Jacksonville Jaguars at Seattle Seahawks: Preview and Pick
7 Replies | 199 ViewsOn 09/16/2013 06:47 PM in NFL
The NFL week three schedule has plenty of great games for football fans to watch and wager on, but the game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Seattle Seahawks is not one of them. The Seahawks are proving to be one of the best teams in the league and a legitimate Super bowl contender, while the Jaguars are anything but. The Jaguars are on pace to get the first overall pick in the league and will most like sign Tim Tebow by the end of the season.
Jacksonville Jaguars at Seattle Seahawks Odds
The NFL betting line for this game opened up with the Seahawks listed as (-17.5) and that number skyrocketed when the Seahawks lambasted the San Francisco 49ers. This line has already adjusted and eclipsed 20 points at several of the top ranked online sportsbooks. This is the first time that an NFL team has been labeled as a 20 point (or more) favorite since 2011 when the Patriots were a huge favorite against the Indianapolis Colts. That number could go even higher as the public is all over the Seattle bandwagon with 65 percent of the betting public on the Seahawks.
The Jaguars are one of the worst teams in the NFL and they don’t have much good to say about them. The Jaguars managed just a safety in their first game against the Chiefs and one field goal and one touchdown Sunday vs. the Raiders. They are the fourth team in NFL history to have exactly one safety, field goal and touchdown as all their scoring in the first two games of the season. If the Steelers manage just a field goal Monday, they could also join this list.
The Seahawks Russell Wilson was 4-5 for 80 yards and drew a 40 yard pass interference penalty against four or fewer pass rushers in the second half Sunday night. He will feel like he has no pressure on him against a weak Jacksonville pass rush. The Seahawks should have no problem against this Jacksonville team.
As expected the NFL betting trends heavily favor the Seahawks in this game. The Jaguars are 1-6 against the spread (ATS) in the last seven games, 2-4 ATS in the last six games against Seattle and 0-5 straight up in the last five games. The Seahawks are 8-1 straight up in the last nine games, but they do have one bad trend against them which I sent out earlier on Twitter.
Jacksonville Jaguars at Seattle Seahawks Pick
With plenty of time to go before the start of the regular season, I will wait to release my pick on this game until we get closer to game day.