How To Bet On Giants Bengals – Giants, Bengals Meet In Cold-Weather Game
The Cincinnati Bengals are fighting an uphill battle in the AFC North Division, and their task of climbing in the standings won't get any easier when the Bengals play the Super Bowl champions.
New York Giants @ Cincinnati Bengals – Sunday, November 11
NFL betting line: New York Giants -4.5
Why New York Will Win
The betting websites that are taking action on this contest will have logic on their side when they argue that the Giants will win. In the last two weeks this team has shown some problems finishing in the red zone, but the chances that it will continue are pretty slim. After losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers at home in a game that they should have won (they led by a 20-10 score and gifted the Steelers their final touchdown on a brainless offside penalty by a cornerback who lined up in the neutral zone), you can bet that they will pull their act together to take on their next opponent from Cincinnati.
The 3-5 Bengals, whose gaping holes in their defense and whose inconsistent offense have bedeviled them over the past four weeks, should be easy pickings for a hungry and angry Giants team that's looking to slap somebody around after losing the week earlier. As long as the Giants work on generating pressure with their front four on defense, and then find winning plays for scoring touchdowns in the red zone, this matchup should not become an overly dramatic or tense one on Sunday. The Giants command so much more respect than the Bengals do at this point in time, even when you factor in Big Blue's ugly loss to Pittsburgh.
Why Cincinnati Will Win
When playing online poker, you must go against the grain at times. New York might seem like the smart pick, but here's why Cincinnati can pull off the upset: This team is still waiting for a break out game from its offense and maybe this week will be it. Andy Dalton and A.J. Green are starting to get more connected and even though they only have four years of combined playing time in the league between them (two each). Dalton and Green are talented, intelligent players who are determined to make their team a success. They could bust out at any moment and make the Bengals' protracted losing streak a distant memory.
On the other side of the ball, the Bengals' defense is going to have to be creative and think up something to shake up Eli Manning's flow so that the Giants' offense will stall. New York, though, does have a tendency to do things the hard way. Remember that the Giants went 9-7 last year and did not dominate the league during the regular season in either one of their recent Super Bowl campaigns. A few mistakes from Eli's right arm could give Cincinnati's offense a chance to win this game, thanks to favorable field position.
Who Will Win
Which team in this game has the best chance of winning? It's got to be the Giants, with one of the best quarterbacks in league and a smart, tough defense that is unlikely to give up too many yards to an offense that is as young and untested as the one that the Cincinnati Bengals have. This game is not going to be much of a contest.
NFL Football Betting Pick: New York Giants