NFL Week 3 Game Preview: Cincinnati Bengals at New York Jets Odds

The Cincinnati Bengals visit the New York Jets at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 25. NFL Week 3 odds shows the Bengals as spread favorites and  on the moneyline. The point total for Bengals Jets odds is set at .

In this article, we break down everything you need to know before placing a bet on the game, including team matchups, key metrics, and the best available odds. Click on any Bengals – Jets odds in this post to bet now.


When using the odds table above, click the dropdown menu and select the type of bet you wish to make. 

Wagering on the point spread is when you wager on how many points a team will win or lose by. A “plus” sign in front of the spread is the underdog, and a “minus” sign is the favorite. The Bengals would need at least a six-point win if you bet on Cincinnati to cover the point spread (-5.5). A spread bet on the Jets would win if New York wins the game or loses by five points or fewer. When there is no flat number like this one (-5.5) no push comes into play.

Betting the  is simply betting on which particular team will win a game.

The total is the number of combined points the two teams will score. Bettors can choose to bet the over or under on how many total points will be scored in the game.

For more Week 3 betting guides, click on the green NFL Game Previews button at the top of this post.

Editor’s Note


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As of Thursday, the spread for this game on Fanduel Sportsbook is Bengals -5.5. Most Sportsbooks have this spread at Benagls -5.5 Additional updates can be found below.


The weather isn’t expected to have much of an impact on this matchup, as the temperature is expected to settle in at 75 degrees by kickoff. There is a small chance for light rain, though models are showing it may be clear by kickoff on Sunday. Even so, you should be wary of allowing the potential weather to impact your handicap. Games with lots of rain and snow usually drive down totals but doesn’t always mean it will go Under. Sportsbooks obviously adjust their lines based on weather, so it’s up to the bettor to decide if the book adjusted the line enough. 




Bengals O Stats (Rank) Jets D
18.5 (#19) Points/Gm 27.0 (#25)
0.230 (#28) Points/Play 0.458 (#26)
343.0 (#18) Yards/Gm 339.5 (#18)
232.0 (#14) Pass Yards/Gm 216.0 (#4)
29.5 (#8) Rush Yards/Gm 123.5 (#21)
4.3 (#31) Yards/Play 5.8 (#20)
5.2 (#29) Yards/Pass 7.6 (#26)
3.8 (#24) Yards/Rush 4.3 (#15)
42.42 (#14) 3rd Down % 52.00 (#29)
50.00 (#19) Red Zone TD % 71.43 (#22)
2.5 (#27) Turnovers 1.0 (#17)
12.75% (#31) Sacks 5.00% (#22)


Jets O Stats (Rank) Bengals D
21.0 (#15) Points/Gm 21.5 (#15)
0.274 (#21) Points/Play 0.358 (#21)
391.0 (#8) Yards/Gm 302.0 (#7)
303.0 (#3) Pass Yards/Gm 211.0 (#13)
88.0 (#23) Rush Yards/Gm 91.0 (#12)
5.4 (#17) Yards/Play 5.0 (#11)
5.8 (#25) Yards/Pass 6.1 (#11)
4.8 (#12) Yards/Rush 3.7 (#7)
34.48 (#20) 3rd Down % 28.0 (#4)
66.67 (#12) Red Zone TD % 75.00 (#25)
1.5 (#17) Turnovers 0.5 (#23)
4.59% (#12) Sacks 2.82% (#29)


Why Bengals Can Cover The Spread

In Week 3 the Bengals’ struggling offensive line catches a Jets defense that managed just three sacks in its first two games and got roasted by Lamar Jackson and Jacoby Brissett for a combined 39-of-57 passing (68%), 442 yards (7.8 YPA), and a 4:2 TD-to-INT ratio. This is an ultimate “get right spot” for Cincinnati. QB Joe Burrow performed well against Jets HC Robert Saleh’s defense last Week 8 throwing for 259 yards and three touchdowns. On pace for career highs in carries (391) and targets (111) two games in, Joe Mixon now encounters a Jets defense where he produced 91 yards and two TDs last Week 8. Mixon’s target share on Burrow drop backs has risen from 10% last year to nearly 15% in 2022. This year’s Jets have already been exposed on run defense allowing 3 rushing TDs to Nick Chubb in Week 2. Amari Cooper (9/101/1), Rashod Bateman (2/59/1), and Devin Duvernay (4/54/2) exploited holes in New York’s secondary in Weeks 1-2, boding favorably for Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins. Including playoffs, Higgins has banked 95-plus yards and/or a TD in eight of his last 12 appearances. 

Why Jets Can Cover The Spread

Jets rookie WR Garrett Wilson leads the NFL in red-zone targets (8) and targets inside the 10-yard line (7), indicating the Jets are proactively calling plays for him in scoring position. Wilson has earned quarterback Joe Flacco’s trust and should start consistently producing on a week-to-week basis. The Jets should see passing game success against the Bengals, who conceded some productive stat lines to fellow WRs Noah Brown (5/91/1), CeeDee Lamb (7/75/0), and Diontae Johnson (7/55/0) in Weeks 1-2. Cincinnati is 1-5 ATS in the last six meetings in New York, including losing outright as 12-point favorites on the road against the Jets in Week 8 last year.

Reasons To Bet The Over

Cincinnati is clearly struggling to protect Joe Burrow, although he is not without blame for the substantial number of sacks. Fortunately, Week 3 brings the Jets who are bottom six in sacks and pressure rate, while featuring a pass defense ranked dead last by DVOA. New York is theoretically capable of speeding up the Bengals, as they rank seventh in pace of play. In 2021 Cincinnati still ranked seventh in both scoring and yards per play, despite easing Joe Burrow in after his ACL rehab. Joe Flacco leads the NFL in pass attempts (103) so far in 2022, due to the Jets constantly playing from behind. The game-script of “catch up” can be a goldmine for over bettors as this leads directly to shootouts. Jets-Browns Week 2 matchup had one of the lowest totals on the Week 2 slate and ended up totaling 61 combined points.

Reasons To Bet The Under

The Bengals plays per game crashsed from the ninth most in 2019 and a league-high during the first 10 games of 2020, down to the 29th-most overtime-adjusted snaps per game in 2021. Despite trailing 14-3 after one quarter, the Bengals had the week’s sixth-highest run rate on first downs. In addition to a clear intention of the Bengals coaching staff to feed Joe Mixon the ball, Taylor slammed on the brakes in pace of play. The Bengals were second slowest team in Week 2 when their no-huddle rate dropped from 12% to 1%. With the Jets likely struggle to stop the run, look for HC Zac Taylor to try controlling the game in Week 3.

Bengals vs. Jets props: Matchups to watch

Joe Mixon vs. Jets Rush Defense

The Jets allowed the fourth-most rushing yards to opposing RBs in 2021 (1,930), while surrendering the 2nd most receiving yards to opposing RBs in 2021 (907). Mixon has touch counts of 22,34 in Weeks 1-2. Mixon’s target share on Burrow drop backs has gone from 10% last year to nearly 15% in 2022.

Joe Mixon rushing yards prop: Over/Under / ()

Ja’Marr Chase vs. Jets Secondary

The Jets are exposable in pass defense as well but are perhaps underrated as they allowed the 7th fewest receiving TDs to opposing WRs in 2021. Look for talented Rookie CB Ahmad Gardner to shadow Chase on Sunday. Chase already has a 125+ yard receiving game under his belt in 2022.

Ja’Marr Chase receiving yards prop: Over/Under / ()

Garrett Wilson vs. Bengals Secondary

Wilson leads the NFL in red-zone targets and targets inside the 10-yard line, indicating the Jets are proactively calling plays for him in scoring position. Cincinnati has not allowed a 100 receiving yard game to any opposing WR thus far in 2022. If Flacco needs to drop back another 40+ times on Sunday, Wilson may get to 100 yards in back-to-back games.

Garrett Wilson receiving yards prop: Over/Under / ()


Although the coconscious seems to be for the Bengals to bounce back against New York, I have the Jets covering the 5.5 points at home on Sunday. The Jets seem to be playing with nothing to lose, while Cincinnati has a lot of pressure to perform well. Best of luck betting Bengals Jets odds.

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