Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/10/2017
Thursday, August 10, 2017
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The Jacksonville Jaguars travel to Gillette Stadium to take on the New England Patriots on Thursday, August 10, 2017. The opening line for this game has New England as 5.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 41. The Jaguars had an ATS record of 8-8-0 last season while their over/under record was 10-6-0. The Patriots had an over/under record of 8-10-0 and they were 15-3-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Jacksonville Jaguars Betting Trends
The Jacksonville Jaguars were 10-6-0 against the over/under last season
The Jacksonville Jaguars were 8-8-0 against the spread last year
Important New England Patriots Betting Trends
The New England Patriots were 8-10-0 against the over/under last season
The New England Patriots were 15-3-0 against the spread last year
Key Jacksonville Jaguars Injuries
07/30/17 CB Aaron Colvin Foot PUP
07/30/17 CB Jalen Ramsey Abdominal PUP
Key New England Patriots Injuries
07/30/17 DL Alan Branch Undisclosed PUP
07/30/17 LB Dont'a Hightower Undisclosed PUP
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Jacksonville Jaguars were 25th in the NFL in points scored with 318 last season. They ran 1,052 plays last year for 5,359 yards, which ranked them 23rd in the league in total offense. The Jaguars averaged 5.1 yards per play, which was 26th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 321 1st downs last year, placing them 19th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Jacksonville ran for 1,631 yards as a team, which ranked 22nd in the NFL. They ran 392 times last year, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Jaguars were penalized on offense 129 times for 1187 yards last season, which had them 2nd in the league in penalties. Blake Bortles threw for 3,905 yards last season. He completed 368 passes on 625 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.9%. His QBR last year was 49.2 while is quarterback rating was 78.8. He averaged 6.2 yards per pass attempt and 10.6 yards per completion.
Jacksonville was 25th in the league in points allowed on defense with 400 last year. They surrendered a total of 5,147 yards on D, which was 6th in the NFL. The Jaguars were ranked 3rd in yards per play allowed with 5. Their pass defense gave up 5.9 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 5th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 345 passes on 551 attempts against the Jacksonville Jaguars defense last season, placing them 11th and 13th in the National Football League. The Jacksonville pass defense also gave up a total of 3,444 yards through the air, which was 5th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 446 attempts for 1,703 yards last year, putting them in 19th place in the league against the run. The Jaguars committed 101 penalties for 948 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 19th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 39.3% of possessions on defense, which was 24th in the league.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New England Patriots ran for 1,872 yards as a unit last year, which ranked 7th in the league. They ran 482 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Patriots were penalized on offense 93 times for 819 yards last season, which had them 28th in the NFL in penalties. They were 3rd in the National Football League in points scored with 441. They ran 1,056 plays last year for 6,180 yards, which ranked them 4th in the NFL in total offense. The Patriots averaged 5.9 yards per play, which was 5th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 351 1st downs last season, ranking them 5th overall as an offensive unit.
The Patriots rush defense gave up 368 attempts for 1,417 yards last season, putting them in 3rd place in the NFL against the run. They had 113 penalties for 930 yards on defense last year. That placed them 17th in the league. They allowed a score on 26.8% of possessions on defense, which was 1st in the NFL. New England was 1st in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 250. They gave up a total of 5,223 yards on D, which was 8th in the league. The Patriots were 8th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Their pass defense allowed 6 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 6th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 368 throws on 596 attempts against the New England defense last season, ranking them 17th and 26th in the league. The New England Patriots pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,806 yards in the air, which was 12th overall in total pass defense.
Who will win tonight's Jaguars/Patriots NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Jaguars +5.5
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