The Cincinnati Bengals will be looking to get their first win of the season when they host a Jacksonville Jaguars team that has played some solid football the last few weeks despite losing franchise quarterback Nick Foles in their regular season opener. With both teams desperate for a win in this one, let’s find out which team is offering the best value against their NFL odds.
Jaguars vs Bengals 2019 NFL Week 7 Odds, Betting Preview & Expert Pick
- AM Showers: 23°C/73°F
- Humidity: 74%
- Precipitation: 50%
- Wind: 7 mph SSE
- Cloud Cover: 58%
- Type of Stadium: Open
Why Bet On Jacksonville?
Jacksonville looks like a great pick in this week 7 matchup for a few reasons. First, the Jags have found out that rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew is a really good player and one that I suspect will challenge Nick Foles for the starting job come next season. Then, there’s the fact that Jacksonville has been pretty solid on the road by beating Denver and narrowly losing at Houston (13-12) and Carolina (34-27). Combine all of that with the fact that Cincinnati is basically inept on both sides of the ball and it’s easy to see why Jacksonville looks like a great pick to cover the spread as a slight road favorite.
- Average Score For: 22.20
- Total Yards: 392.60
- Pass Yards: 254.60
- Rush Yards: 138
- Average Score Against: 23.60
- Total Yards: 382
- Pass Yards: 245.40
- Rush Yards: 136.60
Why Bet On Cincinnati?
The best reasons to back Cincinnati are because they are playing at home and completely and utterly desperate, not to mention, well-rested after getting a bye this past weekend. Cincinnati has actually put up a fight in each of their last two games before falling to Arizona 26-23 and then, AFC North rival Baltimore 23-17. Unfortunately, the Bengals are ranked a discouraging 29th in scoring (16.2 ppg) and 26th in points allowed (26.5 ppg).
- Average Score For: 16
- Total Yards: 319.20
- Pass Yards: 257.80
- Rush Yards: 61.40
- Average Score Against: 27.20
- Total Yards: 412.20
- Pass Yards: 244.60
- Rush Yards: 167.60
NFL Week 7 Betting Trends for Jaguars vs Bengals
- Jaguars are 0-6 ATS in the last 6 games played in October
- Jaguars are 4-14 SU in the last 18 games
- The total went UNDER in 6 of Jacksonville’s last 9 games
- Bengals are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 games
- Bengals are 0-8 SU in the last 8 games
- The total went UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 7 games
Jaguars vs Bengals Expert Analysis and Prediction
Jacksonville has gone 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games on fieldturf while Cincinnati has gone 1-7 ATS in their last eight home games. The Jags are the better team on both sides of the ball and they have the edge in the coaching department by a ton. I know the Bengals will be desperate as they look t nail down their first win of the Zac Taylor era, but I just don’t see it happening.
Pick: Jacksonville 28 Cincinnati 20