#464 ASA NFL FREE PLAY ON Houston -7 over Cincinnati, Sunday at 1:00 PM ET
The Bengals picked up a huge win over the faltering Steelers last week and we expect them to struggle this week in a letdown spot. It was their first win in Pittsburgh since 2015 and just their 3rd win over the Steelers period since 2010. The Bengals are now on the road for the 2nd consecutive week and they are only 2-19-1 SU their last 22 games away from home. Their offense has been very poor since QB Burrow was injured as they have only 6 offensive TD’s in their last 4 games and they have accumulated less than 300 yards in 4 of their last 5 games. The Houston offense should find it much easier going here vs the 25th ranked defense in efficiency after facing Indy & Chicago the last 3 weeks (both ranked in the top 7 in defensive efficiency). The Texans took the Colts to the wire in both of their recent games ending the game inside the 5 yard line in each (both 7 point losses). It looks like Ryan Finley will be starting at QB again for Cincy and he had just 7 completions for 89 yards in their win over Pittsburgh. He will also be without their top WR Boyd who will miss this game with a concussion. We have a HUGE edge at the most important position on the field with DeShaun Watson over Finley. With Cincinnati coming off a huge win and traveling again on a short week, Houston has the big advantage here.