Cincinnati Bengals vs Houston Texans Odds: This Saturday the Houston Texans will make history when they make their first playoff appearance in history against the Cincinnati Bengals. Houston (10-6 SU 9-5-2 ATS) captured the AFC South title and has been instilled as a -3 point spread favorite on the NFL odds against the wildcard Bengals (9-7 SU 8-6-2 ATS). Below is a closer look at this AFC North vs. AFC South 2012 NFL playoffs battle from our NFL picks experts.
The Cincinnati Bengals vs Houston Texans Odds spread is Houston -3 @-120 juice at WagerWeb.com
NFL Picks Analysis: Houston will be starting green 3rd stringer T.J. Yates (80.7 passer rating) who is nursing a sore shoulder on his non-throwing arm. Yates is surrounded by an outstanding supporting cast with a brick wall for an O-line and a pair of All-Pro’s at the skill positions in RB Arian Foster and Andre Johnson.
The Bengals have a trio of playmakers in QB Andy Dalton, RB Cedric Benson and WR A.J. Green. Cincinnati’s offense will be met by one of the NFL’s top defenses however and the inconsistent Cedric Benson will most likely have trouble taking pressure of Dalton.
Cincinnati Bengals vs Houston Texans Odds Total is at 38.5 points @-105 NFL Odds juice.
The Bengals are a decent ballclub but the Texans are on another level right now. Houston beat Cincy 20-19 on the road in week 14 without Andre Johnson and should win this game by a touchdown or more. Houston has the edge on offense, defense and coaching along with a 2012 NFL playoffs home-field edge of +4 points.
NFL Picks Play: Houston -3 NFL Odds