An AFC battle on Monday Night Football features the Jacksonville Jaguars (8-3) and Cincinnati Bengals (5-6) closing out Week 13. Jacksonville has been able to produce offense consistently, ranking 14th in total offense (344.2) and 10th in scoring (23.1). Meanwhile, Cincinnati has struggled after losing star quarterback Joe Burrow to a wrist injury. In fact, the Bengals are 27th in total offense (291.7) and 23rd in points per game (19.3).

Kickoff at EverBank Stadium is set for 8:15 p.m. ET. Jacksonville is a 10-point favorite in the latest Jaguars vs. Bengals odds, while the over/under for total points scored is 40. Before you make any Bengals vs. Jaguars picks or Monday Night Football predictions, you need to see what proven SportsLine expert Mike Tierney has to say, given his mastery of picks involving the Jaguars.

A veteran sportswriter whose work appears periodically in The New York Times and Los Angeles Times, Mike Tierney has covered the NFL for decades and reported from seven Super Bowls. He is coming off a typically strong 2022 NFL season in which he went 68-54-6, returning $815 to $100 players.

In addition, Tierney is an amazing 38-16 on his last 54 NFL picks in games involving the Jaguars, returning $2,073. Anyone who has followed him is way up.

Now, Tierney has locked in on Jaguars vs. Bengals from every angle and just locked in his picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are several NFL odds and betting lines for Bengals vs. Jaguars:

  • Jaguars vs. Bengals spread: Jacksonville -10
  • Jaguars vs. Bengals over/under: 40 points
  • Jaguars vs. Bengals money line: Jacksonville -485, Cincinnati +367
  • JAX: Jaguars have hit the 1H money-line in 14 of their last 22 games
  • CIN: Bengals have hit the 4Q under in 13 of their last 19 games
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Why Jaguars can cover

Jacksonville's defense has difference-makers all across the field. The unit is third in the NFL in rushing yards allowed per game (87.4). Linebacker Foyesade Oluokun continues to thrive due to his instincts and play speed. Oluokun is seventh in the NFL in total tackles (116) with 2.5 sacks and one forced fumble. The Yale product has piled up double-digit stops in seven games thus far. In his last contest, Oluokun finished with 11 total tackles.

Linebacker Josh Allen does damage coming off the edge and has plenty of length. The Kentucky product is fifth in the NFL in sacks (12) with 38 total tackles and 10 tackles for loss. In his last contest, Allen finished with five total tackles and 2.5 sacks. See which team to pick here.

Why Bengals can cover

The Bengals' offensive playmakers have a knack for getting open and creating productive plays. Receiver Tee Higgins hasn't had the campaign he's accustomed to, but can go off in any matchup. Higgins (6-foot-4) is able to win contested catches with ease and be a dominant asset in the red zone. The Clemson product last played in Week 9 and will provide a boost to the aerial attack. Higgins snagged 27 receptions for 328 yards and two touchdowns.

On Nov. 5 against the Buffalo Bills, he caught eight receptions for a season-high 110 yards. Tyler Boyd is another receiver who makes an impact. Boyd lines up in the slot and runs crisp routes to create separation. The Pittsburgh product has 50 catches for 462 yards and two touchdowns. He's recorded at least three catches in 10 games this season. In Week 10 against the Houston Texans, Boyd had eight grabs for 117 yards. See which team to pick here.

How to make Bengals vs. Jaguars picks

Tierney has analyzed this matchup and while we can tell you he's leaning Under the point total, he has discovered a critical X-factor that has him jumping all over one side of the spread. He's only sharing what it is, and which side to back, at SportsLine.

Who wins Bengals vs. Jaguars on Monday Night Football, and which critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Bengals vs. Jaguars spread to back, all from the expert who is on an amazing 38-16 run on picks involving Jacksonville, and find out.