The last time the Cincinnati Bengals faced the New York Jets, the legend of Mike White was born, with New York pulling off an improbable upset last season.
Now, the Jets get another crack at Joe Burrow and company, fresh off an insane comeback win in Week 2 over the Cleveland Browns.
The Jets recovered an onside kick and then Joe Flacco, who was about as good as you can ask on Sunday, found rookie Garrett Wilson for his second touchdown catch of the game to give the Jets a 31-30 win.
While things are looking up for the Jets, the Bengals are in some big trouble after losing to Cooper Rush and the Dallas Cowboys in Week 2. The Bengals offense has been destroyed by their poor offensive line, which had apparently been addressed this offseason, but not well enough.
Can Burrow and company rebound and take down the Jets in what will likely be another start for Flacco?
Here are the odds from FanDuel for this Week 3 showdown:
Bengals vs. Jets Odds, Spread and Total
Jets vs. Bengals Betting Trends
- The Bengals are 0-2 ATS this season
- The Jets are 1-1 ATS this season
- The UNDER is 2-0 in the Bengals’ games this season
- The Bengals are 2-3 ATS as road favorites under Zac Taylor
- The Jets are 3-6 ATS as home underdogs under Robert Saleh
Bengals vs. Jets Prediction and Pick
I really want to underreact to the Week 2 performances from both of these teams, but the Bengals are showing us all why they couldn’t be trusted last season at times as well.
Joe Burrow is a great quarterback, but if he’s running for his life on every play, there’s only so much Cincy is going to be able to accomplish offensively.
The Jets, however, didn’t look great against the Browns on defense, allowing Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt to run all over them. Jacoby Brissett was also 22-for-27 in the game, and Burrow is a major step up in class from him.
That being said, Flacco moved the Jets’ offense down the field much better than against the Baltimore Ravens, and the emergence of Wilson gives the team some scary weapons on the outside.
Still, if the Bengals are able to establish the run with Joe Mixon (Cleveland ran the ball 37 times for 184 yards in Week 2), it should make Burrow’s life easier.
I’ll lean with the Bengals at -4.5, but if this number keeps climbing, later in the week, New York may be worth a bet at home.
Find Peter Dewey’s full betting record here.