Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Seattle Seahawks - 12/10/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Seahawks (8-4) at Jacksonville Jaguars (8-4)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 4:25 pm (EverBank Field)
The Line: Jacksonville Jaguars -3 -- Over/Under: 39.5 See the Latest Odds
One of the marquee matchups in week 14 pits the Seattle Seahawks against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday afternoon.
The Seattle Seahawks will look to keep their momentum going after a 24-10 win over Philadelphia to improve to 8-4 this season after week 13’s edition of Sunday Night Football. Russell Wilson threw for 227 yards and 3 touchdowns on 20 of 31 passing, while Mike Davis led the Seattle ground attack with 16 carries for 64 yards. Doug Baldwin led the team with 5 catches for 84 yards, while Nick Vannett added 40 receiving yards and the aforementioned Davis added 4 catches. Jimmy Graham, Tyler Lockett and J.D. McKissic each added a touchdown grab for the Seahawks in the win. On defense, the Seahawks combined for 3 sacks and an interception, but gave up 425 yards of total offense to the Eagles in the winning effort.
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The Jacksonville Jaguars will try to keep their momentum going after a 30-10 victory over Indianapolis in their last outing to climb to 8-4 this season. Blake Bortles threw for 309 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 26 of 35 passing, while Leonard fournette led the Jags’ ground attack with 57 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries. Marqise Lee led the Jaguars with 7 catches for 86 yards and a touchdown, while Dede Westbrok added 6 catches for 78 yards and KEelan Cole chipped in a touchdown grab of his own in the win. Marcedes Lewis chipped in 4 catches for 46 yards as well in the winning effort. Defensively, the Jaguars combined for 4 sacks, a pair of interceptions and a forced fumble, while holding the Colts to 290 yards of total offense and just over 26 minutes of possession in the game.
Seattle is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. Jacksonville is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a win while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall. Seattle is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
I know that the Jaguars have impressed this season and are probably going to be a team to watch when the playoffs start. However, this is still a young team that’s getting their first real taste of substantial success and an experienced team like Seattle could be a reality check for Jacksonville. Sure, the Seahawks could be in for a letdown spot after beating the best team in the league in primetime, but the Seahawks are a well-coached team and have the experience in these tough road situations. I like the Jaguars, but I think not enough respect is being given to Seattle here, so I’ll take the Seahawks and the points here.