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NFL Week 13 ‘Monday Night Football’ game picks and open thread

Week 13 of the 2023 NFL season wraps up with Monday Night Football featuring an AFC showdown between the Cincinnati Bengals (5-6) and Jacksonville Jaguars (8-3). Read on for our picks and predictions.

Jacksonville Jaguars v Cincinnati Bengals Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images

Week 13 of the 2023 NFL season is almost behind us, with just tonight’s AFC showdown between the Cincinnati Bengals and Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday Night Football to go. We had some great games this week, including a Thursday Night Football banger between the Seahawks and Cowboys and a close game between the Lions and Saints. Our Atlanta Falcons also took down the New York Jets on the road to get back to .500 and take sole possession of first place in the NFC South.

Let’s get right to tonight’s pick, which I’ll be making on a straight moneyline (aka picking the winner) basis. I’ll still provide the information on the spread and over/under, for those interested. At the bottom, I’ll show the rest of the staff’s picks for the game.

All odds are taken from DraftKings Sportsbook and are subject to change. See the current odds here.

Monday Night Football: Cincinnati Bengals (5-6) at Jacksonville Jaguars (8-3)

The pick: Jaguars (-380)

Spread: Jaguars -10 | Over/Under: 40 | Moneyline: Jaguars -520, Bengals +390

What a game this could’ve been...instead, Joe Burrow is out for the year and we get the Jaguars as 10-point favorites over Jake Browning. I’m unfortunately in such a desperate situation that I’m relying on Jake Browning to outscore Christian Kirk tonight in fantasy football. These are indeed dark times. At any rate, Jacksonville is rightly a heavy favorite in this game with their offense and defense both starting to click at the right time.

Staff picks

What are your picks and predictions for tonight’s Monday Night Football matchup?

Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See for details.