Jets vs Jaguars Picks, Predictions, Week 8 Odds 10/27/2019
TIAA Bank Field is the site where Gardner Minshew and the Jacksonville Jaguars will play the New York Jets on Sunday. New York opens this matchup as 4-point underdogs. The total has been set at 41. The Jets are 1-5-0 ATS and 2-4-0 when betting on the total. The Jaguars are 3-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-4-0 against the spread.
In their last outing, the New York Jets took on the New England Patriots and were beaten 33-0. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Jets was Sam Darnold who went 11/32 with 86 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He gave away 4 picks during the game. Le'Veon Bell paced the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 19 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 70 yards via 15 carries which meant he was running for 4.7 yards per run. Demaryius Thomas was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 42 yards on 3 catches. He averaged 14.0 yards per reception for the game. The New York Jets ran the ball 20 times and totaled 81 yards which gave them an average of 4.1 yards per rushing attempt. For the contest, the Jets got 12 1st downs and they had a total of 8 infractions for 60 yards. In the game, they ran 53 plays which gave them a total of 154 yards. In terms of defense, New York allowed 31 catches on 45 attempts for a total of 250 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.0%. Against the run, the Jets allowed 74 yards on 34 attempts which is an average of 2.2 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For the game, they gave up 324 yards and earned 1 turnover. Tony Sink has a NFL pick ATS for the game between the Redskins and Vikings.
Jets Slide to 1-5 After Loss
The Jets come into this matchup with a record of 1-5 for the 2019 season. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board among AFC East teams and they will have to really have a good night if they want to have a good offensive game. For total yards, they currently sit at 16th in the AFC and 32nd among all NFL teams with 1,254 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Jets currently have a total of 3 passing TDs and 2 rushing TDs. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the league with an average of 11 points per game, which has them at 32nd among all NFL teams. As a unit, they have an average of 67 yards on the ground per game which is 3rd in the conference.
The Jets have one of the average defenses in the NFL, giving up 26.0 points per contest which has them at 13th in the AFC. When it comes to yards through the air, the Jets have conceded 1,560 yards. Opponents are completing 64.5% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.6 yards per try. They have conceded 6 passing TDs and 10 rushing TDs. When it comes to yards rushing, New York is allowing 92.2 yards per contest putting them 3rd in the division and 11th in the league. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.3 yards per carry ranking them 1st among AFC teams and 2nd in the NFL overall. In total, they have conceded 401 rushing yards through 6 contests.
In their last game, the Jacksonville Jaguars went up against the Cincinnati Bengals and won 27-17. Leonard Fournette paced the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 20 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for a total of 131 yards by way of 29 carries which meant he was running for 4.5 yards per tote. Dede Westbrook was the receiving yardage leader by earning 103 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 17.2 yards per reception for the game. Running the show from under center for the Jaguars was Gardner Minshew II who went 15/32 with 255 yards through the air and tossed 1 touchdown. He ended the game without an interception. See where the Jaguars rank in our Week 8 NFL power rankings. The Jacksonville Jaguars rushed the ball a total of 44 times and racked up a total of 216 yards giving them an average of 4.9 yards per rush. On the day, they finished with a total of 78 plays which added up to 460 yards. For the game, the Jaguars totaled 22 1st downs and they had 11 penalties for 130 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Jacksonville gave up 22 catches on 43 throws totaling 258 yards, and a completion percentage of 51.0%. Against the run, the Jaguars gave up 33 yards on 20 attempts which means they had an average of 1.7 yards per attempt allowed. For this contest, they gave up a total of 291 yards and forced 4 takeaways.
Jaguars are Now 3-4 After Win
The Jaguars step onto the field holding a record of 3-4. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Jaguars have one of the most lackluster offenses in the NFL. When looking at their ability to score points, the Jaguars are ranked 3rd in the division and 20th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 20.6 points per game. Jacksonville has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 140 yards on the ground per contest, putting them 5th in the league. As a team, they have compiled a total of 981 yards rushing through 7 contests, 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 378 yards per game overall putting them 9th in the league and 4th among AFC teams. Another prediction you may want to look into is the NFL pick from Josh Schonwald on the Raiders vs Texans game.
The Jaguars are giving up 21.1 points per game which puts them at 2nd in the division and 12th in the league. In terms of points given up, they have given up 148 total points. In discussing yards rushing, they are giving up 117 yards per contest ranking them 21st in the league and 4th in the division. This season, they have conceded a total of 820 yards on the ground and 7 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the middling groups in the NFL. They are conceding 244 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Jaguars sit in 9th among AFC teams. They have conceded 9 passing TDs for this year.
Who will win tonight's Jets/Jaguars NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Jets +4
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