Trevor Lawrence vs. Joe Burrow? What is this, a College Football Playoff game? But seriously, the upcoming Jacksonville Jaguars-Cincinnati Bengals game on Thursday is an intriguing matchup to kick off the fourth week of the 2021 NFL season. Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Jacksonville Jaguars vs Cincinnati Bengals Regular Season Week 4 Game on September 30, 2021
Where: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati
When: Thursday, September 30, 2021, 8:20 PM ET
TV Broadcast: NFLN
Betting on the Jacksonville Jaguars (+7.5)
Regular Season Record: 0-3
The Jags are still winless after three weeks of football. However, they played their best game to date this season in their 31-19 home loss to the Arizona Cardinals at home last Sunday. Running back James Robinson was finally able to show signs of life, as he rushed for 88 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries in that game. With Trevor Lawrence still seemingly ways away from figuring out the quarterback role in the NFL, the Jags could be in a better position to win games if they would just load up on Robinson’s touches out of the backfield. Lawrence threw for 219 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions on 22/34 completions against the Cards. It’s still hard to trust Jacksonville based on what it’s shown so far, but it should also be noted that the Bengals are just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games as the favorite.
The Jags, meanwhile, are 5-1 against the spread in their last six September games.
Betting on the Cincinnati Bengals (-7.5)
Regular Season Record: 2-1
How about them, Bengals? Cincinnati is now above .500 after defeating AFC North rivals Pittsburgh Steelers on the road last Sunday to the tune of a 24-10 score. Rookie wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase has a lot to do with the mildly surprising start to the season by the Bengals, who are averaging 22.7 points per game. Chase posted glittering numbers again in Week 3, catching four of five targets for 65 receiving yards and two touchdowns. His rapport with Joe Burrow has been on full display, and the high draft capital the Bengals used to select Chase is definitely paying huge dividends. On defense, expect the Bengals to be all over Trevor Lawrence. Cincinnati’s defense has 10 sacks across three games. The Bengals sacked Ben Roethlisberger last Sunday four times.
The Bengals are 4-1 against the spread in their last five Thursday games.
The Bengals win, 27-20.
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