Buffalo Bills at Jacksonville Jaguars Wild Card NFL Picks & Predictions 1/7/2018
Sunday, January 7, 2018
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The Jacksonville Jaguars host the Buffalo Bills at Everbank Field on Sunday, January 7, 2018 in an AFC Wild Card matchup. The opening line for this game has Jacksonville as 6.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 41. The Jaguars have an over/under record of 8-8-0 and they are 9-7-0 against the spread. The Bills have an ATS record of 9-6-1 while their over/under record is 8-8-0.
Valuable Buffalo Bills Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bills are 8-8-0 against the over/under
The Buffalo Bills are 9-6-1 against the spread
Important Jacksonville Jaguars Betting Trends
The Jacksonville Jaguars are 8-8-0 against the over/under
The Jacksonville Jaguars are 9-7-0 against the spread
Key Buffalo Bills Injuries
12/31/17 RB LeSean McCoy Ankle left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Jacksonville
12/31/17 CB Shareece Wright Concussion is "?" Sunday vs Jacksonville
12/26/17 WR Andre Holmes Neck IR
12/26/17 RB Travaris Cadet Ankle IR
12/15/17 T Cordy Glenn Foot IR
12/05/17 WR Jordan Matthews Knee IR
12/05/17 DE Shaq Lawson Ankle IR
11/03/17 RB Taiwan Jones Arm IR
Key Jacksonville Jaguars Injuries
12/31/17 DT Abry Jones Back is "?" Sunday vs Buffalo
12/31/17 S Barry Church Hamstring left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Buffalo
12/31/17 OL Cam Robinson Abdominal is "?" Sunday vs Buffalo
12/31/17 WR Marqise Lee Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Buffalo
12/24/17 WR Jaelen Strong ACL IR
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
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Buffalo Bills have run for 2,017 yards as a team, which ranks 6th in the NFL. They've run 487 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bills have been penalized on offense 98 times for 872 yards so far this season, which has them 23rd in the league in penalties. They are 22nd in the NFL in points scored with 302. They have run 1,010 plays this season for 4,842 yards, which ranks them 29th in the league in total offense. The Bills average 4.8 yards per play, which is 27th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 278 1st downs this year, placing them 26th overall as an offensive unit. Tyrod Taylor averages 6.7 yards per pass attempt and 10.6 yards per completion. He has completed 263 passes on 420 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.6%. His quarterback rating is 89.2. He has thrown for 2,799 yards this season.
The Bills rush defense has allowed 466 attempts for 1,994 yards this year, putting them in 29th place in the league against the run. Buffalo has committed 97 penalties for 873 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 10th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 37.2% of possessions on defense, which is 25th in the league. They are 18th in the league in points allowed on defense with 359. They have surrendered a total of 5,682 yards on D, which is 26th in the NFL. The Bills are ranked 15th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Their pass defense has given up 6.1 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 17th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 370 passes on 573 attempts against the Buffalo Bills defense this season, placing them 30th and 29th in the National Football League. The Buffalo pass defense has also given up a total of 3,688 yards through the air, which is 20th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Buffalo Bills have attempted 33 field goals this season and made 29, which is 14th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 87.9%. Buffalo Bills kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 29 for 29 this year. Their punters have totaled 3,528 yards on 79 punts, averaging 44.7 yards per punt. That places them 17th in the NFL in punting average. Buffalo is ranked 31st in the league in punt returns with 24. They've accumulated 213 punt return yards and average 8.9 yards per return, which is 10th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 40 yards. They have returned 32 kicks for 640 yards on special teams, ranking 17th in kick return yardage. The Bills average 20 yards per kick return and have a long of 29 yards this year. They are 30th in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,956.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Jacksonville Jaguars are 5th in the National Football League in points scored with 417. They have run 1,078 plays this year for 5,855 yards, which ranks them 6th in the NFL in total offense. The Jaguars average 5.4 yards per play, which is 11th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 332 1st downs this season, ranking them 7th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Jacksonville has run for 2,262 yards as a unit, which ranks 1st in the league. They've run 527 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Jaguars have been penalized on offense 112 times for 936 yards so far this year, which has them 11th in the NFL in penalties. Blake Bortles has passed for 3,687 yards this year. He's completed 315 throws while attempting 523 passes for a completion percentage of 60.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 84.7. He averages 11.7 yards per completion and 7 yards per pass attempt.
Jacksonville is 2nd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 268. They have given up a total of 4,578 yards on D, which is 2nd in the league. The Jaguars are 1st in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Their pass defense has allowed 4.8 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 1st in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 289 throws on 509 attempts against the Jacksonville defense this season, ranking them 1st and 4th in the league. The Jaguars pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,718 yards in the air, which is 1st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 429 attempts for 1,860 yards this season, putting them in 21st place in the NFL against the run. The Jacksonville Jaguars have had 112 penalties for 1050 yards on defense this year. That places them 29th in the league. They've allowed a score on 23.9% of possessions on defense, which is 1st in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Jacksonville is 14th in the NFL in punt returns with 35. They've totaled 325 punt return yards and are averaging 9.3 yards per return, which is 8th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 72 yards. They have returned 25 kicks for 551 yards on special teams, placing them 29th in kick return yardage. The Jaguars average 22 yards per kick return and have a long of 68 yards this season. They are 9th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,854. The Jacksonville Jaguars have tried 35 field goals this season and made 30, which is 12th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 85.7%. Jacksonville kickers have made 90% of their extra points, going 37 for 41 this season. Their punters have accumulated 3,835 yards on 88 punts, averaging 43.6 yards per punt. That ranks them 26th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Bills/Jaguars NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bills +6.5
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