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Christian Kirk Trevor Lawrence of the Jacksonville Jaguars celebrate a touchdown during the second quarter against the Indianapolis Colts as we look at our Bengals-Jaguars prediction.
Christian Kirk Trevor Lawrence of the Jacksonville Jaguars celebrate a touchdown during the second quarter against the Indianapolis Colts. Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images/AFP.

The Cincinnati Bengals visit the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday Night Football to conclude the NFL Week 13 schedule, and we have you covered with our most accurate Bengals vs. Jaguars predictions for Monday Night Football derived from the best NFL odds.

After a tough start to the Jake Browning era, the Cincinnati Bengals hit the road to face the Jacksonville Jaguars in a game they can't afford to lose.

In Browning's debut as the Bengals' starting quarterback after Joe Burrow's injury, Cincinnati struggled offensively, only securing 10 points and 222 yards. Despite the defense holding the Steelers to 16 points, the Bengals couldn't secure a win, resulting in a 5-6 season record. Their defense showed resilience, allowing 421 yards but keeping the score relatively low.

Meanwhile, the Jaguars clinched a crucial victory in the AFC South, defeating the Houston Texans 24-21 on the road in Week 12. With an impressive record of seven wins in their last eight games, Jacksonville seems to be in a strong position to contend for the division title. The club's recent successes highlights a potential upward trajectory and growing momentum.

To accompany our Bengals vs. Jaguars NFL player propshere is our best Bengals vs. Jaguars prediction for Monday Night Football (odds via our best NFL betting sites; pick confidence based on a 1-to-5-star scale).

Don't miss our Trevor Lawrence NFL player props and Ja'Marr Chase props for action on Monday Night Football's two biggest stars.

Bengals vs. Jaguars prediction: Monday Night Football

Under 39 (-110 via BetMGM) ⭐⭐⭐

Even though this is the Jaguars’ first Monday Night Football game since 2011, this is a prime letdown spot for the AFC South leaders. They just won a thriller over the Texans, and with a two-game lead in the division, they may take a while to get going.

The only issue with taking the Bengals to cover the spread is that we have no idea if they’re good enough to keep this within one score with Browning under center. Last week’s final score shows a six-point game, but based on how the matchup went, the Steelers dominated the Bengals in nearly every facet of the game.

With the Jaguars coming out sluggish and the Bengals struggling to score, we recommend playing the Under in this game. The Bengals are averaging just 19.3 points per game, which includes all of Burrow’s appearances. The Jaguars are allowing just 20.5 points per game, and considering their pass defense is their weakness, we expect the Bengals and Browning to fail to come close to that average on Monday night.

The Bengals’ defense ranks in the bottom six in the league in both passing yards and rushing yards allowed per game. Yet, they’ve done a relatively good job of keeping their opponents off the scoreboard, allowing just 22.0 points per game. We'd be taking the Jaguars to cover if they weren't coming off such an emotional win, but given the current circumstances, we expect another primetime under to hit in Week 13.

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Bengals vs. Jaguars best odds

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DraftKingsFanDuelBetMGMCaesarsbet365
Under 38.5Under 38.5Under 39Under 38.5Under 38.5
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All of our best sports betting apps have this total listed at 38.5, except for BetMGM. Because it's offering under 39 for -110, we recommend using our BetMGM bonus code: SBRBONUS.

However, we recommend waiting to see if you can get this number at 40 or higher for -110. Bettors are overwhelmingly favoring the Over right now at our best sportsbooksand with how the Bengals’ defense has played this season, that support shouldn’t fade. In a worst-case scenario, the number drops at our best sports betting sites, at this point, you may get BetMGM at 38.5 when every other of our best sports betting apps offers 38.

Bengals vs. Jaguars odds for Monday Night Football

Bengals vs. Jaguars odds analysis

The Jaguars opened as 5.5-point favorites, but with Burrow out and the Jaguars playing solid football right now, they’re favored by 8.5. Despite the line growing in their favor, 52% of wagers back the Bengals to cover the spread. There may be minor movement throughout the week, but don’t expect this number to get anywhere near seven or 10.

The total for this game opened at 38.5, and it has either stayed put or gone up to 39 at each of our best sportsbooks. Currently, 80% of wagers are backing the Over, so it seems it’s just a matter of time before this number starts climbing. If support for the Over continues, this number could hit 40 before kickoff.

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Monday Night Football game info

  • When: Monday, Dec. 4 at 8:15 p.m. ET
  • Where: EverBank Stadium, Jacksonville, FL
  • How to watch: ABC/ESPN
  • Weather: 48 degrees, 8-mph winds, 2% chance of precipitation

Bengals vs. Jaguars prediction made Friday at 9:12 a.m. ET.

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