NFL Week 4: Jacksonville Jaguars at Cincinnati Bengals Picks, Predictions 10/4/20
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Jacksonville Jaguars (1-2) at Cincinnati Bengals (0-2-1)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Paul Brown Stadium)
The Line: Cincinnati Bengals -2.5 -- Over/Under: 49 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Jacksonville Jaguars and Cincinnati Bengals meet Sunday in week 4 NFL action at Paul Brown Stadium.
The Jacksonville Jaguars look for their first round victory here to get back to a .500 record. The Jacksonville Jaguars have lost five of their last seven road games. Gardner Minshew II is completing 73.8 percent of his passes for 787 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions. Minshew has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last six games. Keelan Cole Sr. and James Robinson have combined for 277 receiving yards and two touchdowns while DJ Chark Jr. has seven receptions. The Jacksonville Jaguars ground game is averaging 109.3 yards per contest, and James Robinson leads the way with 210 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Jacksonville is allowing 28 points and 364.3 yards per game. Myles Jack leads the Jacksonville Jaguars with 33 tackles, K'Lavon Chaisson has one sack and Andrew Wingard has one interception.
The Cincinnati Bengals are still looking for their first win after a rough 0-2-1 start to the NFL season. The Cincinnati Bengals have lost six of their last eight home games. Joe Burrow is completing 64.5 percent of his passes for 821 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. Burrow enters this game with 141 career pass attempts. Tyler Boyd and AJ Green have combined for 346 receiving yards and one touchdown while Giovani Bernard has 12 receptions. The Cincinnati Bengals ground game is averaging 79.3 yards per contest, and Joe Mixon leads the way with 164 yards on 52 carries. Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing 24.7 points and 392.3 yards per game. Vonn Bell leads the Cincinnati Bengals with 24 tackles, Carl Lawson has three sacks and William Jackson III has one interception.
The Jaguars are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games in October, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 4 and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Bengals are 3-12 ATS in their last 15 home games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Jaguars last 8 vs. AFC. The over is 5-2 in Bengals last 7 games overall. The Jaguars are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Cincinnati. The road team is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have had extra time to prepare for this game and have been the more impressive team through three games, beating the Colts and taking the Titans down to the wire. The Cincinnati Bengals are much improved than they were a season ago, but they're still not winning or covering numbers, and now the injuries are starting to pile up, mainly with Mackensie Alexander and Joe Mixon. I can't lay chalk with the Bengals with any sort of confidence. I'll take the Jags and the points, a game they probably should win outright.