Miami Dolphins vs. Cincinnati Bengals - 12/22/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Cincinnati Bengals (1-13) at Miami Dolphins (3-11)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 1:00 pm (Hard Rock Stadium)
The Line: Miami Dolphins -1 -- Over/Under: 46.5
The Cincinnati Bengals and Miami Dolphins meet Sunday in week 16 NFL action at Hard Rock Stadium.
The Cincinnati Bengals look for a win to rebound from a brutal 1-13 record. The Cincinnati Bengals have lost all six road games this season. Andy Dalton is completing 59.7 percent of his passes for 2,908 yards, 11 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Dalton and Ryan Finley have combined for 13 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Tyler Boyd and Auden Tate have combined for 1,434 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Alex Erickson has 36 receptions. The Cincinnati Bengals ground game is averaging 91.4 yards per contest, and Joe Mixon leads the way with 925 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing 25.6 points and 391.7 yards per game. Nick Vigil leads the Cincinnati Bengals with 103 tackles, Carlos Dunlap has 6.5 sacks and Jessie Bates III has three interceptions.
The Miami Dolphins look for a win after losing four of their last five games. The Miami Dolphins have split their last four home games. Ryan Fitzpatrick is completing 61.6 percent of his passes for 2,790 yards, 15 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Josh Rosen and Fitzpatrick has have combined for 16 touchdowns and 17 interceptions this season. DeVante Parker and Mike Gesicki have combined for 1,408 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Preston Williams has 32 receptions. The Miami Dolphins ground game is averaging 71.2 yards per contest, and Fitzpatrick leads the way with 219 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Miami is allowing 31.1 points and 398.7 yards per game. Jerome Baker leads the Miami Dolphins with 106 tackles, Taco Charlton has five sacks and Bobby McCain has two interceptions.
The Bengals are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games as a road underdog, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Dolphins are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. AFC and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 8-1-1 in Bengals last 10 road games. The over is 4-1 in Dolphins last 5 games overall. The under is 4-0-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Cincinnati Bengals have competed here and there, but for the most part they've been by far the worst team in football and there's no reason for them to even try to win games as they chase the top pick in the upcoming NFL draft. The Miami Dolphins are losing games as well, but they have a coaching staff that refuses to quit and is trying to win games even if it goes against their best interest in terms of draft position. Based on the effort alone from these two teams, you have to heavily favor the Dolphins to win this game.