Bengals at 49ers - 12/20/15 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Bengals (10-3) at San Francisco 49ers (4-9)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 4:25 pm (Levi's Stadium)
The Line: San Francisco 49ers +5 -- Over/Under: 40.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers square off Sunday afternoon at Levi's Stadium.
The Cincinnati Bengals hope to wrap up the AFC North division with a victory. AJ McCarron is completing 69.4 percent of his passes for 302 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. McCarron has just 35 pass attempts this month. A.J. Green and Marvin Jones have combined for 1,825 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns while Tyler Eifert has 48 receptions. The Cincinnati Bengals ground game is averaging 114.2 yards per contest, and Giovani Bernard leads the way with 647 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Cincy is allowing 17.6 points and 338.8 yards per game. Vincent Rey leads the Bengals with 93 tackles, Carlos Dunlap has 10.5 sacks and Dre Kirkpatrick has 14 pass deflections. Michael Johnson, Leon Hall and Adam Jones are questionable.
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The San Francisco 49ers look to play spoiler after a disappointing 4-9 season. Blaine Gabbert is completing 63.2 percent of his passes for 1,157 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions. Gabbert has a touchdown pass in seven straight games. Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith have combined for 1,163 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Quinton Patton has 25 receptions. The San Francisco 49ers ground game is averaging 96.9 yards per contest, and Carlos Hyde leads the way with 470 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, San Fran is allowing 24.2 points and 401.7 yards per game. NaVorro Bowman leads the 49ers with 124 tackles, Aaron Lynch has 6.5 sacks and Tramaine Brock has 10 pass deflections. Torrey Smith, Aaron Lynch and Michael Wilhoite are questionable.
The Bengals are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 road games and 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The 49ers are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games in December and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games in Week 15. The underdog is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
With McCarron having a week to get ready with the starters, he should be fine against a 49ers team that struggles against everyone. We're talking about a San Fran team that couldn't compete against the Browns. Backup QB or not, Cincy rolls here.