Bengals vs. Jaguars: NFL Betting Preview – October 4, 2020

Posted By Staff on September 30, 2020 - Last Updated on October 2, 2020

The Cincinnati Bengals (0-2-1) are three-point favorites heading into their matchup on Sunday, October 4, against the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-2). The contest has a point total of 49.5.

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Betting Information

Total Facts

  • Bengals games have gone over 49 points on one occasion this season (33.3% of matchups).
  • Jacksonville’s games have also gone over 49 points once this year (33.3% of games).
  • The two teams average a combined 45.3 points per contest– 3.7 fewer than the total.
  • These two teams allow a combined 52.7 points per game, which is 3.7 greater than the total for this matchup.
  • Bengals games this season have posted an average total of 46.7, which is 2.3 points fewer than this total.
  • The Bengals are the 25th-highest scoring team in the NFL this year. The Jaguars have scored the 21st-most points.
  • Cincinnati is the league’s 14th-ranked scoring defense while Jacksonville is ranked 20th.
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Bengals Betting Insights

  • Cincinnati is 2-1 against the spread.
  • Cincinnati’s games have gone under the point total in two out of three games this season.

Jaguars Betting Insights

  • Two of Jacksonville’s three games this year have gone over the point total.
  • Jacksonville has also put together a 2-1 record against the spread this season.

Bengals vs Jaguars: Last 5 Meetings

  • Against Jacksonville, Cincinnati is 3-5 in their last five games.
  • The Jaguars have covered one time in those games.
  • Jacksonville has scored 11 fewer points than the Bengals in their past five contests.
Bengals vs Jaguars: Last Five Meetings
Date Home Team Total Yards Result
10/20/2019 Bengals 460-291 JAX 27-17 JAX
11/5/2017 Jaguars 408-148 JAX 23-7 JAX
11/2/2014 Bengals 423-365 CIN 33-23 CIN
9/30/2012 Jaguars 382-212 CIN 27-10 CIN
10/9/2011 Jaguars 30-20 CIN

When the Bengals Have the Ball

  • The Bengals have averaged six fewer points per game this season (22) than the Jaguars have allowed (28).
  • In games where Cincinnati scores at least 22 points this season, they are 0-1-1 overall, but 2-0 against the spread.
  • Jacksonville is 1-0 overall and 1-0 against the spread this season in games where they allow fewer than 28 points.
  • The Bengals offense averages 317.3 total yards per game this season– 47 yards fewer than the 364.3 allowed by the Jaguars defense.
  • The Bengals average 4.2 yards per play while the Jaguars allow 5.9 per play.
  • When Cincinnati hits their average offensive yardage, they are 1-0 against the spread and 0-1 overall.
  • When Jacksonville allows fewer total yards to opposing offenses than their season average, they are 1-1 against the spread and 0-2 overall this season.
  • The Jaguars defense has given up an average of 116.3 yards per game to opposing running games this season– 37 more yards than the Bengals average on the ground (79.3).
  • When Cincinnati rushes for 79.3 yards or more this season, they are 0-1 overall and 0-1 against the spread.
  • This season, when Jacksonville allows less than 116.3 yards on the ground, they are 1-0 against the spread and 1-0 overall.
  • This season, the Jaguars force an average of 0.7 turnovers per game, compared to the one time Bengals turn the football over in each contest.
  • When Cincinnati turns the football over one time or fewer this season, they are 0-1-1 overall and 2-0 against the spread.
  • Jacksonville’s record this season when they force more than one turnover or more: 1-0 ATS, 1-0 overall

When the Jaguars Have the Ball

  • The Jaguars average 1.4 fewer points per game (23.3) than the Bengals surrender (24.7).
  • Jacksonville is 2-0 against the spread and 1-1 overall a season ago when the team puts up at least 23.3 points.
  • Cincinnati has a 2-0 record against the spread and a 0-1-1 record overall in games when they give up 22 points or less.
  • The Jaguars gain 46 fewer yards per game (346.3) than the Bengals allow per matchup (392.3). The Jaguars average 5.6 yards per play, while the Bengals give up 5.5 per play.
  • Cincinnati has a 1-1 record ATS and a 0-1-1 record overall when holding its opponents to 392.3 yards or less.
  • The Jaguars rush for 109.3 yards per game– 72.4 fewer per game than the 181.7 the Bengals allow.
  • When Jacksonville runs for at least 109.3 yards, they’ve gone 1-0 ATS and a 0-1 overall.
  • This season, Cincinnati is 1-1 against the spread and 0-1-1 overall when holding opponents to no more than 181.7 yards on the ground.
  • This year, the Jaguars turn the ball over 1.3 times per game– 0.3 more turnovers per game than the one the Bengals force on average.
  • Jacksonville has a 1-0 record against the spread and a 1-0 record overall when it turns the ball over 1.3 times or less.
  • This season, Cincinnati has a 2-0 record against the spread and a 0-1-1 record overall when it forces at least one turnover.

Bengals Players to Watch

  • Rookie Joe Burrow leads the team with 821 passing yards (273.7 yards per game) and has a 64.5% completion percentage this year (91-of-141), while throwing five touchdowns and one interception in three games. He also has 64 rushing yards on 16 carries with one touchdown, averaging 21.3 yards per game.
  • Joe Mixon has taken 52 attempts for 164 rushing yards (54.7 yards per game) and no touchdowns in three games. He’s also caught seven passes for 58 yards (19.3 receiving yards per game).
  • Tyler Boyd has hauled in 21 passes for with 230 yards with one touchdown. He has been targeted 26 times and averages 76.7 yards per game.
  • A. J. Green has caught 13 passes for 116 yards in three games. He puts up 38.7 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 28 times.
  • Giovani Bernard has caught 12 passes on 15 targets for 98 yards in 2020.
  • Carl Lawson leads the Bengals with three sacks, and has also added two TFL and 15 tackles.
  • Vonn Bell has recorded a team-high 24 tackles.
  • William Jackson III has one interception, 13 tackles, and three passes defended three in games this season.

Jaguars Players to Watch

  • Gardner Minshew has thrown for 787 yards, six touchdowns, and three picks on 73.8% completion (79-of-107). He’s also carried the ball 12 times for 60 yards, averaging 20 yards per game.
  • Rookie James Robinson has 43 carries for 210 yards (70.0 yards per game) and three touchdowns. He also averages 43 receiving yards per game– grabbing 10 passes for 129 yards.
  • This season, Keelan Cole has 15 receptions (17 targets) for 148 yards (49.3 per game) and two touchdowns in three games.
  • Rookie Laviska Shenault Jr. has caught 11 passes on 14 targets for 105 yards and a touchdown– averaging 35 yards per game in three games.
  • This season, Myles Jack has team-high numbers in both sacks and tackles, racking up one sack and 33 tackles in three games.

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