Bengals vs Texans Predictions and Expert Picks for Week 16 NFL Game

Cincinnati Bengals vs Houston Texans predictions and expert picks for Week 16 NFL Game.
Cincinnati Bengals vs Houston Texans predictions and expert picks for Week 16 NFL Game. / Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

This season has not gone as planned for Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans, who have been eliminated from playoff contention for some time. The Cincinnati Bengals year has also lost some buzz since Joe Burrow's season ending injury, although they are coming off a huge upset over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In a Week 16 battle for draft order rather than the postseason, the experts have made their picks for Bengals-Texans.

Bengals vs Texans Picks Week 16

CBS Sports picks are from their panel of experts, numberFire picks are from their NFL game projections, Sporting News picks are from Vinnie Iyer and betting favorites are from FanDuel Sportsbook's Week 16 NFL odds.

CBS Sports: Texans (4)
numberFire: Texans
Sporting News: Texans
Betting Favorite: Texans -8

Against the Spread:
CBS Sports: Texans (2), Bengals (2)
Sporting News: Bengals

Cincinnati pulled off quite the upset a week ago, but they had extra motivation against an old bitter rival. With much less to play for this week, the experts have Houston winning all across the board, but the Bengals covering on three out of five spread picks.

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