Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars NFL Picks & Predictions 9/19/2019
Thursday, September 19, 2019
TIAA Bank Field
TIAA Bank Field is the venue where Gardner Minshew and the Jacksonville Jaguars will play the Tennessee Titans on Thursday. The spread on this game has Tennessee as 2.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 40. The Titans are 1-1-0 ATS and 1-1-0 when betting on the total. The Jaguars are 1-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 0-2-0 against the spread.
Key Tennessee Titans Injuries
09/15/19 LB Reggie Gilbert Knee is questionable Thursday vs Jacksonville
09/15/19 RB David Fluellen Hamstring is questionable Thursday vs Jacksonville
09/15/19 G Kevin Pamphile Knee is questionable Thursday vs Jacksonville
09/04/19 K Ryan Succop Knee IR
07/24/19 T Taylor Lewan Suspension 4-game suspension (elgible to return 10/6 vs Buffalo)
Key Jacksonville Jaguars Injuries
09/16/19 LB D.J. Alexander Hamstring is questionable Thursday vs Tennessee
09/15/19 CB A.J. Bouye Hip is questionable Thursday vs Tennessee
09/15/19 WR Marqise Lee Knee is questionable Thursday vs Tennessee
09/15/19 DE Yannick Ngakoue Hamstring is questionable Thursday vs Tennessee
09/15/19 OL Cedric Ogbuehi Hamstring is questionable Thursday vs Tennessee
09/15/19 TE Josh Oliver Hamstring is questionable Thursday vs Tennessee
09/08/19 QB Nick Foles Shoulder IR - designation to return
09/03/19 RB Alfred Blue Ankle IR
09/03/19 OL Ben Ijalana Shoulder IR
09/03/19 LB James Onwualu Knee IR
09/03/19 LB Jake Ryan Knee PUP
In their last outing, the Tennessee Titans took on the Indianapolis Colts and were defeated 19-17. Leading the way at QB for the Titans was Marcus Mariota who went 19/28 with 154 yards through the air and completed 1 touchdown. He walked away with no picks. Derrick Henry led the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 18 yards and he ran for 1 TD for the contest. He scurried for 81 yards on 15 carries which meant he was running for 5.4 yards per carry. Delanie Walker was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 39 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 9.8 yards per reception for the game.
The Titans come into this matchup with a record of 1-1 this year. They are a team that has one of the most potent offenses in the AFC South and they are capable of putting up big points on any given night. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 13th in the conference and 27th in the league with 581 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Titans have compiled a total of 4 passing TDs and 2 rushing TDs. They are one of top scoring teams in the league with an average of 30 points per game, which has them at 6th in the league. As a unit, they have an average of 123 rushing yards per game which is 3rd in the conference.
The Titans have one of the best defenses in the league, allowing 16 points per game ranking them 4th among AFC teams. When it comes to passing yards, the Titans have conceded 365 yards. Opponents are completing 63.6% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 4.9 yards per try. They have allowed 4 passing TDs and 1 rushing TD. When it comes to yards on the ground, Tennessee is allowing 134.5 yards per contest putting them 4th among AFC South teams and 26th among NFL teams. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5 yards per rush which has them at 13th in the conference and 24th in the NFL overall. In total, they have allowed 246 yards rushing through 2 contests.
In the last game they played, the Jacksonville Jaguars went up against the Houston Texans and ended up taking the loss by a score of 13-12. Gardner Minshew led the team on the ground in the game. His longest run of the day went for 21 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He racked up a total of 56 yards by way of 6 carries which meant he averaged 9.3 yards per run. Chris Conley led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 73 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 18.3 yards per reception in the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Jaguars was Gardner Minshew who went 23/33 with 213 yards passing and tossed 1 touchdown. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
The Jaguars step onto the field holding a record of 0-2. Jacksonville is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 92 yards on the ground per game, which has them at 21st in the league. As a team, they have a total of 184 yards rushing through 2 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Jaguars average 354.5 yards per game overall which has them at 18th among NFL teams and 9th in the AFC. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Jaguars are currently ranked 4th among AFC South teams and 20th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 19 points per game.
The Jaguars are allowing 26.5 points per contest ranking them 4th in the AFC South and 26th in the NFL. Their passing defense is one of the middling groups in the NFL. They are conceding 257.5 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Jaguars are ranked 10th among AFC teams. They have conceded 3 passing TDs for 2019. In terms of points given up, they have given up 53 total points. When it comes to rushing yards, they are conceding 119.5 yards per contest ranking them 17th in the league and 1st among AFC South teams. In 2019, they have allowed 239 yards on the ground and 2 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Titans/Jaguars NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Titans -2.5
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