New England Patriots at Cincinnati Bengals - 12/15/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New England Patriots at Cincinnati Bengals - 12/15/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots (10-3) at Cincinnati Bengals (1-12)

NFL Football: Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm (Paul Brown Stadium)

The Line: Cincinnati Bengals +10 -- Over/Under: 41.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New England Patriots and the Cincinnati Bengals meet in NFL action from Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday. 

The Patriots come in here at 10-3 overall. New England posted consecutive wins over the Eagles and Cowboys, but have fallen in their last two games versus the Texans and Chiefs. 

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In the loss to Kansas City, New England’s Tom Brady put up 169 yards with a TD and an INT. James White added 33 rush yards and Julian Edelman led the receivers wit 95 yards and a TD from eight catches. 

Over on the Bengals’ side, they’re 1-12 so far. Cincinnati’s lone win this season came 22-6 to the Jets, but then they lost their most recent outing to the Browns 27-19. 

In the loss to the Browns, Bengals QB Andy Dalton put up 262 yards and an INT, and Joe MIxon rushed for 146 yards with a TD. Tyler Boyd managed 75 yards with five receptions there as well. 

The Patriots are 21-5 ATS versus a team with a losing record and 4-1 ATS in their last five in Week 15. New England is 23-11 ATS in their last 34 road games and 47-23 ATS in their last 70 overall. 

Meanwhile, the Bengals are 23-9 ATS in their last 32 in December and 2-5 ATS in their last seven overall. Cincinnati is 2-5 ATS in their last seven on turf and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 at home. 

It sounds weird to say, but some of the luster has worn off the Patriots over their last five games, as they’re just 2-3 in that span. That said, outside of the Ravens game (37-20) New England has still been in a position to get wins, falling 28-22 to the Texans and 23-16 to the Chiefs. 

Then there’s the Bengals, who have ben better over the last four weeks or so; each of their losses in that span has come by eight points or less. That said, I don’t think they get close here, so I’m going Patriots. 

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Andrew’s Pick New England Patriots -10

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