Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Buffalo Bills Pick-Odds-Prediction 12/15/13
Buffalo Bills (4-9) at Jacksonville Jaguars (4-9)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 1:00 pm (EverBank Field)
The Line: Jacksonville Jaguars +2 -- Over/Under: 43 See the Latest Odds
The Jacksonville Jaguars and the Buffalo Bills face off on Sunday in Jacksonville in a week 15 NFL match up.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are playing their best football of the season and maybe their best football in several seasons, winning their last three games and four of their last five. After looking like they may not win a game all season, the Jaguars have finally found themselves with the running game and defense. Chad Henne has completed 60.2 percent of his passes with eight touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Maurice Jones-Drew has rushed for 719 yards and he has 34 receptions. Cecil Shorts has 6 receptions and Ace Sanders has 39 catches. Paul Posluszny leads the Jags defense with 126 tackles, John Cyprien has 89 tackles, and Geno Hayes has 77 tackles. Jacksonville has some momentum heading into the final part of this year and it is a matter of them being able to carry that into next season.
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The Buffalo Bills have lost their last two games and five of their last six as they have collapsed down the stretch. The Bills have looked promising at times, but the offense has been ineffective. E.J. Manuel has completed 57.8 percent of his passes with nine touchdowns and eight interceptions. Fred Jackson has rushed for 645 yards and seven touchdowns and he has 41 receptions and C.J. Spiller has 78 yards. Steve Johnson has 51 receptions and Scott Chandler has 43 receptions. Kiko Alonso has 131 tackles and four interceptions to lead the Bills defense and he is looking like the defensive Rookie of the Year, Aaron Williams has 78 tackles, and Mario Williams has 12 sacks. The Bills are averaging 21 points and 327.8 yards per game while defensively they are allowing 25.7 points and their opponents average 345.8 yards per game. The Bills are looking at a reasonably high draft position in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Jacksonville is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 3-8-1 against the spread following a win, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six home games. Buffalo is 2-5 against the spread against a team with a losing record, 1-5 against the spread in their last six games, and 7-3 against the spread following a loss. Buffalo is 7-3 against the spread in the last 10 meetings of these two.
I look for the defense to get the best of this one and I have it coming in under the total. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as make it available on the App.