The Jacksonville Jaguars have something to play for in November. It’s not a position the squad is particularly used to, but it’s one they’re already relishing.
The Jaguars (2-5) are coming off a bye week and is just a game behind AFC South division leaders Indianapolis and Houston. In other words, a win here and Jacksonville is looking at a first place tie. That’s right. Welcome to 2015 in the AFC South.
Of course, nothing is guaranteed in the NFL world and Jacksonville won’t get an easy pass to first place with Sunday afternoon’s matchup against the New York Jets. Gang Green comes into the game at MetLife Stadium as a 7-point favorite at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
That’s a pretty confident line for a New York Jets team that is facing its own batch of problems. The Jets failed to cover the -3 spread in Week 8 with a disastrous 34-20 loss to the Oakland Raiders last Sunday and, historically, haven’t performed well after a performance like that. In fact, in their last 12 games after a SU loss as favorites, New York is just 1-11 ATS.
Add into the mix that Ryan Fitzpatrick is playing with a torn ligament in his left thumb, Brandon Marshall is battling ankle and toe problems and Eric Decker consistently questionable, the Jets injury issues might be too big to overcome today.
Still, there are plenty of reasons to depend on the Jets. According to OddsShark, New York is 7-2-1 ATS in its last 10 games and 5-1 ATS in its last six games at home. The Jets don’t have a good trend against the Jaguars, however, going 1-4 ATS in their last five games against Jacksonville at home.
The Jaguars betting trends don’t provide much to be confident about. Jacksonville is 1-4 SU in its last five games and 0-5 SU in its last five games on the road.
The total for Sunday afternoon’s Jacksonville vs. New York betting matchup is set for 41 points at the sportsbooks. The total has gone OVER in five of the Jaguars last six games, while the total has gone UNDER in four of the Jets last six games at home.
The OddsShark computer is predicting a 17.3 – 29.7 New York Jets victory.
Jacksonville vs. New York pick: New York SU & ATS