Jets vs Bengals betting odds – Bengals will repay Jets for last week
NFL Odds: Pick Cowboys -4
The Jets vs Bengals betting odds sets up a rematch from Week 17. The Jets won that contest 37-0 but they needed the win while the Bengals had already punched their playoff ticked. The Jets unnecessarily ran up the score in that game while the Bengals rested their starters and that should lead to a very spirited effort from the Bengals, who online betting cappers know will want revenge for that beat down.
Sportsbook Odds: Bengals -2.5, O/U: 34
Dallas Cowboys VS Philadelphia Eagles betting odds: Cowboys -4
|WHAT: NFL betting|
|WHEN: Saturday, December 27, 2010 07:00 pm|
|WHERE: Dallas Cowboys Stadium. Arlington, TX|
|PICK: Cowboys -4|
What’s On The Line?
A few weeks ago, Jets head coach Rex Ryan thought his team was eliminated from the playoffs after a loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Entering the playoffs, he thinks his team is the one to beat. For both teams, their playoff stakes are on the line.
This game has a little more importance for Cincinnati considering what happened the last time they were in the playoffs. They were looking good against the to-be Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers only to lose the game and quarterback Carson Palmer for a prolonged period of time. That loss – or those losses – derailed the franchise and it took them several years to get back to this spot. A win would give the Bengals a huge lift.
Offensive Matchups: Jets vs Bengals betting odds
The Jets offense entails the No. 1 rushing attack in the NFL and while they ran wild against the Bengals last week, they’ll be in tougher this week on the road. The Jets have to find a way to pump out plenty of yards against the No. 7 ranked rush defense because they won’t win this game on the arm of rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez, who is making his first playoff appearance.
For the Bengals, they are going up against an overrated defense, so all they have to do is make plays. The Jets defense hasn’t been able to dominate as much since they lost nose tackle Kris Jenkins, so the Bengals should be able to find some rushing yards. This is a team that ran on Minnesota and Pittsburgh, so running against the Jets at home is doable. In the passing game, Palmer has to avoid mistakes and he’ll have to get all the wideouts involved. Avoiding Darrelle Revis might be a good idea.
Defensive Matchups: Jets vs Bengals betting odds
The Jets defense is a good, confident unit, but they aren’t great. This is still a team that was gashed by the Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots and Jacksonville Jaguars down the stretch, so be cautious to overrate them. NFL betting cappers want to jump to conclusions and proclaim this as one of the best units but when you look at who they beat down the stretch – including two final games against teams that didn’t try, you have to wonder how good this unit really is.
Meanwhile, the Bengals have a quality defense themselves. And you can bet that they will be fired up after giving up 37 points last week. Their whole game plan will be to shut down the run. If they can do that, they will go a long ways into securing a win. The Jets will have problems scoring if they can’t run the ball and stopping the run is a strength on this unit.
Betting Edge: Even
Notable Injuries: Jets vs Bengals betting odds
The Bengals gave up 257 rushing yards last week to the Jets but they played with defensive tackle Domata Peko, end Robert Geathers and safety Chris Crocker. Those three players missed time down the stretch but all are healthy.
For the Jets, their only injury concern is linebacker David Harris, who is dealing with a mild ankle sprain but is expected to play.
Betting Edge: Even
Over/Under Picks: Jets vs Bengals betting odds
This is going to be a rock ‘em, sock ‘em physical football game where both defenses dictate the pace. The Bengals won’t give up much on the ground while the Jets will force the Bengals to look for other options than Chad Ochocinco. This should be a low-scoring game.
Outlook and Pick: Jets vs Bengals betting
The Jets rolled the Bengals last week but they also laid all of their cards on the table. The Bengals know what they have to do to win: stop the run. The good news is that when Peko has been healthy, that hasn’t been a problem for them.
The Jets are confident and the Bengals lost three of their last four games, so this will be a tight contest no doubt. But in the end, the home crowd will spur the Bengals to a big win.
STAN'S PICK:Cowboys Bengals -2.5
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