Cincinnati Bengals (3-3) vs. San Francisco 49ers (5-2)
Week 8 of the NFL season brings exciting competition between Cincinnati Bengals (3-3) and San Francisco 49ers (5-2). Set for Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, this match promises to deliver thrills and spills for football fans, bettors, and anyone searching for football winning picks in betting.
The Bengals’ offensive force has been primarily led by RB Joe Mixon, who has averaged a respectable 61 rushing yards per game, completing one touchdown over six games. On the receiving front, Ja’Marr Chase stands out, accumulating 556 receiving yards and an average of 92.7 yards per game. Chase’s synergy with QB Joe Burrow has been palpable this season, making the duo a genuine threat to San Francisco’s defense.
Switching focus to the 49ers, their rushing dynamo, Christian McCaffrey, has been nothing short of sensational, averaging a whopping 92.2 rushing yards per game and clocking in 7 touchdowns in the process. On the receiving end, Brandon Aiyuk has demonstrated his worth, gathering 454 receiving yards in just five games, emphasizing the depth and versatility of San Francisco’s offensive arsenal.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. San Francisco 49ers Game Info
|Sunday, October 29, 2023 at 4:25 PM ET
|NFL Game Pass
Joe Burrow QB vs. Brock Purdy QB
Joe Burrow, the young and promising quarterback for the Bengals, has had an encouraging start to this year. Through six games he’s completed 147 out of 232 attempts at 63.74% completion rate – or 53.9 ypa average; 1230 passing yards total. Though with 7 touchdowns to 4 interceptions ratio and 14 total sacks faced, there remains room for improvement when it comes to decision-making and protection.
Brock Purdy of the 49ers has demonstrated outstanding play. Achieve 1396 passing yards over 6 games at 67.5% completion rate with an 8.6 average yards per pass attempt rate suggests his fearlessness to explore deeper passes, evidenced by 10 touchdowns against only one interception; all this with 11 sacks against his back for good measure! His passer rating stands at 111.9.
NFL Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco 49ers -249, Total Odds: 45.5
The 49ers are the favorites in this matchup with a -5.5 point spread, which isn’t surprising given their superior record this season. The over/under set at 45.5 suggests that bookmakers expect a medium-scoring game. Given both teams’ offensive prowess, the total could be an interesting bet.
Cincinnati Bengals Betting Trends
The Bengals have witnessed the total going UNDER in 6 of their last 8 games, indicating a trend towards low-scoring affairs. Their recent form seems promising with a 13-4 straight-up record in their last 17 games. However, the team has struggled against the 49ers in recent history, with a 1-4 record against the spread and a 3-13 straight-up record in their last 16 encounters. Particularly concerning is their form on the road against San Francisco, with a 1-5 straight-up record in their last 6 matchups.
San Francisco 49ers Betting Trends
The 49ers have demonstrated strong recent form, evident with their 13-5 record against the spread in the last 18 games and a commendable 17-3 straight-up record in their last 20 outings. Their dominance is further accentuated against the Bengals, with the total going UNDER in 4 of their last 5 matchups and a 10-0 record against the spread in their last 10 home games. Against AFC opponents, they’ve also been consistent with a 4-1 straight-up record.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. San Francisco 49ers 10/29/23 Betting Picks
Given the statistics and recent performances, the 49ers seem to hold the upper hand, especially with their home advantage. Their offense, led by Purdy and McCaffrey, appears more potent than the Bengals’ offensive line. Therefore, taking the 49ers to cover the spread seems like a plausible choice.
Considering the UNDER trend that both teams have shown, particularly in their matchups, the total going under 45.5 is also worth considering. For those searching for top betting sites, always ensure they offer competitive odds and have a good reputation in the industry.
Free Pick and Prediction: San Francisco 49ers 25, Cincinnati Bengals 18