Cincinnati Bengals at Green Bay Packers - 9/24/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Bengals (0-2) at Green Bay Packers (1-1)
NFL Football: Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 4:25 pm (Lambeau Field)
The Line: Green Bay Packers -7.5 -- Over/Under: 45.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Bengals look to shake out of their early season rut as they head to Lambeau Field to face off against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
The Bengals have looked like one of the worst teams in the NFL through the first two weeks of the season as they have yet to get into the end zone and their offense is looking like an historic bunch for futility as Andy Dalton and company have been woeful. Cincy came into the season looking to get back into the playoff picture and looked as though they had the personnel to challenge the Ravens and Steelers for top spot in the AFC North, but without Vontzae Burfict right now and the offense looking as stagnant as it is the Bengals could be in rough shape this weekend against a Packers team coming off a loss of their own. Cincinnati are currently slated at eight point underdogs on the road against the Packers, but I expect that line to move closer to a touchdown by kickoff as the Bengals are desperate and have found success in the past against Green Bay.
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The Packers are coming off a tough loss against the Atlanta Falcons in a game where their defense looked pedestrian against a very good offense, but their own point producers looked great as Aaron Rodgers, Ty Montgomery, Davante Adams, and Randall Cobb all looked good and will be motivated at home against Cincy this weekend. Green Bay is a heavy favourite in this spot, and while they have had their troubles against the Bengals in season’s prior, and in fact are the only team in which Rodgers has not defeated in his Hall of Fame career, I think he finally breaks through as there is no way the Bengals are at the same level as the Packers on offense at the moment, and I’m not even sure they can keep this one close.
The Bengals are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games in week three and 1-4 ATS in their last five games in September while the Packers are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games on grass and 7-2 in their last nine ATS in September. Cincinnati looks terrible right now and while they are bound to break out of their touchdown drought I don’t see them being able to keep this one close through four quarters.