Online NFL Betting Siding With Jags Over Rams
Posted by: Charlie Smith
So far this 2017 online NFL betting, the Jacksonville Jaguars have been the most inconsistent team in the entire NFL. One week, the Jags are knocking down some of the AFC’s biggest playoff contenders. The next, Jacksonville is losing games to some of the weaker competition within the conference. So, when the Jags get set to host the Los Angeles Rams this Sunday, there isn’t an NFL sportsbook in the world that knows what we can expect out of Jacksonville. Nevertheless, let’s take a look at the odds they’re currently facing.
Los Angeles Rams vs. Jacksonville Jaguars – Sunday, October 15th
When: 4:05 pm ET
Where: EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
Stream: Fox Sports Go, NFL Game Pass
Online NFL Betting Odds:
Los Angeles Rams +3 (-115) 43 (-105) +125
Jacksonville Jaguars -3 (-105) 43 (-115) -145
Los Angeles Rams
The Rams, much to everybody who is betting football this season’s surprise, are the current leaders of the NFC West. Los Angeles entered the 2017 season with a new head coach, Sean McVay, who just happens to be the youngest coach the league has ever seen. However, don’t let McVay’s youth fool you as his team is currently tied with the Seahawks for the lead in the division. Granted, the Rams had an opportunity to claim the West for themselves this past Sunday when they faced the Seahawks in Seattle. But Seattle proved too difficult of a place to win on the road for the Rams as they fell short 16-10.
The Rams have been thriving under the McVay-Jared Goff coupling. Goff found no success under Jeff Fisher but McVay’s philosophy has allowed the young quarterback to flourish. Goff is currently sitting on 7 touchdowns, 3 interceptions, 1,360 yards and a 94.1 passer rating. Goff will have to contend against one of the best secondaries in the NFL this Sunday. It’ll be interesting to see how Goff handles the challenge.
The Jags crawl into this Week 6 matchup sporting a 3-2 record that ranks them 1st in the AFC South. The rest of the South is tied at 2-3, which undoubtedly makes the Jags seem like the best team in the division. The Jaguars have had some big wins this season; a 29-7 upset over the Houston Texans in Week 1, a 44-7 win over the Baltimore Ravens, and last Sunday’s 30-9 pummeling of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Those wins make it seem like the Jags have the potential to compete with the best of them. But we’ll have to see if Jacksonville can maintain that reputation as the season progresses.
The Jaguars 2017 success has come at the hands of their defense. Right now, Jacksonville has the 3rd best points allowed per contest average, 3rd best pass defense, and 14th best total defense. Granted, the Jags are penultimate against the run, but the fact that they’re keeping their opponent out of the end zone is what truly matters. Offensively the Jags rank 5th in the NFL in scoring, but don’t let that fool you: that ranking is all thanks to their defense. The Jags have a +10 turnover ratio and have had multiple defensive touchdowns this season. The Rams are -1 in the turnover ratio.