Pittsburgh Steelers (6-2-1) at Jacksonville Jaguars (3-6)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm (TIAA Bank Field)
The Line: Jacksonville Jaguars +5 -- Over/Under: 46.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Jacksonville Jaguars meet Sunday in NFL action at TIAA Bank Field.
The Pittsburgh Steelers look to build on their lead in the NFC North while building on their five-game winning streak. The Pittsburgh Steelers have won three straight road games. Ben Roethlisberger is completing 66.1 percent of his passes for 2,888 yards, 21 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Roethlisberger has two or more touchdown passes in 14 of his last 18 games. JuJu Smith-Schuster and Antonio Brown have combined for 1,452 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns while Vance McDonald has 30 receptions. The Pittsburgh Steelers ground game is averaging 105.7 yards per contest, and James Conner leads the way with 771 yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, Pittsburgh is allowing 23.2 points and 336.1 yards per game. Jon Bostic leads the Pittsburgh Steelers with 56 tackles, T.J. Watt has eight sacks and Cameron Sutton has one interception.
The Jacksonville Jaguars need to snap a five-game losing streak to have any real shot of saving their season. The Jacksonville Jaguars have split their four true home games this season. Blake Bortles is completing 61.3 percent of his passes for 2,341 yards, 12 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Bortles has one or less touchdown passes in six of his last nine games. Donte Moncrief and Dede Westbrook have combined for 942 receiving yards and six touchdowns while T.J. Yeldon has 42 receptions. The Jacksonville Jaguars ground game is averaging 94.6 yards per contest, and Yeldon leads the way with 346 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Jacksonville is allowing 22.1 points and 319.1 yards per game. Telvin Smith leads the Jacksonville Jaguars with 73 tackles, Yannick Ngakoue has five sacks and Myles Jack has one interception.
The Steelers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in November and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Jaguars are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on grass and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Steelers are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 meetings in Jacksonville, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 meetings and the underdog is 10-1 ATS in their last 11 meetings. The over is 8-3 in Steelers last 11 games overall
The Pittsburgh Steelers look like a different team than earlier in the season and all five of their victories during this streak have come by at least seven points. The Jacksonville Jaguars just can't catch a break, and they've been held to 18 or less points in five of their last seven games. The Pittsburgh Steelers have failed to cover eight of their last 12 games when a favorite of at least three points. The Jacksonville Jaguars are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games when an underdog of at least three points. The Pittsburgh Steelers should cruise in this game and have added motivation with how the playoff game against these Jags went down. However, five points as a home dog is quite a bit, and the Jaguars can still get after it defensively and did rattle Big Ben the last time they played. I may get burned here, but I'll take the points with Jacksonville.