Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans Week 17 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/31/2017
Sunday, December 31, 2017
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LP Field is the venue for the game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, December 31, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Jacksonville as 2 point favorites. The total has been set at 42. The Titans are 7-7-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 9-6-0. The Jaguars are 9-6-0 ATS and their over/under record is 8-7-0.
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Valuable Jacksonville Jaguars Betting Trends
The Jacksonville Jaguars are 8-7-0 against the over/under
The Jacksonville Jaguars are 9-6-0 against the spread
Important Tennessee Titans Betting Trends
The Tennessee Titans are 9-6-0 against the over/under
The Tennessee Titans are 7-7-1 against the spread
Key Jacksonville Jaguars Injuries
12/24/17 WR Jaelen Strong ACL is out for season
12/24/17 WR Allen Hurns Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Tennessee
12/24/17 LB Blair Brown Concussion left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Tennessee
12/24/17 OL Cam Robinson Abdominal left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Tennessee
12/24/17 WR Marqise Lee Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Tennessee
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 Tennessee Titans Injuries
12/25/17 RB DeMarco Murray Knee left last game, is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs Jacksonville
12/24/17 CB Logan Ryan Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Jacksonville
12/22/17 CB LeShaun Sims Hamstring IR
12/04/17 DL DaQuan Jones Biceps IR
09/21/17 LB Aaron Wallace Back IR
09/05/17 WR Tajae' Sharpe Foot IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Jacksonville Jaguars have run for 2,179 yards as a unit, which ranks 1st in the league. They've run 503 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Jaguars have been penalized on offense 106 times for 895 yards so far this year, which has them 8th in the NFL in penalties. They are 5th in the National Football League in points scored with 407. They have run 1,018 plays this year for 5,626 yards, which ranks them 4th 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 319 1st downs this season, ranking them 3rd overall as an offensive unit. Blake Bortles has completed 300 throws while attempting 489 passes for a completion percentage of 61.3%. He has passed for 3,529 yards this year. He averages 11.8 yards per completion and 7.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 88.2.
The Jaguars rush defense has given up 390 attempts for 1,744 yards this season, putting them in 21st place in the NFL against the run. They have had 110 penalties for 1035 yards on defense this year. That places them 31st in the league. They've allowed a score on 23.7% of possessions on defense, which is 1st in the NFL. Jacksonville is 2nd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 253. They have given up a total of 4,346 yards on D, which is 5th in the league. The Jaguars are 1st in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Their pass defense has allowed 4.8 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 1st in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 277 throws on 488 attempts against the Jacksonville Jaguars defense this season, ranking them 3rd and 6th in the league. The Jacksonville pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,602 yards in the air, which is 1st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Jacksonville Jaguars have tried 34 field goals this season and made 29, which is 10th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 85.3%. Jacksonville Jaguars kickers have made 90% of their extra points, going 36 for 40 this season. Their punters have accumulated 3,499 yards on 80 punts, averaging 43.7 yards per punt. That ranks them 25th in the NFL in punting average. Jacksonville is 17th 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 22 kicks for 493 yards on special teams, placing them 26th in kick return yardage. The Jaguars average 22.4 yards per kick return and have a long of 68 yards this season. They are 6th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,542.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tennessee Titans are 18th in the NFL in points scored with 319. They have run 911 plays this season for 4,792 yards, which ranks them 19th in the league in total offense. The Titans average 5.3 yards per play, which is 15th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 279 1st downs this year, placing them 20th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Tennessee has run for 1,717 yards as a team, which ranks 15th in the NFL. They've run 404 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Titans have been penalized on offense 83 times for 770 yards so far this season, which has them 31st in the league in penalties. Marcus Mariota has thrown for 3,098 yards this season. He has completed 269 passes on 432 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 78.6. He averages 7.2 yards per pass attempt and 11.5 yards per completion.
Tennessee is 20th in the league in points allowed on defense with 346. They have surrendered a total of 5,019 yards on D, which is 19th in the NFL. The Titans are ranked 9th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Their pass defense has given up 6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 14th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 354 passes on 571 attempts against the Tennessee defense this season, placing them 32nd and 32nd in the National Football League. The Titans pass defense has also given up a total of 3,682 yards through the air, which is 26th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 374 attempts for 1,337 yards this year, putting them in 5th place in the league against the run. The Tennessee Titans have committed 113 penalties for 901 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 24th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 39.3% of possessions on defense, which is 29th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Tennessee is ranked 13th in the league in punt returns with 32. They've accumulated 286 punt return yards and average 8.9 yards per return, which is 12th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 46 yards. They have returned 28 kicks for 618 yards on special teams, ranking 17th in kick return yardage. The Titans average 22.1 yards per kick return and have a long of 57 yards this year. They are 20th in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,881. The Tennessee Titans have attempted 39 field goals this season and made 32, which is 7th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 82.1%. Tennessee kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 31 for 32 this year. Their punters have totaled 3,345 yards on 66 punts, averaging 50.7 yards per punt. That places them 1st in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Jaguars/Titans NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Titans +2
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