should torch Cincinnati’s corners, Eli Apple and Chidobie Awuzie. Both Apple and Awuzie are good players. But the Fins send Jaylen Waddle, Tyreek Hill, and Cedric Wilson Jr. to the field.
Not only that, but Tua is dominating secondaries. He’s thrown for 925 yards and 8 TDs to 2 picks in 3 games. Miami wins straight up. Take the points if you want some insurance.
NFL Week 4 Pick: Miami Dolphins +3.5