Jaguars vs. Bills Prediction
Will the Jacksonville Jaguars find a way to finally get on track when they face the Buffalo Bills at 1PM ET?
According to the oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Bills are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -7.5 points against the Jaguars. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 45 points. These two have split their last 10 meetings, but Buffalo is 4-2 against the spread in the last six encounters.
Jacksonville is coming off a 26-19 loss at Detroit last week, putting them at 2-8 on the season. They have lost five straight and are now just 4-6 against the spread, going 1-4 ATS in their last five games. Jacksonville is giving up 26.5 points per contest despite allowing just 334.3 yards per game. The Jags have been able to apply good pressure up front. Offensively, Jacksonville is posting just 19.3 points and 349.9 yards per game this season. They really struggle on the ground, averaging only 87.6 yards per contest. T.J. Yeldon is questionable to play with an ankle injury. Blake Bortles has thrown for 2,623 yards and 18 touchdowns, but also has 13 interceptions.
Buffalo is coming off a 16-12 win at Cincinnati last week to snap a three-game losing streak. The Bills are now 5-5 on the season and 5-5 against the spread. The Bills are just 1-3 ATS in their last four. Buffalo has a pretty dynamic offense, averaging 25.3 points and 355.8 yards per game. Tyrod Taylor has thrown for 1,935 yards and 10 touchdowns while rushing for 401 yards and four scores. He could be getting a key weapon back this week as Sammy Watkins is looking to return to action. He has been out most of the season with a foot injury, but is probable today. On the ground, LeSean McCoy has rushed for 716 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Buffalo is giving up just 21.5 points and 366.3 yards per game. The Bills have 31 sacks and have forced 14 turnovers this year. Lorenzo Alexander has 44 tackles and 10 sacks to lead the unit.
The Bills have had three of their last four games decided by 6 points or less. While the Jaguars have been losing, their last three games were decided by one score. The Jaguars have a defense that can pose some problems for Buffalo and the offense will not be able to have much success against the Bills’ defense. Look for this game to stay tight as both defenses shine.
NFL WEEK 12 PREDICTION: JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS +7.5