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Saturday open thread: Best bets in Lions vs. Bengals

The best same game parlay a flier could buy.

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In search of their first win under Dan Campbell’s direction, the 0-5 Detroit Lions host an upstart Cincinnati Bengals team looking to continue to collect wins against downtrodden teams.

The Bengals have a young, dynamic group of offensive skill players led by quarterback Joe Burrow and wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase. And for as much potential the Bengals offense has, it’s been the team’s defense that’s proven to be a consistent and dependable group week in and week out—Cincinnati’s defense ranks seventh in DVOA.

Let’s get into today’s topic for the day:

Best bets in Lions vs. Bengals

It’s no secret the Lions are shorthanded just about everywhere. That much isn’t difficult to see with the number of players who have ended up on injured reserve just five weeks into the regular season.

But this team has yet to show any quit.

This is why the best bet for Lions-Bengals is a same game parlay with some tasty odds. First, the Lions +3.5 is a great way to start this slip. Detroit has lost two out of their last three by just two points, so I think the Lions have enough in them to make sure they keep this one close. In addition to the spread, grab the over at 47.5—a number the Lions should help contribute to hitting at some point of the day.

Your turn.