Sunday, December 27, 2015
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The Jacksonville Jaguars take on the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 3 point favorites and the over/under was set at 51.5.
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Blake Bortles finished his last game with 297 yards through the air for Jacksonville. He completed 23 passes out of 38 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. The Jaguars were led in rushing by Bortles, who finished with 44 yards on 6 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Julius Thomas led the team in receiving with 6 receptions for 79 yards. He had an average of 13 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game Jacksonville got a total of 21 first downs by way of 6 rushing, 14 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 60 total plays for 357 yards for the game. The Jaguars ran for 72 yards on 20 attempts.
Drew Brees finished his last game with 341 yards through the air for New Orleans. He completed 34 passes out of 52 attempts for a 65% completion percentage. The Saints were led in rushing by Timothy Hightower, who finished with 54 yards on 13 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Brandin Cooks led the team in receiving with 10 receptions for 124 yards. He had an average of 12 yards per reception in the contest. New Orleans got a total of 27 first downs by way of 3 rushing, 21 passing, and 3 by penalty. They ran 71 total plays for 399 yards for the game. The Saints ran for 69 yards on 18 attempts.
Jacksonville is scoring 25 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 22 passes on 39 attempts for a 56% percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 256 yards per game through the air as well. The Jaguars carry the ball for an average of 97 yards per game on 23 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry this season. They also run 65 plays per contest and average 5.4 yards per play for an average of 353 yards per game. The Jaguars are averaging 20 first downs per game and they accumulate 55.1 penalty yards per game via 6.4 penalties.
Jacksonville gives up an average of 261 passing yards and 27 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 24 completions per game on 38 attempts for a completion percentage of 63%. The Jaguars allow 101 rushing yards per game on 28 carries for a 3.6 average per play. Jacksonville allows 362 total yards per game including 5.3 yards per play. They force 1.2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.1 penalties for 63.9 yards per game.
New Orleans averages 25 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 29 passes per game on 42 attempts for a 69% percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 303 yards through the air per game thus far. The Saints carry the ball for an average of 92 yards per game on 24 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry. They also run 69 plays per game and average 5.7 yards per play for a total of 395 yards per game. The Saints get an average of 23 first downs per game and they average 73.4 penalty yards per game via 8.6 penalties.
New Orleans gives up 276 passing yards per outing and 31 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 23 completions on 34 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 68%. The Saints allow 137 rushing yards per contest on 27 carries for a 5.1 average per rush. New Orleans allows 414 total yards per game for an average of 6.6 yards per play. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and 7.3 penalties for 57.1 yards in each contest.
Jacksonville Betting Trends
Jacksonville is 9-5-0 against the over/under so far this season
Jacksonville has an ATS record of 7-6-1 this season
New Orleans Betting Trends
New Orleans is 8-5-1 against the over/under so far this season
New Orleans has an ATS record of 6-7-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/22/15 RB Denard Robinson Foot probable Sunday vs. New Orleans
12/21/15 LB Telvin Smith Finger "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
12/20/15 WR Bryan Walters Back "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
12/20/15 CB Dwayne Gratz Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
12/20/15 DE Ryan Davis Knee "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
12/20/15 RB T.J. Yeldon Knee "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
12/08/15 RB Bernard Pierce Calf IR
12/05/15 RB Toby Gerhart Groin IR
11/19/15 S James Sample Shoulder IR
11/16/15 DT Sen'Derrick Marks Tricep IR
10/21/15 RB Corey Grant Groin IR
10/05/15 G Brandon Linder Shoulder IR
08/15/15 DE Dante Fowler, Jr. Knee IR
12/22/15 QB Drew Brees Foot injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Jacksonville
12/21/15 RB C.J. Spiller Head "?" Sunday vs. Jacksonville
12/21/15 CB Damian Swann Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Jacksonville
12/10/15 RB Mark Ingram Shoulder IR
11/26/15 CB Keenan Lewis Leg IR
11/10/15 QB Luke McCown Back IR
11/04/15 RB Khiry Robinson Leg IR
09/18/15 LB Davis Tull Shoulder IR
09/14/15 S Rafael Bush Pectoral IR
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans
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