Steelers vs. Jaguars Total Prediction
The Pittsburgh Steelers will be in a revenge spot on Sunday when they travel to Jacksonville to take on a Jaguars team that ended their season last year in the playoffs. Will the combined score go over the betting total or is the under the better play?
471 Pittsburgh Steelers at 472 Jacksonville Jaguars
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, November 18
TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Steelers are 5-point favorites to beat the Jaguars. The total, meanwhile, sits at 46.5 points. As of this writing, 70% of the public betting tickets are on the Steelers to cover the point spread.
Ben Roethlisberger completed 22-of-25 passes for 328 yards and five touchdowns in Pittsburgh's Week 10 game against the Panthers, taking a seat with the Steelers winning 52-14 in the fourth quarter. For the fourth time in his career, Roethlisberger finished with a perfect passer rating. He set the tone with a 75-yard touchdown to JuJu Smith-Schuster on the Steelers' first play from scrimmage. He also found Antonio Brown for a 53-yard score. The rest of the scores went to Vance McDonald, Jesse James and Jaylen Samuels (yes, really). The performance was extra impressive since Ben was playing banged up on a short week. Roethlisberger is not going to fare as well in Week 11, where the Steelers are venturing on the road to Jacksonville.
Blake Bortles completed 26-of-38 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns in the Jaguars' Week 10 loss to the Colts. Bortles’ day started on a high note. He threw a great pass to Donte Moncrief on their second drive of the game, and the former Colt broke a couple tackles on his way to an 80-yard score. He was limited to handoffs most of the rest of the first half, but he got things going a bit on a two-minute drive for a field goal just before the half. He kept things going after the break, throwing for 59 yards and a score on the opening drive and keeping the offense moving despite Jacksonville’s near insistence on putting him in third-and-long situations. He drove the offense down the field for what at worst should have been a game-tying field goal, but a Rashad Greene fumble ended the game. Bortles played well enough for the Jags to win this game, but he will have a tougher time next week against the Steelers.
NFL Betting Trends
The under is 11-1 in the Steelers’ last 12 road games versus a team with a losing home record.
The under is 4-0 in the Jaguars’ last four games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
The under is 7-2 in the last nine meetings between these tow teams in Jacksonville, is 7-3 in the Jaguars’ last 10 games coming off a loss and is 12-5 in their last 17 conference games. On the other side, the under is 20-6 in the Steelers’ last 26 road games and 12-2 in their last 14 games coming off a win of more than 14 points.
NFL Week 11 Prediction: Steelers/Jaguars under 46.5