Jacksonville Jaguars vs Detroit Lions 8/19/2023 – Two NFL teams with lofty expectations for their division titles will come face-to-face in Week 2 when two highly anticipated preseason matchups occur. On Saturday, the Jacksonville Jaguars and Detroit Lions are set to meet at Ford Field and this contest has garnered national coverage on NFL Network as it shows its significance. Leading up to it both teams will conduct joint practices from Wednesday through Thursday before engaging in their competitive showdown on Saturday afternoon. The NFL preseason betting odds are up and running as these teams clash in this exciting game. The Jaguars hope to turn things around, but the Detroit Lions are not going to make this an easy battle.
Jacksonville Jaguars vs Detroit Lions 8/19/2023
|When:||Saturday, August 19, 2023 7:00 PM ET|
|Jaguars||-3.5 (-120)||39 o (-115)||-175|
|Lions||+3.5 (+100)||39 u (-105)||+155|
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Jacksonville emerged victorious from their opening preseason game with a 28-23 win against Dallas Cowboys while Detroit opened up their 2023 preseason campaign with a 21-16 triumph over New York Giants. As both teams prepare to face each other again, some key players will be missing from both lineups; Jacksonville will miss Henry Mondeaux, Sammis Reyes Leonard Taylor Dawuane Smoot Dawuane Smoot while Detroit won’t have Trey Quinn Justin Jackson Emmanuel Moseley Hendon Hooker.
Nathan Rourke impressed in their first preseason game by passing for 153 yards and one touchdown. Regular-season starter Trevor Lawrence made limited appearances, completing five of six passes for 36 yards including one touchdown and an interception against Dallas. As the preseason continues, Lawrence and the first-team offense are anticipated to receive additional playing time to optimize performance and prepare them for regular-season action.
Travis Etienne, Jacksonville’s first-team running back, should receive significant snaps against Detroit. While preseason results tend to have mixed outcomes for most NFL coaches, one area of focus for Jacksonville includes Tre Herndon as the current nickel cornerback while Gregory Junior tries to take over this key spot for their defense strategy.
The Lions have prioritized providing starters with ample practice time during joint sessions with Jacksonville, but their playing time in Saturday’s match remains unknown. Starting quarterback Jared Goff did not play against the Giants; Nate Sudfeld however excelled by passing for 194 yards (despite two interceptions), while key players including Jahmyr Gibbs, Amon-Ra St Brown, Marvin Jones Jr and Jameson Williams are expected to have expanded roles.
NFL Odds/Point Spread: Jacksonville Jaguars -3.5, Total Odds: 39
As Detroit prepares to show its skills, its focus will be on its talented skill position players such as running back Jahmyr Gibbs and wide receivers Amon-Ra St. Brown, Marvin Jones Jr., and Jameson Williams. Meanwhile, Detroit’s defense led by Aidan Hutchison and Alex Anzalone adds depth and strength to their roster; Jacksonville starters should receive plenty of playing time too, though given Detroit’s deep roster with ample playing opportunities for backups and fringe players to prove themselves may tip the balance in favor of Detroit given their home-field advantage.
On defense, Detroit displayed resilience against New York, holding them to just 243 yards and 13 first downs. Jacksonville’s formidable offense, led by Lawrence, will put Detroit’s newly improved defense under scrutiny; as multiple factors will come into play during this matchup between two equally talented sides, we anticipate an exciting display of skill and strategy from both sides.
Jacksonville Jaguars Betting Trends
Jacksonville are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Jacksonville’s last 6 games.
Jacksonville are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games.
Jaguars are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against Detroit.
Jacksonville are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games against Detroit.
Jacksonville are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
Detroit Lions Betting Trends
Detroit is 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games.
Lions are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games against Jacksonville.
Detroit are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games at home.
Lions are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Jacksonville.
Detroit are 3-14-1 SU in their last 18 games against an opponent in the American Football Conference.
Jacksonville Jaguars vs Detroit Lions 8/18/2023 Betting Pick
The Jacksonville Jaguars and Detroit Lions preseason matchup promises an intriguing matchup between two teams with lofty aspirations. As both sides aim to hone their strategies and evaluate players, this contest plays an integral part in both squads’ preseason journey. While Jacksonville’s stars like Trevor Lawrence are set to shine during this encounter, Detroit may use its depth and home-field advantage to gain the upper hand and secure victory for themselves in this contest. The NFL betting picks this week are in favor of the Detroit Lions to win this game and cover the spread.
Score Prediction: Detroit Lions 24, Jacksonville Jaguars 20