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Game Preview - Jets underdogs vs Bengals at Cincinnati

New York Jets Cincinnati Bengals

Coming off a big upset overtime victory over the hated Patriots the 4-3 New York Jets will try to avoid a letdown when they visit 5-2 Cincinnati Sunday afternoon (4:05 pm ET, CBS).

New York was the recipient of an unusual call in OT against New England Sunday, leading to Nick Folks' game-winning field goal in a 30-27 Jets win. So New York, now 5-2 ATS on the season, sits a game out of first place in the AFC East.

The Bengals themselves are coming off a thrilling victory, their third straight, getting a 54-yard field goal from Mike Nugent at the buzzer to beat the Lions in Detroit Sunday 27-24. So Cincy now owns a two-game lead in the AFC North.

In the early betting the Bengals, 4-2-1 ATS this season, were favored by seven points over the Jets.

Supporters of the Jets have seen them go 4-3 and 5-2 ATS so far this season, while the Bengals are at 5-2 and 4-2-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Bengals are 4-3, while the Jets are 4-3.

View New York Jets vs Cincinnati Bengals Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Bengals pegged as -7-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, was listed by books like TopBet at 41.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 8-rated Bengals and the No. 27-ranked Jets, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 21-15 result in favor of the Bengals.

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New York won its last outing, a 30-27 result against the Patriots on October 20. The Jets covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog, while the 57 combined points took the game OVER the total. Andy Dalton dusted the Lions secondary for 3 TDs last time out as the Bengals defeated Detroit 27-24 at Ford Field.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cincinnati's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 21.14 PPG, against a Jets defense that ranks No. 19 this week at 23.14 PPG. The Bengals aerial game is averaging 262.29 yards per game, more than the Jets secondary allows through the air, 224.86 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Jets own the league's No. 2-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 65.33 yards per game when on the road. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 11 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Jets at Bengals trends to consider:
NY Jets is 5-12-1 SU in its last 18 games
NY Jets is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Jets's last 6 games on the road
NY Jets is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 4-0-1 SU in its last 5 games
Cincinnati is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games at home

Next up:
New York at New Orleans, Sunday, November 3rd
Cincinnati at Miami, Thursday, October 31st