NFL Odds Week 14: Colts vs Bengals Lines, Spreads, Betting Trends

Matchup Spread Total Moneyline
Bengals vs
Colts
-3 (-104)
+3 (-125)
o45 (-114)
u45 (-114)
-154
+120

Week 14 of the NFL season continues with an AFC tilt between a pair of teams teetering on the verge of playoff contention as the Indianapolis Colts visit the Cincinnati Bengals. The betting odds see Indy as a 2.5-point road favorite in the absence of Bengals QB Joe Burrow. Coverage begins from Paycor Stadium in Cincy on Sunday, December 10 at 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS.

Here's everything you need to know about the NFL odds for Week 14: Colts vs. Bengals lines, spreads, betting trends and more.

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Indianapolis Colts vs Cincinnati Bengals

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  • Opening point spread: Colts -2.5
  • Opening moneyline: Colts -140/Bengals +120
  • Opening total: Over/Under 41 points scored
  • Time: 1 p.m. ET Sunday (CBS)

UPDATE 10:30 A.M. ET SUNDAY: As is the case at other sportsbooks, this line is a fence-jumper at Caesars. The Colts opened -2.5 last Sunday, dipped to -1 Tuesday, then the number flipped to Bengals -1/-1.5 Thursday.

Cincy got to -2 Friday and -2.5 this morning and now sits at -2.5 (-125). However, it's two-way spread play, with 54% of tickets on the Bengals/55% of money on the Colts.

UPDATE 6 P.M. ET FRIDAY: Indy opened as 2.5-point road chalk Sunday night at BetMGM. But after Cincy's surprising Monday night road upset of Jacksonville, the line moved in to Colts -1 Tuesday morning. And on Thursday, the number jumped the fence to Bengals -1/-1.5/-2.

Spread tickets are running almost 2/1 and spread dollars nearly 2.5/1 on the Bengals. In BetMGM's NFL odds Week 14 market, Cincinnati is third in money wagered on, behind only Dallas and Detroit.

The total is on the move this week, as well. BetMGM opened at 41, and the number backed up to 40 by Wednesday morning. But it then spent the rest of Wednesday climbing all the way to 44. All that noted, the Under is nabbing 62% of tickets/53% of money.

UPDATE 10 P.M. ET SUNDAY: Indianapolis (7-5 SU/8-4 ATS) is quietly having a decent season, including a current 3-0 SU and ATS upswing. In Week 13, the Colts outlasted Tennessee 31-28 in overtime, cashing as a 1.5-point road favorite.

Cincinnati (5-6 SU/4-6-1 ATS) still has Week 13 work to do. The Bengals travel to Jacksonville for the Week 12 Monday night game.

Colts-Bengals opened Indy -2.5 at The SuperBook and remains there. Likewise, the total is stable at 41.

Click here for Vegas Insider senior reporter Patrick Everson's full NFL Odds Week 14 Report containing spreads, lines, and trends for every NFL matchup.

Colts vs Bengals Pick, Prediction

Action Network NFL betting expert Brandon Anderson offers this prediction:

These teams are pretty even and both around league average, so it’s fitting that both are on the fringe of the playoff race playing in effectively a coin-flip game. But Indianapolis looks just a little bit better. The Colts are better coached and much better defensively.

Cincinnati ranks last in DVOA on first downs, so the Colts can play on the front foot. The Bengals have been especially bad in run defense, and the Colts have run the ball well even without Jonathan Taylor. Indianapolis should dominate this game in the trenches. The Colts rank top 10 in Run Block Win Rate and have one of the league’s best defensive lines, especially now that run stuffer Grover Stewart is back.

The Colts defense has also been drastically better on the road this season, top five by DVOA versus bottom five at home. Indianapolis can win this old school, in the trenches and with hard-nosed defense.

Pick: Colts -1

For more NFL picks, check out Action Network's NFL Week 14: How to Bet Every Game & Every Team.

The One Stat to Know About Colts vs Bengals

Action Network NFL researcher Evan Abrams offers his top betting stat:

Colts: Minshew is 7-11 SU, 8-10 ATS in “toss up” games – a spread of 4 or less.

For more NFL betting stats, check out Action Network's NFL Week 14 Betting Trends, Stats, Notes.

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