The Cincinnati Bengals host the Indianapolis Colts in a Week 14 battle between two teams coming off overtime victories, and we offer our best Colts vs. Bengals NFL player props based on the best NFL odds.
Currently on a four-game winning streak, the Indianapolis Colts (7-5) are experiencing their longest such streak since 2018. Last week, they secured a 31-28 overtime victory against the Tennessee Titans, marking the first time since 2018 that they have swept the season series against their AFC South rivals.
With last week’s 34-31 overtime victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Cincinnati Bengals (6-6) achieved their first road win in primetime since 2012. Notably, they became the first team this season to defeat the top moneyline favorite of the week.
Colts vs. Bengals NFL player props: Week 14
Gardner Minshew Under 229.5 passing yards (-110 via bet365) ⭐⭐⭐
Gardner Minshew is coming off his third 300-yard passing game in the last seven weeks, but last week was his first game with over 251 yards among the previous five, and we are not getting too excited about it, given the opponent. The Tennessee Titans entered last week ranked in the bottom 10 in yards per attempt allowed and the bottom three in completion percentage over expected since Week 7. Minshew took advantage of that, as he had ranked 25th or worse in passer rating and yards per attempt over the previous seven games.
Per Sharp Football Analysis, Cincinnati is averaging more than 51 fewer rushing yards per game than its opponent, the worst differential in the league, so we expect the Colts to lean on the running game more this week, especially in an outdoor game away from their dome.
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Joe Mixon anytime touchdown scorer (-110 via bet365) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Joe Mixon is coming off a week where he scored 29.7 fantasy points, the most among all running backs. He has six touchdowns over the last six games after scoring just one touchdown through the first six. Mixon faces a Colts defense that ranks in the bottom three in success rate against the run and one that has allowed more rushing touchdowns than all but two teams.
Mixon also contributes in the passing game with five or more targets and five-plus receptions in three of the last five weeks. Considering his quarterback, Jake Browning, is coming off the first game in franchise history with 350 passing yards and an 85% completion percentage, Mixon gives bettors plenty of versatility by cashing this wager on the ground or through the air.
Ja’Marr Chase Over 65.5 receiving yards (-110 via bet365) ⭐⭐⭐
So far, there has not been a huge dropoff at quarterback from the injured Joe Burrow to Jake Browning. Browning has established a solid rapport with Chase through his first two starts, as Chase has 15 catches for 230 yards and a touchdown in that span. Chase is coming off his fourth game this season with 10-plus catches, and Browning was 11-for-12 for 149 yards and a touchdown when targeting Chase last week.
From the second quarter onward last week, Browning averaged 5.1 air yards, went 7-for-7 on throws of 10 or more air yards, and averaged 10.7 yards per attempt. Thus, his ability to consistently complete a deep ball raises Chase’s ceiling considerably, and Indianapolis ranks in the bottom eight of the league in pressure rate and plays man coverage at the lowest rate in the league, which means Chase should have time to find soft spots in zone coverage consistently.
Once again, bet365 is one of many of our best sports betting apps offering an O/U of 65.5 yards, but it is the only shop where one can back the Over at cheaper than -115 odds. FanDuel is the highest of all shops on Chase, with his O/U set at 70.5.
Colts vs. Bengals player props made Thursday at 6:27 a.m. ET.
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