Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars - 12/2/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Indianapolis Colts (6-5) at Jacksonville Jaguars (3-8)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 1:00 pm (TIAA Bank Field)
The Line: Jacksonville Jaguars +4 -- Over/Under: 47 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars meet Sunday in NFL action at the TIAA Bank Field.
The Indianapolis Colts look to build on their five-game winning streak to stay in the thick of the AFC playoff race. The Indianapolis Colts have lost three of their last four road games. Andrew Luck is completing 68.4 percent of his passes for 3,112 yards, 32 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Luck has three or more touchdown passes in each of his last eight games. T.Y. Hilton and Eric Ebron have combined for 1,218 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns while Chester Rogers has 37 receptions. The Indianapolis Colts ground game is averaging 112.9 yards per contest, and Marlon Mack leads the way with 556 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Indianapolis is allowing 24.8 points and 360.3 yards per game. Darius Leonard leads the Indianapolis Colts with 114 tackles, Jabaal Sheard has 5.5 sacks and Kenny Moore II has two interceptions.
The Jacksonville Jaguars look to play spoiler at this point while snapping their seven-game losing streak. The Jacksonville Jaguars have lost three of their last four true home games. Blake Bortles is completing 60.4 percent of his passes for 2,572 yards, 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Cody Kessler will get the start and has 30 pass attempts under his belt this season. Dede Westbrook and Donte Moncrief have combined for 1,045 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while T.J. Yeldon has 46 receptions. The Jacksonville Jaguars ground game is averaging 114.2 yards per contest, and Yeldon leads the way with 385 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Jacksonville is allowing 22.1 points and 320.2 yards per game. Telvin Smith leads the Jacksonville Jaguars with 89 tackles, Yannick Ngakoue has six sacks and Jalen Ramsey has three interceptions.
The Colts are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC, 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. AFC South and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Jaguars are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 0-3-2 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC and 0-5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Colts are 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Jaguars last 5 home games. The under is 13-6 in Colts last 19 games overall.
The Indianapolis Colts are riding a five-game winning streak, but only one of those wins came on the road, so we still have to be careful with this team and see them perform outside of their cozy dome. The Jacksonville Jaguars haven't won a game since the end of September and are trying anything at this point to find offense with Kessler getting the nod at quarterback. The Indianapolis Colts are 3-3-1 ATS in their last seven games as a favorite of at least three points. The Jacksonville Jaguars are 0-2-2 ATS in their last four games as an underdog of at least three points. I want no part of the Jaguars right now, which has been the case for weeks. The offense can't score, and that probably doesn't change with Kessler, the defense eventually gives up and the Jags lose. The Colts are a confident bunch and Luck is playing out of his mind. I'll eat the chalk.