NFL Picks: Week 8 San Francisco 49ers vs. Cincinnati Bengals


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In a highly anticipated NFL showdown, the San Francisco 49ers are set to host the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday at 4:25 PM ET, at Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California.



SPREAD: Cincinnati Bengals +5.5 (-110), San Francisco 49ers -5.5 (-110)

MONEYLINE:  Cincinnati Bengals +190, San Francisco 49ers -240

TOTAL:  Cincinnati Bengals O 45 (-110), San Francisco 49ers U 45 (-110)


49ers Show Promise Despite Close 22-17 Loss to Vikings

NFL Team San Francisco 49ersThe San Francisco 49ers are coming off a close 22-17 defeat at the hands of the Minnesota Vikings in their most recent game. Quarterback Brock Purdy displayed competence, accumulating 272 passing yards on 21-of-30 passing (70.0%) with one touchdown and two interceptions. Christian McCaffrey, the focal point of the Niners’ offense, rushed 15 times for 45 yards, averaging 3.0 yards per carry, and found the end zone once on the ground. McCaffrey also contributed in the passing game, amassing 51 receiving yards from three receptions and adding another touchdown to his name. George Kittle was a notable target for Purdy, securing five catches for 78 yards, and averaging an impressive 15.6 yards per reception.

Purdy’s season stats include 1,668 passing yards, averaging 238.3 yards per game, with a 67.9% completion rate, 11 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions. McCaffrey has been a force on the ground, accumulating 598 rushing yards at an average of 85.4 yards per game and scoring 8 touchdowns. Jordan Mason has contributed with 117 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns, while Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel have been reliable receiving options for the Niners.

On the defensive front, Drake Jackson has been a disruptive presence with 7 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, and 3 sacks. Fred Warner, a standout linebacker, has contributed with 61 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 2 interceptions, and 5 passes defended. Charvarius Ward has been a key figure in the secondary, recording 31 tackles, 2 interceptions, and 7 passes defended. The NFL Lines, the 49ers are too dominant at home. 


Burrow’s and Chase’s Star Power Fuels Bengals’ Season

NFL Team Cincinnati BengalsThe Cincinnati Bengals are coming off a hard-fought 17-13 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in their last game. Joe Burrow led the way, going 24-for-35 with 185 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Joe Mixon contributed in the rushing and receiving game, carrying the ball 12 times for 38 yards and adding three receptions for 24 yards. Ja’Marr Chase was a standout performer, accumulating 80 receiving yards from six catches.

Chase, the Bengals’ star wide receiver, has been a force this season with 556 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns. Joe Burrow has thrown for 1,230 yards with a 63.4% completion rate, 7 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions. Mixon has provided consistent production, amassing 366 rushing yards and 16 receptions for 104 receiving yards.

On the defensive side of the ball, Daxton Hill has recorded 46 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, and 2 interceptions. Trey Hendrickson has been a pass-rushing threat with 21 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, and 7 sacks. Logan Wilson and Germaine Pratt have been crucial in the linebacker corps, combining for 90 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 2 interceptions, and 1 sack.  The NFL Odds, the Bengals can give a surprise in San Francisco.


Betting Landscape

From a betting perspective, the 49ers have posted a 4-3-0 record against the spread this season. They have been favored by 5.5 points or more in five games, covering the spread in two of them. However, the 49ers’ games have gone over the point total in only 42.9% of opportunities.

Conversely, the Bengals have covered the spread twice this season and have had their games exceed the point total in just 33.3% of contests.