Jacksonville Jaguars vs New Orleans Saints 10/19/2023 – On Thursday, October 19th, the Jacksonville Jaguars and New Orleans Saints will face off at Caesar’s Superdome for some Week 7 NFL action. While Jacksonville currently enjoys a three-game winning streak against New Orleans Saints, in their five previous encounters they’ve come away victorious in four instances – scoring 134 total points while only surrendering 87 in total against each of these matchups. The New Orleans Saints are predicted to win on Thursday as per the latest football betting odds.
Jacksonville Jaguars vs New Orleans Saints 10/19/2023
|When:||Thursday, October 19, 2023 8:15 PM ET|
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Doug Pederson vs Dennis Allen
The Jacksonville Jaguars have showcased a mixed bag of results and performances this season, boasting noteworthy statistics across various aspects of the game. Despite facing some challenges, the team has displayed commendable efforts in both offense and defense, with standout players making their mark in the league.
Jacksonville’s Offense With Etienne
In the ground game, Travis Etienne has been a driving force for the Jaguars, averaging 4.0 yards per attempt, ranking 22nd in the NFL. His total rushing yardage amounts to an impressive 451 yards, placing him sixth in the league, and his contribution of five rushing touchdowns has bolstered the team’s offensive capabilities.
Beyond his rushing prowess, Etienne has also proven to be a reliable target in the passing game, having caught 21 passes out of 24 targets for 172 receiving yards, although he is yet to find the end zone through the air. With an average of 28.7 receiving yards and 3.5 catches per game, he has significantly diversified the Jaguars’ offensive strategy.
Quarterback Trevor Lawrence has been a vital component of the team’s offensive machinery, exhibiting impressive passing statistics. With 1,439 passing yards this season, he stands ninth in the NFL. Having thrown seven touchdowns and three interceptions, Lawrence has displayed a strong command of the aerial game. His ability to complete 67.1% of his passes, along with an average of 239.8 yards per game and 6.9 yards per attempt, underscores his potential as a top-tier quarterback.
Jacksonville’s Impressive Defense
The defensive lineup has been led by the impressive performances of key players, most notably Foyesade Oluokun, who has amassed an impressive 67 tackles and 4.0 tackles for loss (TFL) in the ongoing season. Oluokun’s tackle count not only leads the Jaguars but also ranks third in the entire NFL, highlighting his instrumental role in the team’s defensive strategies.
Josh Allen has also been a standout performer, contributing significantly with 21 tackles, 6.0 TFL, and an impressive seven sacks. His ability to disrupt opponents’ offensive plays and apply consistent pressure has undoubtedly been a crucial aspect of the Jaguars’ defensive tactics.
New Orleans Are Grateful for Carr
The New Orleans Saints have had an eventful season so far, highlighted by both impressive performances and areas requiring improvement. Though facing several hurdles along their journey, this team has shown glimpses of promise across various aspects of gameplay as they look to further cement their standing in a highly-competitive league.
Quarterback Derek Carr has been leading the Saints’ offensive efforts with consistency, averaging 6.5 passing yards per attempt and ranking 25th overall in NFL rankings. His average passing yardage per game totals 216.5 with an impressive completion rate of 65.0% over six games this season; five touchdowns and three interceptions show his vital role as part of their offense strategy.
Rashid Shaheed has quickly established himself as one of Carr’s go-to targets, amassing 16 receptions for 298 yards and two receiving touchdowns across six games played – an average of 2.7 receptions per game with 27 targets involved.
Granderson Leads the Defense
Carl Granderson has been an impressive force on defense for the Saints, recording 4.5 sacks, seven tackles for loss (TFL), and 23 tackles over six games. His ability to put pressure on opposing quarterbacks has proven instrumental to their defensive efforts – further demonstrating Carl’s prowess as an indispensable defensive playmaker.
Demario Davis has become an invaluable member of the Saints defensive lineup, amassing 38 tackles, four TFLs, two sacks, and two passes defended. His contributions across various defensive categories have proven essential in strengthening their linebacking unit and counteracting any attempts by opponents to maneuver offensively against them.
Alontae Taylor has made significant contributions, earning himself four sacks (fourth on the Saints) along with four tackles for loss (4.0 TFL and 27 Tackles in 2023) and 27 total tackles during the 2023 season. His ability to disrupt opposing offenses while showing outstanding tackling skills has only further fortified the Saints’ defensive resolve.
Pete Werner has played an instrumental role in the Saint’s defense this year, posting 0.5 sacks, 43 tackles, and one interception across six games. His versatility and impactful plays have cemented his place as one of the team’s key components.
NFL Latest Odds: JAC -1 ; O/U 41.5
Although the Jaguars have experienced their fair share of difficulties this season, notable performances from both sides of the field highlight the team’s promise and potential. Their impressive combination of offensive firepower and defensive resilience allows them to continue striving towards excellence.
Jacksonville Jaguars Betting Trends
Jacksonville are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games.
Jaguars are 10-3 SU in their last 13 games.
Jacksonville are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against New Orleans.
Jacksonville are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against New Orleans.
Jaguars are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games on the road.
Jacksonville are 2-18 SU in their last 20 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Jacksonville’s last 5 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference South division.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Jacksonville’s last 5 games played in October.
Jacksonville are 6-13 SU in their last 19 games played in week 7.
New Orleans Saints Betting Trends
New Orleans are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of New Orleans’ last 10 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Orleans’ last 7 games at home.
Total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans’ last 5 games against an opponent in the American Football Conference conference.
New Orleans are 12-4 SU in their last 16 games against an opponent in the American Football Conference South division.
New Orleans are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games played in October.
Orleans are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games played in week 7.
New Orleans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Thursday.
Jacksonville Jaguars vs New Orleans Saints Betting Pick
Although they faced challenges this season, both on offense and defense, the Saints demonstrated their dedication to excelling while working to overcome any potential hurdles as they navigated a highly competitive NFL season. The Jacksonville Jaguars will be losing this matchup as predicted by the best sports betting app NFL betting trends.
Score Prediction: Saints 25, Jaguars 20.