Jets vs. Jaguars Total Prediction
The 1-5 Jets are coming off a short week of rest and preparation and will meet a Jaguars team that attempts to get to .500 on Sunday with a win. At 40.5, what’s the best play for bettors?
259 New York Jets (+6) at 260 Jacksonville Jaguars (-6); O/U 40.5
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, October 27, 2019
TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
Public Betting Trends
According to our NFL Football Public Betting Chart page, the Jaguars are receiving 61% of the betting tickets from online sportsbooks.
New York Jets Fantasy Spin
Sam Darnold (toe) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice. Darnold's toe "injury" is not an issue heading into Sunday's game with the Jaguars. Coming off one of the worst quarterback performances you will ever see, Darnold will be looking to rebound mentally as much as physically in Week 8. He put on an admirable performance before the media on Thursday. The second-year pro definitely has his wits about him. Darnold is a low-end QB2 following last week's fiasco.
Jacksonville Jaguars Fantasy Spin
Dede Westbrook (shoulder) isn't expected to practice again Thursday. Westbrook is tentatively expected to play through his shoulder injury again in Week 8, but he's clearly operating at less than 100%. Gardner Minshew has focused the overwhelming majority of his target distribution this season on Westbrook (54 targets), D.J. Chark (48), Leonard Fournette (38) and Chris Conley (33). Westbrook's 6-103-0 performance in Week 7 was a nice reminder of what the talented third-year WR is capable of producing with a good matchup, while Chark has failed to clear 60 yards or find the end zone in consecutive weeks. Chark remains the superior fantasy option thanks to his more fantasy-friendly target share as the offense's featured deep-threat WR, but the disparity between his and Westbrook's production likely won't be as big as we saw in the first month of the season moving forward.
NFL Betting Trends
The over is 4-1 in the Jets’ last five games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
The under is 5-2 in the Jaguars’ last seven games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
The under has cashed in seven of the Jaguars’ last eight home games, is 5-2 in their last seven conference games and is 7-3 in their last 10 games overall. The under is also 5-2 in the Jets’ last seven games, is 4-1 in their last five conference matchups and is 5-2 in their last seven games coming off a loss of more than 14 points.
NFL Week 8 Prediction: Jets/Jaguars UNDER 40.5