Jacksonville Jaguars at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/30/2018
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Raymond James Stadium
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Raymond James Stadium is the venue for the game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday, August 30, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Jacksonville as 1 point favorites. The total has been set at 35.5. The Buccaneers were 6-9-1 against the spread last year and their over/under mark was 8-8-0. 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 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were 8-8-0 against the over/under last season
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were 6-9-1 against the spread last year
Key Jacksonville Jaguars Injuries
08/26/18 WR Marqise Lee Knee is out indefinitely
07/25/18 TE David Grinnage Knee is out indefinitely
07/20/18 DE Dante Fowler Jr. Suspension 1 game suspension (eligible to return 9/16 vs New England)
Key Tampa Bay Buccaneers Injuries
08/23/18 RB Charles Sims Knee IR
08/23/18 T Donovan Smith Knee is questionable Sunday vs New Orleans
08/22/18 S Justin Evans Foot is questionable Sunday vs New Orleans
08/10/18 CB Vernon Hargreaves Groin is questionable Sunday vs. New Orleans
08/03/18 LB Kendell Beckwith Ankle is questionable Sunday vs New Orleans
06/21/18 QB Jameis Winston Suspension 3-game Suspension (eligible to return 9/30 vs Chicago)
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 Tampa Bay Buccaneers were 18th in the NFL in points scored with 335 last season. They ran 1,034 plays last year for 5,816 yards, which ranked them 9th in the league in total offense. The Buccaneers averaged 5.6 yards per play, which was 8th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 352 1st downs last year, placing them 2nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Tampa Bay ran for 1,450 yards as a team, which ranked 27th in the NFL. They ran 389 times last year, averaging 3.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Buccaneers were penalized on offense 104 times for 795 yards last season, which had them 19th in the league in penalties. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 1,103 yards last season. He completed 96 passes on 163 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.9%. His quarterback rating last year was 86. He averaged 6.8 yards per pass attempt and 11.5 yards per completion.
Tampa Bay was 24th in the league in points allowed on defense with 382 last year. They surrendered a total of 6,049 yards on D, which was 32nd in the NFL. The Buccaneers were ranked 32nd in yards per play allowed with 6. Their pass defense gave up 7.3 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 32nd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 371 passes on 549 attempts against the Tampa Bay defense last season, placing them 32nd and 14th in the National Football League. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers pass defense also gave up a total of 4,169 yards through the air, which was 32nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 440 attempts for 1,880 yards last year, putting them in 23rd place in the league against the run. The Buccaneers committed 109 penalties for 937 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 21st in the NFL. They gave up a score on 38.9% of possessions on defense, which was 28th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Tampa Bay was ranked 32nd in the league in punt returns last season with 20. They accumulated 192 punt return yards and averaged 9.6 yards per return, which was 6th in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 44 yards. They returned 20 kicks for 432 yards on special teams, ranking 31st in kick return yardage. The Buccaneers averaged 21.6 yards per kick return and had a long of 50 yards last year. They were 14th in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,681. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers attempted 34 field goals last season and made 25, which was 19th in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 73.5%. Tampa Bay kickers made 90% of their extra points, going 28 for 31 last year. Their punters totaled 2,857 yards on 66 punts, averaging 43.3 yards per punt. That placed them 29th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Jaguars/Buccaneers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Buccaneers +1
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