NFL Betting Preview: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Oddsmakers give the Philadelphia Eagles (0-2) the advantage on Sunday, September 27, 2020 against the Cincinnati Bengals (0-2). Philadelphia is favored by 4.0 points. The point total is set at 47.5.
Game InfoGame Day: Sunday, September 27, 2020 Game Time: 1:00 PM ET TV Channel: CBS Location: Philadelphia, PA Stadium: Lincoln Financial Field
Eagles Players to WatchLast year, Carson Wentz put up 4,039 passing yards (252.4 yards per game) while going 388-for-607 (63.9% completion percentage) and throwing 27 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 16 games. He tacked on 243 rushing yards on 62 carries with one touchdown, averaging 15.2 yards per game. Miles Sanders took 179 attempts for 818 rushing yards a season ago (51.1 yards per game) while scoring three touchdowns in 16 games. He also caught 50 passes for 509 yards (31.8 receiving yards per game) with three touchdowns through the air. In 2019, Boston Scott rushed for 245 yards on 61 carries (22.3 ypg), with five rushing touchdowns over the course of 11 games. He also caught 24 passes for 204 yards (18.5 ypg). Last season, Zach Ertz grabbed 88 passes (on 134 targets) for 916 yards (61.1 yards per game) with six touchdowns in 15 games. Dallas Goedert also chipped in with 607 yards on 58 grabs with five touchdowns. He was targeted 87 times and put up 40.5 receiving yards per game over 15 matchups last year. Brandon Graham put together an impressive statline of 8.5 sacks, 15.0 TFL and 49 tackles over 16 games. Rodney McLeod racked up 75 tackles, one sack, and two interceptions in 16 games over his 2019 campaign.
Bengals Players to WatchRyan Finley collected 474 passing yards (158.0 yards per game) with a 47.1% completion percentage last year (41-of-87), while throwing two touchdowns and two interceptions in three games. He also tacked on 77 rushing yards on 10 carries, averaging 25.7 yards per game. Joe Mixon took 278 attempts for 1,138 rushing yards a season ago (71.1 yards per game) while scoring five touchdowns in 16 games. He also caught 35 passes for 287 yards (17.9 receiving yards per game) with three touchdowns through the air. In 2019, Giovani Bernard rushed for 170 yards on 53 carries (10.6 ypg), with zero rushing touchdowns over the course of 16 games. Tyler Boyd hauled in 90 passes for 1,045 yards last season and scored five touchdowns. He was targeted 148 times and averaged 65.3 yards per game over 16 outings. Auden Tate also chipped in with 575 yards on 40 catches with one touchdown. He was targeted 80 times and averaged 47.9 receiving yards per game in 12 matchups last year. Carlos Dunlap put together an impressive statline of 9.0 sacks, 13.0 TFL and 63 tackles over 14 games. Shawn Williams' 2019 campaign saw him total 110 tackles, 5.0 TFL, one sack, and one interception over 16 games. Darius Phillips picked off four passes and tacked on four tackles and seven passes defended in eight games last season.
Eagles vs Bengals: Last 5 MeetingsIn the past five meetings, Cincinnati has a 3-2 record against Philadelphia. Cincinnati has outpaced Philadelphia 124 points to 66 in the past five contests.
Eagles vs Bengals: Last Five Meetings
When the Eagles have the ball...The Eagles averaged points scored last season (24.1) and the Bengals points allowed (26.2) were within 2.1 points of each other. In games where Philadelphia scored at least 24.1 points last season, they put together a record of 6-1. When Cincinnati allowed opposing offenses to put 26.2 points or fewer on the scoreboard last year, they were 2-7. The Eagles offense averaged 360.8 total yards per game last season, 33 yards fewer than the 393.8 allowed by the Bengals defense. When the Philadelphia offense put together a game with at least their 2019 average in yardage, they were 7-3 last season. When the Cincinnati defense allowed less than their season average for total yards last season they were 2-7. The Bengals allowed opposing rushing attacks to average 148.9 yards per game in 2019 compared to the 121.2 yards the Eagles offense averaged on the ground per contest. Philadelphia was 5-1 last season when they ran for at least their season average. Last season, when the Cincinnati defense allowed opponents to pick up less than 148.9 yards on the ground, they were 2-7. Last season, the Bengals forced an average of 1 turnover per game compared to the 1.4 times Eagles turned the football over in each contest. In games where they turned the football over 1.4 times or fewer, Philadelphia was 9-2 last season. Cincinnati was 1-10 last season when they forced at least 1 turnover in a game.
When the Bengals have the ball...Last year, the Bengals racked up 4.7 fewer points per game (17.4) than the Eagles surrendered (22.1). Cincinnati finished 2-4 overall a season ago when the team scored at least 17.4 points. Last season, Philadelphia had a 6-1 record in games when it held opponents to 24.1 or fewer points. In 2019, the Bengals collected just 9.2 fewer yards per game (323.1), than the Eagles gave up per matchup (332.3). In contests where the Philadelphia offense totaled at least their average yard output last season, they were 7-3. In games Philadelphia kept its opponents to 332.3 or fewer yards last year, it recorded a 5-2 record. The Bengals rushed for 94.9 yards per game last season, just 4.8 more yards per game than the 90.1 the Eagles allowed per contest. Cincinnati had a 1-6 record when the team rushed for at least 94.9 yards last year. Last season, Philadelphia finished 6-4 when holding opponents to no more than 90.1 yards on the ground. The Bengals turned the ball over 1.9 times per game last year, only 0.7 more turnovers per game than the 1.2 the Eagles forced on average. In 2019, Cincinnati went 2-6 when it turned the ball over 1.9 times or less. When it forced 1.2 or more turnovers last season, Philadelphia had a 3-3 record.
Eagles Fantasy LeadersWentz finished 12th overall among all players and 10th among all QBs in 2019 with 273.9 fantasy points (17.1 per game). Sanders racked up 168.7 fantasy points a season ago (10.5 per game), enough to place him 49th overall and 15th among running backs in league-wide fantasy standings. Last year, Ertz's 127.6 total fantasy points made him the No. 93 fantasy player and No. 5 tight end. He averaged 8.5 fantasy points per game. Goedert put together the 134th-ranked fantasy season (10th among tight ends) in 2019 with 86.7 fantasy points, averaging 5.8 per game.
Bengals Fantasy LeadersMixon put together a strong 2019 fantasy season, scoring 190.5 total fantasy points (11.9 per game) to finish 38th overall and 11th among running backs in the league-wide fantasy rankings. Boyd scored 132.8 fantasy points (8.3 per game) last year to be the 84th-ranked player overall and the 25th-ranked wide receiver. John Ross was the No. 70 wide receiver and the No. 178 fantasy player overall with 67.0 total points last season (8.4 per game). Tate scored 61.5 fantasy points in the 2019 season (5.1 per game). He was the 74th-ranked wide receiver and the 187th-ranked player overall.
Eagles vs Bengals Betting Information
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Eagles Betting InsightsLast year, Philadelphia went 7-7 against the spread. Last season, the Eagles went 4-3 ATS when favored by 4.0 points or more. Last year, Philadelphia's games went under the point total in seven out of 14 opportunities (50%).
Eagles Home TrendsPhiladelphia hit the over in just 12.5% of its home games last year (one of eight opportunities). Eagles home games last season averaged 37.8 total points, 9.7 fewer than this contest's over/under (47.5). Philadelphia's record against the spread in home games last year was just 3-4, and its record at home overall was 5-3. The Eagles went 2-2 ATS in home games last season when favored by at least 4.0 points.
Bengals Betting InsightsJust seven of Cincinnati's 14 games with a betting line last year went over the point total (42.9% of its opportunities). Cincinnati put together a losing 5-8-1 record against the spread last year.
Bengals Road TrendsCincinnati finished just 3-4 against the spread in away games last year, and went 0-8 overall on the road. Cincinnati hit the over in just two out of eight home games last year with a point total prop bet (25%). The average total in Bengals away games last season was 41.1 points, 6.4 fewer than this outing's over/under (47.5).
Additional InfoLast season, Philadelphia played in six games that ended with a point total higher than 47.5 (37.5% of matchups). Last year, Cincinnati played four games that finished with a combined score higher than 47.5 (25% of matchups). The teams combined to score 41.5 points per game last season, 6.0 fewer points than this matchup's total. Combined, these teams gave up 48.3 points per contest last year, 0.8 more points than the total for this game. The Eagles had an average total of 46.2 in their matchups last season, 1.3 fewer points than this game's over/under. Bengals contests last year had a 43.7-point average over/under, 3.8 fewer points than this game's point total.
Jalen Reagor: Out (Thumb),
Rudy Ford: Out (Groin),
Fletcher Cox: Questionable (Abdomen),
Alshon Jeffery: Out (Foot)
Mike Daniels: Questionable (Groin),
Shawn Williams: Questionable (Calf),
Geno Atkins: Out (Shoulder)
Last Updated on 2020-9-27 2:46 a.m. EDT