The Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes will get their first chance at revenge for last season’s loss in the AFC title game to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. These division leaders and frontrunners to win the AFC Championship should put on quite a show for us in Week 13.
Let’s check the latest NFL odds, stats, injury reports, and NFL lines for Chiefs vs Bengals. We’ve plenty of Vegas NFL odds and NFL week 13 picks for you to consider.
Chiefs vs Bengals Betting Lines
Chiefs out for Revenge
The Kansas City Chiefs’ championship aspirations were halted by the Bengals last season, and Mahomes and Co. have been waiting 10 months to again meet Cincinnati on the field.
The Chiefs have ripped off five straight outright wins, and the combination of Mahomes and Travis Kelce continues to haunt the dreams of defenses across the league.
It appears that the Chiefs have everything going for them in this showdown of Super Bowl hopefuls.
But, dig a bit deeper, and things begin to sour for KC.
For starters, they are not a very good team against the spread and rank 20th in ROI at -13.58% with a loss of -1.65 units. Entering Week 13, the Chiefs are on an 0-2 against-the-spread (ATS) slide and 2-5 ATS in their last seven.
Another reason to be wary of the Chiefs is their issues in the red zone on defense. It was a problem for them last season and continues to be an issue that could derail them in any game. The Chiefs are the worst team in the NFL at allowing teams in the red zone to score. KC allows a TD an astonishing 70.59% of the time. For reference, Denver leads the NFL at 30.77% and Cincinnati ranks sixth at 50%.
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Bengals a Top-Three ATS Team
The AFC North co-leading Cincinnati Bengals can show the world that last season’s run to the Super Bowl was no fluke with a big boy win against the Chiefs on Sunday.
The task of beating the Chiefs is not easy, but it did get easier with word that star wideout Ja’Marr Chase will be back in action for the first time since Week 7. Since then, the Bengals have gone 3-1 straight up and against the spread.
With Chase back on the gridiron, the offense will be at full strength in their toughest test of the season. Chase torched the Chiefs for 266 yards and three touchdowns in a regular-season matchup in January.
From a betting perspective, the Bengals are one of the most profitable teams in the NFL, with an ROI of 37.14%. Only the New York Giants and Tennessee Titans have been better to their backers. At home, Cincinnati is second best with an ROI of 42.70%. The Bengals are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games and will hang tight even if they lose.
Chiefs vs Bengals Game Injuries
Chiefs vs Bengals Head to Head:
The last we saw these teams on the field together was the AFC Championship Game last season. The Bengals won in epic fashion 27-24 in overtime to move on to the Super Bowl. Cincy covered as +7 underdogs and, despite going into OT, the game went under the total.
The Bengals are 6-1 SU in their last seven games against KC and 5-2 against the spread.
Chiefs vs Bengals Game Information
- Game: Chiefs vs Bengals
- Date/Time: Dec. 4, 2022, 4:25 PM ET
- Location: Paycor Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
- How to watch Chiefs vs Bengals? FOX
- Chiefs vs Bengals Live stream: NFL Game Pass
Chiefs vs Bengals Game Weather Conditions:
47°, calm winds, cloudy & open-air stadium
Chiefs vs Bengals Picks & Prediction
Predicted Score: Chiefs 27, Bengals 30
- Worth Betting on the Moneyline?
Yes. Our best bet for this Week 13 battle is for the Bengals to win outright as underdogs at +110. The offense was cruising without its best player in Chase for weeks. Now that he’s back, the Chiefs’ lackluster defense will struggle.
- Worth Betting ATS?
Yes. The Bengals on the spread also provide some value at +2½. If you prefer a little cushion for your wager on this game, betting the Bengals to cover is smart, considering their ATS record over the last two months.
- Worth Betting on the Totals?
With Chase back and the potential to light up the scoreboard, we like the overall side bet at -110. These teams have a lot of offensive talent and won’t hold back in what may be a bitter rivalry for years to come.
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.