Philadelphia Eagles vs. Jacksonville Jaguars - 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 +3.5 -- Over/Under: 43 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars meet Sunday in NFL action at Wembley Stadium.
The Philadelphia Eagles need a statement victory here in order to get back to a .500 record. The Philadelphia Eagles have won five of their last eight non-home games. Carson Wentz is completing 70.8 percent of his passes for 1,502 yards, 10 touchdowns and one interception. Wentz has two or more touchdown passes in 11 of his last 13 games. Zach Ertz and Nelson Agholor have combined for 941 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Alshon Jeffery has 25 receptions. The Philadelphia Eagles ground game is averaging 102.9 yards per contest, and Wendell Smallwood leads the way with 233 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Philadelphia is allowing 19.7 points and 355.4 yards per game. Jordan Hicks leads the Philadelphia Eagles with 58 tackles, Fletcher Cox has four sacks and Ronald Darby has one interception.
The Jacksonville Jaguars need a win to kind of save their season after losing four of their last five games. The Jacksonville Jaguars have lost five of their last six non-home games. Blake Bortles is completing 60.6 percent of his passes for 1,735 yards, nine touchdowns and eight interceptions. Bortles has one or less touchdown passes in 14 of his last 20 games. Dede Westbrook and Keelan Cole have combined for 761 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Donte Moncrief has 25 receptions. The Jacksonville Jaguars ground game is averaging 98.6 yards per contest, and T.J. Yeldon leads the way with 327 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Jacksonville is allowing 20.9 points and 301.6 yards per game. Telvin Smith leads the Jacksonville Jaguars with 57 tackles, Calais Campbell has four sacks and Myles Jack has one interception.
The Eagles are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games in October, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games on grass and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Jaguars are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in October and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 7-3 in Eagles last 10 games on grass and the over is 4-0 in Jaguars last 4 vs. a team with a losing record.
The Philadelphia Eagles continue to be hit or miss with an offense that has issues scoring at times and a defense that isn't as good as it was a year ago. The Jacksonville Jaguars are still one of the best defenses in the league, but they have a quarterback who isn't starter worthy and they're averaging seven points in their last four games. The Philadelphia Eagles have failed to cover each of their last eight games when favored by at least three points. The Jacksonville Jaguars have covered eight of their last nine games when an underdog of at least three points. Trips across the pond are always tricky, the trends favor the Jags and points with an elite defensive team is tough to pass up. I still can't back Jacksonville here because of its quarterback situation. Right when you think Bortles can't play any worse, he does. I'll take the more balanced team with the ebtter quarterback and the somewhat reasonable chalk.