Jacksonville Jaguars at San Francisco 49ers Week 16 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/24/2017
Sunday, December 24, 2017
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Levi's Stadium is the venue for the game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, December 24, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Jacksonville as 5 point favorites. The total has been set at 42.5. The 49ers are 7-7-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 6-8-0. The Jaguars are 9-5-0 ATS and their over/under record is 7-7-0.
Valuable Jacksonville Jaguars Betting Trends
The Jacksonville Jaguars are 7-7-0 against the over/under
The Jacksonville Jaguars are 9-5-0 against the spread
Important San Francisco 49ers Betting Trends
The San Francisco 49ers are 6-8-0 against the over/under
The San Francisco 49ers are 7-7-0 against the spread
Key Jacksonville Jaguars Injuries
12/18/17 WR Marqise Lee Ankle left last game, is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs San Francisco
12/17/17 WR Allen Hurns Ankle is "?" Sunday vs San Francisco
12/17/17 RB Leonard Fournette Quad is "?" Sunday vs San Francisco
12/17/17 WR Larry Pinkard Concussion is "?" Sunday vs San Francisco
11/23/17 WR Arrelious Benn Knee IR
09/21/17 S Calvin Pryor Ankle IR
09/20/17 DT Michael Bennett Pectoral IR
09/11/17 WR Allen Robinson ACL IR
09/05/17 TE Mychal Rivera Wrist IR
09/05/17 WR Rashad Greene Sr. Undisclosed IR
Key San Francisco 49ers Injuries
12/18/17 DB Adrian Colbert Concussion is "?" Sunday vs Jacksonville
12/17/17 WR Aldrick Robinson Concussion left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Jacksonville
12/15/17 OL Trent Brown Shoulder IR
12/13/17 WR Victor Bolden Jr. Ankle IR
11/27/17 RB Raheem Mostert Knee IR
11/27/17 OL Erik Magnuson Foot IR
11/06/17 TE Cole Hikutini MCL IR
11/05/17 S Jaquiski Tartt Arm IR
11/04/17 OL Garry Gilliam MCL IR
11/02/17 WR Pierre Garcon Neck IR
10/30/17 DB Jimmie Ward Arm IR
10/17/17 DL Arik Armstead Hand IR
10/10/17 CB Asa Jackson Hamstring IR
09/25/17 DL Tank Carradine Ankle IR
09/05/17 LB Malcolm Smith Pectoral IR
09/05/17 RB Joe Williams Ankle IR
09/02/17 G Joshua Garnett Knee IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Jacksonville Jaguars have run for 2,087 yards as a unit, which ranks 1st in the league. They've run 475 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Jaguars have been penalized on offense 94 times for 796 yards so far this year, which has them 16th in the NFL in penalties. They are 5th in the National Football League in points scored with 374. They have run 939 plays this year for 5,154 yards, which ranks them 6th in the NFL in total offense. The Jaguars average 5.5 yards per play, which is 10th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 287 1st downs this season, ranking them 9th overall as an offensive unit. Blake Bortles has completed 268 throws while attempting 439 passes for a completion percentage of 61%. He has passed for 3,147 yards this year. He averages 11.7 yards per completion and 7.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 89.7.
The Jaguars rush defense has given up 355 attempts for 1,613 yards this season, putting them in 19th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 102 penalties for 967 yards on defense this year. That places them 30th in the league. They've allowed a score on 21.8% of possessions on defense, which is 1st in the NFL. Jacksonville is 1st in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 209. They have given up a total of 3,977 yards on D, which is 3rd in the league. The Jaguars are 1st in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Their pass defense has allowed 4.6 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 1st in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 256 throws on 458 attempts against the Jacksonville Jaguars defense this season, ranking them 2nd and 6th in the league. The Jacksonville pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,364 yards in the air, which is 1st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Jacksonville Jaguars have tried 33 field goals this season and made 28, which is 9th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 84.8%. Jacksonville Jaguars kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 34 for 37 this season. Their punters have accumulated 3,343 yards on 76 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 24th in the NFL in punting average. Jacksonville is 14th in the NFL in punt returns with 30. They've totaled 312 punt return yards and are averaging 10.4 yards per return, which is 4th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 72 yards. They have returned 19 kicks for 429 yards on special teams, placing them 30th in kick return yardage. The Jaguars average 22.6 yards per kick return and have a long of 68 yards this season. They are 10th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,004.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The San Francisco 49ers are 25th in the NFL in points scored with 253. They have run 929 plays this season for 4,757 yards, which ranks them 14th in the league in total offense. The 49ers average 5.1 yards per play, which is 20th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 270 1st downs this year, placing them 18th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground San Francisco has run for 1,362 yards as a team, which ranks 24th in the NFL. They've run 343 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The 49ers have been penalized on offense 111 times for 897 yards so far this season, which has them 3rd in the league in penalties. Jimmy Garoppolo has thrown for 1,026 yards this season. He has completed 79 passes on 115 attempts for a completion percentage of 68.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 98. He averages 8.9 yards per pass attempt and 13 yards per completion.
San Francisco is 24th in the league in points allowed on defense with 337. They have surrendered a total of 4,902 yards on D, which is 22nd in the NFL. The 49ers are ranked 20th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Their pass defense has given up 6.7 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 26th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 292 passes on 460 attempts against the San Francisco defense this season, placing them 14th and 8th in the National Football League. The 49ers pass defense has also given up a total of 3,235 yards through the air, which is 19th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 437 attempts for 1,667 yards this year, putting them in 22nd place in the league against the run. The San Francisco 49ers have committed 79 penalties for 646 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 1st in the NFL. They've given up a score on 38.7% of possessions on defense, which is 28th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
San Francisco is ranked 17th in the league in punt returns with 29. They've accumulated 256 punt return yards and average 8.8 yards per return, which is 16th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 39 yards. They have returned 29 kicks for 544 yards on special teams, ranking 23rd in kick return yardage. The 49ers average 18.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 34 yards this year. They are 13th in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,863. The San Francisco 49ers have attempted 38 field goals this season and made 36, which is 2nd in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 94.7%. San Francisco kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 19 for 20 this year. Their punters have totaled 3,037 yards on 70 punts, averaging 43.4 yards per punt. That places them 30th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Jaguars/49ers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the 49ers +5
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