Jaguars at Titans NFL Week 14 Betting Trends, Predictions and Lines
Top betting sites favor the Tennessee Titans over the Jacksonville Jaguars by 3.5 points. The Jags beat the Colts 6-0 yesterday to snap a seven-game skid. Meanwhile, Blake Bortles didn’t play a single snap. Coincidence? I don’t think so. What happened? Did head coach Doug Marrone just regained his eyesight? That can’t be it. Even a blind man could have smelled Bortles stinking up the joint. Maybe Marrone remembered he did in fact have another QB on his roster. Cody Kessler stepped in and passed for 150 yards. He had no TDs nor interceptions. Nonetheless, it was enough to land the starting gig for this Thursday. At this point, even Ted Danson’s cardboard cutout from Three Men and a Baby would be an acceptable replacement for Bortles.
“I had a chance to talk to both Blake and Cody earlier today and I told both those guys the same thing: I’m making this change to give us an opportunity to win a football game,” Marrone said. “Cody knows the offense. He’s been in where he’s not really prepared that week, so he’ll have a full week of preparation.”
Betting Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jaguars sacked Andrew Colt three times. They also sacked offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett. I guess he just couldn’t hack it (zing!). Defensive coordinator Todd Wash’s job is secure for the time being. Jax’s defense had not been all that was cracked up to be, but Sunday’s performance was a return to form. Sacksonville ranks in the top 5 in points, total yards, and passing yards allowed per game.
According to top betting sites, the Jags are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the road. Jacksonville is also 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
Betting Tennessee Titans
The Titans rallied from a 0-16 deficit to defeat the Jets 26-22 on Sunday. Starting QB Marcus Mariota led the 11th winning drive of his career in the fourth quarter. He connected with ‘Made In’ Taywan Taylor twice for 99 yards. Mariota then hit Corey Davis for the game-winning touchdown.
Per top betting sites, Tennessee is 5-9-2 ATS in its last 16 games versus Jacksonville.
Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans NFL Week 14 Betting Preview
- Date: December 6
- Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
- Nissan Stadium
Lines from GTBets.eu:
- JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS +3½ (-105) 37 (-115) +172
- TENNESSEE TITANS -3½ (-115) 37 (-105) -203
- Jacksonville is 1-5-2 ATS in its last 8 games
- Jacksonville is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Jacksonville’s last 6 games
- Tennessee is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home
- Tennessee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tennessee’s last 6 games at home
Our Prediction: These two teams have two of the best defenses in the league. Except when it comes to defending the run. The Jags rank No. 16, allowing 108.4 rushing yards per game. The Titans allow 119.0 yards on the ground per game (20th). Tennessee is slightly better at the running attack. They gain 112.7 rushing yards per game (17th). Jacksonville records 111.2 yards on the ground per game (18th). Cody Kessler is undoubtedly better than Bortles, but then who isn’t? In fact Marcus Mariota, while not great, is better than both Kessler and Bortles. All things considered, I have to side with the Titans to win and cover.
Customers of the best online sportsbooks would also do well to take the under. The Jags didn’t manage a single TD on Sunday. It was the fourth time this season they score fewer than 10 points. They average 16.9 points per game (30th). Meanwhile, Tennessee scores just 18.4 points per game (28th).