Cincinnati Bengals (3-4 SU, 3-4 ATS) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-3 SU, 4-3 ATS)
NFL Week 9
Date/Time: Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. ET
Where: EverBank Field
by Jerbeek, Expert Football Handicapper, Predictem.com
Point Spread: Cin +4.5/Jax -4.5
Over/Under Total: 39
The Cincinnati Bengals go on the road to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field with both teams trying to stay relevant in the playoffs. Cincinnati held on for a 24-23 against the Colts in week 8 but find themselves 2.5 games back of the Steelers and at this point are probably thinking Wild Card hopes. Jacksonville is coming off a bye after beating the Colts in week 7 by a score of 27-0. The Jaguars are currently tied with the Tennessee Titans for 1st place in the AFC South division. Jacksonville has been a bit of an up and down team this year alternating blowout wins and blowout losses. In their 4 wins they have outscored their opponents 130-23 but they have been outscored 53-87 in their 3 losses.
Cincinnati is led by QB Andy Dalton who has competed 63.3% of his passes for 1,603 yards, 11 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. The Bengals have had a tough time figuring who should be leading the ground game but have been starting to go to rookie Joe Mixon as the season progresses. Mixon leads the team with 253 yards but is only averaging 3.0 yards per carry and has only found the end zone once. He has also contributed 189 yards recivieng. The leading receiver for the Bengals once again is A.J. Green who has 572 yards and 4 touchdowns. Overall the Bengals offense has been very disappointing as they are only averaging 17.4 points per game.
Jacksonville QB Blake Bortles has also struggled this season as he has completed 58.7 % of his passes for 1,398 yards (192 per game). He has thrown for 9 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Rookie RB Leonard Fournette has been the bulk of the offense as he has rushed for 596 yards at 4.6 yards per carry and has rushed for 6 touchdowns. Fournette has also chipped in with 136 yards receiving and a touchdown. Marqise Lee and Allen Hurns have stepped up after the week 1 season ending injury to Allen Robinson. Lee has 363 yards receiving but no touchdowns, Hurns has 345 yards with 2 touchdowns.
The Bengals are averaging 3.2 yards per rush against teams that average giving up 3.9 yards per play. The Bengals have averaged 6.7 yards per attempt against teams who average giving up 6.8 yards per attempt. Overall the Bengals are averaging 5.2 yards per play against teams that average 5.5 yards per play.
The Jaguars have averaged 5.0 yards per rush against teams that average 4.2 yards. In the passing game they have averaged 6.8 per attempt against teams that average 6.7 yards per pass attempt. Overall they have averaged 5.8 per play against teams that average 5.5 yards per play.
On defense, Cincinnati has given up 3.8 yards per rush against teams that average 4.0 yards per rush. In the passing game they have given up 5.7 yards per attempt against teams that average 6.2 yards. Overall they have given up 4.8 yards per play against teams that average 5.2 yards per play.
Jacksonville has given up 5.2 yards per rush against teams that average 4.1 yards per rush. The Jaguars have allowed 4.8 yards per pass attempt against teams that average 6.6 yards per attempt. Overall they have given up 5.0 yards per play against teams that average 5.4 yards per play.
Jerbeeks Pick to Cover the Point Spread: The way to beat the Jaguars is to run the ball at them as they have really struggled stopping the run; however, Cincinnati has had no success at all running the ball. I look for both offenses to struggle a little in this game but still see the Jaguars doing enough to come out with a 24-14 win. My recommendation is to play the Jacksonville Jaguars minus the 4.5 points. - Bet this game and all your sports bets at 5Dimes! Why should you switch? Because you’re being overcharged for odds! Your book is socking you -110. Why pay that hefty price when you can bet at the lower price of -105? This saves you $5 for every $100 you bet and $50 for every $1000 you wager. Added up over time, this amounts to a massive amount of cash you’re pissing away. Plus, 5Dimes is simply better. More wagers, teasers up to 20 points, parlays up to 25 teams, faster payouts. It doesn’t make any sense to bet anywhere else! Get signed up today by clicking here!