New England Patriots at Jacksonville Jaguars Week 2 NFL Picks & Predictions 9/16/2018
Sunday, September 16, 2018
TIAA Bank Field
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The New England Patriots head to TIAA Bank Field to play the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, September 16, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has New England as 2.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 45.5.
The Patriots are 1-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-1-0. The Jaguars are 1-0-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 0-1-0.
Valuable New England Patriots Betting Trends
The New England Patriots are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The New England Patriots are 1-0-0 against the spread
Important Jacksonville Jaguars Betting Trends
The Jacksonville Jaguars are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Jacksonville Jaguars are 1-0-0 against the spread
Key New England Patriots Injuries
09/10/18 RB Jeremy Hill Knee is out for season
09/09/18 RB Sony Michel Knee is questionable Sunday vs Jacksonville
09/07/18 DB Duke Dawson Hamstring IR
09/04/18 WR Braxton Berrios Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 LB Christian Sam Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 T Isaiah Wynn Achilles IR
09/04/18 TE Ryan Izzo Ankle IR
09/04/18 OL Ulrick John Foot IR
07/04/18 WR Julian Edelman Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible to return 10/04 vs Indianapolis)
Key Jacksonville Jaguars Injuries
09/09/18 DE Dante Fowler Jr. Suspension Served is probable Sunday vs New England
09/09/18 RB Leonard Fournette Hamstring left last game, is questionable Sunday vs New England
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
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New England Patriots are 2nd in the National Football League in points scored with 27. They have run 72 plays this year for 389 yards, which ranks them 1st in the NFL in total offense. The Patriots average 5.4 yards per play, which is 3rd in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 23 1st downs this season, ranking them 1st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground New England has run for 122 yards as a unit, which ranks 10th in the league. They've run 31 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Patriots have been penalized on offense 6 times for 36 yards so far this year, which has them 26th in the NFL in penalties. Tom Brady has passed for 277 yards this year. He's completed 26 throws while attempting 39 passes for a completion percentage of 66.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 102.2. He averages 10.7 yards per completion and 7.1 yards per pass attempt.
New England is 5th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 20. They have given up a total of 325 yards on D, which is 29th in the league. The Patriots are 28th in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Their pass defense has allowed 4.3 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 20th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 17 throws on 34 attempts against the New England Patriots defense this season, ranking them 28th and 30th in the league. The New England pass defense has also surrendered a total of 158 yards in the air, which is 30th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 34 attempts for 167 yards this season, putting them in 20th place in the NFL against the run. The Patriots have had 6 penalties for 44 yards on defense this year. That places them 27th in the league. They've allowed a score on 26.7% of possessions on defense, which is 6th in the NFL.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Jacksonville Jaguars have run for 137 yards as a team, which ranks 1st in the NFL. They've run 28 times, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Jaguars have been penalized on offense 11 times for 119 yards so far this season, which has them 11th in the league in penalties. They are 5th in the NFL in points scored with 20. They have run 62 plays this season for 305 yards, which ranks them 6th in the league in total offense. The Jaguars average 4.9 yards per play, which is 11th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 17 1st downs this year, placing them 7th overall as an offensive unit. Blake Bortles averages 5.3 yards per pass attempt and 9.8 yards per completion. He has completed 18 passes on 33 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.5%. His quarterback rating is 67.2. He has thrown for 176 yards this season.
The Jaguars rush defense has allowed 23 attempts for 114 yards this year, putting them in 21st place in the league against the run. Jacksonville has committed 6 penalties for 43 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 29th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 33.3% of possessions on defense, which is 1st in the league. They are 2nd in the league in points allowed on defense with 15. They have surrendered a total of 324 yards on D, which is 2nd in the NFL. The Jacksonville Jaguars are ranked 1st in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Their pass defense has given up 5.4 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 1st in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 23 passes on 37 attempts against the Jacksonville defense this season, placing them 1st and 4th in the National Football League. The Jaguars pass defense has also given up a total of 210 yards through the air, which is 1st overall in total pass defense.
Who will win tonight's Patriots/Jaguars NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Jaguars +2.5
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