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New England Patriots vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Betting Preview, Odds, & Picks

Posted by: Mike Davis
New England Patriots vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

After seeing them make it all the way to the AFC Championship game, NFL football betting players were uncertain as to what we could expect out of Jacksonville. Truthfully there weren’t too many questions surrounding their defense; we know they can ball. However, the real uncertainty lingers with Blake Bortles and the Jaguars’ offense. And now that Leonard Fournette is banged up a bit, legal betting players don’t know what to expect out of Jacksonville’s offense this Sunday. With that in mind, let’s take a look at what NFL sportsbooks have to say about the New England Patriots vs. Jacksonville Jaguars matchup?

New England Patriots vs. Jacksonville Jaguars – Sun., September 16th    

When: 4:25 pm ET

Where: TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

TV: CBS

Stream: CBS Sports, NFL Game Pass

NFL Football Betting Odds:

New England Patriots PK (-115)     45½ (-110)      –

Jacksonville Jaguars PK (-105)        45½ (-110)      –

New England Patriots

The Patriots kicked the season off with a 27-20 win over the Houston Texans. It was a tough game and won that many NFL football betting players had New England losing. Nevertheless, thanks to some troubles on behalf of Deshaun Watson, the Pats managed to prevail. The Pats defense played a hand in deterring Houston obviously. But all things considered, they weren’t all that great. After all, they gave up a total of 167 yards on the ground. Luckily for New England, they’re going up against a pretty crappy offense this Sunday. But in order to come out on top, Brady will have to find some way to march down the field on the Jaguars defense. It might not be an understatement to say that the Jags wield the best defensive unit. Unfortunately for Jacksonville, they’re going up against the most meticulous quarterback in pro football.

Players to Watch: Tom Brady (277 passing yards, 3 TD, 1 INT), Rex Burkhead (64 rushing yards, 0 TD, 1 F), and Rob Gronkowski (123 receiving yards, 1 TD, 7 REC).

Jacksonville Jaguars

If the Jaguars are able to get the upset this Sunday, they will not only have shocked the world – they’ll also avenge last year’s AFC Championship loss. There’s really only one thing worth hitting when talking about the New England-Jacksonville matchup and that’s one person in the Jaguars’ organization; Tom Coughlin. While Coughlin isn’t the only coach who’s beaten Bill Belichick in the Super Bowl, he’s the only one who’s done it twice. Not only that, he did it with Eli Manning. And sine Coughlin plays a large roles in the Jags’ management, it’s safe to say that they always have a good shot of upsetting New England. Especially if they just happen to be playing at home. However, having said all that, we would feel better taking a shot on Jacksonville this weekend if they had someone better than Bortles under center.

Players to Watch: Blake Bortles (176 passing yards, 1 TD, 1 INT), TJ Yeldon (51 rushing yards, 0 TD, 0 F), and Keelan Cole (54 receiving yards, 0 TD, 3 REC).

New England Patriots vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of New England’s last 5 games when playing Jacksonville
  • New England is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Jacksonville
  • New England is 14-3 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Jacksonville’s last 6 games at home
  • Jacksonville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Jacksonville is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
New England Patriots vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting players take in this New England Patriots vs. Jacksonville Jaguars matchup? All things considered, the Pats are the safest wager here. Nevertheless, we’ll have to see where the money line settles here. If the line favors New England too heavily, taking Jacksonville might not be a terrible idea. Sign up to make your online betting prediction today!

Score Prediction: 17-10 New England.

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