Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans - 10/12/14 NFL Pick, Odds, Prediction
Jacksonville Jaguars (0-5) at Tennessee Titans (1-4)
NFL Football: Sunday
The Line: Tennessee Titans -3.5 -- Over/Under: 43 See the Latest Odds
The Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans play Sunday afternoon at LP Field.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have lost eight straight regular season games and have scored no more than 17 points this season. Blake Bortles has shown promise by completing 67 percent of his passes, but he has just three touchdowns and six interceptions. The Jags are getting little help from their ground game, as they’re averaging just 3.5 yards per carry and have just two runs all season of more than 20 yards. Toby Gerhart has Jacksonville’s only rushing touchdown. Rookie wide receiver Allen Robinson is starting to come alive with 10 receptions in his last two games, and Allen Hurns leads the Jaguars with three receiving touchdowns and five receptions of 20 or more yards. Defensively, the Jacksonville Jaguars are allowing 33.8 points, 435.4 yards, and they’ve forced four turnovers and 16 sacks. Paul Posluszny leads the Jaguars with 53 tackles and Andre Branch has three sacks.
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The Tennessee Titans have lost four straight and are looking for their first home win. Jake Locker is doubtful with a hand injury, so the Titans are likely going to roll with Charlie Whitehurst at quarterback. Whitehurst is completing 56.8 percent of his passes for three touchdowns and one interception. The Titans are also likely going to be without their leading rusher Shonn Greene, which means the bulk of the carries will be given to rookie Bishop Sankey. The Titans offensive strength will be at the wide receiver position, as Delanie Walker and Justin Hunter have combined for four touchdowns and seven receptions of 20 or more yards. Defensively, the Tennessee Titans are allowing 27.8 points, 374.2 yards, and they’ve forced seven turnovers and nine sacks. Michael Griffin leads the Titans with 37 tackles and Jason McCourty has five pass deflections.
The Jaguars are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 6-19-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Titans are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games in October and 0-7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games. The Jaguars are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
If the Jaguars can't win this game, they'll probably finish the season 0-16. Tennessee is all banged up and there is much difference between either of these teams. Give me Jacksonville and the points in a game they should be able to win SU.