The Tennessee Titans are favored at home on Thursday night football as they host the Jacksonville Jaguars on NFL Network. In any other division the Jaguars and Titans would be nearly out of contention but in the AFC South they are still very much alive as the Jaguars come in at 2-4 while the Titans are 3-4. The Titans are just one game behind the Texans for the division lead while the Jaguars are 1.5 games out.
This matchup in Week 8 is set for Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 8:25 pm Eastern on NFL Network.
NFL Odds at Sports Betting Sites
Tennessee -3.5, 43.5
Jaguars vs. Titans
The Jaguars are just 2-4 but if they win this game they will still be very much alive in a weak AFC South. The Jaguars are 3-3 ATS and they are 1-1 ATS on the road. The Jaguars have not won more than five games in a season since 2010 and it is way past time for the team to get rid of head coach Gus Bradley. They may also need a new quarterback as Blake Bortles is 28th in the league in passer rating. He has thrown at least two interceptions in three games this season. The Jaguars have scored 17 points or less in five of their last six games.
The Titans are not much better than the Jaguars as they rank 20th in scoring and 17th in points allowed. The Titans should have a good matchup against a bad Jacksonville offense and Tennessee is 3-0 when allowing less than 17 points per game.
The Titans have the advantage at quarterback with Marcus Mariota who has played well against bad defenses. He had at least two TD passes against Detroit, Miami, Cleveland and Indianapolis. The Titans have the far superior running game led by DeMarcus Murray. Tennessee is second in the league in rushing yards. The Titans also feature the 6th-ranked rushing defense.
The Jaguars are 8-1-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings against Tennessee. The Jaguars are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. the AFC South. The Jaguars are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Titans are 15-33-3 ATS in their last 51 vs. the AFC South. The Titans are 14-34-3 ATS in their last 51 home games. The Titans are 2-6 ATS at the online sportsbook in their last 8 games in October.
The Over is 5-1 in the Jaguars last 6 games in October. The Over is 5-0 in the Titans last 5 vs. the AFC South. The Over is 5-1-1 in the Titans last 7 home games. The Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in this series.
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This is a game that definitely belongs on NFL Network as it matches up two of the weaker teams in the NFL. The Jaguars just haven’t been a reliable team under Bradley and even getting points it is tough to trust Jacksonville. I will lay the points at sports betting sites and take the Titans in this contest.