Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Jets - 10/1/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Jacksonville Jaguars (2-1) at New York Jets (1-2)

NFL Football: Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm (MetLife Stadium)

The Line: New York Jets +3.5 -- Over/Under: 39.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Jacksonville Jaguars and the New York Jets face off in week 4 NFL action from MetLife Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Jacksonville Jaguars will look to build some momentum after a 44-7 rout of the Baltimore Ravens in London in week 3 to improve to 2-1 this season. Blake Bortles completed 20 of 31 pass attempts for 244 yards and 4 touchdowns. Corey Grant led the Jags’ ground attack with 75 yards on 6 carries, while Leonard Fournette turned his team-high 17 carries into 59 yards and a touchdown. Marqise Lee led the team with 65 yards on 4 receptions, while Marcedes Lewis made the most out of his 4 catches, logging 62 yards and 3 touchdowns. Allen Hurns also added a TD grab of his own in the win. On the defensive side of the ball, the Jaguars combined for 2 sacks, 2 interceptions and a forced fumble which they also recovered in one of the better team outings in week 3, holding the Ravens to just 186 yards of total offense in the win while dominating the time of possession battle, holding the ball for over 34 minutes.

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The New York Jets will look to get back to .500 after notching their 1st win of the season, a 20-6 victory over the Miami Dolphins to go to 1-2 this year. Josh McCown threw for 249 yards and a touchdown on 18 of 23 passing, while Bilal Powell led the Jets’ backfield with 15 carries for 37 yards and a touchdown. Bobby Anderson led the team’s receiving corps with 95 yards and a touchdown on 3 receptions, while Jeremy Kerley and Austin Seferian-Jenkins each hauled in 5 passes and Jermaine Kearse chipped in 42 receiving yards in the win. Defensively, the Jets combined for 3 sacks and a pair of interceptions from Terrence Brooks as the Jets held Miami to just 225 yards of total offense in the win, while also dominating the time of possession battle, holding the rock for over 36 minutes in the victory.

Jacksonville is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall while the over is 9-4 in their last 13 games against the AFC. New York is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against the AFC while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. Jacksonville is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings between these two teams in New York.

As good as the Jets looked against Miami, one game isn’t going to change the fact that I think this is still one of the worst teams in the NFL, and even the worst team every season usually wins 2 or 3 games. Jacksonville looked impressive in week 3, and has had the bulk of the success ATS when it comes to facing the Jets and doing so at MetLife Stadium, so I’ll lay the points with the Jags here.

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Chris’s Pick Jacksonville -3.5

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

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