Texans vs Bengals Predictions, Odds, Picks, Props and SGP (+575)
Alex Buck makes his picks and predictions for Texans at Bengals in Week 10 of the 2023 NFL season.
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NFL Schedule Week 10 – Game info - Texans at Bengals
2023 NFL Regular Season Game
Houston Texans (4-4) vs. Cincinnati Bengals (5-3)
Date: Sunday, Nov. 12
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Venue: Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio
TV Channel: CBS
Live Stream: FuboTV
Cincinnati’s Paycor Stadium will host a battle of two red-hot quarterbacks on Sunday during Week 10 of the NFL season. Months after making the second overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, the Texans have fast-tracked their rebuild and now boast one of the league’s most exciting passing attacks. After dismantling the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ secondary last weekend, star rookie QB C.J. Stroud and his Texans pass-catchers will be up against a very talented Bengals defense that has helped Cincinnati win four straight games.
Bengals QB Joe Burrow is the other elite passer in this game. There is no doubt that Burrow, the NFL’s highest-paid player, has returned to full strength and is looking as dangerous as ever. The Bengals' struggles to start the season are by now long forgotten, but their early losses are the reason they are still effectively tied for last place in a very competitive AFC North.
The four-game winning streak has steadied Cincinnati’s ship, and the team is focused on making another run at the Super Bowl. For that to happen, the Bengals can’t afford to drop games such as Sunday’s matchup. The Texans are entering this game with plenty of confidence and Houston is intent on keeping up with the surging Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC South. Can Stroud continue his hot streak and take down a Super Bowl contender?
Texans vs. Bengals Odds, Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under - NFL Odds Week 10
Moneyline: Houston Texans +275, Cincinnati Bengals -334
Spread: Texans +6.5 (-105), Bengals -6.5 (-115)
Total: Over/Under 47.5 points
Texans at Bengals Preview
The starting point for any preview of this game must be a mention of C.J. Stroud. The Texans’ rookie quarterback is enjoying one of the most sensational debut seasons in NFL history. His 470 passing yards against Tampa Bay last week were a rookie record, and three of his receivers registered 100-yard games. Even more impressive than that stat was his game-winning drive with just 46 seconds remaining.
Stroud’s incredible sideline pass to Tank Dell with two safeties set deep was followed up by a delicious game-winning pass to Dell in the back corner of the end zone. These crucial passes were delivered with the touch and accuracy of a seasoned veteran, solidifying Stroud as the leading candidate for the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of The Year award.
While Stroud’s was a rookie performance for the ages, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ secondary did not offer the greatest of challenges. This week, Stroud will be going against a Bengals defense that ranks in the NFL’s top 10 in terms of passing yardage allowed and is second in the league with 11 interceptions. It is a completely different test for the rookie, and this game will be fascinating to watch.
In addition to Dell, Dalton Schultz was among the three Texans players who broke the 100-yard mark against the Bucs last week. The former Cowboys tight end has been a favorite target of Stroud’s. Last week alone, he had 10 receptions for 130 yards and a touchdown. The Bengals have not been good defensively against opposing tight ends this season, so look for another big game from Schultz.
Cincinnati’s secondary will pose a problem, but Stroud also hasn’t yet come up against defensive ends like the Bengals’ Trey Hendrickson and Sam Hubbard. The rookie has protected the ball very well this year, only yielding one interception in his NFL career to date. However, these two Cincinnati defensive ends are among the league’s best when it comes to creating pressure. Can they unsettle Stroud and force him to make some mistakes?
Of course, Cincinnati’s quarterback has some talent as well. Joe Burrow has led the Bengals on deep playoff runs in each of the last two seasons. A calf injury made life difficult for him at the start of this season, but he is now back to his brilliant best. Burrow proved his health by rushing for 43 yards against the San Francisco 49ers two weeks ago, and he has now thrown at least two touchdown passes in each of his last four games. The Bengals are undoubtedly one of the best teams in the NFL when Burrow is 100 percent healthy.
Burrow will be facing a solid Texans defense that ranks in the NFL’s top five for generating pressure but does not produce many sacks. The bad news for Houston is that Burrow thrives when defenses are closing in on him. He has a 121 passer rating and seven TD passes under pressure this season, and he has been helped out by a loaded receiving corps. Wide receivers Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins are the headline playmakers, but there were five others who got at least three targets from Burrow last week. That does not bode well for a Texans secondary that allows opposing QBs a 70 percent completion rate – the second-worst mark in the league.
This could be a big day for tight ends on both teams. Burrow targeted his tight ends 13 times in last week’s 24-18 win over the Buffalo Bills, and those TEs now get to match up against a Houston defense that gives up a 118 passer rating when the ball is thrown to players at their position. Only one NFL team has less success in that regard against tight ends.
Bengals running back Joe Mixon also got involved last week against Buffalo, catching five passes and running for a touchdown. He only managed 2.6 yards per carry on his 14 attempts, however, and now averages just 3.9 yards per attempt this season. This could be a good spot for Houston to target in the Bengals' offense, but Cincinnati is more than willing to rely on its star quarterback to win games, and the Bengals’ passing attack might be just too good for the Texans to stop.
Texans vs. Bengals Predictions and NFL Picks Week 10
I am absolutely loving the season that Houston’s C.J. Stroud is having, but I don’t want to get too carried away here. The Bengals are a completely different challenge, and their defensive coordinator, Lou Anarumo, should be able to make life a bit harder for the Texans’ rookie quarterback. I also think this defensive matchup is far from ideal for Houston, because Bengals QB Joe Burrow and his talented receivers might be too much for the Texans. I expect Cincinnati to score a lot of points in this one, and it would only take a few mistakes from Stroud to make this at least a two-score differential.
The Pick: Cincinnati Bengals -6.5 (110)
The Bengals are motoring now that quarterback Joe Burrow is back at full strength. A home game against the Texans should produce a heavy dose of offensive action, which should comfortably see the Bengals surpass the 30-point mark. They scored 31 points against the 49ers two weeks ago and 24 against Buffalo last week, which suggests big things are to come here. If Cincinnati does top 30 points, quarterback C.J. Stroud and the Texans won’t need to contribute too much to help us beat the 47.5 total. I expect defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo and his Bengals defense to make Stroud’s life difficult, but the rookie should still have enough good drives to put up a solid total.
The Pick: Texans vs. Bengals Over 47.5
Best NFL Player-Prop Bets: Texans vs. Bengals
Houston tight end Dalton Schultz has been one of the main beneficiaries of quarterback C.J. Stroud’s breakout rookie season. Schultz has averaged 60 receiving yards over his last five games and scored four touchdowns during that span. The Bengals have allowed the NFL’s fourth-highest yardage total to opposing tight ends, so I expect Schultz to be heavily involved in the Texans’ game plan again.
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