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Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Football Lines, Preview & Analysis
Posted by: Mike Davis
The online betting football road to the Super Bowl continues this weekend with a thrilling Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Pittsburgh Steelers AFC Divisional round matchup. While this postseason matchup would have been impossible to predict during last year’s preseason, it is nevertheless upon us. Furthermore, the fact that the Jaguars managed to upset the Steelers earlier during the regular season has many football betting book players wondering what kind of outcome we’ll witness this weekend. Let’s take a gander at the NFL teaser odds out on this AFC Divisional round matchup.
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Pittsburgh Steelers – Sunday, January 14th
When: 1:05 pm ET
Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Stream: CBS Sports, NFL Game Pass
Online Betting Football Lines:
Jacksonville Jaguars +7 (-110) 41 (-110) +274
Pittsburgh Steelers -7 (-110) 41 (-110) -340
The Jaguars finished this year’s regular season with a 10-6 record to lay claim to the AFC South. It had been 10 years since the jaguars managed to make the playoffs, and 18 since they’ve won a divisional title. With that in mind, it’s safe to say that Jacksonville is ecstatic with the kind of success their team is enjoying. However, football betting books are predicting that the Jags’ impressive journey will come to an end this Sunday. But as aforementioned, the Jaguars beat the Steelers early on during the regular season. Will Jacksonville be able to replicate these results this upcoming Sunday?
All in all, the Jaguars have what it needs to stop the Steelers’ high powered offense this Sunday, at least partially. The reason being, the Jaguars finished the year with the NFL’s No. 1 defense against the pass. Furthermore, the Jags ranked No. 2 in terms of total defense and No. 2 as well in terms of points scored per game. This Sunday, that top-ranked defense will go up against the NFL’s 8th best scoring offense, 3rd best total offense, 3rd best passing attack and 20th best rushing offense. Considering that the Jags ranked 21st against the run, it’s clear that the Steelers should stick to the run game this Sunday.
The Steelers turned in a 13-3 record for the 2017 online betting football season, which saw Pittsburgh win the AFC North. It’s not surprising to see Pittsburgh enjoy this kind of success, considering that the Steelers made it all the way to the AFC’s championship game last year. The Steelers went 3-1 in their final 4 games of the season, so it looks like they’re coming in with a good bit of momentum. However, we haven’t seen what the Steelers are like in this year’s postseason and they’ll have to dust off the cobwebs from the 1st round bye. So, what kind of bets should players make on this weekend’s Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Pittsburgh Steelers?
Looking over the odds, it’s clear that bettors should place a small bet on the Jags. Granted, it seems extremely unlikely that Blake Bortles will be able to upset the Steelers in their home court, the odds are too lopsided for this matchup. If you want to back the Steelers, stick to the totals line.