Sports Betting Sites Mulch Over Seahawks vs. Jaguars
Week 14 of the 2017 NFL betting season offers a perfect opportunity for players to cash in on some of the best sportsbook bonus of the year. There are but a handful of weeks left before the playoffs roll around and sports betting sites are using the limited time to unleash some of the best action we’ve seen all year. A perfect example of the enticing action that bookmakers are putting together is this Sunday’s pairing between the Seattle Seahawks and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Seahawks fly into this Sunday’s matchup with an 8-4 record that ranks Seattle 2nd in the NFC West. The West is currently led by the 9-3 Los Angeles Rams, who have a pretty good hold on the division. Nonetheless, with three weeks still left in the season, there’s still plenty of time for the Hawks to leap up and usurp the Rams. However, Seattle has an extremely tough 3 games ahead of them and will need to put their best foot forward if they are to get the job done. A win against the Jags this Sunday would certainly help in this endeavor.
Players placing gambling bets online will have a hard time with this one. In truth, no one knows who will come out on top this Sunday and ultimately it will come down to who can make the more plays. For that reason, NFL bettors might want to consider betting on the spread on this one. And if you were to bet on the spread, you’d certainly want to back the Jaguars.
Jacksonville has a pretty stellar 7-5 record against the spread this season. On the other hand, the Hawks are 5-6-1 against the spread for the 2017 season. Granted, the Seahawks are 3-2-1 against the spread on the road, but they will be going up against one of the most foreboding defenses this weekend. The spread is set minimally at 2 ½ points. But at the end of the day, it just seems like Jacksonville has more going for them in this matchup.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have strived to win the South this season and the franchise’s current 8-4 record puts them in a perfect opportunity to do so. At the moment, the Jags are tied with the 8-4 Tennessee Titans for the lead in the South. Since Jacksonville suffered a 37-16 loss to the Titans in Week 2, the Jags will want to avoid a tie breaker at all costs. Notwithstanding how tough of a team Seattle is, sports betting sites are pegging the Jaguars as the favorites in this Week 14 contest.
Both these teams match up pretty well on offense. Seattle ranks 9th in scoring, 8th in passing and 21st in rushing. For comparison, the Jaguars rank 7th in scoring, 21st in passing and No. 1 overall on the ground. Defensively things become even more interesting. Seattle ranks 14th against the pass and 7th against the rush but the Jaguars have the best pass defense as well as the best overall defense. With these numbers in mind, it’s pretty clear that this will be one of the best matchups of the 2017 season.
Sports Betting Sites’ NFL Wagering Odds:
Seattle Seahawks +2 ½ (-109) 40 (-115) +125
Jacksonville Jaguars -2 ½ (-111) 40 (-105) -145