Bengals vs Cowboys Week 2 Game Info
Week 2 of the 2022 NFL season includes a showdown between the Cincinnati Bengals and Dallas Cowboys. After making Super Bowl LVI, the Bengals opened the new season on the wrong foot, falling 23-20 to the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime. To make matter worse. Making matters worse, No. 2 wideout Tee Higgins exited the game with a concussion and didn't return.
On the other hand, the Cowboys also want to forget about their Week 1 meeting with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that ended in a 19-3 defeat. While that was bad on its own, quarterback Dak Prescott fractured his hand in the loss and now must miss the next six to eight weeks of action.
Bengals vs Cowboys Odds & Spread
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Moneyline: CIN: (-335) | DAL: (+270)
Spread: CIN: -7.5 (-106) | DAL: +7.5 (-114)
Total: 41.5 — Over: (-115) | Under: (-105)
Updated (Sunday, Sept. 18, 12:25 p.m. EST): The Bengals enter this contest as the favorite on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's updated odds. This 4:25 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 41.5, which is somewhat low compared to this week's NFL projected totals.
Bengals vs Cowboys Prediction & Pick
Unlike the Cowboys, the Bengals actually did show signs of life last week. After a poor first half, Cincinnati did outscore Pittsburgh 14-3 in the second half of regulation. Furthermore, the Bengals' defense also had the Steelers to only 267 total yards.
Between the lack of Prescott and an offensive line that looked awful in Week 1, there isn't much of a reason to like the Cowboys. They simply didn't look good on either side of the ball and it looks like their uneventful offseason will come back to bite them for the next 17 weeks.
Look for the Bengals to rediscover their mojo by beating up on a vulnerable Cowboys team.
Final Score Prediction: Bengals: 30 | Cowboys: 10
Bengals vs Cowboys Betting Trends
- Cincinnati is 5-0 against the spread (ATS) in its last five road games.
- Dallas is 1-4 ATS in its last five home games.
- The total has hit the under in five of Cincinnati's last six games against Dallas.
- The total has hit the under in 10 of Dallas' last 13 games.
Bengals vs Cowboys Best Bet
Without Prescott, this Week 2 matchup doesn't have the same high-scoring potential as it did before. The Bengals shouldn't have any issues finding the end zone, however, the Cowboys' lack of offensive potential will likely lead to the total ending with the under — something that's happened in all but one of the last six Cincinnati-Dallas games.
Bet: Under 41.5 Points (-105)
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