Colts vs. Bengals prediction, odds, spread, injuries, trends for NFL Week 14

Odds, trends, key players, injuries, and best bet prediction for NFL Week 14 action in the AFC between the Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Gardner Minshew II (10) makes a pass Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023, at Nissan
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Gardner Minshew II (10) makes a pass Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023, at Nissan / Robert Scheer/IndyStar / USA TODAY
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The Indianapolis Colts are in the thick of a playoff hunt. They're currently sitting in a wild card spot at 7-5, but they're also just one game back from the Jacksonville Jaguars atop the AFC South.

That's going to make every game pivotal for them the rest of the way out, including their Week 14 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. In this article, we're going to break down everything you need to know to bet on this AFC showdown.

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Colts vs. Bengals odds, spread, and total

Colts vs. Bengals betting trends

  • Colts are 5-1 ATS in their last six games
  • The OVER is 13-5 in the Colts' last 18 games
  • Colts are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games vs. AFC opponents
  • Colts are 2-11 straight up in their last 13 games against AFC North opponents
  • The OVER is 5-0 in the Bengals' last five home games vs. Colts
  • Bengals are 7-0 ATS in their last seven games played in December

Colts vs. Bengals injury reports

Indianapolis Colts injury report

  • JuJu Brents - CB - Questionable
  • Jonathan Taylor - RB - Out
  • Braden Smith - OT - Questionable

Cincinnati Bengals injury report

  • D'Ante Smith - OT - Questionable
  • Jay Tufele - DT - Questionable
  • Cam Taylor-Britt - CB - IR

Colts vs. Bengals how to watch

  • Date: Sunday, December 10
  • Game Time: 1:00 pm EST
  • Venue: Paycor Stadium
  • How to Watch (TV): CBS
  • Indianapolis Colts Record: 7-5
  • Cincinnati Bengals Record: 6-6

Colts vs. Bengals key players to watch

Indianapolis Colts

Michael Pittman: Michael Pittman is have a stellar season, having hauled in 87 receptions for 889 yards through his first 12 games this season. He's a huge reason why Gardner Minshew has found success since replacing Anthony Richardson. Now that he's facing a weak secondary in the Bengals, I expect him to have another big game.

Cincinnati Bengals

Jake Browning: The Bengals' backup quarterback, Jake Browning, had an unbelievable performance on Monday night, leading the Bengals to a pivotal win against the Jaguars. If he can keep up this level of player, the Bengals could find themselves back in a postseason berth.

Colts vs. Bengals prediction and pick

I don't care how good Jake Browning looked against the Jaguars on Monday night. He'll have to put on another similar performance in Week 14 if the Bengals want to hang with the Colts. As I continue to say on a weekly basis, not enough people are talking about just how bad this Bengals' defense is.

They rank near the bottom of the NFL in virtually every single statistic, including dead last in opponent yards per play.

The Colts have been hot lately, ranking 11th in Net Yards per Play (+0.3) over each team's last three games. Unless Jake Browning has another A+ performance, Cincinnati's defense is going to cost it another win. I'll lay the points with the Colts.


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