Week 13 of the NFL season caps off with an AFC bout between two cat teams – the Cincinnati Bengals (5-6) and the Jacksonville Jaguars (8-3).
The Bengals struggled against the Pittsburgh Steelers in their first game without Joe Burrow, while the Jags edged the Houston Texans in a nailbiter. Both teams still have something to play for when they take the field for Monday Night Football, making this a great spot to place a few bets.
Here are all of the Bengals vs. Jaguars odds, predictions, and best bets you need to know before wagering on this primetime showdown.
NFL Week 13 MNF Odds: Bengals vs. Jaguars Spread, Moneyline, Total
Jacksonville (between -430 and -400 on the moneyline) is one of the largest favorites of Week 13, carrying an 8.5-point spread. Meanwhile, the Bengals face the longest odds of their season as they battle underdog odds as long as +340 at FanDuel.
The Over/Under total is 39 points (give or take half a point) across most legal US sports betting apps, making it the third-lowest total of the week.
Bengals vs. Jaguars Betting Trends
- The Bengals are 4-6-1 against the spread (ATS) this season.
- The Bengals are 5-6 straight up (SU) this season.
- The Bengals are 2-3 ATS on the road this season.
- The Bengals are 1-2 ATS as the favorite this season.
- Bengals games are 5-6 on the Over this season.
- The Jaguars are 8-3 ATS this season.
- The Jaguars are 8-3 SU this season.
- The Jaguars are 3-2 ATS at home this season.
- The Jaguars are 4-3 ATS as the underdog this season.
- Jaguars games are 5-6 on the Over this season.
Bengals vs. Jaguars Player Props
Would you rather bet on the players instead of on the game? If so, consider tailing these Bengals vs. Jaguars player props from Caesars Sportsbook for a chance to put extra money into your wallet.
Joe Mixon Under 46.5 Rushing Yards (-131)
This bet should be on everyone’s radar. Joe Mixon faces arguably the toughest run defense in the league, allowing the third-fewest rushing yards (87.4) and second-rushing attempts (22.1) per game.
He’s also fighting a negative game script. As a 10-point underdog, the Bengals will likely fall behind early and abandon the run as they try to come back through the air.
Christian Kirk Over 51.5 Receiving Yards (-115)
Christian Kirk has cleared this line in seven of 11 games this season and was less than seven yards short in three others. He now faces a Bengals secondary that gives up the seventh-most yards through the air and the most yards per pass attempt.
Last week, Cincinnati allowed three different Steelers receivers to rack up 50-plus yards. That works in Kirk’s favor because Trevor Lawrence spreads the ball around.
Ja’Marr Chase Over 57.5 Receiving Yards (-115)
The Bengals will likely fall behind early on the scoreboard and will be forced to pass heavy in the second half, giving Ja’Marr Chase and other receivers more opportunities to add to their yardage totals.
Chase grabbed four balls for 81 yards against Pittsburgh’s stellar defense last week, and he should have an easier time hitting this line against a Jaguars defense that ranks bottom five in both passing attempts and passing yards allowed.
Bengals vs. Jaguars Analysis & Prediction
Cincinnati’s new starting quarterback, Jake Browning, played decent football against the Steelers, considering it was his first career NFL start. He completed 73% of his passes at 8.7 yards per attempt for 227 yards.
The problem concerning the Bengals is the run game, ranking dead last in rushing (78.8 yards per game). The Bengals couldn’t get anything going on the ground last week – they totaled 25 yards on 2.3 yards per carry – as they scored just 10 points in 60 minutes of action.
This only makes the young Browning’s job a lot tougher. Jacksonville has one of the scariest runs-stopping defensive lines in the league, ranking fourth in rushing yards allowed (85.3) and third in rushing attempts allowed (22.1) per game.
The Jaguars have won six of their last seven games, making them one of the hottest teams in the league right now as they prepare for their first game on Monday Night Football in 12 years.
Browning isn’t good enough to help his team overcome a poor ground game, and he definitely won’t be able to keep up with the Jaguars’ offense. We expect the Bengals to struggle to move the ball throughout the game as the Jaguars easily cover the spread.
How to Watch Bengals vs. Jaguars
- Game Day: Monday, December 4, 2023
- Game Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
- Location: EverBank Stadium | Jacksonville, FL
- Channel: ABC/ESPN