Cincinnati Bengals at New England Patriots - 12/24/22 NFL Picks and Prediction

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The Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots meet Saturday in week 16 NFL action at Gillette Stadium. The Cincinnati Bengals have won 6 straight games. The New England Patriots look to get above a .500 record.

The Cincinnati Bengals have won 3 straight road games. Joe Burrow is completing 68.2 percent of his passes for 3,885 yards, 31 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Tee Higgins and Ja’Marr Chase have combined for 1,775 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns, while Tyler Boyd has 50 receptions. The Cincinnati Bengals ground game is averaging 100 yards per contest, and Joe Mixon leads the way with 722 yards and 6 touchdowns. Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing 20.6 points and 335.7 yards per game. Logan Wilson leads the Cincinnati Bengals with 106 tackles, Sam Hubbard has 6.5 sacks and Vonn Bell has 4 interceptions.

The New England Patriots have split their last 6 home games. Mac Jones is completing 65.8 percent of his passes for 2,310 yards, 7 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. Jakobi Meyers and DeVante Parker have combined for 1,100 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns, while Hunter Henry has 30 receptions. The New England Patriots ground game is averaging 112 yards per contest, and Rhamondre Stevenson leads the way with 914 yards and 5 touchdowns. Defensively, New England is allowing 19.2 points and 312.3 yards per game. Ja’Whaun Bentley leads the New England Patriots with 97 tackles, Matthew Judon has 14.5 sacks and Jonathan Jones has 3 interceptions.

The Bengals are 35-17 ATS in their last 52 road games and 35-17 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The Patriots are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in December. The under is 13-5-1 in Bengals last 19 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Patriots last 7 games overall. The Bengals are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 meetings. The home team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.

The Cincinnati Bengals are playing their best ball of the season, and they're the hottest team in the league right now overall. The New England Patriots are solid defensively, and they're always attractive as underdogs at home, but I just can't get behind that offense and whoever is at quarterback. The Pats cant score the football, and it's a concern when playing upper level teams. I'll ride the hot hand and lay the field goal with the Bengals.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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