Cincinnati Vs NY Jets Odds Week 1Noah Williams
The Cincinnati Bengals enter the 2016 regular season looking for nothing less than their first playoff win of the Marvin Lewis-Andy Dalton era. The New York Jets also have legitimate postseason hopes after winning 10 games in 2015 but getting left on the outside looking in come playoff time because of tie-breakers.
Forget playoff flops, Bengals will pose serious challenge to Jets https://t.co/0Knba9ZwPg
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) September 6, 2016
Now, with both Super Bowl hopeful teams set to square off in their intriguing Week 1 pairing, let’s find out who has the edge in the odds to win this NFL week 1 tilt.
Cincinnati Bengals Vs NY Jets Odds NFL Week 1
What: Cincinnati Bengals (0-0) at NY Jets (0-0)
When: Sunday, September 11, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: East Rutherford, NJ
Stadium: MetLife Stadium
Spread: Bengals -2
Moneyline: Cincinnati -133 at NY Jets +113
Game Total: 41.5
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Cincinnati vs NY Jets
Bet The Cincinnati Bengals at -2 Because…
The Cincinnati Bengals are looking to win their first playoff game in the Marvin Lewis-Andy Dalton era. Anything else will be considered a failure and one of epic proportions if you ask me.
Cincinnati ranked seventh in scoring (26.2 ppg) last season and has a plethora of skill position players in the forms of wide receiver A.J. Green and running backs Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard.
Defensively, Cincinnati finished last season ranked 11th in total yards allowed and second in points allowed (17.4 ppg). The Bengals have a ton of talent on the defensive side of the ball and should be as good as any team in the league in keeping their opponents out of the end zone. The Bengals did add rookie cornerback William Jackson III in the NFL Draft and he should see plenty of playing time right off the bat.
Bet The New York Jets at +2 Because…
The Jets just missed out on earning a playoff berth despite winning10 games in the first year under head coach Todd Bowles and went 1-3 in the preseason while dropping each of their last three.
Offensively, the Jets finished a solid 11th in scoring (24.2 ppg) and will be led by veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick for the second straight season.
Fitzpatrick has a solid group of skill position players in veteran wideouts Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker, not to mention the addition of former Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte.
Defensively, the New York Jets finished last season ranked fourth in total yards allowed and eighth in points allowed. The Jets have a boatload of talent on defense, starting with ageless Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis. The Jets ranked a stellar ninth in points allowed in 2015 (19.6 ppg).
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
The Bengals recorded a perfect 8-0 ATS mark on the road last season and have gone 12-3-2 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Jets are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last six games overall, but for me, Cincinnati is simply better than New York in all three phases of the game.
I know the Jets have a stupendous defense, but I like the Bengals to get the field goal road win to narrowly cover the NFL betting line.