Cincinnati Bengals vs. Denver Broncos - 12/2/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Denver Broncos - 12/2/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos (5-6) at Cincinnati Bengals (5-6)

NFL Football: Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 1:00 pm (Paul Brown Stadium)

The Line: Cincinnati Bengals -1.5 -- Over/Under: 45.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Denver Broncos and the Cincinnati Bengals will be meeting up in NFL activity on Sunday from Paul Brown Stadium. 

The Broncos come into this one at 5-6 on the year. Denver started thing off with two wins then four straight losses, and haven’t really gotten on track since then despite getting victories in their last two outings versus the Chargers and Steelers. 

In the Pittsburgh game, Broncos QB Case Keenum logged 197 yards and two scores, while Phillip Lindsay led the rush on 110 yards and a TD. Emmanuel Sanders was the lead Broncos receiver on 86 yards and a score off seven grabs. 

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Over on the Bengals’ side, they’re 5-6 this season as well. Cincinnati has a couple of good wins this year, but for the most part they’re getting beaten up by the NFL’s more talented teams—not to mention the up-and-coming ones. 

The Bengals fell to one such upstart team on Sunday versus the Browns. In that one, Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton provided 100 yards, a TD and a pick, and Joe Mixon put up 155 yards from scrimmage. Tyler Boyd was the top Bengal receiver on 85 yards and a TD from seven catches. 

The Broncos are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 in Week 13 and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 versus the AFC. Denver is 4-11 ATS in their last 15 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last eight in December. 

Meanwhile, the Bengals are 5-1 ATS in their last six in Week 13 and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 versus the AFC. Cincinnati is 1-4 ATS in their last five on turf and 1-5 ATS in their last six overall. 

Realistically, the Broncos aren’t as bad a team as you may think. Sure, they’re destined for the middle of the pack at best this season, but in many of their losses they've been within striking distance at the end of the game. 

The Bengals aren’t rocking anyone’s proverbial world this year either, and it looks like they’ve wasted another opportunity to take the division. With Dalton banged up (thumb), I don’t see Cincy doing much here. I’m going Denver.

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Andrew’s Pick Denver Broncos -1.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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