The NFL International Series continues with the Philadelphia Eagles facing the Jacksonville Jaguars. Both have identical 3-4 records and need a win to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Week 9 NFL spread favors the Eagles by a field goal with the game total at 42-points. If you are betting the moneyline the Eagles pay $100 if you wager $170 and the Jaguars pay $150 on a $100 bet.
Kick-off is scheduled for 9:30 AM ET this Sunday live from Wembley Stadium. Now, let’s take a closer look at which team has the advantage based on the 3-point spread and which side is the smart ATS pick.
Spread & ATS Pick Philadelphia Eagles vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
What: NFL Week 8
Who: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Where: Wembley Stadium, London
When: 9:30 AM ET, Sunday, October 29th
Watch: NFL Network
Stream: NFL Game Pass
Spread: Eagles -3 -120
Moneyline: Phi -170/Jax +150
Are the Eagles a smart ATS pick against the Jaguars?
This is the Eagles first visit to London. Should you bet on or against Philly?
QB Carson Wentz has excelled since coming back from injury and is getting better every week. He has a 10-1 TD-INT ratio and is completing 70.8% of his passes. However, the Eagles are 15th in passing yards at 260.0 per game, 21st in rushing yards at 102.9 yards, 22nd in points per game with 22.0, but are 6th in points against with 19.7.
Injuries have arrested the Eagles season. Philly opened the season with Wentz and WR Alshon Jeffery sidelined. Now the backfield is decimated with Jay Ajayi done for the season. The remaining running backs: Wendell Smallwood, Corey Clement, and Darren Sproles are also in various stages of recovering from injuries.
Are the Jaguars a smart ATS pick against the Eagles?
With sophomore RB Leonard Fournette sidelined with an injured hamstring, the Jaguars offense has struggled. They can’t sustain drives and turns the ball over. QB Blake Bortles has thrown just 1 more touchdown than interception at 9-8. Moreover, he is completing 60.6 percent of his passes.
The good news for the Jaguars, Bortles is 3-1 in games he started in England. This is Jacksonville’s sixth trip across the Atlantic to play in London and the Jags are 3-0 SU and ATS in their last three. The team knows how to prepare to play on the other side of the planet that start four hours earlier.
ATS Pick Eagles vs. Jaguars from Wembley
The Jaguars have given up 30-points a game in three losses over the past three weeks while scoring 9.3-points per game during that stretch. Jacksonville has started slow, being outscored 57-0 in the first half of those three losses.
However, I am picking the Jags because of their betting history in London. They know what it takes to win at Wembley. Take the points and bet the Jags.