Arizona Cardinals vs. Jacksonville Jaguars - 11/26/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Photo by USA TODAY Sports
Jacksonville Jaguars (7-3) at Arizona Cardinals (4-6)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 4:25 pm (University of Phoenix Stadium)
The Line: Arizona Cardinals +4.5 -- Over/Under: 38 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Jacksonville Jaguars and Arizona Cardinals meet Sunday in NFL action at U of Phoenix Stadium.
The Jacksonville Jaguars look for a fifth straight victory to build on their lead in the AFC South. The Jacksonville Jaguars have won three straight road games. Blake Bortles is completing 58.4 percent of his passes for 2,084 yards, 12 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Bortles has one or less touchdown passes in seven straight games. Marqise Lee and Allen Hurns have combined for 984 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Keelan Cole has 17 receptions. The Jacksonville Jaguars ground game is averaging 160.6 yards per contest, and Leonard Fournette leads the way with 740 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Jacksonville is allowing 14.1 points and 275.6 yards per game. Telvin Smith leads the Jacksonville Jaguars with 76 tackles, Calais Campbell has 11.5 sacks and A.J. Bouye has four interceptions.
The Arizona Cardinals need a win here to kind of right the ship after losing four of their last six games. The Arizona Cardinals have won four of their last seven home games. Drew Stanton is completing 48.4 percent of his passes for 540 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Stanton has just 139 pass attempts under his belt the two years. Larry Fitzgerald and J.J. Nelson have combined for 1,120 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Jaron Brown has 24 receptions. The Arizona Cardinals ground game is averaging 69.3 yards per contest, and Adrian Peterson leads the way with 369 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Arizona is allowing 25.4 points and 344.2 yards per game. Tyvon Branch leads the Arizona Cardinals with 69 tackles, Chandler Jones has 10 sacks and Antoine Bethea has three interceptions.
The Jaguars are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Cardinals are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games in November and 8-20-1 ATS in their last 29 games overall. The under is 7-2 in Cardinals last 9 games overall and the under is 4-0 in Jaguars last 4 games overall.
Back-to-back road games aren't easy for any NFL team, but this is a game the Jagaurs should win. The Arizona Cardinals have a limited offense and their four victories have come against teams that have a combined record of 8-22. Jacksonville doesn't play the sexiest kind of football, but the defense doesn't allow anything easy and the offense does just enough to pull away with the victory. In fact, the Jaguars are allowing just 7.75 points per game during their four-game winning streak, which is impressive no matter how you slice it. The Cardinals could easily be held to single digits in this game. I'll take Jacksonville by a touchdown.