Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Giants Week 1 NFL Picks & Predictions 9/9/2018
Sunday, September 9, 2018
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MetLife Stadium is the venue for the game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the New York Giants on Sunday, September 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Jacksonville as 3 point favorites. The total has been set at 43.5. The Giants were 7-9-0 against the spread last year and their over/under mark was 6-10-0. The Jaguars were 11-8-0 ATS and their over/under record was 9-10-0.
Valuable Jacksonville Jaguars Betting Trends
The Jacksonville Jaguars were 9-10-0 against the over/under last season
The Jacksonville Jaguars were 11-8-0 against the spread last year
Important New York Giants Betting Trends
The New York Giants were 6-10-0 against the over/under last season
The New York Giants were 7-9-0 against the spread last year
Key Jacksonville Jaguars Injuries
08/27/18 WR Marqise Lee Knee is out for season
07/20/18 DE Dante Fowler Jr. Suspension 1 game suspension (eligible to return 9/16 vs New England)
Key New York Giants Injuries
08/31/18 S Darian Thompson Hamstring is out indefinitely
08/31/18 TE Evan Engram Concussion is questionable Sunday vs Jacksonville
08/31/18 DE Olivier Vernon Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Jacksonville
08/13/18 RB Saquon Barkley Hamstring is probable Sunday vs Jacksonville
08/03/18 RB Paul Perkins Pectoral is out for season
07/25/18 DB Sam Beal Shoulder IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Jacksonville Jaguars ran for 2,262 yards as a unit last year, which ranked 1st in the league. They ran 527 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Jaguars were penalized on offense 112 times for 936 yards last season, which had them 11th in the NFL in penalties. They were 5th in the National Football League in points scored with 417. They ran 1,078 plays last year for 5,855 yards, which ranked them 6th in the NFL in total offense. The Jaguars averaged 5.4 yards per play, which was 11th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 332 1st downs last season, ranking them 7th overall as an offensive unit. Blake Bortles completed 315 throws while attempting 523 passes for a completion percentage of 60.2% last year. He passed for 3,687 yards. He averaged 11.7 yards per completion and 7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 84.7.
The Jaguars rush defense gave up 429 attempts for 1,860 yards last season, putting them in 21st place in the NFL against the run. They had 112 penalties for 1050 yards on defense last year. That placed them 29th in the league. They allowed a score on 23.9% of possessions on defense, which was 1st in the NFL. Jacksonville was 2nd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 268. They gave up a total of 4,578 yards on D, which was 2nd in the league. The Jaguars were 1st in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Their pass defense allowed 4.8 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 1st in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 289 throws on 509 attempts against the Jacksonville Jaguars defense last season, ranking them 1st and 4th in the league. The Jacksonville pass defense also surrendered a total of 2,718 yards in the air, which was 1st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Jacksonville Jaguars tried 35 field goals last season and made 30, which was 12th in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 85.7%. Jacksonville Jaguars kickers made 90% of their extra points, going 37 for 41 last season. Their punters accumulated 3,835 yards on 88 punts, averaging 43.6 yards per punt. That ranked them 26th in the NFL in punting average. Jacksonville was 14th in the NFL in punt returns with 35 last year. They totaled 325 punt return yards and averaged 9.3 yards per return, which was 8th in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 72 yards. They returned 25 kicks for 551 yards on special teams, placing them 29th in kick return yardage. The Jaguars averaged 22 yards per kick return and had a long of 68 yards last season. They were 9th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,854.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New York Giants were 31st in the NFL in points scored with 246 last season. They ran 1,036 plays last year for 5,028 yards, which ranked them 21st in the league in total offense. The Giants averaged 4.9 yards per play, which was 24th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 271 1st downs last year, placing them 28th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground New York ran for 1,549 yards as a team, which ranked 26th in the NFL. They ran 394 times last year, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Giants were penalized on offense 91 times for 895 yards last season, which had them 30th in the league in penalties. Eli Manning threw for 3,468 yards last season. He completed 352 passes on 571 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.6%. His quarterback rating last year was 80.4. He averaged 6.1 yards per pass attempt and 9.9 yards per completion.
New York was 27th in the league in points allowed on defense with 388 last year. They surrendered a total of 5,971 yards on D, which was 31st in the NFL. The Giants were ranked 31st in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Their pass defense gave up 6.9 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 28th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 347 passes on 561 attempts against the New York defense last season, placing them 20th and 24th in the National Football League. The New York Giants pass defense also gave up a total of 4,038 yards through the air, which was 31st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 464 attempts for 1,933 yards last year, putting them in 27th place in the league against the run. The Giants committed 115 penalties for 923 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 19th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 35.5% of possessions on defense, which was 19th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
New York was ranked 28th in the league in punt returns last season with 27. They accumulated 148 punt return yards and averaged 5.5 yards per return, which was 31st in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 20 yards. They returned 31 kicks for 609 yards on special teams, ranking 23rd in kick return yardage. The Giants averaged 19.6 yards per kick return and had a long of 30 yards last year. They were 29th in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,986. The New York Giants attempted 25 field goals last season and made 18, which was 28th in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 72.0%. New York kickers made 87% of their extra points, going 20 for 23 last year. Their punters totaled 4,187 yards on 97 punts, averaging 43.2 yards per punt. That placed them 31st in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Jaguars/Giants NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants +3
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