The New York Jets were as impressive as they could be last week in a 37-0 rout of the Cincinnati Bengals. Now they get a rematch against the Bengals, this time in Cincinnati as the nfl betting playoffs begin on Saturday. The Bengals rested a lot of starters last week in a meaningless game so the Jets should face a much different team this time around. “We went into the game knowing (the rematch) was one of the possibilities,” Cincinnati head coach Marvin Lewis said. “Based upon that, I told the coordinators how I wanted to do things, and we based the game plan on that.”
Cincinnati is a 2.5 point favorite with a total of 34 at SBG Global.
The Bengals will try and prove that last week was a fluke but it might not be easy against the New York defense that led the league in fewest points allowed this season. Cincinnati will look to run the ball with Cedric Benson and slow down the New York running game. Benson had a career-high 1,251 yards this season. “It starts with No. 32 and that’s how it will go on Saturday,” Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco said. The Bengals have had their trouble on offense this nfl betting season, ranking 24th in the league. “There have been ups and downs for this team,” Ochocinco said. “Our offense has struggled all season long, but we’ve found ways to win.”
New York is going to try and run the ball, avoid mistakes and play defense. It is a sound strategy that works in the playoffs. “We’re trying to win the thing,” New York head coach Rex Ryan said. “That’s our goal. To get to this point and not have that as your ultimate goal, then I don’t think you’re going to be successful. I think you have to visualize yourself being successful and then try to go out and make it happen.”
New York is 7-1 all-time against Cincinnati. The Jets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Jets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as an underdog.
The Bengals are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games as a home favorite. The Bengals are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings between the Jets and Bengals.
The Over is 5-1-1 in the Jets last 7 vs. the AFC. The Under is 9-0 in the Bengals last 9 games as a home favorite.