Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Jacksonville Jaguars Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/17/2017
Thursday, August 17, 2017
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The Jacksonville Jaguars host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at EverBank Field on Thursday, August 17, 2017. The opening line for this game has Jacksonville as 3 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 40.5. The Jaguars had an over/under record of 10-6-0 and they were 8-8-0 against the spread last year. The Buccaneers had an ATS record of 9-7-0 while their over/under record was 7-8-1.
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Valuable Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were 7-8-1 against the over/under last season
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were 9-7-0 against the spread last year
Important 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
Key Tampa Bay Buccaneers Injuries
08/12/17 CB Jude Adjei-Barimah Knee out for season
07/30/17 RB Doug Martin Suspension expected to miss weeks 1-3
07/30/17 DE Jacquies Smith Knee PUP
Key Jacksonville Jaguars Injuries
08/14/17 WR Marqise Lee Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Houston
08/04/17 LS Carson Tinker Knee out for season
07/30/17 CB Aaron Colvin Foot PUP
07/30/17 CB Jalen Ramsey Abdominal PUP
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ran for 1,616 yards as a team last year, which ranked 24th in the NFL. They ran 453 times, averaging 3.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Buccaneers were penalized on offense 109 times for 926 yards last season, which had them 15th in the league in penalties. They were 18th in the NFL in points scored with 354. They ran 1,066 plays last season for 5,542 yards, which ranked them 18th in the league in total offense. The Buccaneers averaged 5.2 yards per play, which was 23rd in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 340 1st downs last year, placing them 11th overall as an offensive unit. Jameis Winston averaged 7.2 yards per pass attempt and 11.9 yards per completion last season. He completed 345 passes on 567 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.8%. His QBR last year was 64.7 while is quarterback rating was 86.1. He threw for 4,090 yards.
The Buccaneers rush defense allowed 427 attempts for 1,875 yards last year, putting them in 22nd place in the league against the run. Tampa Bay committed 121 penalties for 1061 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 29th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 35.9% of possessions on defense, which was 18th in the league. They were 15th in the league in points allowed on defense with 369. They surrendered a total of 5,887 yards on D, which was 23rd in the NFL. The Buccaneers were ranked 25th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Their pass defense gave up 6.8 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 26th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 347 passes on 548 attempts against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense last season, placing them 14th and 11th in the National Football League. The Tampa Bay pass defense also gave up a total of 4,012 yards through the air, which was 22nd overall in total pass defense.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Jacksonville Jaguars were 25th in the National Football League in points scored with 318 last year. They ran 1,052 plays for 5,359 yards, which ranked them 23rd in the NFL in total offense. The Jaguars averaged 5.1 yards per play, which was 26th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 321 1st downs last season, ranking them 19th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Jacksonville ran for 1,631 yards as a unit, which ranked 22nd in the league. They ran 392 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Jaguars were penalized on offense 129 times for 1,187 yards last year, which had them 2nd in the NFL in penalties. Blake Bortles passed for 3,905 yards last year. He completed 368 throws while attempting 625 passes for a completion percentage of 58.9%. His quarterback rating last season was 78.8 and his QBR was 49.2. He averaged 10.6 yards per completion and 6.2 yards per pass attempt.
Jacksonville was 25th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense last year with 400. They gave up a total of 5,147 yards on D, which was 6th in the league. The Jaguars were 3rd in yards per play allowed with 5. Their pass defense allowed 5.9 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 5th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 345 throws on 551 attempts against the Jacksonville defense last season, ranking them 11th and 13th in the league. The Jacksonville Jaguars pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,444 yards in the air, which was 5th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 446 attempts for 1,703 yards last season, putting them in 19th place in the NFL against the run. The Jaguars had 101 penalties for 948 yards on defense last year. That placed them 19th in the league. They allowed a score on 39.3% of possessions on defense, which was 24th in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Buccaneers/Jaguars NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Buccaneers +3
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