AFC Wildcard Playoffs Saturday January 7 2012 Betting Odds (Video)

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AFC Wildcard Playoffs Saturday January 7 2012 Betting Odds (Video)

The AFC Wildcard Playoffs game for Saturday January 7, 2012 features the Cincinnati Bengals vs. Houston Texans with betting odds set at -4 Houston while Detroit was a +11 underdog vs. New Orleans.  BetDSI.com was offering up to $300 in FREE CASH based on an initial deposit.  BetDSI.com has been serving the betting public since 1997 and offers mobile wagering along with live in-progress betting. 

Below we have a preview for the Bengals vs. Texans game, which goes off at 4:30 pm EST.    

The Texans come into this game with injuries and riding a three-game losing streak.  That said, they made it into the AFC Wildcard Playoffs by beating Cincinnati a few weeks back on the road by a single point.  Look for a “revenge” factor here on behalf of the Bengals, who have won two of their last three (albeit those victories were against losing teams).

The Bengals come into this game as an underdog primarily because they are 1-7 against teams with .500 or better records.  Be careful here though as the Texans could be considered an under .500 team currently due to the injury situation. 

Houston has had Cincinnati’s number over the past three games in this series dating back to 2008. 

The Bengals have not fared well against the AFC, going 0-5-1 Against The Spread in their last 6 vs. AFC.  An important trend, however, is that the Bengals are 6-1-2 ATS in their last 9 road games and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games as an underdog of 0.5-3.0.

The Texans strongest stat is that they are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.  There aren’t a whole lot of trends that really stand out in favor or against Houston coming into this AFC Wildcard Weekend game. 

The Bengals really look like a good pick coming into this game especially if you can get them at +4.

Houston has managed to hold opponents at 19 or fewer points in all but two of their last ten games.  Opponents scored 23 and 28 points in two of the last four games, and this occurred during their recent losing streak.  Cincinnati has not scored more than 24 points in their last nine games and they will face one of the league’s toughest defenses this weekend. 

The Texans have not scored more than 22 points in their last six.  The Bengals have only allowed opponents to score more than 24 points in two of their last ten games, and those were in Baltimore and Pittsburgh.  This current Houston team does not compare to either Pittsburgh or Baltimore. 

The total in this game is 38.  The Over is 10-2 in the Bengals last 12 vs. AFC while the Under is 6-2 in the Texans last 8 home games and 8-2 in the Texans last 10 games as a favorite.

Four of the last five Bengals games have managed to just squeak by the current OVER/UNDER of 38.  We are talking wins by 39, 40 points.  Three of Houston’s last five games have gone OVER the current total as well. 

Some books are offering 38.5 to 39 and trending downwards.  Gambling911.com does see this game as a low scoring affair with the UNDER 38 having a slight edge.

The folks from Don Best may have a different take on this game.  Here is their betting video preview…


Ean Lamb, Gambling911.com

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