Bengals vs Patriots Prediction & Picks: Will Joe Cool play the Grinch on Christmas Eve against the Patriots in Foxboro?

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The Cincinnati Bengals travel to Foxboro to take on the New England Patriots in an AFC conference showdown on Christmas Eve.

Keep reading for analysis, a game prediction, and the best player prop to bet on!


Joe Cool Keeps on Winning

Joe Burrow and the Bengals are on fire.

Winners of 5 in a row and the most likely winner of the AFC North, the Bengals look poised for yet another deep post-season run.

They reminded everyone of that last week against Tom Brady and the Bucs, coming back from down 14 points to run away with the game late and win 34-23.

Joe Burrow has proven week after week that he belongs in the category of Elite, and that will for sure be on display yet again this week against the Patriots on the road, who need a big win after a crushing loss against the Raiders.

One of the Wildest of Finishes

I am just going to leave this here in case you missed it…

What a way to lose a game.

Not only was it a crazy way to lose, but it was even more crushing to the Patriots push to the playoffs.

The Patriots are still in the hunt for one of the 3 Wild Card spots, currently sitting at 7-7 but are one the outside looking in right now.

The Patriots sense of urgency is now at its peak, as every game from here on out is a must-win to stay in the race.

In this battle of two AFC heavyweights, who will come out on top on Christmas eve and spend Christmas Day celebrating a big win?

Odds

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Spread

  • Bengals -3.5 (-110)
  • Patriots +3.5 (-110)

Moneyline

  • Bengals (-188)
  • Patriots (+158)

Total

  • Over 41.5 (-110)
  • Under 41.5 (-110)

Prediction

The Patriots are in desperation mode, which means anything can happen in this one.

The weather will also play a role in this game, as it is expected to be 28 degrees at the time of kickoff on Sunday.

While that is not as cold as some other outdoor games this weekend, that is cold and it will have some affects on the game.

I expect both teams to want to assert themselves running the ball and it being a close one, possibly coming down to the last possession.

I like the desperate Patriots to hang around here and lean on their running game and pesky defense to cover the spread and not lose by more than a FG.

Best Bet

Patriots +3.5 (-110) at FanDuel


Prop of the Game

As of right now, there are no Player props available for this game. Check back later this week to see which props I will be targeting in this matchup.

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Daniel Collins is a sports fanatic and data-driven bettor. He has expertise in the NFL, NHL, and EPL. He’s a big fan of the Titans #titanup, Predators #predators and Arsenal #coyg. If he isn’t watching, betting on or writing about sports, he loves the outdoors, traveling, strong coffee and delicious food. Follow him on Twitter @SweatpantsJesus. Peace and Love

Daniel Collins is a sports fanatic and data-driven bettor. He has expertise in the NFL, NHL, and EPL. He’s a big fan of the Titans #titanup, Predators #predators and Arsenal #coyg. If he isn’t watching, betting on or writing about sports, he loves the outdoors, traveling, strong coffee and delicious food. Follow him on Twitter @SweatpantsJesus. Peace and Love