Saturday, December 24, 2016
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The Tennessee Titans take on the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday, December 24, 2016 at EverBank Field. The opening line for this game has Tennessee as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 44.5. The Titans are 6-8-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-5-0. The Jaguars have an over/under record of 9-5-0 and they are 6-8-0 against the spread.
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Marcus Mariota finished with 241 yards through the air for Tennessee last week. He completed 19 passes out of 33 attempts for a 58% completion percentage. The Titans were led in rushing by DeMarco Murray, who finished with 89 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Rishard Matthews was the team leader in receiving with a total of 105 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 26 yards per reception. As a team in that game Tennessee got a total of 21 first downs. Of those first downs, 11 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 63 total plays for 389 yards for the game. The Titans ran for 148 yards on 29 attempts.
Blake Bortles finished with 92 yards passing for Jacksonville last week. He went 12 for 28, resulting in a 43% completion percentage. The Jaguars were led on the ground by Christopher Ivory, who finished with 44 yards on 10 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. T.J. Yeldon led the team in receiving with 34 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 7 yards per reception. Jacksonville had 9 first downs total. 3 came from running the ball and 4 came from a pass. They ran 50 total plays for 150 yards for the contest. The Jaguars ran for 67 yards on 20 carries as a team.
Tennessee scores 24 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 12th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 19 passes on 31 attempts for a 61% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 229 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 23rd in the league. The Titans run for an average of 145 yards per game on 31 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 3rd in the league. They also run 63 plays per contest and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 374 yards per game, ranking their offense 8th overall this season. The Titans average 21 first downs per game which ranks them 16th in the NFL. They accumulate 65.2 penalty yards per game via 6.9 penalties, which ranks 19th in the league.
Tennessee allows 267 passing yards per game, ranking 29th, and they allow 23 points per contest on defense, which ranks 18th. They give up 24 completions on 39 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 62%. The Titans allow 92 rushing yards per game on 22 carries for an average of 4.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 7th in the NFL. Tennessee allows 358 total yards per game including 5.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 20th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 9.1 penalties for 79.4 yards per game, ranking them 32nd among NFL teams.
Jacksonville averages 19 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 27th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 23 passes per game on 39 attempts for a 59% completion percentage. They throw for 222 yards through the air per game, ranking them 26th. The Jaguars run for an average of 98 yards per game on 24 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 24th on the ground. They also run 65 plays per game and average 4.9 yards per play for a total of 320 yards per game, ranking them 28th in the league on offense. The Jaguars get an average of 20 first downs per game, which ranks 21st. They average 77.7 penalty yards per game via 8.4 penalties, ranking them 4th in the NFL.
Jacksonville allows an average of 211 passing yards per game, which ranks 4th in the league. Their defense overall allows 26 points per contest, which has them ranked 28th. They give up 21 completions on 33 attempts for a completion percentage of 64% per game. The Jaguars allow 111 rushing yards per contest on 29 carries for a 3.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 21st in the NFL. Jacksonville allows 321 total yards per game for an average of 5 yards per play, which ranks 7th in the league. They force 6.5 penalties for 61.7 yards in each contest, ranking 26th.
Tennessee Betting Trends
Tennessee is 9-5-0 against the over/under this season
Tennessee has an ATS record of 6-8-0 this season
Jacksonville Betting Trends
Jacksonville is 9-5-0 against the over/under this season
Jacksonville has an ATS record of 6-8-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/19/16 S Da'Norris Searcy Concussion injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Jacksonville
12/19/16 CB Jason McCourty Chest injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Jacksonville
12/18/16 LB Sean Spence Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Jacksonville
12/07/16 LB Kevin Dodd Foot IR
09/22/16 G Chance Warmack Hand IR
08/11/16 T Byron Bell Ankle IR
12/19/16 CB Aaron Colvin Ankle injured last game, doubtful Saturday vs. Tennessee
12/19/16 T Josh Wells Shoulder injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Tennessee
12/18/16 WR Allen Hurns Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Tennessee
12/18/16 G Chris Reed Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Tennessee
12/11/16 DL Jared Odrick Shoulder IR
12/11/16 TE Julius Thomas Back IR
12/07/16 RB Denard Robinson Ankle expected to miss 2-3 weeks
12/06/16 WR Rashad Greene Achilles IR
11/25/16 TE Marcedes Lewis Calf IR
10/26/16 DT Roy Miller Achilles IR
10/05/16 T Luke Joeckel ACL IR
08/31/16 DE Jonathan Woodard Achilles PUP
08/31/16 C Luke Bowanko Hip PUP
Tony's Pick: Take Tennessee -3.5
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