The 2022 NFL season continues with 14 games slated for Week 6 action, including a clash between the Cincinnati Bengals and New Orleans Saints. The Bengals will aim to get back to the .500 mark in a winnable road contest, while the Saints will look to build off an impressive Week 5 victory with another W in front of their home crowd.
Bengals vs Saints Odds
According to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds, Cincinnati is a slim -130 favorite on the moneyline (1.5-point spread) in a game with an over/under of 43.5.
What should NFL fans expect in this cross-conference battle, and where can bettors find value?
Bengals vs Saints Prediction and Best Bet
These teams may have a matching record at 2-3, but they have had very different starts to the year. The Bengals have beaten a pair of winning teams in the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets so far. The Saint's only two victories have come against losing squads (Seattle Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons).
Offense reigns supreme in todays NFL and Cincinnati's offense has a chance to dominate on Sunday. The Bengals have posted the fourth-best third down conversion percentage (45.8%) in the NFL and have scored 27 points in two of their last three games. They are starting to get into a positive groove.
That groove could be enhanced on Sunday considering the Saints are allowing the sixth-most points per game in the NFL (25.6). New Orleans allowed 16.8 yards per completion and 8.0 yards per carry in Week 5 to a Seattle Seahawks offense that doesn't have nearly the kind of talent that the Bengals do.
Cincinnati is 5-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games against New Orleans and will do everything it can to avoid falling two games under .500 on Sunday. I'll side with the Bengals -1.5 as well as over 43.5 points to be scored. The Saints' last two games have featured a combined 124 total points.
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