Cincinnati Bengals vs. New York Jets Pick – NFL Week 8

The Cincinnati Bengals and New York Jets are at MetLife Stadium on Sunday afternoon in East Rutherford. The Jets are looking for their second win this season after an embarrassing 54-13 loss against the New England Patriots.

This was a beatdown against an alright Patriots team. This isn’t the Tom Brady Patriots. I think the Patriots are better than their sub-.500 record indicates, but the Jets were expected to show something more than that shabby performance.

Zach Wilson exited the game after passing for 51 yards on 6 for 10 passing. Wilson wasn’t benched for poor play, but because he suffered a PCL injury. He’s gone for the next 2-4 weeks. It could have been worse for Wilson.

He hasn’t shown much as a rookie this season. You can say that’s because Wilson is on the Jets or because he’s not a quarterback. It could be both. I was never a Wilson fan when he was in college, and the Jets aren’t a good team, so that’s my view.

The Jets do have a win this season. They have that going for them. In an upset over the Tennessee Titans three games back, the Jets won in overtime, 27-24. The situation set up well for the Jets in that one. The Titans were caught looking ahead and didn’t have a healthy offense.

This situation looks different against a red-hot Bengals squad that I see as being for real. There is no fluke about their 5-2 record. Joe Burrow just needed some toys to have fun with, and the best-case scenario came true with his former teammate at LSU, Ja’Marr Chase, going to the Bengals in the draft.

The chemistry between Burrow and Chase has been next level. Chase isn’t the only weapon either. He has a solid running back in Joe Mixon, and Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd have proven to be reliable. The most important aspect of this game is avoiding a letdown after smashing the Baltimore Ravens last week. Head below for our free Bengals vs. Jets pick on October 31, 2021.

Cincinnati Bengals vs. New York Jets Live Odds and Betting History:

The following odds are courtesy of BetUS:

Teams Spread Moneyline Total
Cincinnati Bengals -11 (-110) -520 Over 43(-110)
NY Jets +11 (-110) +420 Under 43 (-110)
Team Data Cincinnati Bengals NY Jets
Overall Record 5-2-0 1-5-0
ATS Record 4-3-0 1-5-0
Away/Home Record 3-1 0-3
ATS Away/Home 3-1-0 1-1-0
Points Per Game 27.0 13.3
Points Against Per Game 18.3 29.2
Passing Yards Per Game 262.1 200.3
Rushing Yards Per Game 106.9 72.0

Bengals vs. Jets Prediction:

Joe Burrow goes into MetLife Stadium with 17 touchdowns and 8 interceptions on 68.9% completions. He’s passed for 6 touchdowns and 1 interception in his last two games against the Lions and Ravens.

The Bengals rolled over the Ravens for a 41-17 win last week. Everything was going right for the Bengals in Baltimore. Burrow finished the game with 416 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 1 interception.

Ja’Marr Chase went wild for 8 receptions, 201 yards, and a touchdown. C.J. Uzomah also had a sneaky good game with 91 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Bengals are up to 369.6 yards and 27 points per game this season.

Mike White will be tasked with leading the Jets against Burrow. I am familiar with White from his time at Western Kentucky in college.

He was capable, but that was picking on bad defenses in Conference-USA. After taking over for Wilson last week, he passed for 202 yards with a touchdown and 2 interceptions.


Cincinnati Bengals vs. NY Jets Betting Trends:

Bengals

  • 4-1 ATS in their previous five games on the road
  • 4-1 ATS in their previous five games after recording 350 yards or more
  • 2-5 ATS in their previous seven games after covering the spread
  • 1-4 ATS in their previous five games in Week 8
  • UNDER is 5-1 in their previous six games
  • UNDER is 6-2 in their previous eight games versus the AFC East

Jets

  • 4-1 ATS in their previous five games versus a team with a winning record on the road
  • 5-2 ATS in their previous seven games at MetLife Stadium
  • 1-6 ATS in their previous seven games
  • 1-4 ATS in their previous five games after failing to cover the spread
  • 2-7 ATS in their previous nine games in October

This is a tough assignment for Mike White. Maybe if he had something to work with on this roster it’d be easier, but the Jets are 31st in the NFL with 272.3 yards per game. There is no running game to speak of to help White out.

The Jets are 32nd in the NFL with 72 yards per game on the ground. The best help for a young, inexperienced quarterback is a strong backfield. That’s not what the Jets have, though. Not even close. They’re also last in the league with 13.3 points per game.

White doesn’t have a defense to lean on either. The Jets are 27th in the NFL with 402.5 yards allowed per contest. To add to their woes, they’ve given up 29.2 points per game. The whole premise of this game is whether the Bengals care enough to win by double digits.

The Bengals are coming off a big blowout over the Ravens, so the angle on the Jets could be that there’s going to be a letdown. Despite that possibility, I believe the Bengals can still win by more than 11 points if they go through the motions. White is likely going to make mistakes to allow the Bengals to pull away for a 30-16 win and cover.

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CINCINNATI BENGALS -11