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Cincinnati Bengals vs. Philadelphia Eagles - 12/4/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia Eagles (5-6) at Cincinnati Bengals (3-7-1)

NFL Football: Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Paul Brown Stadium)

The Line: Cincinnati Bengals +1 -- Over/Under: 41.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FOX

Coming up on Sunday, December 4 from Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, we’ve got NFL action between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Cincinnati Bengals. 

The Eagles are entering play here with a 5-6 record on the year, and have lost six of their last eight games. That includes a Week 12 Monday-night tilt against the Packers which Philly lost 27-13. In that one, Eagles QB Carson Wentz went 24-of-36 for 254 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. 

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Philadelphia Eagles - 12/4/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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So far this season for Philadelphia, Wentz holds 2593 yards, 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions, while Ryan Mathews leads the way on the ground with 102 attempts for 427 yards and seven TDs. Jordan Matthews is the Eagles’ leading receiver with 57 catches for 686 yards and three scores. 

Over on the Bengals’ side, they’re entering play with a disappointing 3-7 record on the season. Cincinnati hasn’t recorded a win since October 23 against the Browns, and lost their latest game this past Sunday against the Ravens 19-14. In that one, Bengals QB Andy Dalton finished 26-of-48 for 283 yards and one TD. 

So far this season, Dalton has registered 3043 yards with 12 touchdowns and six picks, while Jeremy Hill leads the Cincinnati ground attack on 644 yards with six touchdowns on 147 attempts. A.J. Green is tops in the Bengals’ receiving stats with 66 catches for 964 yards and four scores—Green is currently injured, however. 

The Eagles are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games in Week 13, and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games in December. Philadelphia is also 2-5 ATS versus a team with a losing record, and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall. 

Meanwhile, the Bengals are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games in December, and 8-3 ATS versus a team with a losing record. Cincinnati is also 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight home games, and 1-4 ATS in their last five games following an ATS loss. 

Neither of these teams has been all that impressive lately, but the Eagles have a little bit more going for them than the Bengals do. What with Cincinnati’s big injuries (the loss of Green is huge, and with the team’s record the way it is, it wouldn’t be surprising if the coaching staff sat him out the rest of the year) and their poor play, it’s getting to be young-guy-evaluation time. Philly still has a bit of a spark left—even though that, too, is dwindling fast—so I’ll take the Eagles to cover here.

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