Cincinnati Bengals (1-3-1) at Indianapolis Colts (3-2)
The Cincinnati Bengals visit the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. Here's our Bengals-Colts Betting Guide.
All odds and lines from PointsBet, current as of Thursday at 8 p.m. ET.
Bengals-Colts Betting Guide
Bengals-Colts Odds and Betting Lines
- Against The Spread: Colts -8 (-105) / Bengals +8 (-115)
- Moneyline: Colts (-391) / Bengals (+295)
- Total: 46.5 — Over 46.5 (-110) / Under 46.5 (-110)
- Implied Team Totals: Colts 27, Bengals 19
Friday COVID-19 concerns turned out to be false positive tests, and this game still appears to be on.
The Colts look to cover a big spread at home in Week 6 vs. a rookie QB.
Bengals-Colts Injury Report
- WR A.J. Green (hamstring), Questionable
- RB Giovani Bernard (groin), Questionable
- DT Geno Atkins (shoulder), Questionable
- RB Marlon Mack (Achilles), OUT, IR
- WR Michael Pittman (leg) OUT, IR to return
- WR Parris Campbell (knee), OUT, IR to return
- TE Mo Alie-Cox (knee), Questionable
- LB Darius Leonard (groin), Questionable
Bengals-Colts Players to Watch
CIN RB Joe Mixon has 30-plus touches in each of the past two weeks. He also has 6 receptions in both games, and I'd expect another high catch output again on Sunday. The Colts are arguably the best defense in the NFL through five weeks, but they've given up 4.5 catches per game to RBs including a receiving TD just last week.
IND RB Jonathan Taylor has been good but not great since taking over as the Colts' lead back in Week 2. He has scored 3 touchdowns in those four weeks, but he's averaging just under 70 rushing yards per game. The Bengals D has given up 158.5 rushing yards per game, so look for Taylor to carry the load in Week 6.
Bengals-Colts Matchup to Watch
CIN QB Joe Burrow vs. IND defense
A rookie QB versus the No. 1 ranked defense in the league — advantage D. Burrow has shown flashes, with three 300-yard passing performances, but the Colts' league-best D has given up just 175.8 yards per game. It could be a tough go for the No. 1 pick this week.
Bengals-Colts Betting Guide
BEST BET: Bengals +8 (-115)
In what should be a low-scoring game, I think the 8 points are just too many for the Colts to cover. The Bengals have shown their ability to keep games close, outside of a 24-point loss last week. In the other four contests, the Bengals have either won, tied or lost by less than a TD.
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CONSIDER: Colts (-391)
The Colts should win this one, but I'm not willing to risk close to 4-to-1 odds. However, if you have the bankroll, it is something to consider.
CONSIDER: Under 46.5 (-110)
The Under is an option here as well. With the Colts defense currently leading the league in points against at 14.0 PPG, this unit could single-handedly keep the total under 46.5 on Sunday.