The New England Patriots have the historic success to always be a popular pick at your best online sportsbook. With head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady you have a pair of future Hall of Famers. The tandem has won five Super Bowl titles, including one last year. For the Jacksonville Jaguars the 2017 season has been the great leap forward after years of misery. No team could be more opposite of New England. But now the Jags are one win away from the Super Bowl. The Patriots host the Jaguars in the AFC Championship game.
The New England Patriots posted an outstanding season at your best online sportsbook. New England got the money in 11 out of 16 regular season games. The Patriots were 13-3 straight up. New England also scored a 35-14 home payout last week against the Tennessee Titans in their AFC Divisional Playoff game. The Pats and Titans went over the total. The Patriots were 5-3 against the spread at home this season and went over the total in five out of eight home games. The Patriots boast the NFL’s top ranked overall offense. New England ranked fifth for points allowed on defense. Multiple pages of superlatives could be written about the Patriots but there is no need. There is no pro football betting commodity that is better known or more well respected.
Head coach Doug Marrone has done a sensational job with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars posted their first winning season since 2007, which was also their last playoff campaign. Jacksonville went 10-6 straight up and 9-7 against the spread on the season. The Jaguars were 4-4 against the spread in away games. Jacksonville went under the total in five out of eight away games. The Jags beat the Buffalo Bills in the wild card round 10-3 as eight-point home chalks. Last week in the Divisional round they covered in a 45-42 win at the Pittsburgh Steelers. Jacksonville ranked second in the NFL for scoring defense. The Jags ranked fifth for scoring offense.
The Patriots have dominated this head to head series with offshore sportsbooks. New England has covered the spread in seven out of the last ten meetings between the Jaguars and Patriots. The Patriots and Jaguars have gone under the total in three out of their last four meetings. New England has come away with the money in five out of their last six home games against the Jaguars. The Patriots and Jaguars have gone under the total in three out of their last four games at Gillette Stadium.
Matchup to Watch.
The matchup here is the proven historic excellence of the Patriots against the upstart nature of the Jaguars. New England is one of the most popular teams of any sport that you can fine at your best online sportsbook. Despite being a public team the Patriots still get the money on a consistent basis. It’s too much to ask for the Jaguars to go into Foxboro and put up a good game. It’s now Midnight for Cinderella.
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New England Patriots
Date and Time: Sunday, January 21, 2018, 3:05 pm Eastern
Location: Gillete Stadium, Foxboro, Massachusetts
NFL Betting Lines: Patriots -9 O/U 46.5
Jaguars vs. Patriots TV Coverage: CBS
Jaguars vs. Patriots Prediction
This one has to be the New England Patriots
Online Football Betting Pick: Patriots -9
Online Football Betting Score Prediction: Patriots 31, Jaguars 17
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