Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans: Preview and Pick
10 Replies | 307 ViewsOn 11/04/2013 04:41 PM in NFL
The Jacksonville Jaguars are the worst team in the National Football League and they are hoping that the bye week will be just what they need to get their first win of the season. If they are going to win the Jaguars will have to travel to Tennessee to take on the Titans who are riding high after a win against the St. Louis Rams. The Titans played so well behind Chris Johnson who is running the ball with authority again this season.
Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans Odds
The opening NFL point spread for this game has the Titans listed as a double digit favorite. They are listed as (-14) point favorites and the public is still willing to drop two touchdowns to the lowly Jaguars as over 60 percent of the early wagering is on the Titans. That number is starting to dip and can now be found at (-13) at the top rated online sportsbooks.
The Titans do well when they can run the ball. Chris Johnson gained 108 of his 152 rushing yards before first contact Sunday. Johnson hadn't gained 100 total rushing yards in a game this season. Johnson gained 6.5 yards per rush outside the tackles Sunday, his highest average in a game this season and more than double his season average (2.9 yards per rush). Both of Johnson's rush touchdowns Sunday were from inside the red zone. Johnson had the most red zone rushes (17) without a rushing touchdown this season entering the game. The Jaguars will have no means of stopping the run or the Titans offense.
If the Titans lose to Jacksonville it will be a major upset.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveal that it is highly unlikely that the Jaguars actually win this game. Jacksonville is 0-5 straight up in its last 5 games on the road and 1-6 against the spread (ATS) in its last 7 games on the road. Jacksonville is 0-5 straight up in its last 5 games and 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games overall. Tennessee is 4-2 straight up in its last 6 games at home, but they are 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home and 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Jacksonville. The total has gone under in 5 of Tennessee's last 7 games when playing Jacksonville and the total has gone over in 4 of Tennessee's last 5 games at home.
Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans 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.