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NFL: Bengals vs. Jaguars Prediction 12/4/2023

The Cincinnati Bengals (5-6) travel to face off against the Jacksonville Jaguars (8-3) on Monday, December 4th. This game will be played at EverBank Stadium in EverBank Stadium and televised on ABC. The Jaguars are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Bengals are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Steelers. Kickoff is set for 8:15 ET.

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The Bengals Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

After their 16-10 loss to the Steelers, the Bengals are looking to bounce back in week 13. In addition to their 6-point loss, the Bengals also lost vs. the spread. They were 2-point underdogs heading into the game.

For the game, quarterback Jake Browning attempted 26 passes and finished with 19 completions for 227. His passer rating for the game was 96.

This week, the Bengals’ defense will be looking to do a better job vs. the run. In week 12 they gave up 153 rushing yards to the Steelers. The Bengals finished the game with 268 passing yards allowed.

In the AFC-North standings, the Bengals are in 4th place with a record of 5-6. Within the AFC, Cincinnati is 11th, heading into week 13.

The Bengals have a 4-7 ATS record so far. As we enter week 13, their scoring margin per game is -2.7. The average over/under line for Cincinnati games this season is currently 44.8 points. They have an over/under record of 5-6 with an average margin against the over/under of -3.5.

Bengals Injury Report

  • D’Ante Smith – Knee (Questionable)
  • Logan Wilson – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Tee Higgins – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Joe Burrow – Wrist (Out)
  • Devonnsha Maxwell – Knee (Out)
  • Devin Cochran – Knee (Out)
  • Jaxson Kirkland – Wrist (Out)
  • Cam Taylor-Britt – Quad (Questionable)
  • Tycen Anderson – Knee (Out)

The Jaguars Are Coming Off A Win

The Jaguars are coming off a successful game, where they beat the Texans with a score of 24-21. Being favored by 1 points against the Texans, the Jaguars came through with an ATS win.

Jacksonville’s offense produced a total of 445 yards against the Texans. When it came to third downs, the Jaguars had a conversion rate of 53.8%. The leading rusher for the Jaguars was Travis Etienne Jr. with 56 yards, and Trevor Lawrence contributed 364 passing yards.

Defensively, the Jaguars finished the game with four sacks and one interception against the Texans. The team’s secondary gave up 261 passing yards, while their rush defense allowed 91 rushing yards.

Jacksonville is currently 1st in the AFC-South this season, with an overall record of 8-3. In games outside the conference, they are 2-1 and in AFC games, they’ve gone 6-2.

The Jaguars’ have a scoring margin of +2.6 this season, which has led to an ATS record of 8-3. Looking at their over/under lines, the Jaguars have seen an average line of 44.5 points. Their games have averaged 43.5 points per game, resulting in an over/under record of 5-6.

Jaguars Injury Report

  • Cam Robinson – Knee (Out)
  • Jamal Agnew – Shoulder/ribs (Out)
  • Chris Claybrooks – Commissioner Exempt List (Out)
  • Jaylon Moore – Knee (Out)
  • Tyson Campbell – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Leonard Taylor – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Ventrell Miller – Achilles (Out)
  • Cooper Hodges – Knee (Out)
  • Christian Braswell – Hamstring (Out)

Bengals Offense Breakdown

On the offensive front, the Bengals are currently averaging 19.3 points per game, positioning them 20th in the NFL.

Cincinnati is presently 6th in passing attempts, with an average of 5.8 yards per attempt (16). Their 215.9 passing yards per game also place them 19th in the league.

So far, the Bengals have run the ball an average of 20 times per game and currently hold the 30th spot in rushing yards. On a per-attempt basis, they average 3.7 yards which is 26th.

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At home, the Jaguars are averaging 20.5 points per contest compared to their overall numbers of 23.1 points per game. In the league, Jacksonville is 10th in overall scoring.

In the passing game, the Jaguars are averaging 238 passing yards per game, which is 12th in the league. So far, 56.4% of their first downs have come through the passing game.

On the ground, the Jaguars have ran the ball an average of 29.1 times per game and are 17th in rushing yards. So far, they are averaging 3.6 yards per rushing attempt.

Bengals Team Defense

When it comes to yards allowed, the Bengals rank 31st in the league, conceding an average of 389.3 yards per contest. Cincinnati’s defense has allowed 22 points per game, which has them 17th in the NFL.

Jaguars Team Defense

The Jaguars defense comes into the game with rankings of 18th in tackles for loss and 15th in sacks. Their opponents have been scoring 20.5 points per game and gaining 342.4 yards (per game).

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  • Although Cincinnati has a straight up record of 6-4 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 6-4. The team averaged 21 points per game in these games.
  • Across their last three home contests, Jacksonville has been good against the spread posting a mark of 3-0. Their overall mark in these games was 3-0, while averaging 25 points per game.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Bengals have gone 1-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
  • As the betting favorite, the Jaguars have an ATS mark of just 7-3 in their last ten games. Jacksonville posted a straight up mark of 8-2 in these matchups.

Bengals vs Jaguars Prediction

Cincinnati displayed a strong defensive performance in their recent game against Pittsburgh. I’m placing my bet on them to cover the spread, with the current line at +8.5.

On the over/under, I have the best bet being to take the over at 38.5. This looks like a slam dunk bet for me, as my gut tells me the over will hit as well as our model projecting a combined 45 points.

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