NFL Betting – Jets Heavily Favored over Bengals on Thanksgiving Night

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

Two teams going in opposite directions meet in NFL betting on Thanksgiving night as the New York Jets host the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Jets are rolling along at 8-2 while the Bengals are 2-8.  New York is a big favorite at SBG but it really doesn’t matter as gamblers making an NFL bet want no part of the Bengals.

Bengals are Sickening
Just how bad can it get for the Cincinnati Bengals?  They were up 31-14 last week at the half against Buffalo and then gave up 35 unanswered points to get blown out 49-31. The Bengals simply quit at the end of that game as they looked like the worst team in the NFL. The Bengals are so bad that their own fans have seen enough. Cincinnati failed to sell out their home game against the Bills on Sunday. It was the first time they have not sold out at home since 2003 which was the first season for head coach Marvin Lewis.  This season might be his last as it looks as if Lewis could be on the way out.  It was the biggest collapse for the Bengals in a game since 2006.  The Bengals are doing very little right. Their secondary is a disgrace and the offense is a mess with Carson Palmer throwing way too many interceptions. Hew threw two more last week in the loss to the Bills.

Jets are Exciting
When you look at the other side of this game you see the New York Jets who have been an exciting team to watch. They are now 8-2 on the season after a thrilling comeback win against the Houston Texans last week. The Jets looked like a loser last week but Mark Sanchez led a game winning TD drive for the 30-27 win. The Jets blew a 16-point fourth quarter lead but Sanchez rallied them, leading the team down for the game winning TD in under a minute. He found Santonio Holmes for the game winning TD. Sanchez was 22 for 38 for 315 yards and three touchdowns.

Jets Own the Series
As you get ready to make an NFL bet in this game, keep in mind that the Jets have won eight of the last ten meetings against the Bengals and they have covered the spread in 6 of those 10.  Last season the teams met twice, once in the regular season and once in the playoffs and the Jets won both games covering the spread each time.