Tampa Bay vs Cincinnati NFL Week 5 Predictions, NFL PIcks & Vegas Betting Odds: If the Cincinnati Bengals want to compete in the AFC North division, they’ll need to start with a NFL predictions victory against the Tampa Bay Bucs during their week 5 NFL pciks contests set for 1PM today. Las Vegas odds have placed the Bengals as -6½(-110) point NFL picks favorites against the Bucs at home.
Cincinnati (2-2), after winning two straight NFL picks contests, dropped a game to the Browns last week 23-20, despite 222 yards in receiving by Terrell Owens. TO, Ocho Cinco, and Carson Palmer have combined to give the Bengals the 6th best passing game in the NFL this NFL predictions season, though the rushing game with Cedric Benson, has let the team down. The defense has played well, forcing nine turnovers in four NFL predictions contests, including three interceptions by cornerback Leon Hall, but the pass rush has been non-existent.
After a bye week, Tampa (2-1) will look to recover from a 38-13 NFL picks defeat at the hands of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Bucs have struggled on offense this NFL picks season as Josh Freeman continues to mature. Tight end Kellen Winslow, Jr. has been his best target and he has been a thorn in the side of the Bengals over the years going back to his playing days with the Browns. The running game this NFL predictions season has been spotty at best, with Cadillac Williams the leading rusher with just 139 yards. The Bucs defense had been playing well but were manhandled by the Steelers. Ronde Barber and Aqib Talib lead the team in interceptions and will look to ball hawk Palmer.
The Bucs will have a tough time scoring against a tough Bengals defense, especially in the passing game, so look for Cincinnati to cover the Vegas spread and win with relative ease at home in today's week 5 NFL picks contest.
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