Jacksonville Jaguars vs Oakland Raiders Picks, Odds, Week 15 Predictions 12/15/2019
Game: Jacksonville Jaguars vs Oakland Raiders
Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland -4.5
Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders host the Jacksonville Jaguars at RingCentral Coliseum on Sunday, December 15, 2019. The odds on this game have Oakland as 4.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 44.5. The Jaguars are 4-9-0 ATS and 7-6-0 when betting on the total. The Raiders are 7-6-0 when wagering on the over/under and 6-7-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Jacksonville Jaguars played the Los Angeles Chargers and were defeated 45-10. Running the show from under center for the Jaguars was Gardner Minshew II who went 24/37 with 162 yards through the air and threw 1 touchdown. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Leonard Fournette led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 11 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for a total of 50 yards by way of 15 carries which had him averaging 3.3 yards per tote. DJ Chark Jr. was the receiving yardage leader by earning 75 yards on 9 receptions. He notched an average of 8.3 yards per catch for the game. The Jacksonville Jaguars ran the ball 23 times and generated 88 yards earning them an average of 3.8 yards per carry. On the day, the Jaguars racked up 15 1st downs and they had 10 penalties for 97 yards. In all, they ran 63 plays which gave them a total of 252 yards. When discussing the defense, Jacksonville gave up 19 catches on 27 throws totaling 330 yards, and a completion percentage of 70.0%. Against the run, the Jaguars gave up 195 yards on 30 attempts which gave them an average of 6.5 yards per run allowed. In the game, they gave up a total of 525 yards but weren't able to force a turnover. Tony Sink has a free NFL pick ATS for the game between the Rams and Cowboys.
Jaguars Go to 4-9 After Loss
The Jaguars head into this matchup 4-9 for this season. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board in the AFC South and they will have to really have a good night if they want to have a good offensive game. For total yardage, they currently sit at 7th in the AFC and 16th among all NFL teams with 4,565 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Jaguars have compiled a total of 18 passing touchdowns and 3 rushing touchdowns. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league averaging 18 points per contest, which has them at 28th among all NFL teams. As a unit, they have an average of 111 rushing yards per contest which is 8th in the AFC.
The Jaguars have one of the middle tier defenses in the league, allowing 25.9 points per game putting them 14th among AFC teams. When talking about yards rushing, Jacksonville is giving up 141.1 yards per game ranking them 4th in the AFC South and 31st among NFL teams. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.3 yards per rush putting them 16th in the AFC and 31st in the NFL overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,449 rushing yards through 13 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Jaguars have conceded 3,016 yards. Opponents are completing 63.5% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.7 yards per try. They have conceded 20 passing touchdowns and 19 rushing touchdowns.
In their last game, the Oakland Raiders played the Tennessee Titans and lost 42-21. DeAndre Washington led the team in rushing during the game. He had a long run of 14 yards and he ran for 1 TD for the game. He racked up a total of 53 yards on 14 carries which had him averaging 3.8 yards per tote. Darren Waller was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 73 yards on 6 receptions. He notched an average of 12.2 yards per catch during the game. Leading the way at QB for the Raiders was Derek Carr who went 25/34 with 263 yards passing and tossed 2 TD's. He ended the game without an interception. The Oakland Raiders rushed the ball a total of 24 times and generated 97 yards which gave them an average of 4.0 yards per rushing attempt. For the contest, the Raiders earned 22 1st downs and they had a total of 3 infractions for 20 yards. For the game, they ran 60 plays which gave them a total of 356 yards. When discussing the defense, Oakland allowed 21 catches on 27 attempts for a total of 391 yards, and a completion percentage of 78.0%. For the game, they allowed a total of 552 yards and forced 1 takeaway. In the running game, the Raiders allowed 161 yards on 32 runs which is an average of 5.0 yards per carry allowed. Another matchup you may want to look into is the NFL pick from Guy Bruhn on the Falcons vs 49ers contest.
Raiders Drop to 6-7 After Loss
The Raiders head into this game 6-7. Oakland hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 121 rushing yards per contest, ranking them 11th in the league. As a team, they have a total of 1,569 yards rushing through 13 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Raiders average 355 yards per game overall putting them 14th in the NFL and 5th among AFC teams. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Raiders currently sit at 3rd in the division and 24th out of all the teams in the league averaging 19.8 points per contest.
The Raiders are allowing 28.2 points per game ranking them 4th among AFC West teams and 29th in the league. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road units in the NFL. They are conceding 268 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Raiders currently sit at 16th in the conference. They have allowed 30 passing touchdowns for this season. When talking about points allowed, they have given up 366 points in total. In regard to rushing yards, they are allowing 108 yards per contest ranking them 15th in the NFL and 1st in the division. This season, they have given up 1,404 yards on the ground and 13 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Jaguars/Raiders NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Raiders -4.5
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