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NFL Betting Preview: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

December 4, 2023

Week 13 of the NFL season will conclude on Monday night when the Cincinnati Bengals travel to Jacksonville, Florida to face the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Stadium the game is scheduled to start at 8:15 PM ET and will air on ESPN, ESPN 2, and ABC.

The Cincinnati Bengals are on a three-game losing streak and the offense looked awful last week without Joe Burrow, who is out for the season, which has also dropped their record to 5-6 on the year which puts them in 4th place in the AFC North. The Bengals are now two games behind the Indianapolis Colts for the final Wild Card spot in the AFC and will have trouble catching up considering the downgrade they have at quarterback from Joe Burrow to Jake Browning. Browning completed 19 of 26 passes for 227 yards with a touchdown and an interception at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the loss last week and will face another tough defense on Sunday afternoon when the Bengals travel to face the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Jacksonville Jaguars put more separation for 1st place in the AFC South following last week’s 24-21 win on the road against the Houston Texans and now have a two-game lead over the Indianapolis Colts for 1st place in the division. Jacksonville has been an above-average scoring team this season as they enter this game averaging 23.09 points per game while allowing the 12th fewest points per game in the NFL with an average of 20.45 points per game. Trevor Lawrence has had an above-average season as he enters this game with the 11th most passing yards this season in the NFL with 2,746 yards and 12 touchdowns while rushing for 240 yards and three touchdowns. The Jaguars will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they host the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night in week 13 of the NFL season.

BookMaker has the Jacksonville Jaguars listed as 9-point favorites at home against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night in week 13 of the NFL season. Cincinnati has won six of the last ten and two of the last three meetings. The teams are 4-4-2 ATS in the last ten while the Jaguars are 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Cincinnati Bengals are 4-6-1 ATS overall, 2-3 ATS on the road, and 1-2 ATS as an underdog this season while the Jacksonville Jaguars are 8-3 ATS overall, 2-3 ATS at home, and 6-1 ATS as a favorite on the year.

Jacksonville is the better team this season and is the more talented team now that Joe Burrow is out for the season for the Bengals with a wrist injury. The Jaguars have also been the better team at covering the spread this season as they are 8-3 ATS overall and 6-1 ATS as a favorite while the Bengals are 4-6-1 ATS overall and 1-2 ATS as an underdog. As a result, I am laying the points with the Jacksonville Jaguars when they host the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night in week 13 of the NFL season. 

Spooky Express Pick: Jacksonville Jaguars -9