Kick off time from Cincinnati is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with tape delayed national television coverage provided by NFL Network on Thursday night at 12AM Eastern Time.
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The betting odds opened up in this week three NFL exhibition with the road team Green Bay Packers favored by -2 ½ points with the over under lined at 42 ½ points.
Money early from the betting public has landed on the side of the road team as Green Bay has been bet up to a -3 point favorite. The total has steamed up to a current line of 45 ½ points.
Those wagering the Green Bay Packers on the money line will lay -155 odds with the return on the Cincinnati Bengals at +135 odds to pull off the road upset win with no need for the points on their side.
Green Bay is still looking for their first preseason victory as they fell to 0-2 after a 35-10 home defeat to the Cleveland Browns last week as a -3 point home favorite. The total landed over the closing line of 40 ½ points.
Expect the Packers to play starters into the third quarter as the third preseason game is tabbed as the dress rehearsal.
Aaron Rodgers played last week and hit on 6 of 11 passes for 59 yards and a touchdown. Graham Harrell struggled against in the backup role as the former Texas Tech product completed 12 of his 24 throws for 100 yards and two interceptions.
Alex Green led the running back with four carries for 26 yards. Rookie Marc Tyler had just six yards on eight rushes. Jarrett Boykin led Green Bay with five receptions for 63 yards.
The Packers defense allowed Cleveland 337 yards of offense with 220 coming from their passing game. Green Bay registered no sacks and gave up two touchdowns in the Browns four red zone tries.
Cincinnati went to 2-0 in the preseason following a 24-19 road win at the Atlanta Falcons a week ago as a +4 point underdog. The game went over 37 ½ points.
Second year quarterback Andy Dalton saw work and hit on 8 of 14 passes for 125 yards and a touchdown. Veteran backup Bruce Gradkowski completed 4 of 6 passes for just 17 yards and a touchdown. Former Oklahoma St product Zac Robinson threw for 86 yards and he hit on 6 of his 9 throws.
Running back Brian Leonard ran six times for 13 yards. Second year wide out A.J. Green caught two balls for 59 yards and a touchdown.
The Bengals defense allowed the Falcons 472 yards of offense with 391 yards coming from the passing game. Cincinnati held Atlanta to two touchdowns in five red zone tries.
NFL Trend: Cincinnati Bengals are 2-0 ATS in preseason.
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