The Cincinnati Bengals (8-5) and the San Diego Chargers (9-4) battle in California at Qualcomm Stadium, as both teams will try and clinch their playoff spot. The Bengals who were held to just 210 yards last week against the Vikings will try and lock up an AFC North title on Sunday. The Bengals, who rely heavily on the ground game, may need to find a way to get it done trough the air on Sunday to keep up with Rivers and this hot Chargers team. The Chargers continue to roll and push their season high win streak to eight games and their December win streak to sixteen, setting an NFL record. It has been the Chargers offense that has gotten all of the praise this year, but it was the defense that had a very impressive performance against the Cowboys last week. They held the Cowboys offense to only one third down conversion and kept Marion Barber out of the end zone on a fourth-and-goal at a very crucial point of the game. The Chargers will look to find a way to get it done on Sunday and extend the NFL record to 17 consecutive wins in December, and prove to this league that they are a serious Super Bowl contender. Kick-off for this Sunday match up is scheduled for 4:05pm ET. Betting lines, trends and predictions are listed below for this Cincinnati vs San Diego week 15 match up.
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Bengals vs. Chargers Betting Line and Odds:
Cincinnati Bengals +6.5 (-110)
San Diego Chargers -6.5 (-110)
Over 43.5 (-110)
Under 43.5 (-110)
Cincinnati vs. San Diego Betting Trends:
Bengals are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games as an underdog
Chargers are 4-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record
Head to head Bengals are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings
Under is 5-1 in Bengals last 6 games overall
Over is 6-2 in Chargers last 8 games following a ATS win
Cincinnati vs San Diego Betting Predictions:
Final Score – Bengals 21 @ Chargers 31
Spread – Lay it down on the Chargers to cover the spread this week. Look for this red hot Chargers offense to get it done again this week at home. There are not too many teams in the league that can contend with this Chargers offense right now, Phillip Rivers has an excellent selection of targets to choose from and is backed by the powerful running back duo of LaDainian Tomlinson and Darren Sproles. Look for the Rivers to put up some serious points through the air in this one and cover the spread for the 17th time in San Diego’s last 22 home games. Bet on the San Diego Chargers to cover the 6.5 point spread this week (-110).
Over/Under – I like the total to go over the 43.5 points. Look for the Chargers to come out strong and put some points up on the board early in the game and force the Bengals to play catch up. Both of these teams have excellent running backs who can punch the ball into the end zone for six when they get into the red zone, look for a lot of touchdowns. The total has gone over 5-0-2 in the last 7 meetings with these two teams, look for another one this week. Bet on the over in this game (-110).
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