New York Jets at Cincinnati Bengals: Preview and Pick
7 Replies | 207 ViewsOn 10/21/2013 05:07 PM in NFL
The Cincinnati Bengals are emerging as one of the best teams in the NFL this season especially after a come from behind win against the Detroit Lions in a tough environment. Andy Dalton has become a leader under center and backed by a solid defense they are ready to move into the elite AFC team crowd. The New York Jets are a team that is also making headlines because after beating the New England Patriots they have become a team to watch out for in the National Football League.
New York Jets at Cincinnati Bengals Odds
That win over the Patriots has actually factored in to the early betting for this game as the Jets are getting some looks. Right now the betting is even at around 51 percent in favor of the road team. This line opened with the Bengals listed as (-7) point favorites and now it has dropped. This line can be found at (-6.5) at some of the top rated online sportsbooks.
The Jets will continue to play well if they can get good play from the quarterback spot. Geno Smith attempted 16 passes more than 10 yards downfield Sunday without an interception, after throwing three in 15 attempts in Week 2 against the Patriots. Smith has only one interception on those passes in wins this season. It will be tough against a Bengals pass defense that can shut down teams.
The Bengals streak of 20 straight games without allowing 300 passing yards came to an end on Sunday vs Lions. They had the longest active streak in the NFL entering the day. The Texans and Jets had the 2nd-longest. Both defenses will have to step up for this game.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveals that the Bengals have had problems with the Jets in the past. Cincinnati is 1-9 straight up in their last 10 games when playing NY Jets and they are 1-5 against the spread (ATS) in the last six games when playing the Jets. However this is a different Bengals team than the one that lost in the past. Cincinnati is 6-1 straight in its last 7 games at home and they are paying off big time for football betting fanatics. Cincinnati is 11-4-1 ATS in its last 16 games and the total has a few trends as well. The total has gone under in 11 of Cincinnati's last 16 games and under in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games at home so a defensive game could be on tap.
New York Jets at Cincinnati Bengals Pick
With plenty of time to go before the start of the regular season, I will wait to release my pick on this game until we get closer to game day.