NFL Football Betting: Jacksonville Jaguars at Tenessee Titans

NFL Football Betting:  Jacksonville Jaguars at Tenessee Titans

Not exactly a ‘must see’ game but often ugly games can produce good betting matchups. Thursday night battle in the AFC South as the Jacksonville Jaguars head up to ‘Smashville’ to take on the Tennessee Titans. These teams are in similar situations in the standings with the Titans in third place in the AFC South with a 304 record. The Jaguars are 2-4. They’re in a dramatically different place mentally and emotionally. Things are starting to come together with the Titans while the Jags are a train wreck as usual. Both teams played last Sunday so they enter this game on a short week of rest and preparation.

Gus Bradley is the latest coach to try and turn this team around and word is that he may be the next coach fired. The team is tuning him out and everyone involved is growing increasingly frustrated. Bradley is entering his fourth year after replacing Mike Mularkey who was fired after a franchise worst 2-14 season. Technically he’s shown *some* improvement but not much. Jacksonville went 4-12 in 2013, 3-13 in 2014 and 5-11 last year. They’re 2-4 this year but the problem is that they’ve clearly regressed in an umber of areas. The Jags are #27 in total offense and #24 in scoring offense. They’re a respectable 9th in defensive yards per game allowed but the offense turns the ball over so often (12 turnovers this season) that they’re #26 in scoring defense.

Tennessee is starting to show signs of life in several phases of the game. The pass rush has looked very good lately with 14 sacks in their last three games (#3 in the NHL YTD with 20 and they’re no doubt anxious to match up against an injury ravaged Jags’ offensive line. Quarterback Marcus Mariota has continued to progress after a slow start to the season. Jacksonville is 5-27 SU in their last 32 road games. Tennessee has some of the worst pointspread records in the NFL but teams with strong ATS biases one way or another tend to experience a reversal due to a combination of change in form and linesmaker adjustments. Jacksonville is 3-0-1 in the last four meetings on the Titans’ home field but at this point these are two teams heading in opposite directions.