Both teams squeaked out one-score wins in their debut this season. Now the NFL Week 2 odds favor New England on the road when the Pats face the Jacksonville Jaguars.
New England Patriots vs Jacksonville Jaguars Odds, Pick & How To Watch
Why Bet On New England
Reason number one: Tom Brady.
Reason number two: Gronk. If that isn’t enough, keep reading.
The New England Patriots defense has been their soft spot before they lost the Super Bowl to the Eagles last season. Bill Belichick revamped the Pats D with a focus on the pass rush. It paid off last week when Deshaun Watson was shut down in a 27-20 victory that came a year after the Texans QB had picked them apart.
Why Bet On Jacksonville
Why should you bet on the Jacksonville Jaguars after they lost their top two offensive weapons? They lost their top wideout in preseason action and sophomore rusher Leonard Fournette is likely to be limited in Week 2 after tweaking his hamstring last week. An injury that running backs often take time to recover from.
Without Fournette this game will be decided by how well the Jags defense can prevent Tom Brady from finding Gronk. That is the only offensive play New England has and it’s the league’s best.
New England vs Jacksonville Pick
New England is 4-0 SU and ATS over the last two seasons when favored by 3-points or less. The Pats covered the spread by an average of 12.5 points in those four contests.
The Patriots are money when being favored by a field goal or less. But can they overcome a depleted wide-receiving and rushing corps?
I am betting the Under!