An AFC South battle between two squads with losing records will hit the stage of Thursday Night Football in another disappointing prime time tilt. The NFL Week 8 TNF betting odds favor the Titans by 3.5-points.
NFL Primetime this week…
SNF: 6-6 Tie
MNF: Osweiler vs Siemien
— Ian Kenyon (@IanKenyonNFL) October 24, 2016
The game kicks-off on NFL Network this Thursday, October 27 at 8:25 PM ET, from the Nissan Stadium, in Nashville, Tennessee.
Jacksonville Jaguars Vs Tennessee Titans TNF Odds & Pick
The Jags need a big road victory if they’re going to dig themselves out of a rough 2-4 hole while the Titans are looking to get back to a .500 record and remain in the AFC wild card race.
What: Jacksonville Jaguars (2-4) at Tennessee Titans (3-4)
When: Thursday, October 27, 2016
Start Time: 8:25 PM ET
Where: Nashville, TN
Stadium: Nissan Stadium
Spread: Titans -3.5
Moneyline: Jacksonville +160 vs Tennessee -185
Game Total: 45.5
Watch: NFL Network
Stream: NFL Game Pass
Listen: Jacksonville vs Tennessee
Why Bet The Jacksonville Jaguars To Beat The Titans
After winning two in a row, the Jags lost to the Oakland Raiders 33-16 at home last week. Jacksonville dropped to 2-4 SU and 4-2 ATS this season. They average 19.5 points per game (24th) and allow 26.7 points (26th).
Most Games With Multiple Interceptions – Since 2014
Blake Bortles 13
Peyton Manning 11
Joe Flacco 10
Andrew Luck 10
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 23, 2016
QB Blake Bortles (1567 yards, 9 TDs & 9 INTs) has struggled this season after putting up franchise QB caliber numbers last year. Last week, he completed 23 of 43 passes for 246 yards one touchdown and two interceptions. The Jags average 247.3 passing yards per game (17th).
WR Allen Hurns (24 rec, 345 yards, 1 TD) had four catches for 45 yards last week. WR Allen Robinson (26 rec, 296 yards, 3 TDs) even had a worst game with two receptions for nine yards. Jacksonville averages 76.7 rushing yards per game (30th). RB T.J. Yeldon (60 car, 200 yards, 1 TDs) averages 3.3 yards per carry.
“I know on both sides of the ball we know how much we put into this and how talented we are, so there’s frustration and pressing to make plays,” Jaguars receiver Allen Hurns said in the press conference after losing to Oakland. “But we have to put that aside and play with a clear mind and try to get this thing rolling.”
Jacksonville has the 7th best total defense in the NFL. The Jags allow 215.0 passing yards per game (6th) and 109.8 rushing yards per game (18th). They have recorded 13 sacks this season (18th). Paul Posluszny has 54 tackles, and Yannick Ngakoue has 4.0 sacks.
Why Bet The Tennessee Titans To Beat The Jaguars
The Titans had a nice opportunity to establish themselves as contenders in the AFC South last week, but they blew it. They lost their 10th straight game against the Colts on Sunday; this time by a 34-26 score. Tennessee is 3-4 SU and 2-5 ATS this season. They average 20.9 points per game (20th) and allow 23.0 points per game (17th).
QB Marcus Mariota (1604 yards, 12 TDs & 6 INTs) completed 22 of 37 passes for 232 yards against the Colts. He threw two touchdowns but lost a crucial fumble in the fourth. Combine that with a missed extra point and that’s how the Titans blew this game. Tennessee averages 217.0 passing yards per game (28th).
TE Delanie Walker (24 rec, 330 yards, 3 TDs) caught his third touchdown of the season last week. He added 84 yards on seven catches. WR Rishard Matthews (23 rec, 319 yards, 2 TDs) has been Mariota’s best weapon outside the numbers.
Tennessee has the 14th-ranked total defense in the NFL. The Titans allow 251.0 passing yards per game (18th) and 87.4 rushing yards per game (6th). They have recorded 20 sacks this season (3rd). Avery Williamson has 54 tackles and Brian Orakpo has 7.0 sacks.
Betting Trends For this Matchup:
- Jacksonville is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Jacksonville is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
- Jacksonville is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Tennessee is 2-11-1 ATS in its last 14 games
- Tennessee is 5-16 SU in its last 21 games
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tennessee’s last 9 games
- Tennessee is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
- Tennessee is 2-14 SU in its last 16 games at home
- Tennessee is 0-3-2 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Jacksonville
Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
The Titans have beaten the Jaguars four of the last five games at home. I don’t see that NFL betting trend changing this week. But grab the points because it will be close.
My final score prediction is Jacksonville 24, Tennessee 26.