Pick Details

(101) Houston vs. Cincinnati (102)

PICK: pinnacle @ Under 38.5 (-109)

DATE: September 14, 2017 - 8:25 PM

STAR RATING: 8.0

SPORT: NFL

EXPERT: Ben Burns

EVALUATION: Win (800) - Final Total 22

ANALYSIS:

I'm playing on Houston/Cincy UNDER the total. These teams met in 2015 and combined for a mere 16 points, the Texans winning 10-6. Last season's meeting wasn't much higher-scoring. Houston won 12-10. With both teams off dismal offensive showings and with the short week allowing little time to work on their offensive issues, this one has all the makings of another low-scoring affair. The Bengals managed a grand total of ZERO points in their opener. Houston wasn't much better, managing just seven. Including a 27-0 loss in a Thursday night road loss last season, the Texans have seen the UNDER go 5-1-1 in September the past 2+ seasons. The Bengals have seen the UNDER go 2-0 on Thursdays the past couple of seasons. During that stretch, the UNDER is also 9-3 when the Bengals played a game with an O/U line in the 35.5 to 42 range. All signs point to more of the same Thursday night.

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