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Bengals vs. Jaguars odds, betting trends, expert picks and predictions

Cincinnati remains a touchdown favorite for Thursday night.

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A few days after proving everyone to be fools, the Cincinnati Bengals are back in favor with the oddsmakers. Their 2-1 record has them tied at the top of the AFC North. For their lone primetime matchup on the schedule, they get the chance to play the winless Jacksonville Jaguars in front of what appears to be a large Paul Brown Stadium crowd.

Odds

The Bengals are currently 7.5-point favorites over the Jaguars, according to DraftKings Sportsbook, which is the same as the opening spread. Being 2-1 and playing at home against a struggling 0-3 Jaguars team, this should not come as a surprise.

Urban Meyer is still searching for his first win, let alone his first win on the road. Vegas isn’t going to predict many close games for Jacksonville until they show major improvement.

The over/under is also set at 46, which is normal for Thursday night matchups. Cincinnati’s defense is playing really well right now, but their offense has been inconsistent.

Betting Trends

  • Jacksonville is 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games.
  • Jacksonville is 0-10 straight up in their last 10 games.
  • Jacksonville is 2-5 straight up in their last seven games against Cincinnati.
  • Jacksonville is 0-10 straight up in their last 10 games on the road.
  • Jacksonville is 0-13 straight up in their last 13 games against an opponent in the AFC.
  • Jacksonville is 10-3-1 against the spread in their last 14 games against an opponent in the AFC North.
  • Jacksonville is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games played in September.
  • The total has gone over in five of Jacksonville’s last five games played in Week 4.
  • Cincinnati is 4-2 against the spread in their last six games.
  • The total has gone under in seven of Cincinnati’s last 10 games.
  • Cincinnati is 5-10 straight up in their last 15 games.
  • Cincinnati is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games at home.
  • The total has gone over in 12 of Cincinnati’s last 17 games against an opponent in the AFC.
  • The total has gone over in six of Cincinnati’s last seven games against an opponent in the AFC South
  • Cincinnati is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games played in September.
  • Cincinnati is 5-1 straight up in their last six games played in Week 4.
  • Cincinnati is 5-2 straight up in their last seven games played on a Thursday when playing at home.

Expert Picks and Predictions

The Bengals are in dangerous territory here. Coming off an impressive win, they’re playing on a short week with nearly every expert picking them to win. This is how official player and team Twitter accounts get material after upsets. Look no further than Chidobe Awuzie from Sunday!

Whether they cover the spread or not, the Bengals should win this one and prove the league-wide media right.

Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.