Cincinnati Bengals vs Los Angeles Chargers: Predictions, betting trends and stats for Week 13

By Squawka NFL

Published: 14:50, 2 December 2021 | Updated: 11:31, 4 December 2021

The Cincinnati Bengals (7-4) are less than a touchdown favorite (-3.5) on Sunday, December 5, 2021 against the Los Angeles Chargers (6-5). An over/under of 50.5 is set for the game.

Bengals vs Chargers predictions

Squawka predictions for Bengals vs Chargers
ATS Total Score prediction
Bengals (-3.5) Under (50.5) Bengals 28 Chargers 22

Last three results

Bengals recent betting insights

  • Cincinnati has two wins against the spread, and is 2-1 overall, in its last three contests.
  • In its past three games, Cincinnati has hit the over twice.
  • The Bengals and their opponents have combined to score an average of 47.3 points over their last three games, 3.2 less than the 50.5 over/under in this matchup.

Chargers recent betting insights

  • Los Angeles has not covered the spread and is 1-2 overall in its last three games.
  • In its past three contests, Los Angeles has hit the over once.
  • The Chargers total over the last three games is 1.2 points fewer than the 50.5 over/under given for this matchup.

Bengals vs Chargers head-to-head

In the past five meetings between these two teams, Los Angeles has the edge with a 3-2 record over Cincinnati. The Chargers are 1-0 against the spread in those games against the Bengals while the two teams haven’t managed to go over the point total. Los Angeles has had the scoring advantage in those five matchups, recording 88 points while Cincinnati notched 68.

Bengals vs Chargers betting odds

Bengals vs Chargers betting information
Favorite Spread Favorite spread odds Underdog spread odds Total Over total odds Under total odds
Bengals -3.5 -105 -115 50.5 -110 -110

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Bengals vs Chargers betting insights

Bengals trends

  • Cincinnati has gone 6-5-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Bengals are 2-2 ATS when playing as at least 3.5-point favorites.
  • Games involving Cincinnati have hit the over five times this season.
  • This year, the Bengals score just 1.5 more points per game (28.1) than the Chargers give up (26.6).
  • Cincinnati is 5-1 against the spread and 5-1 overall in games when it records more than 26.6 points.
  • The Bengals average only 5.3 more yards per game (355.5), than the Chargers allow per matchup (350.2).
  • In games that Cincinnati amasses more than 350.2 yards, the team is 4-2 against the spread and 5-1 overall.

Chargers trends

  • Los Angeles is 5-6-0 against the spread this year.
  • The Chargers have a perfect 1-0 ATS record when playing as at least 3.5-point underdogs.
  • Los Angeles’ games have gone over the total four times this year.
  • The Chargers put up 24.8 points per game, 4.3 more than the Bengals give up (20.5).
  • When Los Angeles scores more than 20.5 points, it is 4-2 against the spread and 5-1 overall.
  • The Chargers average 383.8 yards per game, 35.6 more yards than the 348.2 the Bengals allow.
  • In games that Los Angeles piles up more than 348.2 yards, the team is 5-4 against the spread and 6-3 overall.

Team stats

Compare 2021 season stats for Bengals and Chargers
Bengals Stats Chargers
263.1 Pass yards 293.6
269.1 Pass yards against 218.3
111.9 Rush yards 103.0
93.7 Rush yards against 145.3
-1 Turnover differential 0

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Player betting tips

Bengals top players

  • Joe Burrow has thrown for 2,835 yards while connecting on 69.3% of his passes (235-for-339), with 22 touchdowns and 12 interceptions (257.7 yards per game).
  • Burrow has thrown for a touchdown 10 times this season in 11 games played, including multiple TD passes eight times.
  • Joe Mixon has taken 208 carries for a team-leading 924 rushing yards (84.0 YPG) and 11 touchdowns. He’s also caught 26 passes for 192 yards with two touchdowns through the air.
  • In eight games this season, Mixon has run for at least one touchdown, including three games with multiple rushing TDs.
  • Ja’Marr Chase has been targeted 82 times and has 50 catches, leading his team with 906 yards (82.4 ypg) while hauling in eight touchdowns.
  • Chase has had a touchdown catch in seven games this season, out of 11 games played, but has had multiple TD receptions only once.
Select player props for the Cincinnati Bengals
Name Pass Yds Pass TDs Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Yds Rec TDs
Joe Burrow 261.5 (-117) 2.5 (+102) 11.5 (-113)
Joe Mixon 88.5 (-110) 18.5 (-115)
Ja’Marr Chase 1.5 (+105) 74.5 (-119)

Chargers top players

  • This year Justin Herbert has recorded 3,230 passing yards (293.6 per game) while going 289-for-438 (66%) and throwing for 24 touchdowns with 10 interceptions. He has tacked on a team-high 243 rushing yards on 43 carries with two touchdowns.
  • Austin Ekeler has rushed for a team-leading 604 yards on 135 carries (54.9 yards per game) while scoring seven touchdowns. He also averages 43.0 receiving yards per game, grabbing 51 passes for a team-high 473 yards and seven touchdowns.
  • Keenan Allen has reeled in 81 passes for a team best 895 yards and two touchdowns. He has been targeted 116 times, and averages 81.4 yards per game.
  • Mike Williams has hauled in 50 catches for 744 yards (67.6 per game) and seven touchdowns.
Select player props for the Los Angeles Chargers
Name Pass Yds Pass TDs Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Yds Rec TDs
Justin Herbert 284.5 (-113) 2.5 (+113) 20.5 (-108)
Austin Ekeler 56.5 (-116) 40.5 (-119)
Keenan Allen 79.5 (-117)


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