NFL Week 6 Betting Preview: Cincinnati Bengals at New Orleans Saints

Written By Marco Cerino on October 14, 2022
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The Cincinnati Bengals travel to New Orleans in Week 6 to take on the Saints. Despite what appears to be the “Super Bowl hangover” to start the 2022 campaign, the road team is a spread favorite and on the moneyline. Bengals Saints odds feature a total of .

In this article, we’ll examine the most influential trends and stats entering this intriguing Week 6 meeting. We’ll delve into the key metrics, match-ups, and best available odds for players looking to take a position on this game.

BENGALS SAINTS ODDS: SPREAD, MONEYLINE, OVER/UNDER

Here are the complete Bengals Saints odds for this Week 6 game. Go through the dropdown menu for Bengals Saints odds, select the preferred market, and find the best price.

Spread bets are often the most popular option for betting NFL games, as they deal with the final outcome. If the Bengals are 1.5-point favorites, they have to win by 2 or more to cover, like 27-24. The Saints have less wiggle room as underdogs, as they have to lose by 1, tie, or win outright to cover. 

Moneyline bets are a more universal standard across sports betting. This wager focuses on who will win, regardless of the final score. The Bengals’ shorter odds as favorites show less confidence in their ability to win this road game. 

Over/under bets have become a popular choice for football bets, as they focus on the total amount of points scored. Whoever wins, the total combines the final score for both teams and that determines if the over or under covers. For a total of 43, a 28-21 win hits the over, while a 20-17 game cashes under tickets.

BENGALS VS. SAINTS PLAYER PROPS

More fans are getting into individual player props, like over/under for yardage, Anytime Touchdown Scored, and number of rushes/receptions. Type in a player or team’s name to find the best available prices. This is a great way to wager on possibly favorable match-ups for stars like Joe Burrow or Chris Olave.

BENGALS VS. SAINTS BETTING NEWS AND ANGLES

BENGALS VS. SAINTS WEATHER REPORT

The contest will be played indoors at the Caesars Superdome. Weather will not be a factor. 

Bengals Vs. Saints Injury Report

Cincinnati Injuries

PlayerPos.InjuryStatus
Tee HigginsWRAnkleQuestionable
Jonah WilliamsOTKneeQuestionable
Devin AsiasiTEAnkleQuestionable
Hayden HurstTEGroinQuestionable
Samaje PerineRBAbdomenQuestionable

New Orleans Injuries

PlayerPos.InjuryStatus
Chris OlaveWRConcussionQuestionable
Payton TurnerDEChestQuestionable
Deonte HarrisWRFootQuestionable
Calvin ThrockmortonFBAnkleQuestionable
Jarvis LandryWRAnkleQuestionable
Jameis WinstonQBBackQuestionable
Michael ThomasWRFootQuestionable
Marcus MayeFBRibQuestionable
Marshon LattimoreCBAbdomenQuestionable
Paulson AdeboCBKneeQuestionable
Malcolm RoachFBAnkleQuestionable
Juantavius GrayDBFootQuestionable
Taysom HillTEUndisclosedQuestionable

Bengals Offense Vs. Saints Defense

Bengals OffenseStats (Rank)Saints Defense
21.6 (16)Points/Gm25.6 (25)
0.3 (15)Points/Play0.4 (16)
335.6 (22)Yards/Gm341.8 (16)
243.8 (12)Pass Yards/Gm211.8 (12)
91.8 (25)Rush Yards/Gm130.0 (24)
4.8 (30)Yards/Play5.5 (14)
6.3 (21)Yards/Pass6.8 (17)
3.3 (30)Yards/Rush4.5 (17)
45.8% (4)3rd Down %29.9% (2)
56.2% (19)Red Zone %33.3% (2)
7 (18)Turnovers5 (23)
19 (29)Sacks10 (18)

Saints Offense Vs. Bengals Defense

Saints OffenseStats (Rank)Bengals Defense
23.0 (12)Points/Gm17.8 (8)
0.4 (5)Points/Play0.3 (4)
379.0 (7)Yards/Gm327.0 (13)
242.4 (13)Pass Yards/Gm227.4 (18)
136.6 (10)Rush Yards/Gm99.6 (7)
6.0 (5)Yards/Play5.2 (9)
7.2 (8)Yards/Pass6.0 (7)
5.0 (9)Yards/Rush4.2 (10)
39.7% (14)3rd Down %32.8% (9)
80.0% (2)Red Zone %41.7% (8)
13 (32)Turnovers8 (8)
14 (24)Sacks8 (25)

INSIGHTS FOR BENGALS – SAINTS ODDS

WHY THE BENGALS CAN COVER

Cincinnati enters the game 3-2 against the spread, covering its last three contests. The last two covers happened on the road. While the offense has struggled this year, the defense has kept opponents at 23 points or less, which should be attainable against the Saints. Perhaps the fast turf in New Orleans will help revive the big-play offense that hasn’t gotten on track so far this year.

WHY THE SAINTS CAN COVER

The Saints have covered the last two games, including last week’s 5.5-point spread as favorites against the Seahawks. That momentum can certainly follow them into Week 6, where they’ll face a traveling Cincinnati team on shorter rest (having played on Sunday night). The shorter moneyline suggests the books have more confidence in the Saints to win outright.

REASONS TO BET THE OVER

The over is 3-2 in Saints games so far this year, including the last two weeks, despite the absence of starting QB Jamies Winston. Despite their offensive inconsistency, power rankings have the Bengals at 6.8 points above average on the road. 43 is the second-lowest total for the Bengals this season, behind Week 2 in Dallas.

REASONS TO BET THE UNDER 

The Under has hit all five weeks for the Bengals, while the Saints saw the Under hit in Week 3 at 40.5 in their loss to the Panthers. The Saints power rankings put them at 3.8 points below average at home. 

BENGALS VS. SAINTS PROPS: KEY MATCH-UPS

Bengals WRs vs. Saints DBs: Cincinnati’s offense has regressed significantly from its high-flying ways last season. Defenses have bottled up the explosive wideouts with two-high safeties and coach Zac Taylor hasn’t schemed a solution. Last week, DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett combined for three TDs and over 190 yards in the 39-32 loss. Can Ja’Marr Chase and Tyler Boyd find similar success against a Saints secondary who has been in the middle of the league in passing defensive stats.

Ja’Marr Chase Anytime TD:

Ja’Marr Chase Over/Under Receiving Yards: O/U / ()

Taysom Hill vs. Bengals D: Was last week an anomaly or is the offensive chimera from BYU ready to become a focal point of the Saints attack? Taysom Hill ran for two touchdowns and over 100 yards against the Seahawks while throwing for a third for NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors. He’ll face a defense that bottled up Lamar Jackson for about three yards a carry on Sunday night on the road. Even if Winston returns, is there opportunity to run wildcat plays and create confusion for big plays?

Taysom Hill Anytime TD:

Joe Mixon vs. Saints Front 7: With all the talk of the Bengals’ flailing vertical game, should Joe Mixon be doing more? Last week against Baltimore may have been a breakthrough with his first game averaging more than 3.0 yards per carry. His 78 yards was second-most on the year so far with just 14 carries, his second-lowest volume this season. It could be a good spot to get the star back going on a fast field.

Joe Mixon Over/Under Rushing Yards: O/U / ()

FINAL THOUGHTS

Week 6 has some tricky match-ups for bettors, including this one. Early money on DraftKings has poured into the Bengals spread (-2) and moneyline. Expect those numbers to move during the week to draw more Saints money. The potential return of Winston and stalwart WR Michael Thomas from injury may also nudge the odds towards the home team. 

Cincinnati is showing its youth and inexperience this year, both on the field and with the playcalling. Teams are targeting the Bengals after their surprise Super Bowl run. Can they adapt? Joe Burrow continues to struggle with pass protection. The Saints can get home but have been scorched on the back end.

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