Jacksonville Jaguars vs New York Jets Prediction, 12/26/2021 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 16
Game: Jacksonville Jaguars vs New York Jets
Date: Sunday, December 26, 2021
Location: MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (-2.5)
The Jacksonville Jaguars (2-12) are on their way to MetLife Stadium on Sunday where they will try to beat the New York Jets (3-11). Jacksonville opens this game as 2.5-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 41.5.
The Jacksonville Jaguars head into this matchup 2-12 this year. In their last contest, the Jaguars played the Texans and went home with a loss by a final score of 30-16. James Robinson was the best rusher for the Jaguars with 18 attempts for 75 yards (4.2 yards per carry). James O'Shaughnessy averaged 15.0 yards per catch by accumulating 60 yards on 4 catches. Trevor Lawrence went 22/38 with 210 yds through the air. He had a quarterback rate of 73.4 and ended the game with no picks. When it came to stopping the run, the Jaguars gave up 75 yds on 26 attempts, which calculates to 2.9 yards per run surrendered. Jacksonville surrendered 19 completions on 30 tries for 206 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.3%. At the end of the game, they had 66 plays which gave them a total of 296 yards. The Jacksonville Jaguars ran the rock 25 times and totaled 107 yards, which had them averaging 4.3 yds per carry.
When talking about scoring points, the Jacksonville Jaguars have an average of 14.0 points per game. As a team they have an average of 103.0 yards in the run game ranking this team at 23rd in the NFL. The Jaguars have earned 4,236 total yards for the season. Jacksonville has 143 first downs as a team, and they have committed 93 infractions for 772 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 25 times (14 picks and 11 fumbles). In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Jacksonville has totaled 9 passing touchdowns and 12 rushing touchdowns.
The Jaguars sit in 27th in the league in relation to team defense, giving up 26.4 points per contest. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.9 yards per rush on the ground and 112.8 rushing yards per game for the season. Overall, they have conceded 1,579 yards on the ground through 14 games. Concerning passing yards, the Jaguars have allowed 3,346 yards which has them sitting in 18th in the league. They have yielded 239.0 yards per contest via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 70.1%. Over the course of this season, they are allowing 351.8 yards per game putting them at 19th in the league. They have yielded 19 touchdowns through the air as well as 17 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Jets head into this matchup 3-11 for this year. In their last game, the Jets walked away with a loss by a score of 31-24 when they played the Dolphins. Tevin Coleman carried the rock 8 times for 50 yds, walking away from the contest with 6.3 yards per carry for New York. Jamison Crowder was one of the featured targets for the Jets, snagging 5 footballs for 40 yards (8.0 yds per catch). Zach Wilson walked away from the game with 170 yds on 13/23 through the air while his QB rate was 80. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his average yds per pass attempt was 7.39 yds. New York conceded 42 rushing attempts for 183 yds (4.4 yds per rush). The Jets pass defense gave up a completion rate of 59.3%, relinquishing 196 yards on 16 for 27 passing. The Jets finished the game with 228 yds while they ran 54 plays (4.2 yards per play). New York ran for 4.3 yds per attempt, finishing the game with 102 yds on 24 attempts.
Regarding their scoring prowess, the Jets are sitting 27th in the NFL maintaining an average of 17.9 points per outing. During this campaign to this point, the Jets have thrown for 3,212 yards through the air as well as an average of 229.4 passing yards per outing, which has them sitting 15th out of all NFL teams. They are averaging 85.4 yards per game via the ground game and have run for 1,196 yards for this season. The New York Jets average 314.9 yards/game which ranks them 22nd out of all teams in the NFL. The New York offense has compiled 738 penalty yards on 90 infractions, ranking them 14th in the league in terms of making mistakes. They have thrown 20 interceptions while letting opponents recover 6 fumbles and they have been able to earn 171 first downs.
The Jets are relinquishing 30.6 points per game, which has them in 32nd of all teams in the NFL. New York has allowed the opposition a total of 1,987 rushing yards (141.9 yards per contest) as well as 26 touchdowns via the rush for the season. They have yielded 23 touchdowns through the air in addition to 249.9 yards per game, which has them ranked 27th out of all teams. The Jets defense has participated in 923 plays, which ranks them 30th in football. Over the course of the season, they have surrendered 428 points in total. Their defense has tallied 12 turnovers (6 fumbles recovered and 6 picks) this year.
Who will win tonight's Jaguars/Jets NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Jets -2.5
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