Arizona Cardinals vs. Jacksonville Jaguars: Preview and Pick
7 Replies | 167 ViewsOn 11/11/2013 12:57 PM in NFL
The Jacksonville Jaguars finally got their first win of the season when they defeated the Tennessee Titans. Now they are looking to get their second win this week when they host the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals will travel to the east coast after a big win at home against the Houston Texans. The Cardinals need to keep winning if they hope to have a shot at making the NFL post season. They must find a way to avoid the letdown against the hapless Jaguars.
The Arizona Cardinals vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Odds
The opening NFL point spread for this game has the Cardinals listed as (-7) point favorites. The Jags win a week ago did not influence bettors as the early betting returns at several sports consensus sites show that the Cardinals are getting nearly 70 percent of the betting action. Although the money is on the Cardinals, the point spread has actually dropped and it can now be found at (-6.5) at several of the top rated online sportsbooks.
The Cardinals are winning because of good play on defense. The Cardinals defense sent at least five rushers after Case Keenum on 23-of-48 dropbacks Sunday. Outside of a 2-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Griffin (a situation that would invite extra rushers), Arizona's pressure shut down the inexperienced Keenum. That pressure will have to continue on the road against the Jaguars if they want to continue winning. Jacksonville is one of the worst teams in the National Football League, but on any given Sunday they can win in this league, and that includes this week against the Cardinals.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveal some interesting football betting angles for this game. Arizona is 1-10 straight up in its last 11 games on the road and they are 6-15 straight up in its last 21 games. Arizona is 4-2 straight up in its last 6 games overall and the total has gone under in 15 of Arizona's last 23 games on the road. Jacksonville is 1-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last 6 games at home and 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games overall. Jacksonville is 1-13 straight up in its last 14 games and the total has gone over in 4 of Jacksonville's last 5 games. The total has gone over in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games on the road, but the total has gone under in 7 of Jacksonville's last 8 games at home.
Arizona Cardinals vs. Jacksonville Jaguars 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.