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Bengals vs. Jets: Odds, expert picks and predictions

There are actually experts picking the Bengals this week.

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The Bengals are set to face the Jets this week. New York happens to be the team that the Dolphins earned their first win against, but since then they have won three straight.

Cincinnati is hoping to catch New York in a trap game for Zac Taylor’s first win of the season, but will they be able to pull it off?

Odds

The Bengals are currently 3.5-point underdogs at home, according to Bovada. At 0-11, Cincinnati won’t be favorites in almost any of their remaining games. Even with Andy Dalton returning at quarterback, the oddsmakers still aren’t impressed with the Bengals, which is fair considering he is also 0-8 on the season. The Jets are coming off a dominating performance against the Raiders as well. Until A.J. Green is able to play, the Bengals will be underdogs where ever they play.

Betting trends

  • The total has gone under in eight of Cincinnati’s last 12 games.
  • Cincinnati is 0-10 straight up in their last 10 games.
  • The total has gone over in four of Cincinnati’s last five games against the Jets.
  • Cincinnati is 0-5 straight up in their last five games at home.
  • The total has gone over in six of Cincinnati’s last seven games when playing at home against the Jets.
  • Cincinnati is 0-11 straight up in their last 11 games this season.
  • The total has gone under in six of Cincinnati’s last eight games against an opponent in the AFC conference.
  • Cincinnati is 4-2 against the spread in their last six games against an opponent in the AFC East division.
  • Cincinnati is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games played in December.
  • The total has gone over in four of the Jets’ last five games.
  • The Jets is 5-15 straight up in their last 20 games.
  • The Jets is 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six games against Cincinnati.
  • The Jets is 9-3 straight up in their last 12 games against Cincinnati.
  • The Jets is 3-15 straight up in their last 18 games on the road.
  • The total has gone over in six of NY Jets’ last seven games when playing on the road against Cincinnati.
  • The total has gone over in five of NY Jets’ last seven games this season.
  • The Jets is 1-8 straight up in their last nine games against an opponent in the AFC conference.
  • The Jets is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games played in week 13.

Expert predictions

  • Fox Sports has the Bengals losing with a final score of 29 to 20
  • One of ESPN’s 10 experts actually took Cincinnati
  • CBS Sports has all eight of their experts taking the Jets
  • One of SB Nations’ eight experts took the Bengals
  • NFL Pick Watch, which takes into account picks from across the web, has the Bengals receiving 13 percent of the picks

It is honestly surprising to see anyone pick the Bengals at this point, but with the Jets not being the most trustworthy team it makes sense for some experts to take a chance on them. You can also add in some experts may think Dalton’s return may energize this team after Ryan Finley struggling so much the past few weeks.