The Detroit Lions will try to stay at the top of the NFC North as they host the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars this Sunday in a battle of jungle cats. The NFL Week 11 Jags vs Lions betting odds favor the Lions by 6.5-points. Kick-off is on CBS this Sunday, November 20th at 1:00 PM ET from Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.
Jacksonville Jaguars Vs Detroit Lions Odds, Final Score Prediction & TV Info
Detroit has done a very good job at protecting the football and staging late-game rallies while Jacksonville has been piss poor in both of those categories. That’s why the Lions are tied for first place in the NFC North and the Jaguars are wallowing at the bottom of the AFC South.
Can Detroit maintain at least a share of its division lead or will Jax come out with the W in enemy territory?
When: Jacksonville Jaguars (2-7) at Detroit Lions (5-4)
When: Sunday, November 20, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Stadium: Ford Field
Spread: Lions -6.5
Moneyline: Jacksonville +230 vs Detroit -270
Game Total: 47.5
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Jacksonville vs Detroit
Why Bet The Jacksonville Jaguars To Beat The Lions
The Jaguars have been abysmal this season going 2-7 SU and 5-4 ATS this season. They are coming off a 24-21 home loss to the Houston Texans. Jacksonville averages 19.3 points per game (27th) and allows 26.9 points per game (25th).
Jacksonville averages 255.2 passing yards per game (13th). It’s undeniable QB Blake Bortles (2421 yards, 16 TDs & 11 INTs) has regressed this season. He has thrown five interceptions in his last five games. WR Allen Robinson (48 rec, 549 yards, 5 TDs) is the team leader in receptions, yards, and touchdowns. WR Allen Hurns (33 rec, 456 yards, 2 TDs) has been the one suffering from Bortles inconsistency. The Jaguars average 88.1 rushing yards per game (26th). RB TJ Yeldon (79 car, 285 yards 1 TD) averages 3.6 yards per carry this season. The Jags have only three rushing touchdowns in 2016.
The Jaguars defense has gone five straight weeks without forcing a turnover. They have the 7th-ranked total defense in the NFL. Jacksonville gives up 204.0 passing yards per game (4th) and 124.0 rushing yards per game (29th). They have recorded 16 sacks this season (25th).
"I think we have to be able to find a way to make [turnovers] happen," linebacker Paul Posluszny said. "It’s not like we’ve had a ton of opportunities and we just missed. ‘Oh, I dropped the ball. It went right through my hands.’
Why Bet The Detroit Lions To Beat The Jaguars
The Lions didn’t play last week but climbed to the top of the NFC North after losses by the Packers and Vikings. Detroit is 5-4 SU and ATS this season. They average 22.6 points per game (19th) and give up 22.9 points per game (14th).
Detroit averages 251.0 passing yards per game (17th). QB Matthew Stafford (2373 yards, 18 TDs & 5 INTs) has been terrific this season. Stafford has thrown 11 touchdowns and just one interception in his last five outings. Stafford has taken full advantage of his talented receiving corp. He has spread the ball around to Marvin Jones (37 rec, 661 yards, 4 TDs), Golden Tate (49 rec, 513 yards, 2 TDs), Eric Ebron (32 rec, 381 yards, 1 TD) and Anquan Boldin (35 rec, 286 yards, 5 TDs). The Lions average 86.8 rushing yards per game (27th). RB Theo Riddick (75 car, 297 yards, 1 TD) has been the leader out fo the backfield.
Detroit has the 19th-ranked total defense in the NFL. They allow 259.0 passing yards per game (18th) and 107.0 rushing yards per game (19th). The Lions have sacked opposite quarterbacks 20 times this season (16th).
Betting Trends For this Matchup:
- Jacksonville is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games
- Jacksonville is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
- Jacksonville is 2-19 SU in its last 21 games on the road
- Detroit is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
The public money is coming in on the Lions fast and furious. The sharps are split on this game, as the ones liking Jacksonville snatched up the +7s that were available, while those preferring Detroit are happy to lay the -6.5.
My final score prediction is Jacksonville 24, Detroit 34.