The NFL international series will be giving us another game from London, UK, and although these two are losing teams at the moment, there will be plenty of excitement on Sunday, October 30, so make sure you don’t miss out on the best Broncos vs. Jaguars betting pick and odds.
Both Denver and Jacksonville are hoping to snap their four-game losing streaks when they face at Wembley Stadium. The Jaguars are slight -2.5 favorites on BetOnline Sportsbook, while the total is set at 39 points. These conference rivals have met once in 2021, and the Broncos won 23-13 in Jacksonville.
Broncos lost another one-possession game
The Denver Broncos (2-5-0, 2-5-0 ATS) played six of seven one-possession games this season, and while they won two, they did lose four in a row, three of which were by seven points or less. After suffering a couple of painful OT defeats to the Colts and Chargers, the Broncos lost 16-9 to the New York Jets at home. Again, Denver was better in total yards (324-260) and first downs (21-10), but the offense failed to produce as the Broncos matched their season-low nine points.
Nothing has changed on offense with Russell Wilson (hamstring) on the sidelines. Brett Rypien completed 24 of 46 passes for 225 yards and one interception. Jerry Jeudy had one of his best displays of the season with 96 yards on seven receptions (11 targets), while Latavius Murray scored the only TD for the Broncos and it was a rushing touchdown. Once again, the Broncos were quite strong defensively; Dre’Mont Jones had a pair of sacks, while Alex Singleton posted a game-high 11 tackles.
DE Randy Gregory (knee), CB Ronald Darby (ACL), Garett Bolles (leg), T Cameron Fleming (quad), WR Tim Patrick (knee), LB Baron Browning (hip), and RB Javonte Williams (knee) are out and will not play on Sunday against the Jags. QB Russell Wilson (hamstring), LB Josey Jewell (knee), and S Caden Sterns (hip) are questionable.
Jaguars were stopped at a 1-yard line in a loss to the Giants
The Jacksonville Jaguars (2-5-0, 2-5-0 ATS), just like the Broncos, lost each of their previous four games. Following a couple of losses to the divisional foes Texans and Colts, the Jaguars fell short of the New York Giants at home. Jacksonville was 23-17 down in the final minute, and the hosts had a chance to score a game-tying TD and then get a win with a successive extra-point try, but the Giants stopped them inches from the end zone, so the Jags were left empty-handed.
Trevor Lawrence completed 22 of 43 passes for 310 yards, and he scored a rushing touchdown as well. Talking about rushing, Travis Etienne Jr. was the best player on the ground with a game-high 114 yards and a score on 14 attempts. Through the air, Christian Kirk registered a game-high 96 yards on seven catches, while Evan Engram, Marvin Jones Jr, and Zay Jones all had 50+ receiving yards. On defense, Foyesade Oluokun chipped in a game-high 12 tackles.
The Jags traded RB James Robinson to the New York Jets for a conditional sixth-round pick, a move which will open more space for a rookie RB Travis Etienne Jr, who impressed in the last game. LB K’Lavon Chaisson (knee) and DE Jordan Smith (knee) are out indefinitely. LB Foyesade Oluokun (calf), CB Jamal Agnew (knee), and CB Shaquill Griffin (back) are questionable to face the Broncos on Sunday.
- 13-4 ATS in the last 17 games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous game
- 4-0 ATS in the last four games in Week 8
- 8-20 ATS in the last 28 games overall
- 2-10 ATS in the last 12 games following an ATS loss
- 1-6 ATS in the last seven vs. a team with a losing record
Denver Broncos vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Pick
The good news for both teams is that one will snap a losing skid. Well, at least one, because we cannot ignore the fact that a tie is a possibility. Denver is 0-2 in London games, but they played the previous one 12 years ago, while Jacksonville has a 4-4 record in the capital of the United Kingdom. Although I personally have greater respect for the Jags’ head coach Doug Pederson than the Broncos’ HC Nathaniel Hackett, I am going with Denver in this one. Russell Wilson will likely return to the field, and it seems that he really needed a week off to cool his head, and I believe he will display his best performance in Denver’s uniform on Sunday. Denver does have the worst offense in the NFL, but I am going with their defense to prevail in this one. Even if they lose, it’s going to be another tight L, no more than a field goal margin.
Pick: Take the Broncos at +3.5 (-140)
I mentioned Denver’s worst offense in the league. That offense is averaging a miserable 14.3 points per game, and I’d be shocked to see them score 30+ here. Jacksonville’s defense is keeping the opponents to just below 20.0 ppg, while their offense is better than Denver’s, which is not that hard to achieve. The totals on Denver’s games are lower and lower, but that will not repel me from betting on another low-scoring affair. Under is 4-0 in the Broncos’ last four games following an ATS loss; Under is 13-5 in the Jaguars’ previous 18 games following an ATS loss, while Under is 8-3 in Jacksonville’s last 11 vs. a team with a losing record.
Pick: Go Under 40.5 points (-135)