Bengals vs Cowboys Prediction, Odds & Best Prop Bets – NFL, Week 2

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  • The Bengals (0-1) are -7.5 point favorites vs the Cowboys (0-1)
  • Total (Over/Under): 41.5 points
  • Watch the game on CBS

The Cincinnati Bengals (0-1) visit AT&T Stadium to take on the Dallas Cowboys (0-1) on Sep. 18. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:25pm EDT in Arlington.

The Bengals are betting favorites in Week 2, with the spread sitting at -7.5 (-105).

The Bengals vs. Cowboys Over/Under is 41.5 total points for the game.

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Bengals vs. Cowboys Odds, Spread, Over/Under Week 2

SpreadTotal (O/U)Moneyline
Cincinnati Bengals-7.5 -10541.5 -110-350
Dallas Cowboys +7.5 -11541.5 -110+260

Bengals vs. Cowboys Prediction for Week 2

Based on recent trends, the winning team model predicts the Bengals will win this Week 2 game with 80.0% confidence.

Bengals vs Cowboys Spread Prediction for Week 2

Based on recent against-the-spread trends, the model predicts the Bengals will cover the spread this Week 2 with 59.0% confidence.

Both predictions factor in up-to-date player injuries for both the Bengals and Cowboys, plus offensive & defensive matchups, recent games and key player performances this season.


Best Bengals Player Prop Bets Today

We’ve highlighted some favorite NFL player prop bets for Bengals players for Week 2, looking at profitable historical betting trends:

  • Joe Burrow has hit the TD Passes Over in 13 of his last 19 games (+5.20 Units / 18% ROI)
  • Ja’Marr Chase has hit the Receptions Under in 7 of his last 9 away games (+4.95 Units / 45% ROI)
  • Tyler Boyd has hit the Receptions Over in 5 of his last 6 away games (+4.20 Units / 55% ROI)
  • Ja’Marr Chase has hit the Receiving Yards Under in 5 of his last 6 away games (+3.65 Units / 48% ROI)
  • Joe Mixon has hit the Receiving Yards Under in 6 of his last 9 away games (+2.30 Units / 21% ROI)

Best Cowboys Player Prop Best Bets Today

And here are some top NFL player prop bets for Cowboys players for Week 2, looking at profitable historical betting trends:

  • CeeDee Lamb has hit the Receptions Under in 8 of his last 9 games at home (+6.50 Units / 54% ROI)
  • Dalton Schultz has hit the Receiving Yards Over in 12 of his last 17 games (+6.40 Units / 34% ROI)
  • Dak Prescott has hit the Passing Yards Under in 12 of his last 17 games (+5.75 Units / 27% ROI)
  • Dak Prescott has hit the Completions Under in 8 of his last 10 games at home (+5.50 Units / 43% ROI)
  • Dalton Schultz has hit the Receptions Over in 11 of his last 17 games (+4.60 Units / 23% ROI)

Rushing Props: Total Rushing Yards for Cowboys vs Bengals

Player Name Over Under
Ezekiel Elliott 54.5 -110 54.5 -115
Joe Mixon 72.5 -110 72.5 -115
  • The Cincinnati Bengals have hit the 3Q Moneyline in 17 of their last 21 games (+14.35 Units / 54% ROI)
  • The Cincinnati Bengals have covered the 3Q Spread in 17 of their last 21 games (+12.70 Units / 52% ROI)
  • The Cincinnati Bengals have hit the 2H Game Total Under in 11 of their last 12 games (+9.85 Units / 75% ROI)
  • The Cincinnati Bengals have hit the 2H Moneyline in 14 of their last 21 games (+9.05 Units / 26% ROI)
  • The Cincinnati Bengals have hit the 1Q Game Total Under in 9 of their last 10 away games (+9.00 Units / 76% ROI)
  • The Dallas Cowboys have hit the 2H Moneyline in 15 of their last 17 games (+12.55 Units / 38% ROI)
  • The Dallas Cowboys have hit the 2Q Game Total Under in 13 of their last 18 games (+7.75 Units / 40% ROI)
  • The Dallas Cowboys have hit the Game Total Under in 10 of their last 13 games (+6.70 Units / 47% ROI)
  • The Dallas Cowboys have hit the 4Q Moneyline in 10 of their last 18 games (+6.05 Units / 24% ROI)
  • The Dallas Cowboys have hit the 3Q Game Total Under in their last 6 games (+6.00 Units / 86% ROI)

Bengals Against the Spread (ATS) Record

Against the spread this NFL season, the Bengals have gone ( Units / ROI).

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Cowboys Against the Spread (ATS) Record

Against the spread this NFL season, the Cowboys have gone ( Units / ROI).

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Cincinnati Bengals: Keys to the Game vs. the Dallas Cowboys

The Bengals were 1-2 (.333) when rushing less than 20 times last season — tied for 3rd-best in NFL; League Avg: .121.

The Bengals were 2-2 (.500) when the opposing team rushes more than 30 times last season — tied for best in NFL; League Avg: .165.

The Bengals are 2-2 (.500) when the opposing team rushes more than 30 times since the 2021 season — tied for best in NFL; League Avg: .173.

The Bengals were winless (0-5) when committing 2 or more turnovers last season — tied for worst in NFL; League Avg: .259.

Dallas Cowboys: Keys to the Game vs. the Cincinnati Bengals

The Cowboys were 1-2 (.333) when the opposing team rushes more than 30 times last season — tied for 3rd-best in NFL; League Avg: .165.

The Cowboys were winless (0-5) when trailing at the end of the third quarter last season — tied for worst in NFL; League Avg: .128.

The Cowboys were 10-1 (.909) when rushing at least 4 yards in a play 10 or more times last season — 2nd-best in NFL; League Avg: .584.

The Cowboys were 1-3 (.250) when intercepting no passes last season — tied for 9th-worst in NFL; League Avg: .341.

Additional Matchup Notes for Cincinnati Bengals vs. Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys ran successful plays on just 28.6% of pass attempts last week — worst in NFL. Bengals allowed successful plays on just 28.9% of pass attempts in Week 1 — second-best in NFL.

The Cowboys were successful on just 31.7% of plays they have run last week — third-worst in NFL. Bengals allowed their opponents to be successful on just 28.3% of plays in Week 1 — tied for best in NFL.

The Cowboys have run successful plays on 37.7% of pass attempts when their QB was under pressure since the 2020 season — best in NFL. The Bengals have pressured opposing QBs on just 21.8% of passing plays since the 2020 season — fourth-worst in NFL.

Bengals WRs averaged 5.9 yards after the catch last season — second-best in NFL. The Cowboys allowed 6.0 yards after catch per reception to WRs last season — worst in NFL.

The Bengals threw for 20+ yards on 63 of 554 attempts last season — second-best in NFL. The Cowboys allowed 20+ yards on 10.1% of attempts last season — tied for fifth-worst in NFL.

The Bengals have thrown for 20+ yards on 67 of 607 attempts since the 2021 season — tied for third-best in NFL. The Cowboys allowed 20+ yards on 10.2% of attempts since the 2021 season — tied for fifth-worst in NFL.

Cincinnati Bengals Offense: Important Stats for Week 2

The Bengals had 21 TDs that were 20+ yards last season — most in NFL.

The Bengals have 21 TDs that were 20+ yards since the 2021 season — most in NFL.

The Bengals committed 5 turnovers in Week 1 — most in NFL.

The Bengals ran 94 plays in Week 1 — most in NFL.

Dallas Cowboys Offense: Important Stats for Week 2

The Cowboys did not record a TD in 11 drives in Week 1 — worst Drives Per TD rate in NFL; League Avg: 4.9.

The Cowboys ran successful plays on 48% of pass attempts on passes when their QB was pressured last season — best in NFL; League Avg: 30%.

The Cowboys ran none of their plays in the red zone in Week 1 — worst in NFL; League Avg: 13%.

The Cowboys have run successful plays on 44% of pass attempts on passes when their QB has been pressured since the 2021 season — best in NFL; League Avg: 30%.

Cincinnati Bengals Defense: Important Stats for Week 2

35% of the plays ran against the Bengals were in the red zone in the 1st half in Week 1 — worst in NFL; League Avg: 12%.

The Bengals defense allowed successful plays on 20% of pass attempts in the 2nd half in Week 1 — tied for best in NFL; League Avg: 48%.

The Bengals defense allowed 65 receptions for 20+ yards last season — 3rd-most in NFL.

Offenses facing the Bengals targeted WRs 53% of the time (329 Pass Attempts/625 plays) last season — 3rd-lowest in NFL; League Avg: 57%.

Dallas Cowboys Defense: Important Stats for Week 2

The Cowboys defense allowed successful plays on 36% of pass attempts in the 3rd quarter last season — best in NFL; League Avg: 46%.

The Cowboys defense has averaged 1.5 interceptions per game (27/18) since the 2021 season — best in NFL; League Avg: 0.8.

The Cowboys defense allowed 6.0 yards after the catch (1,207 RAC / 200 receptions) to WRs last season — worst in NFL; League Avg: 4.4.

The Cowboys defense averaged 1.5 interceptions per game (26/17) last season — best in NFL; League Avg: 0.8.

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