Cowboys vs. Bengals: Week 14 NFL Betting Preview – December 13, 2020

Posted By Staff on December 9, 2020

The Cincinnati Bengals (2-9-1) face off against the Dallas Cowboys (3-9) on Sunday, December 13, at Paul Brown Stadium. Dallas is a  favorite in the contest and the game’s over/under is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of December 9, 2020, 2:41 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

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Betting the Total (Over/Under)

  • The points total average for Cowboys games this season is 55.1, 11.6 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.
  • The average total for Bengals games is 45.4 points, 1.9 more than this game’s over/under.
  • Cowboys games have gone over 43.5 points on eight occasions this season (66.7% of matchups).
  • In seven (58.3%) games this season, the Bengals have combined with their opponents to go over 43.5 points.
  • The two teams average a combined 42.1 points per contest, 1.4 fewer than the total for this matchup.
  • The Bengals are the league’s 29th-highest scoring team this season compared to the 24th-ranked Cowboys.
  • These two teams allow a combined 58.5 points per game, 15.0 higher than the total for this matchup.
  • Dallas is the NFL’s 32nd-ranked scoring defense while Cincinnati is the 20th-ranked.
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Cowboys Betting Insights

  • Dallas is just 2-10 against the spread.
  • The Cowboys are 0-2 ATS when playing as at least 3.5-point favorites.
  • Most of Dallas’ games this year — seven out of 12 — have hit the over (58.3%).

Bengals Betting Insights

  • Cincinnati’s games have gone over the point total in six out of 12 opportunities this season (50%).
  • Cincinnati has a 7-5 record against the spread.

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When the Cowboys Have the Ball

  • The average points per game output for the Cowboys this season, 22.3, is 3.4 fewer than the 25.7 the Bengals have given up in each contest.
  • In games where Dallas score at least 22.3 points this season, they are 3-2 overall and 1-4 against the spread.
  • When the Cincinnati defense allows 25.7 points or fewer this year, the Bengals have pieced together a 2-4-1 overall record and a 4-3 record against the spread.
  • The Bengals defense has surrendered an average of 391.8 yards per game this season, 11.3 yards more than the 380.5 the Cowboys offense has averaged.
  • The Cowboys pick up 5.3 yards per play while the Bengals allow 6 per play.
  • When the Dallas offense puts together a game with at least their 2020 average in yardage, they are 2-3 overall and 0-5 against the spread this season.
  • When the Cincinnati defense allows less than their season average for total yards, they are 2-4 against the spread and 0-5-1 overall.
  • The Bengals defense has given up an average of 134.5 yards per game to opposing running games. That is 22.7 more yards than the Cowboys have gained running the football in 2020 (111.8).
  • When Dallas rushers gain at least a combined 111.8 yards this season, they are 3-3 overall and 2-4 against the spread.
  • This season, when the Cincinnati defense allows opponents to pick up less than 134.5 yards on the ground, they are 3-2 against the spread and 1-4 overall.
  • The Cowboys have committed one more turnover per game this season (two) than the Bengals defense has forced (one).
  • In games where they turn the football over two times or fewer this season, Dallas is 2-6 overall and 2-6 against the spread.
  • Cincinnati is 7-3 against the spread and 2-7-1 overall this season when they force at least one turnover in a game.

When the Bengals Have the Ball

  • The Bengals score 13 fewer points per game (19.8) than the Cowboys give up (32.8).
  • When Cincinnati scores at least 19.8 points, it is 6-0 against the spread and 2-3-1 overall.
  • Dallas has a 1-4 record against the spread and a 3-2 record overall in games when it gives up 22.3 points or less.
  • The Bengals collect 63.4 fewer yards per game (320.2), than the Cowboys give up per matchup (383.6). On average, the Bengals gain 4.8 yards per play, while the Cowboys give up 5.9 per play.
  • In games Dallas keeps its opponents to 383.6 or fewer yards, it has a 1-4 record ATS and a 2-3 record overall.
  • This season, the Bengals average 91.6 rushing yards per game, 76.2 fewer per game than the Cowboys allow per outing (167.8).
  • Cincinnati has a 3-2 ATS record and a 2-3 overall record when the team rushes for at least 91.6 yards.
  • Dallas is 2-5 against the spread and 3-4 overall when holding opponents to 167.8 rushing yards or less.
  • This year, the Bengals turn the ball over 1.6 times per game, 0.7 more turnovers per game than the 0.9 the Cowboys force on average.
  • Cincinnati is 5-0 against the spread and 2-2-1 overall when it turns the ball over 1.6 or fewer times.
  • When it forces 0.9 or more turnovers, Dallas has a 1-6 record against the spread and a 2-5 record overall.

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Cowboys Players to Watch

  • Andy Dalton has thrown for 1,155 yards while completing 65% of his passes (130-of-200), with seven touchdowns and six interceptions in eight games this year (144.4 yards per game).
  • Ezekiel Elliott has rushed for 784 yards on 199 carries (65.3 yards per game) while scoring five touchdowns. He also averages 22.8 receiving yards per game, grabbing 43 passes for 274 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Tony Pollard has 300 yards on 64 carries (25 ypg), with two rushing touchdowns over the course.
  • Amari Cooper has reeled in 76 passes to lead the team with 891 yards while scoring four touchdowns. He has been targeted 107 times and averages 74.3 yards per game.
  • CeeDee Lamb has also contributed with 696 yards on 59 catches with four touchdowns. He has been targeted 88 times and puts up 58.0 receiving yards per game.
  • This season, Michael Gallup has caught 44 passes on 79 targets for 624 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 52 receiving yards per game.
  • Aldon Smith has registered a team-leading five sacks, while adding five TFL and 44 tackles.
  • Jaylon Smith has totaled 113 tackles, five TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one interception this season.

Bengals Players to Watch

  • Brandon Allen has thrown for 289 yards while completing 58.3% of his passes (28-of-48), with two touchdowns and two interceptions in two games this year (144.5 yards per game).
  • Giovani Bernard has churned out 253 rushing yards (21.1 yards per game) and two touchdowns. He has tacked on 36 catches for 260 yards (21.7 receiving yards per game) with two receiving touchdowns.
  • Samaje Perine has 109 yards on 27 carries (9.1 ypg), with one rushing touchdown this year.
  • This year, Tyler Boyd has been targeted 97 times and has 73 catches to lead the team with 797 yards (66.4 ypg) while scoring four touchdowns.
  • Tee Higgins has also tacked on 53 catches for 729 yards and five touchdowns. He has been targeted 83 times and averages 60.8 receiving yards per game.
  • A.J. Green has totaled 357 yards on 35 passes with one touchdown, averaging 29.8 yards per game on 81 targets.
  • Carl Lawson has notched a team-leading 4.5 sacks, while adding three TFL and 31 tackles.
  • Jessie Bates III has 89 tackles, three TFL, and three interceptions so far this year.

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