New York Jets at Jacksonville Jaguars - 9/30/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Jets at Jacksonville Jaguars - 9/30/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

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

NFL Football: Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 1:00 pm (TIAA Bank Field)

The Line: Jacksonville Jaguars -9 -- Over/Under: 38 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Jets will visit the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on Sunday in NFL activity. 

New York comes into this game with a 1-2 record thus far. The Jets blew out the Lions in their first game 48-17, but then fell to division rivals Miami 20-12 in Week 2. Their last time out, New York gave the Browns their first win in forever 21-17. 

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In that Cleveland loss, New York QB Sam Darnold logged 169 yards and two picks, and Bilal Powell put up 73 yards to lead the rush. Top Jets receiver was Quincy Enunwa with 57 yards off four catches. 

As for the Jags, they’re sitting at 2-1 on the season. Jacksonville opened up with two wins: a 20-15 affair against the Giants, and then a big 31-20 victory over New England. In their last game however, Jacksonville stalled out with a 9-6 loss to Tennessee. 

In that Titans game, Jacksonville QB Blake Bortles put up 155 yards on 21-of-34 passing, and TJ Yeldon was the lead rusher with 44 yards. Yeldon also led the Jags’ receivers on six catches for 46 yards. 

The Jets are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 road games and 2-5 in the last seven in Week 4. New York is 1-4 ATS in their last five versus the AFC and 0-3-1 ATS in their last four on grass. 

Meanwhile, the Jags are 7-2 ATS in their last nine following an ATS loss and 14-6 ATS in their last 20 versus the AFC. Jacksonville is 4-10 ATS in their last 14 in Week 4 and 6-15 ATS in their last 21 in September. 

Sure, the Jets lost to the Browns this past week, but that doesn’t mean New York is a bad team—they’re not great, but they’re not bad. Cleveland is on the upswing, and the Jets were unfortunate enough to get punched in the mouth by a talented rookie QB they weren’t ready for. 

As for the Jags, they laid an egg after a big win over New England, but that defense was still on point as usual. The line on this game is thick enough for me to take the Jets; if it were less than a touchdown I wouldn’t think that way, however. Still, I’ll go New York for the cover.

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Andrew’s Pick New York Jets +9

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