Cincinnati Bengals at Jacksonville Jaguars - 11/5/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Bengals (3-4) at Jacksonville Jaguars (4-3)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 1:00 pm (EverBank Field)
The Line: Jacksonville Jaguars -6 -- Over/Under: 39.5 See the Latest Odds
The Jacksonville Jaguars hope to cash in after their bye week as they welcome the Cincinnati Bengals to town in a pivotal AFC show down on Sunday afternoon.
The Bengals head into Jacksonville on Sunday looking for an upset on the road as their playoff lives hang in the balance in a game they need to win to stay afloat in the AFC North and while they haven’t looked great this season they have been better lately and stand a chance to keep this game within the number. Cincy has enjoyed the improved play of Andy Dalton behind center as he was downright awful to start the year and now looks serviceable behind center but the Bengals need to keep getting better if they’re going to challenge for a playoff spot in the AFC and a road win here against a very good Jags team that has ridden the play of their all star rookie running back Leonard Fournette and their incredible defense to an enjoyable start to the season.
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The Jags meanwhile should be well rested in this one after coming off their bye week and they have enjoyed success in the game following their week off as they are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games following the bye and they are heavy favourites in this one as the line is approaching the seven point region. Jacksonville hasn’t played well at home though as they have covered just two in their last six tries and have been even worse following a straight up victory covering in just eight of their last 20 but with the Bengals battling inconsistency and the Jags possessing one of the league’s best defenses this looks like a nice spot for the Jags to beat up on Cincy and make a statement in the process.
The Bengals are 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight following a win and 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 against a team with a winning record while the Jags are 7-2 ATS in their last nine against the AFC and 1-5 ATS in their last six home games against a team with a losing road record. The line on this one continues to climb but for good reason as the Jags are the better team and should have no trouble keeping the Cincy offense at bay.