Bills Vs Jaguars Line & Free PickJosh Bailey
While Tyrod Taylor and the Buffalo Bills ‘handled their business’ by beating Miami in their regular season finale, they were plain old lucky that the Baltimore Ravens choked in their own finale by losing to the visiting Cincinnati Bengals. Now they face the surprise team of the season, the 10 win Jaguars.
The Las Vegas NFL oddsmakers have installed the Jaguars as 8-point favorites over the Bills to win this playoff wild card tilt. The over/under is 41.5-points.
Buffalo Bills Vs Jacksonville Jaguars Line & Free Pick
Buffalo Bills (9-7) at Jacksonville Jaguars (10-6)
When: Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 1:05 PM ET
Where: EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL
Stream: CBS Sports
NFL Odds: Jaguars -8
Why Bet The Bills
The Bills bounced back from their Week 16 beatdown against the Patriots to get past the lowly Dolphins 22-16 this past weekend to give themselves a chance to get into the playoffs, When Baltimore got upset by Cincinnati 31-27 later on, the Bills snapped the league’s longest active losing streak at 17 years.
Buffalo has won three of their last four games and four of six, although two of their wins came against the pitiful Dolphins and another against the injury-ravaged Colts. Buffalo ranked a modest 22nd in scoring this season (18.9 ppg) while finishing 18th in points allowed (22.4 ppg).
Why Bet The Jaguars
Jacksonville lost their final two regular-season games by falling to the 49ers 44-33 in Week 16 and losing to Tennessee 15-10 in their regular season finale this past weekend.
Now though, I’m thinking the Jags are going to be very focused, seeing as how they ranked a stellar fifth in scoring (26.1 ppg) and stupendous second in points allowed (16.8 ppg). Prior to their last two games, Jacksonville had won three straight and six of their previous seven games.
Buffalo Bills Vs Jacksonville Jaguars Wild Card Free Pick
The Jags went 6-2 at home this season and I just don’t seem them taking the Bills lightly in this one. Buffalo hasn’t scored more than 24 points in each of their last nine games while getting held to 16 points or less in five of those games.
I’m fully expecting Jacksonville’s elite defense to give the Bills modest offense a really hard way to go in this contest while they simultaneously get just enough offense from Blake Bortles and company to make a narrow win stand up.
The Bills are 3-1 ATS in their last four games and 4-2 ATS in their last six games overall. The Jags are 0-2 ATS in their last two games and just 3-3 ATS over their last six games overall. Despite their recent ATS trends, I like the Jags to win and cover the chalk!