Kansas City Chiefs at Cincinnati Bengals - 12/4/22 NFL Picks and Prediction
Cincinnati Bengals (7-4) vs Kansas City Chiefs (9-2)
Game Info: Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 4:25 pm (Paycor Stadium)
Betting Odds: Cincinnati Bengals +2.5 -- Over/Under: 51 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals meet Sunday in week 13 NFL action at Paycor Stadium. The Kansas City Chiefs have won 5 straight games. The Cincinnati Bengals have won 5 of their last 6 games.
The Kansas City Chiefs have won 3 straight road games. Patrick Mahomes is completing 66.1 percent of his passes for 3,585 yards, 29 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. Travis Kelce and JuJu Smith-Schuster have combined for 1,565 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns, while Marquez Valdes-Scantling has 31 receptions. The Kansas City Chiefs ground game is averaging 114.8 yards per contest, and Isiah Pacheco leads the way with 455 yards and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, Kansas City is allowing 22.1 points and 335.5 yards per game. Nick Bolton leads the Kansas City Chiefs with 106 tackles, Chris Jones has 10 sacks and Juan Thornhill has 1 interception.
The Cincinnati Bengals have won 3 straight home games. Joe Burrow is completing 68.2 percent of his passes for 3,160 yards, 23 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. Tee Higgins and Ja’Marr Chase have combined for 1,431 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns, while Tyler Boyd has 41 receptions. The Cincinnati Bengals ground game is averaging 96.3 yards per contest, and Joe Mixon leads the way with 605 yards and 6 touchdowns. Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing 21 points and 328.3 yards per game. Germaine Pratt leads the Cincinnati Bengals with 74 tackles, Trey Hendrickson has 6 sacks and Vonn Bell has 4 interceptions.
The Chiefs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in December and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bengals are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The over is 8-1 in Chiefs last 9 road games. The over is 4-1-1 in Bengals last 6 games overall. The Chiefs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Cincinnati and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
This is a little too much love for the Kansas City Chiefs, a team that's had many close calls recently and is still hit or miss at times defensively. The Cincinnati Bengals are playing their best ball of the season right now, and they'll have confidence knowing they beat the Chiefs twice back in January. At home, I'm not sure how you pass up the free points with the Bengals in a game that could easily go either way. Give me the home dog.
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Randy’s Pick Cincinnati Bengals +2.5
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