The Cincinnati Bengals are 8-0 straight up and 7-0-1 against the spread through their first eight games of the season. The Bengals will go for another win and cover this Monday night when they host the Houston Texans at Paul Brown Stadium.
Houston entering this game has an overall record on the season of 3-5 straight up and against the spread. The Texans on the road are 1-3 SU and ATS. Cincinnati entering the game has an overall record of 8-0 SU and 7-0 ATS. At home, the Bengals are 4-0 SU and 3-0 ATS.
Cincinnati has a 3-game cushion at the top of the AFC North and has rested for 10 days coming into this game, since defeating Cleveland November 5, in a Thursday night game. The Bengals cannot afford to look ahead. Next week they face Arizona in a tough game but cannot overlook the Texans.
Houston started its season slow by losing four out of five and has had to change quarterbacks twice already. Brian Hoyer has taken back the starting role as signal caller and Houston has won two of its past three games overall prior to this past week’s bye.
The three wins for Houston came against teams that heading into this week were just 7-15, but still is within a half game of first in the AFC South behind the Indianapolis Colts.