Cincinnati Bengals vs. Miami Dolphins
Kickoff: 5:30 p.m. Records: CIN (6-2, 2-2 away), MIA (3-4, 1-2 home). Line: CIN by 2 1/2; O/U: 43.
Synopsis: Miami led New England on Sunday by 14 points at halftime before allowing 24 straight points to lose by 10. Cincinnati was impressive in a 40-point pounding of the Jets. The Bengals – with the NFL’s fifth-best ‘D’ in points allowed per game (18.0) – are 12-4-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 17 games overall. Miami hasn’t covered since Sept. 22. The road team has covered six of the seven Thursday games this season. Make it seven for eight. Pick: Bengals.
By John Boell, Newsday