Cowboys vs. Bengals Odds: Point Spread, Total & Prediction

The Dallas Cowboys host the Cincinnati Bengals in preseason action on Saturday night. According to OddsShark, the Cowboys are favored by three points, and the over-under is set at 41.5.

Dallas is looking for its first preseason win after blowing a lead late to the 49ers in their opening game. Cincinnati was victorious in their opener against the Bears. A.J. Green had a solid outing with two catches for 48 yards. The Bengals are hoping to get big-time production this season from running back Joe Mixon and wide receiver John Ross, as both players look to take the next step in their NFL careers.

For the Cowboys, the offense is still a work in progress as the team looks to replace Dez Bryant. Michael Gallup had a promising start last week coming up with a couple big catches against the Niners. The rookie receiver put up monster numbers at Colorado State. His last college season he had 1,418 yards and seven touchdowns. The Cowboys are expecting a full season of Ezekiel Elliott after the running back was suspended last year for a good portion of Dallas’ stretch run.

The Cowboys also signed Tavon Austin this off-season, but the speedy wideout has been dealing with hamstring issues. His status for tonight’s game is uncertain. Jason Garrett spoke with USA Today about what he has seen from Austin in his limited reps.

“[Austin’s] done a really nice job, again he’s one of those guys who’s worked very hard to get himself right,” Garrett noted to USA Today. “And get himself to a point where he has a good understanding of what we’re doing”

Here’s a look at my prediction for tonight’s game.

Bengals vs. Cowboys Prediction

The OddsShark computer is bullish on the Cowboys chances against the Bengals. The computer projects a 31.4-11.3 Dallas victory. The OddsShark computer is taking the Cowboys to cover the spread, and the over on the point total.

NFL preseason games are admittedly difficult to predict. Often times, we do not know how much each team is going to play their starters until the game actually starts. For team’s second preseason game, fans can typically expect the starters to play anywhere from a quarter to a half of football before they turn to the reserves. Keep this in mind if you are planning to wager on …read more



Vanessa Hudgens Dons Bright Bikini While Drinking From a Blender

Vanessa Hudgens’ recently celebrated her boyfriend’s birthday in a bright, orange-hued bikini. The actress posted a couple of photos of herself standing in the kitchen while drinking margaritas straight from the blender. The brunette beauty appeared to be having a grand ole’ time as she sipped an adult beverage while showing off her incredibly toned abs — and her belly ring.

“When [you] find yourself drinking frozen margaritas out of the blender lol cause it’s your mans birthday of course,” Hudgens captioned her Instagram post. You can check out the post below.

Hudgens coupled her orange bikini with a long patchwork-like robe of sorts. The long-sleeved, floor-length garment also featured some sort of black fur cuffs that matched the trim around the neck. Hudgens was all smiles as she looked into the camera with her hair up in a messy bun.

Hudgens has been dating Austin Butler since 2011. The couple has done the long distance thing on and off, but have figured out how to make their relationship work. Hudgens and Butler are very supportive of one another — which is something that Hudgens spoke about in a recent interview.

“We’ll always have each other’s backs so it’s nice,” Hudgens told Entertainment Tonight earlier this month. “I am so stoked for him right now, and the fact that he just did Broadway for the first time [The Iceman Cometh], just did a film with Jim Jarmusch. I’m like, I can’t! I’m so proud,” she added.

Austin Butler turned 27 on August 17. It’s unclear what other plans the lovebirds had to celebrate, but Hudgens wearing a bikini and drinking margaritas was clearly a highlight of the day that she wanted to share with her fans.

Hudgens posted another photo, capturing a sweet moment between her and her boyfriend.

“Happy birthday to my best friend and my love @austinbutler I’m a lucky lady except for when we’re playing chess. Then I’m not so lucky,” Hudgens captioned the pic.

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The most expensive and affordable states to buy a house, ranked

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Buying a house has become more expensive than ever — home prices have increased significantly since the 1960s, when the median price of a home was less than $100,000 in today’s dollars.
Today, the median home listing price in the US is nearly $280,000, according to Zillow, but that varies by state.
We ranked the most affordable and most expensive places to buy a house according to median listing price.

In today’s housing market, where you may have to save as long as ten years to afford a down payment, buying a house is a big deal.

The cost to buy a home has increased significantly since the 1960s, when the median price of a home was $11,900, or $96,681, when adjusted for inflation, according to a Student Loan Hero report. Today, the median home listing price in the US is $279,500, according to Zillow.

But that number can vary depending on where you buy a home. Using data from Zillow, we took a look at the median home listing price in every state, including Washington, DC.

Coastal states, such as Massachusetts and California, comprised the majority of the top ten most expensive places to buy a home. Meanwhile, Southern and Midwestern states, such as Ohio, Mississippi, and Iowa, are the most affordable places to buy a house.

Below, see how much a typical house costs right now in every state, ranked from least to most expensive.

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51. West Virginia

Median listing price: $159,000

Median listing price per square foot: $94

50. Ohio

Median listing price: $169,900

Median listing price per square foot: $106

49. Arkansas

Median listing price: $174,900

Median listing price per square foot: $99

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