It was painful to watch the Jets get annihilated by the Patriots last week and nobody felt it worse than Zach Wilson, who suffered a sprained posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in the second quarter that saw him sidelined for the remainder of the contest. And because Wilson is reported to be on the shelf for the next two to four weeks, the Jets traded for Philadelphia backup, Joe Flacco, in exchange for a sixth-round pick.
Below we will take a snapshot view of this matchup and see how these teams compare and provide the latest point spread, money line, and total, aka over/under. And should you want expert analysis by some of the best handicappers in the industry then make sure to check out the full preview of this game at Bookmakers Review, as well as every other game on the NFL’s Week 8 slate.
You couldn’t pick two more polar opposite performances from last week, competing against each other this week. The Jets were pathetic while the Bengals were electric. It will be easy to see where the public money will go and the oddsmakers will inflate this line even more than it has to be to account for all those square bets that will continue to come in regardless of the line.
This is a situation that is usually a solid opportunity to fade the public and bet the home dog. Did you notice that New York’s offense moved better with unheralded Mike White than with Zach Wilson? White will start on Sunday and he’s got an entire game under his belt so, ya know – experience.
There’s no doubt about it, the Bengals looked like a force of nature last week when they trounced the Ravens, 41-17, in hostile territory. Joe Burrow is the real deal and he’s got the weapons around him to make any defense in the league wince. However, Cincinnati could be looking ahead to a divisional showdown with Cleveland in Week 9 so this could be a trap game for the Cats and a hot spot to bet the Jets.
What’s the Line?
Point Spread: Bengals -10
Moneyline: Bengals -475/Jets +385
Last Three Head-to-Head Meetings
December 1, 2019: Line: Jets -2 ½ Final Score: Bengals 22 – Jets 6
September 11, 2016: Line: Jets -1 Final Score: Bengals 23 – Jets 22
October 27, 2013: Line: Bengals -6 Final Score: Bengals 49 – Jets 9
Betting the Trends
Bengals are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
Bengals are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a road favorite.
Bengals are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in October.
Bengals are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
Bengals are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
Jets are 3-14 ATS in their last 17 games in Week 8.
Jets are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
Jets are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss of more than 14 points.
Jets are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog.
Jets are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.