NFL Prediction Texans vs Bengals
Thursday Night Football 9-14-17

Texans vs Bengals Betting Analysis

When: 8:25 PM ET, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Where: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
Betting Lines: Bengals -5. O/U: 38
TV: 8:25 p.m. ET, NFL Network.

This could be a real boring game with two teams that had terrible offenses in week one. Houston benched starter Tom Savage at halftime in favor of rookie first-round pick Deshaun Watson and the Bengals were shut out (20-0 by Baltimore) at home for the first time since 2001. The Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton matched a career worst with four interceptions and committed five turnovers.

Reports out of Houston indicate that Watson, who guided Clemson to the national championship in January, will be under center for Thursday’s matchup if he is not hindered by an ankle injury during Tuesday’s practice. Watson was 12 of 23 for 102 yards with one touchdown and one interception. However, the line is still missing left tackle Duane Brown (contract holdout) and will be without guard Jeff Allen. So whoever is playing quarterback should be ready run. If you remember what happened to Derek Carr’s older brother then you have an idea what is happening in Houston.

The Texans will play a Bengals defense that allowed a total of 268 yards (157 rushing) to the Ravens. The Bengals offense looked bad all around last week. They couldn’t run or pass. I can’t see them making great strides this week and maybe they won’t need to as the defense can carry this team against a weak Texan’s offense.

Texans vs Bengals Prediction:

This could get ugly. It won’t take a lot of points to win this game. The Texans are not only struggling to find a quarterback, they are also in trouble on the offensive line. As bad as the Bengals looked last week. They have a solid defense and a veteran quarterback who can get hot. Taking the Bengals and laying the points. I see money coming in on Cincinnati so I would bet them sooner than later. I will take the Bengals up to -6.5 but I would not go to 7.

To see my player prop bet picks for the game go to PropBets.Football

Texans vs Bengals Pick: Bengals -5