(101) Houston vs. Cincinnati (102)
PICK: pinnacle @ -5 CIN (-105)
DATE: September 14, 2017 - 8:25 PM
STAR RATING: 8.0
EXPERT: Mike Lundin
EVALUATION: Loss (-840) - Final Score HOU 13 at CIN 9
Both the Cincinnati Bengals and the Houston Texans kicked off the season with disappointing home losses. The Bengals will get the chance to redeem themselves in front of the home town crowd right away here in Week 2, and I like the home team in this matchup.
It's still unclear who will take place under center for Houston as Tom Savage was taken out of the game after two fumbles last week, but the Texans have expressed concerns starting rookie Deshaun Watson.
Cincinnati has no such problems despite Andy Dalton coming off a poor outing in the Bengals' 20-0 loss to Baltimore. I expect Dalton to come back with a big performance here against a Houston D that had no sacks against Jacksonville last week and they gave up 29 points while scoring only seven.
The Bengals are 6-1-1 ATS last eight in Week 2 and 18-7-2 ATS last 27 games in September. I'm confident giving the points here.
My selection is an 8* play on Cincinnati Bengals.