Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars - 9/17/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Tennessee Titans (0-1) at Jacksonville Jaguars (1-0)

NFL Football: Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm (EverBank Field)

The Line: Jacksonville Jaguars +1.5 -- Over/Under: 43.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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Down in Jacksonville at EverBank Field on Sunday, the Tennessee Titans and the Jacksonville Jaguars will be meeting up in Week 2 NFL action from the AFC South. 

The Titans are currently 0-1 on the year following a 26-13 loss to the Raiders in Week 1. Tennessee QB Marcus Mariota threw for 256 yards but couldn’t get a TD after his 10-yard first quarter run. DeMarco Murray was the Titans’ lead rusher on 12 carries and 44 yards, while Delanie Walker topped Tennessee in receiving with seven catches for 76 yards. 

The Titans managed to go 9-7 in last year’s campaign, finishing second in the AFC South. Tennessee has missed the playoffs for eight consecutive seasons. 

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Over on the Jacksonville side, they’re 1-0 on the year so far after an opener win over the Texans 29-7. Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette was the star here with 26 carries, 100 yards and a TD; Allen Hurns led the receivers with three catches for 42 yards and Jags QB Blake Bortles posted 125 yards and a TD. 

Jacksonville is trying to improve on a 3-13 finish in 2016, which left them dead last in the AFC South. The Jaguars have failed to make the postseason for nine straight years. 

Tennessee is 16-35-1 ATS versus a team with a winning record and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games in September. The Titans are also 14-36-4 ATS in their last 54 versus the AFC and 14-37-3 ATS in their last 54 games overall. 

Meanwhile, the Jaguars are 4-0 in their last four games overall and 4-0 ATS in their last four versus the AFC. Jacksonville is also 4-0 ATS in the last four versus the AFC South and 1-4 ATS in their last five home games. 

This should be a fun game to watch, and the division could very well come down to whoever wins the battles between these two teams. Jacksonville looked good on defense and in the running game in the opener, while Tennessee just couldn’t find a rhythm anywhere. I do believe the Titans will be a solid team this year; they certainly have the weapons. I think Tennessee starts in with that here, so I’ll take the Titans to cover.

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Andrew’s Pick Tennessee Titans -1.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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