Dolphins vs Bengals Expert Picks & Predictions for Week 4 NFL Thursday Night Football Game
The 2022 NFL season is finally here and the Week 4 schedule is chock full of exciting showdowns. The action kicks off with a Thursday Night Football battle between AFC teams as the Miami Dolphins pay a visit to the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Dolphins enter the new week after a huge 21-19 victory over the Buffalo Bills, giving Mike McDaniel's squad all of the momentum in the world. Meanwhile, the Bengals are also feeling good after getting in the win column with a 27-12 effort against the New York Jets.
Will the Dolphins still be the AFC's only undefeated team once Week 4 comes to a close? Or will the Bengals continue their upward trend with a massive win at Paycor Stadium?
Here's what projection models and experts across the industry have to say about the Dolphins vs Bengals Week 4 matchup.
Dolphins vs Bengals Projections
ESPN FPI: Bengals (58%)
numberFire: Bengals (67.3%)
FiveThirtyEight: Dolphins (51%)
Betting Favorite: Bengals (-3.5)
Projected Winner: Bengals (3), Dolphins (1)
Dolphins vs Bengals Expert Picks
ESPN Experts: Bengals (5), Dolphins (2)
Sports Illustrated Experts: Bengals (3), Dolphins (2)
CBS Sports Experts: Bengals (2), Dolphins (2)
Expert Totals: Bengals (10), Dolphins (6)
A quick glance at the above experts and projections points to one team being noticeably favored over the other. For starters, three of the four projections favor the Bengals, while the Dolphins' best shot at winning (51% on FiveThirtyEight) is barely better than a pick 'em situation.
As far as the highlighted experts go, 62.5% of them are leaning toward Cincinnati as well.
Whether or not Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa can play through his back and ankle injuries will play a role in the outcome tonight. For now, though, the Bengals are projected to win.
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