Bengals vs Patriots Prediction, Odds & Best Bets for Week 16 (Bengals Rock Reeling Pats)

Tyler Maher
Cincinnati Bengals vs New England Patriots prediction, odds and best bets for NFL Week 16 game.
Cincinnati Bengals vs New England Patriots prediction, odds and best bets for NFL Week 16 game. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Bengals vs Patriots Week 16 Game Info

2022 NFL Regular Season — Week 16
Cincinnati Bengals (10-4, 5-3 Away) vs. New England Patriots (7-7, 3-3 Home)
Date: Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Gillette Stadium — Foxborough, MA
Coverage: CBS

Two AFC teams heading in opposite directions square off on Christmas Eve as the Cincinnati Bengals take on the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Week 16.

The Bengals are rolling after winning six straight games and 10 of their last 12, looking like a legitimate Super Bowl contender again after a slow start. The Patriots, on the other hand, just suffered a humiliating loss to the Las Vegas Raiders and desperately need a win here to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Bengals vs Patriots Odds & Spread

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: CIN: (-198) | NE: (+166)
Spread: CIN: -3.5 (-115) | NE: +3.5 (-105)
Total: 40 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Bengals enter this contest as solid road favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This conference clash also features one of the lower totals on the Week 16 slate at 40 points.

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Bengals vs Patriots Prediction & Pick

There's no question about who is the better team in this matchup. The Bengals are on fire right now and are gearing up for another deep playoff run, while the Patriots will be lucky to make the playoffs.

Led by Joe Burrow and his bevy of weapons, Cincinnati's offense ranks as one of the best in the league. The Bengals currently sit fifth in points per game and 10th in yards per game. They have an underrated defense as well, giving up the 10th-fewest points per game.

New England features a strong defense (top 10 in fewest points and yards per game), but the offense has been a mess all season long. The Patriots have now lost three of their last four games largely because of their inability to keep up with the potent offenses of the Minnesota Vikings, Buffalo Bills and Las Vegas Raiders.

New England's defense will keep this game relatively close, but at the end of the day the Patriots don't have the firepower to keep pace with the reigning AFC champs.

Final Score Prediction: Bengals: 24 | Patriots: 17

Bengals vs Patriots Betting Trends

- The Bengals are 11-3 against the spread (ATS) this season.
- The Patriots are 1-4 ATS in their last five December games.
- The total has gone under in nine of Cincinnati's last 13 road games.
- The total has gone under in five of New England's last seven games.

Bengals vs Patriots Best Bet

The Bengals have been outstanding against the spread this year, going 11-3 overall and 9-1 in their last 10 games. The Patriots, on the other hand, have been merely average, going 7-6-1 ATS.

Cincinnati is the better team and has all the momentum on its side, so back the Bengals to cover the spread in Foxborough on Saturday.

Bet: Cincinnati Bengals -3.5 (-115)

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.