Bengals vs. Jets Point Spread: NFL Week 8 Odds, Prediction

Daniel Coyle | Updated Oct 28, 2021

Cincinnati Bengals

If there were any lingering doubts as to whether this Bengals team is for real, they were put to bed with last week’s rout of the archrival Ravens.

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October 31, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
MetLife Stadium
N.Y. Jets
3-9
Pointspread -12 -115
Moneyline -625
Over / Under o +43

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Betting Action

10%

Pointspread +12 -105
Moneyline +450
Over / Under u +43

90%

Betting Action

10%

The Cincinnati Bengals will be looking to strengthen their grip on the top of the AFC North standings with a fourth straight road victory when they visit the struggling New York Jets on Sunday afternoon. The Bengals pulled even with Baltimore atop the divisional standings with last weekend’s 41-17 road win over the Ravens to improve their overall straight up record to 5-2. The Jets return home looking for answers after suffering a costly 54-13 loss in New England, in which rookie passer Zach Wilson suffered a knee injury that will sideline him indefinitely.

The red-hot Bengals have enjoyed massive support from sports bettors, attracting 96 per cent of bets laid. That has fueled their steady climb to heavy 10.5-point favourites on the NFL odds board after opening at -3.5. While Cincy has soared, the total has steadily declined, dropping 42 after opening at 45.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Sunday’s matchup marks the first meeting between these AFC rivals since December 2019. The Bengals have earned the win in each of their past three dates with the Jets, while twice holding New York to single-digit point totals. Low scoring has been the norm when these when these two teams meet, with the Jets and Bengals combining to score more than 45 points just once in their past seven clashes. However, with the total regularly getting pegged below 44 during that stretch, the OVER enjoys a slight 4-3 edge.

Cincinnati Bengals

If there were any lingering doubts as to whether this Bengals team is for real, they were put to bed with last week’s rout of the archrival Ravens. Joe Burrow’s ascension to the ranks of the NFL’s elite passers has been a game-changer. Burrow has powered Cincy’s return to respectability with 17 scoring passes, capped by a three-touchdown 416-yard performance last week in Baltimore. The Bengals defence has also performed, allowing just 18.3 points per game, and just seven total touchdown passes during the tam’s 5-2 start. Cincinnati has also managed to stay relatively healthy but must avoid looking past the woeful Jets to next week’s critical clash with the Cleveland Browns.

New York Jets

Already facing the prospect of yet another lost season, things went from bad to worse for the Jets in last weekend’s loss to the Patriots. In addition to surrendering an eye-popping 551 yards of total offence, the Jets saw their rookie pivot Zach Wilson go down to injury. The loss of Wilson adds to New York’s growing list of injuries, which includes linebacker CJ Mosley, rusher Tevin Coleman, tight end Tyler Kroft, and defensive tackle Quincy Williams. Mike White filled in admirably under centre last weekend after Wilson went down. However, with the Jets offence already ranking last in the NFL with just 13.3 points scored per game, the 26-year-old must face tempered expectations in his first NFL start.

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