Sunday, September 11, 2016
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The Cincinnati Bengals take on the New York Jets on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at MetLife Stadium. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 42. Last season the Bengals were 12-3-2 against the spread and their over/under record was 7-10-0. The Jets had an over/under record of 8-8-0 and they were 8-6-2 against the spread.
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Cincinnati scored 26 points per game on offense last season, which ranked 7th in the NFL. In the passing department, they averaged 21 passes on 32 attempts for a 66% percent completion percentage last season. They threw for a total of 245 yards per game through the air as well, which ranked them 15th in the league. The Bengals ran for an average of 113 yards per game on 29 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. That ranked them 13th in the NFL. They also ran 63 plays per contest and averaged 5.7 yards per play for an average of 358 yards per game, ranking their offense 15th overall last season. The Bengals averaged 20 first downs per game which ranked them 15th in the league. They accumulated 58.6 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, which ranked 10th in the NFL.
Cincinnati allowed 249 passing yards per game, ranking 20th in the league, and they allowed 17 points per contest on defense, which ranked 2nd. They gave up 26 completions on 40 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 65%. The Bengals allowed 92 rushing yards per game on 22 carries for a 4.2 average per play, which ranked their rush defense 7th in the NFL. Cincinnati allowed 341 total yards per game including 5.3 yards per play, which ranked their overall defense 11th in terms of yards per game. They forced 1.8 turnovers per contest and got flagged for 7.4 penalties for 70.9 yards per game, ranking them 8th among all teams in the league.
New York averaged 24 points per game last season on offense, which ranked them 11th in the NFL. In the passing department, they completed 23 passes per game on 38 attempts for a 61% percent completion percentage. They threw for 254 yards through the air per game last year, ranking them 13th. The Jets ran for an average of 117 yards per game on 28 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry last season, which ranked them 10th on the ground. They also ran 67 plays per game and averaged 5.5 yards per play for a total of 370 yards per game, ranking them 10th in the league on offense. The Jets got an average of 21 first downs per game, which ranked 10th. They averaged 49.2 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, ranking them 28th in the NFL.
New York allowed an average of 235 passing yards yards per game, which ranked 13th in the league. Their defense overall allowed 20 points per contest, which had them ranked 9th. They gave up 21 completions on 38 attempts for a completion percentage of 55% per game. The Jets allowed 83 rushing yards per contest on 23 carries for a 3.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 2nd in the NFL. New York allowed 319 total yards per game for an average of 5 yards per play, which ranked 4th in the league. They forced 1.9 turnovers per contest and 5.6 penalties for 47.9 yards in each contest, ranking 3rd.
AJ McCarron finished his last game of last season with 212 yards through the air for Cincinnati. He completed 23 passes out of 41 attempts for a 56% completion percentage. The Bengals were led in rushing by Jeremy Hill, who finished with 50 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. A.J. Green led the team in receiving with 5 receptions for 71 yards. He had an average of 14 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game Cincinnati had 279 total yards on 68 plays. They gained 5 rushing first downs, 11 passing, and 3 by way of penalty for a total of 19 first downs on the game. The Bengals rushed for 91 yards by way of 24 carries.
Ryan Fitzpatrick finished his last game of last season with 181 yards through the air for New York. He completed 16 passes out of 37 attempts for a 43% completion percentage. The Jets were led in rushing by Christopher Ivory, who finished with 81 yards on 6 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 14 yards per carry. Brandon Marshall led the team in receiving with 8 receptions for 126 yards. He had an average of 16 yards per reception in the contest. New York had 300 total yards on 55 plays. They gained 4 rushing first downs, 10 passing, and 1 by way of penalty for a total of 15 first downs on the game. The Jets rushed for 122 yards by way of 17 carries.
Cincinnati Betting Trends
Cincinnati was 7-10-0 against the over/under last season
Cincinnati had an ATS record of 12-3-2 last season
New York Betting Trends
New York was 8-8-0 against the over/under last season
New York had an ATS record of 8-6-2 last season
Injuries to Watch
09/02/16 WR A.J. Green Knee probable Sunday vs. NY Jets
09/02/16 T Cedric Ogbuehi Toe "?" Sunday vs. NY Jets
09/02/16 T Jake Fisher Ankle "?" Sunday vs. NY Jets
09/02/16 TE Tyler Kroft Knee "?" Sunday vs. NY Jets
08/31/16 CB Adam Jones Calf probable Sunday vs. NY Jets
08/31/16 DT Andrew Billings Knee IR
08/31/16 DT Brandon Thompson Knee PUP
08/31/16 HB Cedric Peerman Forearm out indefinitely
08/26/16 TE Tyler Eifert Ankle out indefinitely
08/11/16 LB Vontaze Burfict Suspension expected to miss first 3 games
09/07/16 LB Bruce Carter Undisclosed "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
09/07/16 LB David Harris Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
09/07/16 LB Jordan Jenkins Calf "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
09/07/16 LB Josh Martin Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
09/06/16 WR Brandon Marshall Hip probable Sunday vs. Cincinnati
09/01/16 QB Bryce Petty Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
08/28/16 WR Devin Smith ACL PUP
06/30/16 DT Sheldon Richardson Suspension expected to miss Sunday vs. Cincinnati
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York
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