2021 Season NFL Football Past Picks
September 30, 2021
This pick was released to clients on September 30, 2021 at 12:27PM ET.
Jacksonville at Cincinnati
Thursday 09/30 08:20 PM Eastern
1 unit on Jacksonville +7.5 (-105) (risk 1 to return 1.95) RESULT: WIN
Cincinnati is 2-1 and comes off a win over the Steelers, who don't look anything like their teams of the past on either side of the ball. The Bengals, though, aren't ready to lay this many points, even against Jacksonville, who blew a 19-10 lead to Arizona while still featuring a returned missed field goal for 109 yards by Jamal Agnew. Trevor Lawrence went 22 of 34 for 219 yards, and the Jaguars rushed for 159 yards against the Cardinals. The Bengals needed overtime to defeat Minnesota in Week 1 and then beat Chicago, which has almost a non-existent offense. If Urban Meyer can simplify the offense and run the ball more, it would take some of the pressure off his prized No. 1 draft pick. Cincinnati barely covered by a point, 33-25, in last year's meeting, and Jacksonville has more talent this year. Also, the Bengals are 2-5 ATS their last seven games as favorites and 1-5 ATS overall following a win. Look for Jacksonville to keep this one within the number. Play the Jaguars.
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