Cincinnati Bengals vs Jacksonville Jaguars – Picks and Predictions

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Cincinnati Bengals vs Jacksonville Jaguars – Picks and Predictions

Author: Andy Hammel | Publish Date: December 2, 2023 | Last Updated: December 1, 2023

Week 13 of the 2023 NFL season will close with the Jacksonville Jaguars (8-3), who currently hold a two-game lead in the AFC South, hosting a reeling Cincinnati Bengals (5-6) squad on Monday Night Football. Betting markets will be available on all betting apps including money lines, spreads, totals, and a range of prop and sportsbook promos.

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Head-to-Head: Cincinnati Bengals vs Jacksonville Jaguars

At 8-3, and having won seven of their last eight games, the Jaguars are only a half-game out of the lead in the AFC. They spent this past weekend on the road, defeating the Texans 24-21 in Houston on the back of 364 yards and two touchdowns from Trevor Lawrence. The quarterback found receiver Calvin Ridley in two critical moments: once for a passing touchdown to take the lead in the third quarter, and again on the 2-point conversion that immediately followed. Overall, the unit’s average of 262.3 passing yards over their last three games ranks sixth in the league.

The Bengals, with Joe Burrow gone for the year due to injury, have struggled to move the ball by comparison. They’ve lost each of their last three games, including a 10-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers last week in which the offense totaled 222 yards. Jake Browning completed 19 of 26 passes for 227 yards but lost 30 of them over four sacks, while Joe Mixon gained only 16 yards over eight rushing attempts. To add insult to injury, the Bengals became the Steelers’ first opponent all season to not outgain them in terms of offensive yardage.

Jacksonville hasn’t hosted the Bengals since the 2017 season, when the Jaguars won 23-7 en route to an AFC Championship berth. The series is split 2-2 over that game and the three meetings between these teams since.

How to Bet on Cincinnati Bengals vs Jacksonville Jaguars

Markets for the Bengals and Jaguars on Monday Night Football will be available at every sportsbook in America. Make sure to check your available options to find the best odds, as well as any unique props or promotional offers. Additionally, be sure to check the injury report – you don’t want to finalize any particular bets before finding out that a key player won’t be able to suit up.

Cincinnati Bengals vs Jacksonville Jaguars Odds

  • Money Line: Cincinnati Bengals +315, Jacksonville Jaguars -400
  • Spread: Jacksonville Jaguars -8.5
  • Total: o/u 38.5

Betting Tips for Cincinnati Bengals vs Jacksonville Jaguars

  • The Bengals are 0-3 and 0-3 ATS in their last three games.
  • The Jaguars are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games.
  • The Jaguars have only hit the 1Q moneyline in 2 of their last 10 home games.
  • The Bengals have only hit the 2Q moneyline in 1 of their last 9 away games.
  • The 3Q Over has hit in 13 of the Jaguars’ last 19 games.

Cincinnati Bengals vs Jacksonville Jaguars Predictions

It’s not hard to see why this game was originally scheduled for national television, but it’s hard to see it being competitive with the Bengals down their franchise quarterback and the Jaguars on their current tear. They’re facing a long spread, but the Bengals’ defense ranks last in the league with a staggering 456.7 average yards allowed over their last three games. Their offense isn’t much better, averaging 291.7 yards per game over their last three – good for 27th.

It’ll be a pleasant surprise for the national audience if the Bengals keep this one close but don't expect that to happen.

Prediction: Jacksonville Jaguars -8.5

Andy Hammel

Andy is our resident NFL expert, but his knowledge extends to all corners of the sports betting industry. Andy is always tracking betting trends and keeping you up to date on all the relevant news in your home state.