Jacksonville Jaguars at Miami Dolphins Week 16 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/23/2018
Sunday, December 23, 2018
Hard Rock Stadium
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The Jacksonville Jaguars head to Hard Rock Stadium to play the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, December 23, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 3.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 39.5.
The Jaguars are 4-8-2 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-8-0. The Dolphins are 8-6-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 7-7-0.
Valuable Jacksonville Jaguars Betting Trends
The Jacksonville Jaguars are 6-8-0 against the over/under
The Jacksonville Jaguars are 4-8-2 against the spread
Important Miami Dolphins Betting Trends
The Miami Dolphins are 7-7-0 against the over/under
The Miami Dolphins are 8-6-0 against the spread
Key Jacksonville Jaguars Injuries
12/18/18 RB Leonard Fournette Foot is questionable Sunday vs Miami
12/18/18 S Ronnie Harrison Knee IR
12/16/18 WR D.J. Chark Jr. Quad is questionable Sunday vs Miami
12/16/18 S Jarrod Wilson Ankle injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Miami
12/16/18 OL Jermey Parnell Knee is questionable Sunday vs Miami
12/16/18 K Josh Lambo Groin is questionable Sunday vs Miami
12/16/18 OL Josh Walker Foot is questionable Sunday vs Miami
12/16/18 LB Leon Jacobs Quad is questionable Sunday vs Miami
11/26/18 OL Andrew Norwell Ankle IR
11/14/18 OL Brandon Linder Knee IR
10/25/18 LB Donald Payne Knee IR
10/20/18 OL Will Richardson Knee IR
10/18/18 OL Josh Wells Groin IR
10/16/18 WR Jaydon Mickens Ankle IR
10/15/18 TE Niles Paul Knee is out indefinitely
10/12/18 LS Carson Tinker Knee IR
10/10/18 RB Corey Grant Foot IR
10/08/18 TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins Abdominal IR
09/23/18 OL Cam Robinson ACL IR
09/04/18 G Brandon Thomas Knee IR
09/04/18 CB Kenneth Acker Ankle IR
09/04/18 WR Marqise Lee Knee IR
09/04/18 DT Michael Hughes Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 WR Tevaun Smith Undisclosed IR
Key Miami Dolphins Injuries
12/17/18 RB Frank Gore Leg is out for season
12/17/18 S T.J. McDonald Foot is questionable Sunday vs Jacksonville
12/16/18 CB Xavien Howard Knee is questionable Sunday vs Jacksonville
12/05/18 TE A.J. Derby Foot IR
11/24/18 WR Jakeem Grant Achilles IR
11/05/18 CB Cordrea Tankersley Knee IR
10/31/18 DT Vincent Taylor Foot IR
10/24/18 WR Albert Wilson Hip IR
10/17/18 LB Chase Allen Foot IR
10/03/18 C Daniel Kilgore Arm IR
09/24/18 DE William Hayes Knee IR
09/15/18 G Josh Sitton Shoulder IR
09/06/18 TE MarQueis Gray Achilles IR
09/04/18 C Jake Brendel Calf IR
09/04/18 LB Mike Hull Knee IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Jacksonville Jaguars are 5th in the National Football League in points scored with 225. They have run 896 plays this year for 4,469 yards, which ranks them 6th in the NFL in total offense. The Jaguars average 5 yards per play, which is 11th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 252 1st downs this season, ranking them 7th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Jacksonville has run for 1,567 yards as a unit, which ranks 1st in the league. They've run 368 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Jaguars have been penalized on offense 93 times for 947 yards so far this year, which has them 11th in the NFL in penalties. Cody Kessler has passed for 603 yards this year. He's completed 73 throws while attempting 114 passes for a completion percentage of 64%. His quarterback rating this season is 76. He averages 8.3 yards per completion and 5.3 yards per pass attempt.
Jacksonville is 2nd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 289. They have given up a total of 4,458 yards on D, which is 2nd in the league. The Jaguars are 1st in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Their pass defense has allowed 5.9 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 1st in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 272 throws on 442 attempts against the Jacksonville Jaguars defense this season, ranking them 1st and 4th in the league. The Jacksonville pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,784 yards in the air, which is 1st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 383 attempts for 1,674 yards this season, putting them in 21st place in the NFL against the run. The Jaguars have had 80 penalties for 625 yards on defense this year. That places them 29th in the league. They've allowed a score on 34.6% of possessions on defense, which is 1st in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Jacksonville is 14th in the NFL in punt returns with 27. They've totaled 271 punt return yards and are averaging 10 yards per return, which is 8th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 74 yards. They have returned 25 kicks for 492 yards on special teams, placing them 29th in kick return yardage. The Jaguars average 19.7 yards per kick return and have a long of 47 yards this season. They are 9th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 5,509. The Jacksonville Jaguars have tried 23 field goals this season and made 21, which is 12th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 91.3%. Jacksonville Jaguars kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 20 for 21 this season. Their punters have accumulated 3,235 yards on 72 punts, averaging 44.9 yards per punt. That ranks them 26th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Miami Dolphins have run for 1,577 yards as a team, which ranks 29th in the NFL. They've run 328 times, averaging 4.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Dolphins have been penalized on offense 94 times for 848 yards so far this season, which has them 2nd in the league in penalties. They are 28th in the NFL in points scored with 295. They have run 774 plays this season for 4,230 yards, which ranks them 25th in the league in total offense. The Dolphins average 5.5 yards per play, which is 22nd in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 224 1st downs this year, placing them 25th overall as an offensive unit. Ryan Tannehill averages 7.6 yards per pass attempt and 11.8 yards per completion. He has completed 143 passes on 221 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.7%. His quarterback rating is 100.6. He has thrown for 1,686 yards this season.
The Dolphins rush defense has allowed 419 attempts for 2,026 yards this year, putting them in 14th place in the league against the run. Miami has committed 94 penalties for 735 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 30th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 40.6% of possessions on defense, which is 23rd in the league. They are 29th in the league in points allowed on defense with 374. They have surrendered a total of 5,625 yards on D, which is 16th in the NFL. The Miami Dolphins are ranked 21st in yards per play allowed with 6.2. Their pass defense has given up 7.5 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 23rd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 301 passes on 458 attempts against the Miami defense this season, placing them 16th and 9th in the National Football League. The Dolphins pass defense has also given up a total of 3,599 yards through the air, which is 16th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Miami Dolphins have attempted 18 field goals this season and made 17, which is 23rd in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 94.4%. Miami kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 32 for 33 this year. Their punters have totaled 3,431 yards on 77 punts, averaging 44.6 yards per punt. That places them 19th in the NFL in punting average. Miami is ranked 9th in the league in punt returns with 24. They've accumulated 272 punt return yards and average 11.3 yards per return, which is 20th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 71 yards. They have returned 30 kicks for 764 yards on special teams, ranking 7th in kick return yardage. The Dolphins average 25.5 yards per kick return and have a long of 102 yards this year. They are 22nd in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,626.
Who will win tonight's Jaguars/Dolphins NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Dolphins -3.5
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