Broncos-Bengals Betting Preview: Nobody Believes in Jeff Driskel


Aaron Doster, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Jeff Driskel

Dec 02, 2018, 12:00 AM EST

Betting odds: Denver Broncos at Cincinnati Bengals

  • Spread: Broncos -5.5
  • Over/Under: 45
  • Time: 1 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: CBS

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Betting market: Let’s just say public bettors aren’t ready to back Jeff Driskel, who’s starting in place of Andy Dalton (thumb) for the Bengals.

At the time of writing the Broncos are getting 76% of bets, so folks expect the Broncos continue their two-game winning streak. They’ve moved from -3.5 to -5.5 since opening (see live betting data here). —Mark Gallant

Weather report: Forecasts are currently projecting 14 mph winds in Cincy for Driskel’s first career start. The weather will otherwise be nice, with clear skies and temperatures in the mid-50s. — Mark Gallant

Trend to know: This is one of two games in Week 13 that features a home team allowing at least 30 points per game this season (Panthers-Bucs is the other).

Interestingly, the under has historically been a good play in this spot.

In games in November or later that feature a home team that allows at least 30 PPG, the under is 35-17-1 (67.3%), going under the total by 3.1 PPG per Bet Labs.

When the total is set below the key number of 47, the under is 23-10-1 (69.7%), going under by 3.7 PPG. — Evan Abrams