Titans-Bengals Betting Guide for Week 8

Last Updated: Jan 9, 2021

The Tennessee Titans visit the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. Here’s our Titans-Bengals Betting Guide.

Tennessee Titans (5-1) at Cincinnati Bengals (1-5-1)

All odds and lines from PointsBet, current as of Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET.

Titans-Bengals Betting Guide

Titans-Bengals Odds and Betting Lines

  • Against The Spread: Titans -5.5 (-110)/Bengals +5.5 (-110)
  • Moneyline: Titans (-255)/Bengals (+200)
  • Total: 53.5 — Over 53.5 (-110)/Under 53.5 (-110)
  • Implied Team Totals: Titans 29.5, Bengals 24

The Titans are coming off their first loss of the season and have a perfect get-right game upcoming against the Bengals.

While Cincinnati is a team with only one win and a tie to go along with its five losses, the Bengals are not as bad as their record suggests.

Four out of the five Bengals’ losses have come by fewer than five points.

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Titans-Bengals Injury Report


  • CB Adoree’ Jackson (knee), Questionable
  • CB Kristian Fulton (knee), Questionable
  • OT Taylor Lewan (ACL), Out
  • WR A.J. Brown (knee), Questionable
  • TE Jonnu Smith (ankle), Questionable


  • OG Xavier Su’a-Filo (ankle), Out
  • NT D.J. Reader (quad), Out
  • RB Joe Mixon (foot), Questionable
  • OT Jonah Williams (neck), Questionable

Titans-Bengals Players to Watch

Bengals QB Joe Burrow has had a rocky rookie campaign thus far but appears to be trending in the right direction.

While he’s only recorded one win and one tie, the No. 1 overall pick has thrown for over 300 yards in 5-of-7 games played this season. He’s also thrown for at least 8.0 yards per attempt in three of his past four games, including in each of his past two outings.

Burrow will look to exploit a Titans defense allowing the seventh-most passing yards per game (272.0) and the fifth most passing touchdowns (15) to enemy signal-callers.

Titans-Bengals Betting Guide: Joe Burrow still thriving as rookie
Joe Burrow’s Bengals are much better than their record says. (USA TODAY Sports)

Titans RB Derrick Henry is in line for a monster game this week against Cincinnati.

The Bengals defense is yielding the fifth-most rushing yards per game (133.7) this season to opposing running backs while surrendering six total touchdowns to the position overall.

Henry is the No.1 running back in carries (143), rushing yards (663), and total touchdowns (seven) through six games played in 2020.

Titans-Bengals Weather Report

The weather report at Paul Brown Stadium calls for a mostly cloudy afternoon at kickoff trending toward a clear fourth quarter and a 0% chance of precipitation.

The temperature for the game is forecast at 53 degrees Fahrenheit.

Titans-Bengals Betting Guide

BEST BET: Bengals +5.5 (-110)

Aside from their blowout win over the Bills a few weeks back, all of Tennessee’s games were decided by fewer than 6 points. There is a similar trend for the Bengals.

All seven of Cincinnati’s games were decided by fewer than 8 points. That 8-point margin came in their lone win over the Jaguars. Meanwhile, all of the Bengals’ losses were determined by fewer than five-point deficits.

The Bengals are 5-2 against the spread this season, while the Titans are 4-2.

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CONSIDER: Over 53.5 (-110)

The total has surpassed the over in eight of the Bengals’ last 11 games while it has met the over in five out of Tennesee’s six games played this season.

The Bengals and their opponents have combined for more points than the 53.5-point total in 4-of-7 games this season, while the Titans and their foes have gone over the total in 4-of-6.

Both defenses are in the back half of the league in points allowed. Tennessee is surrendering the 16th-most points per game (25.5) while the Bengals are yielding the 11th-fewest (27.7).

PASS: Bengals (+200)

While both the Titans and Bengals play their games close, Tennessee is clearly the better team and they will win this game when it is all said and done.

The Bengals preset an enticing Moneyline at (+200). However, barring a significant regression from Ryan Tannehill, a quarterback playing at an MVP level who doesn’t make many mistakes, you’re blowing your money laying it on the Bengals to win outright.

Anthony Cervino is 10-6-1 on his NFL Best Bets in 2020.

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Anthony Cervino

Anthony Cervino is an NFL Writer and Betting Analyst for The Game Day. He is also a lifelong NFL savant and self-proclaimed league historian. In the industry, Anthony has excelled in both the fantasy football and sports betting space with fantasy his proverbial bread and butter. Anthony has made appearances on SiriusXM, amongst other publications. He is also the co-creator of the FF Faceoff (Faceoff Sports Network) and the FF Faceoff Mental Health Podathon partnered with the Hayden Hurst Foundation. Industry Clout: 15th most accurate ranker in the FantasyPros ECR for both draft and in-season accuracy (2019) | 8th most accurate ranker in the FantasyPros ECR for sleepers (2020) | 13th most accurate ranker in the FantasyPros ECR for in-season accuracy, including 2nd at quarterback and 3rd at tight end (2021).

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