• Lions look to win their first game
  • Bengals need to bounceback after loss to Packers
  • Shaping up to be another close game for the Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals are traveling to Ford Field to take on the Detroit Lions in a week six matchup. The Bengals are coming into the game with a 3-2 record. Last week, they were defeated by the Green Bay Packers in overtime. Despite losing the game, the Bengals put on a very good performance in a game that came down to the wire.

The Lions enter the matchup with a record of 0-5. Last week, they were in a close contest with the Minnesota Vikings. Up to this point in the year, almost every game has been very close for the Bengals. This is a trend that may continue in week six.

Bengals vs Lions Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NFL
  • Teams: Cincinnati Bengals at Detroit Lions
  • Where: Detroit, Ford Field
  • Date: October 17, 2021
  • Betting Odds: Cincinnati Bengals -3.5 (-110), Detroit Lions +3.5 (-110), Bengals Moneyline (-195), Lions Moneyline (+165), Over 47.5 points (-110), Under 47.5 points (-110) (at PointsBet | at Caesars | at DraftKings | at Fanduel | at PointsBet)

Bengals Preview: Must-Win to Stay In Contention

The Bengals, are only one game out in one of the most competitive divisions in the entire NFL. Surprisingly, they have been a very talented team this season. Despite almost every week being a nail-biter, they have found ways to close the game more times than not.

Joe Burrow will be playing hurt this week after a big hit he took last week against the Packers. Despite this, he played through the remainder of the Packers game and looked very good. Although he has a lingering injury, it should not limit his play by any means.

Lions Preview: A Winnable Game

The Detroit Lions are one of if not the worst teams in the entire NFL. As a result of this, wins will be very hard to come by this season. The Bengals are a team that they can beat if things go right for them.

They will have to win this game through the air, meaning Jared Goff and the Lions’ receiving core will have to show up to play if they want to defend their home turf and bring home their first victory of the season.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis for This NFL Game

The spread for this game is 3.5 points. With the Bengals typically playing to the level of their opponents this could raise some red flags on if they can cover. While a spread of three points would be much more relieving to see, Cincinnati should be more than capable of taking down a winless Detroit team by four or more points.

In recent weeks, both teams have played in games that were not very high-scoring. Outside of a week one matchup that saw the Lions score 33 points, they have not scored more than 17 points in a game.

On Cincinnati’s side, the most they have scored in a game this season is 27 in an overtime game against the Minnesota Vikings. As a result of this, we will be predicting the under this week.

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