Cincinnati Bengals vs Jaguars: Best bets for Week 4

Leigh Oleszczak
Jessie Bates III, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
Jessie Bates III, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) /

After an exciting win over the Steelers, it’s a quick turnaround for the Cincinnati Bengals, as they’re set to host the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday Night Football. This is Cincy’s only primetime game of the year so we know that Paul Brown Stadium will be rocking.

Ahead of this game, let’s kick it over to betting content and take a look at the three best bets from this game. All odds courtesy of WynnBET.

Cincinnati Bengals Best Bets – Week 4

Joe Burrow – Passing touchdowns (1.5)

Joe Burrow might not have lit up the stat sheet with his 172 yards but he made the most of his 14 completions with three of them going for touchdowns. Burrow did that against a much better secondary in Pittsburgh than what he’s facing in Jacksonville this week, yet his touchdown total has been set at 1.5.

Don’t be the least bit surprised if Burrow is able to duplicate Sunday’s three-touchdown performance. This is definitely somewhere you can hit the over.

Prediction: 3 touchdowns (Over)

Tyler Boyd – Receptions (5.5)

We finally got to see Tyler Boyd make it into the end zone and the Pittsburgh native had himself a fun time in his hometown. Boyd hauled in four receptions for 32 yards and found the end zone for the first time this season.

This week, Boyd is projected to lead the team in receptions with five. With it being a short week and Tee Higgins not practicing leading up to this game, five receptions seem very doable for Boyd. His receptions so far have been: 3, 7, 4, meaning five or more would give him either the most or second-most receptions of the season.

Higgins being unavailable means Boyd is one of two main targets for Burrow and he’ll hit the over here.

Prediction: 6 receptions (Over)

Joe Mixon – Rushing Attempts (19.5)

After missing most of last year due to injury, Joe Mixon has been the workhorse for the Bengals offense. This past week, he carried the ball 18 times for 90 yards and I wouldn’t expect his production to slow down, especially if the Bengals get up big and then bank on Mixon to chew time off the clock.

To this point of the season, Mixon has had 29, 20, and 18 carries, so it wouldn’t be the least bit shocking if he went for over 19 carries this week. Samaje Perine has only had six carries (tying Burrow) and Chris Evans hasn’t been used as a rusher at all, so Mixon is going to continue to be the bell cow in this game.

Prediction: 23 carries (Over)

Trevor Lawrence – Passing Yards (250.5)

The Bengals are favored by 7.5 points in this game and if the game looks like it’s over as we enter the fourth quarter, Trevor Lawrence might be slinging the pigskin every time the center snaps the ball. As a result, 250 yards seems low for what Lawrence’s final number could look like, especially when you consider the Bengals will be without Chidobe Awuzie and Jessie Bates in their secondary.

So far, Lawrence has tossed for 332, 118, and 211 yards, so he’s only eclipsed the 250-yard mark once and that came in Week 1 against a bad Houston team. Garbage time is when Lawrence can collect on the over here.

Prediction: 272 yards (Over)

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