Titans vs. Jaguars Prediction
Can the Jacksonville Jaguars ride their win over the New England Patriots last week to another double-digit win today when they host the Tennessee Titans at 1PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, September 23, 2018
1PM ET – TIAA Bank Field
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Jaguars are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -9.5 points against the Titans, while the over/under total has been set at just 40 points. The public betting for this game currently is unavailable. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NFL Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Jaguars make statement
The Jaguars avenged their AFC Championship loss to the Patriots with a 31-20 win at home last week. Jacksonville is now 2-0 with wins over the Pats and Giants. They have covered the spread in both while splitting the over/under. Jacksonville has actually covered in five straight games dating back to the preseason.
The Jags have built off their defensive effort from last year, as they are giving up just 17.5 points and 327 yards per game thus far in 2018. They have four sacks and three turnovers forced through two games. After a sluggish offensive showing in Week 1, the Jags looked much stronger last week. Blake Bortles had one of his best games as a pro and has 552 passing yards with five touchdowns on the year. He also has run for 77 yards. Leonard Fournette has seen limited action so far due to a hamstring injury but he is listed as probable to play today.
Titans banged up
The Titans lost their opener at Miami, but bounced back last week with a 20-17 win over Houston at home. They are 1-1 against the spread through the two games while splitting the over/under total as well. Their cover last week snapped a six-game streak of failing to cover if you include the preseason.
Tennessee has not looked very good on offense this year, averaging just 20 points and 313.5 yards per game. However, injuries have really impacted them. Already without Delanie Walker, both starting tackle Taylor Lewan and quarterback Marcus Mariota were out last week with injuries. Mariota has an elbow injury that has him questionable for today’s game. He did practice late in the week, but Tennessee wouldn’t commit to him playing today. Mariota had just 103 yards and two interceptions in the Titans’ opener. Blaine Gabbert played last week and has 234 passing yards on the year. Defensively, Tennessee is giving up 22 points and 404 yards per game thus far. Their pass defense is allowing 270 yards per game.
NFL Betting Trends
Jacksonville has covered the spread in four of its last five at home and nine of its last 12 conference games.
The Titans have covered the spread in five straight division games and in seven of their last nine against winning teams.
I think Jacksonville is due to have a letdown performance today. The Jags are coming off a big high of handling the Patriots and people have been singing their praises all week. It’s not easy to win by double figures in the NFL week-to-week and the Titans have a way of just making games ugly and competitive. Tennessee actually beat the Jags twice last season and the Titans have won four of the last five in the series. I will take the Titans and the points.
NFL Prediction: Tennessee Titans +9.5