Jacksonville Jaguars at Cincinnati Bengals - 10/20/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Jacksonville Jaguars (2-4) at Cincinnati Bengals (0-6)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm (Paul Brown Stadium)
The Line: Cincinnati Bengals +4 -- Over/Under: 44
The Jacksonville Jaguars and Cincinnati Bengals meet Sunday in NFL action at Paul Brown Stadium.
The Jacksonville Jaguars need a victory here to rebound from a sluggish 2-4 record. The Jacksonville Jaguars have lost eight of their last 10 road games. Gardner Minshew is completing 63.9 percent of his passes for 1,442 yards, nine touchdowns and two interceptiosn. Minshew has two touchdown passes in four of his first six games. DJ Chark and Dede Westbrook have combined for 808 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Chris Conley has 14 receptions. The Jacksonville Jaguars ground game is averaging 127.5 yards per contest, and Leonard Fournette leads the way with 584 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Jacksonville is allowing 21.8 points and 372.7 yards per game. Ronnie Harrison leads the Jacksonville Jaguars with 39 tackles, Josh Allen has four sacks and D.J. Hayden has four pass deflections.
The Cincinnati Bengals look for their first victory of the season to rebound from an 0-6 start. The Cincinnati Bengals have lost five of their last six home games. Andy Dalton is completing 61.7 percent of his passes for 1,647 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions. Dalton has five interceptions in his last five games. Tyler Boyd and John Ross have combined for 744 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Auden Tate has 19 receptions. The Cincinnati Bengals ground game is averaging 56.5 yards per contest, and Joe Mixon leads the way with 252 yards on 74 carries. Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing 26.5 points and 426 yards per game. Nick Vigil leads the Cincinnati Bengals with 51 tackles, Sam Hubbard has three sacks and William Jackson has one interception.
The Jaguars are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games in October, 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games on fieldturf and 5-11-2 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The Bengals are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. AFC and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Jaguars are 1-3-2 ATS in their last 6 meetings. The over is 6-2-2 in the last 10 meetings in Cincinnati. The under is 7-2-2 in Bengals last 11 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Jaguars last 7 games in October.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have failed to cover five of their last eight games as a road favorite. The Cincinnati Bengals are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games as a home underdog. The Jacksonville Jaguars have been on the wrong side of some close games, but they compete and play hard on both sides of the ball, so eventually that's going to translate to wins. The Cincinnati Bengals have also had some tough losses, but they're also at a point where it's probably best to tank the rest of the way and get a better draft pick. The Jaguars can still salvage their season with a couple of wins here, so I'll take my chances and lay the chalk. I'm just not trying to back the Bengals in their current form.