Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Philadelphia Eagles - 10/28/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Philadelphia Eagles (3-4) at Jacksonville Jaguars (3-4)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 9:30 am (Wembley Stadium)
The Line: Jacksonville Jaguars +3 -- Over/Under: 41
The Philadelphia Eagles and the Jacksonville Jaguars will cross the pond to Wembley Stadium on Sunday for Week 8 NFL activity.
The Eagles are sitting at 3-4 right now. Philly has taken out the Falcons, Colts and Giants this year while falling to the Bucs, Titans, Vikings and Panthers.
In the Panthers game, Eagles QB Carson Wentz logged 310 yards with two touchdowns and Wendell Smallwood led the rush on 32 yards from nine carries. Zach Ertz led the Philly receivers on 138 yards on nine grabs.
Over on the Jags’ side, they’re 3-4 this year as well. Jacksonville’s wins have come against the Giants, Patriots and Jets, while they’ve dropped to the Titans, Chiefs, Cowboys and Texans.
In the Houston game, Jags QB Cody Kessler put up 156 yards with a TD and a pick, with Blake Bortles (pre-benching) leading the rush on 30 yards. Donte Moncrief was the top Jacksonville receiver on 76 yards and seven receptions.
The Eagles are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games in October and 2-5 ATS in their last seven following an ATS loss. Philly is 1-4 ATS in their last five in Week 8 and 1-5 ATS in their last six overall.
Meanwhile, the Jags are 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games in Week 8 and 1-4 ATS in their last five after a straight-up loss. Jacksonville is 1-4 ATS in their last five overall and 1-4 ATS in their last five in October.
Both these teams are in dire need of a victory here, as each has hit the skids in recent weeks.
Philly is coming off an embarrassing loss to Carolina, during which they blew a 17-0 lead in the fourth quarter by coughing up three touchdowns. The Eagles have lost three of their last four.
As for Jacksonville, they’ve scored 28 points over their last three games, while giving up a whopping 90 on the other side. The Jags have lost four of five and look like garbage since that Pats victory.
Philly doesn’t exactly look like a defending Super Bowl champ, but they’ve got fewer lineup questions and less personnel dysfunction than the Jags. I’m going Eagles here.