Houston Texans versus Cincinnati Bengals CBS TV Sunday December 11th 2011 NFL Pro Football Odds Sports Betting Pick Preview

| December 5, 2011

The Houston Texans will hit the highway for a week fourteen NFL pro football game against fellow AFC conference club the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday afternoon.

This NFL game will begin from Cincinnati at 1PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by CBS.

The point spread opened up in this NFL contest with the Cincinnati Bengals favored by –1 point with an over under of 37 ½ points.

Early money from the betting public has landed on the side of the home club as the Cincinnati Bengals are now favored by -3 points.

Over under bettors will find no early movement as the game is hung at 37 ½ points.

Those backing the favored Cincinnati Bengals on the money line will lay –155 odds with the underdog returning +135 odds to post the straight up win without the benefit of points on their side.

Cincinnati and Houston meet on Sunday for an NFL game for the first time since the 2009 season where the Texans posted the 28-17 road win at the Bengals as a +3 ½ point underdog.

The over under came in at under the closing line of 46 ½ points.

Texans quarterback Matt Schaub was the star of this win hitting for four touchdown passes with 392 yards passing with a pick.

Andre Johnson was a favorite target for Schaub as the Houston wide out had 135 receiving yards.

Under center for the Bengals was veteran Carson Palmer who had a touchdown pass and interception to go with his 259 yards passing in a losing cause.

Wide receiver Ochocinco for Cincinnati led the corps with 103 yards receiving.

The Houston Texans travels to Cincinnati with a mark of 9-3 on the year. The club is 4-2 on the road.

Houston averages 25 points and 376 yards per game with 152 yards rushing for 4.2 yards a carry.

On defense the Texans allow 15 points and 274 yards per game. Opponents run for 90 yards against them for 4.2 yards per rush against average.

Houston is streaking as the team has won six straight games.

They are coming off an impressive 17-10 home win behind a third string quarterback against the Atlanta Falcons as a +1 point underdog.

The total came in at under the closing line of 38 points.

The Texans gained 337 offensive yards with 162 coming from their run game on 44 runs from scrimmage.

The team allowed three sacks and scored two touchdowns in three tries inside the red zone.

Houston had one turnover and took two from Atlanta.

Third string quarterback Taylor Yates completed 12 of 25 passes for 188 yards and a touchdown.

Arian Foster ran for 111 yards on 31 rushes with a rushing touchdown. Foster out of the backfield had three catches for 41 yards.

Ben Tate had 11 carries go for 41 yards.

Wide out Andre Johnson led Houston with four catches for 41 yards. Johnson left the game with a hamstring injury. He is doubtful on Sunday.

Owen Daniels had three receptions for 35 yards.

Kevin Walter caught a ball for 12 yards.

Joel Dressen chipped in with a three yard touchdown catch.

Houston allowed Atlanta 337 offensive yards with 70 yards running on 18 carries.

The Texans had no sacks and allowed on Falcon touchdown in two red zone drives.

Cincinnati will face Houston with a record of 7-5 on the year. The club is 3-2 at home.

The Bengals average 22 points with 326 yards a game with 108 yards rushing for 3.9 yards a carry.

On defense the team allows 20 points and 306 yards per game. Opponents rush for 96 yards against them for 3.6 yards per rush against average.

The team has dropped three of their past four games.

They are coming off a bad 35-7 road defeat to the Pittsburgh Steelers a week ago as a +7 point underdog.

The over under came in at under the closing line of 43 ½ points.

Cincinnati put up just 232 yards of offense with 104 coming from their run game on 22 rushes.

They allowed three sacks and scored on touchdown in their two attempts inside the red zone.

The Bengals committed two turnovers and took none from Pittsburgh.

Quarterback Andy Dalton completed 11 of 24 passes for 135 yards with a touchdown.

Running back Cedric Benson ran 13 times for 52 yards.

Bernard Scott had five carries for 30 yards.

Wide out A.J. Green led Cincinnati with six receptions for 87 yards and a touchdown reception.

Jermaine Gresham had three catches go for 37 yards.

Cincinnati allowed Pittsburgh 295 yards of offense with 136 yards on the ground on 33 carries.

They registered three sacks and gave up four Steelers touchdowns in four red zone drivers.

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NFL Trend: Houston Texans are 5-0-1 ATS in their past six games.

Tony Tellez

Tony Tellez

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