This week 13 NFL showdown between the Bengals and Jaguars can be found on ABC at 8:15 (12/4/23). The game will be held at EverBank Stadium in Jacksonville (FL). The Jaguars are favored by 8.5 points at home in this AFC contest. Can they secure a home victory and cover the spread?
CINCINNATI BENGALS VS JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Cincinnati Bengals +8.5
This game will be played at EverBank Stadium at 8:15 ET on Monday, December 4th.
WHY BET THE CINCINNATI BENGALS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 24-21 in favor of the Jaguars.
- Our projections have Trevor Lawrence finishing with 279.94 passing yards on 22.371/35.926 passing.
- The Jaguars are projected to finish with 354 yards of offense compared to the 326 yards for the Bengals.
Can the Bengals Pull Off a Win at Jacksonville?
With a record of 5-6, the Bengals head into their week 13 matchup with Jaguars in 4th place in the AFC-North. So far, they have gone 2-3 on the road and 3-3 at home. So far this season, the Bengals are above .500 vs. the spread at 4-7. Their average scoring margin this season is -2.7.
Overall, the Bengals offense is averaging 19.3 points per game which is 20th in the NFL. In terms of scoring on the road, the Bengals are averaging 18.2 points per contest. Cincinnati’s passing attack comes in to this week’s game ranked 19th in passing yards. In addition, they are 6th in attempts, throwing the ball an average of 36.9 times per game.
Cincinnati comes in with an average of 3.7 yards per rushing attempt and have an average of 20 attempts per game. In terms of total rushing yards, they are currently ranked 30th in the league.
Heading into this week’s matchup with the Jaguars, the Bengals defense has given up an average of 22 points per game. They are currently 9th in quarterback hits and have allowed an average of 389.3 yards per contest.
Do the Jaguars Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?
Through 11 games, the Jaguars have a record of 8-3. This mark has them 1st in the AFC-South and 3rd in the AFC. When it comes to the spread, the Jaguars come in at 8-3. Going into week 13, their scoring margin per game is +2.6.
The Jaguars come in with an average of 23.1 points per game which is 10th in the NFL. This season, Jacksonville’s passing offense ranks 17th in passing attempts. With an average of 238 passing yards per game, they hold the 12th spot in the NFL.
On the ground, the Jaguars have ran the ball an average of 29.1 times per game and are 17th in rushing yards. So far, they are averaging 3.6 yards per rushing attempt.
With a matchup against the Bengals’ offense, the Jaguars defense has allowed an average of 20.5 points per game so far. They currently are 10th in quarterback hits and are allowing 342.4 yards per contest.