Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts - 12/2/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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 +3.5 -- Over/Under: 48.5 See the Latest Odds
The Indianapolis Colts and the Jacksonville Jaguars meet in a week 13 AFC South division tilt in NFL action from TIAA Bank Field on Sunday afternoon.
The Indianapolis Colts will look for another win to build on their current 5-game winning streak after a 27-24 win over Miami in their last outing. Andrew Luck has thrown for 3,112 yards, 32 touchdowns and 11 interceptions on 68.4% passing while Marlon Mack has rushed for 556 yards and 4 TDs this season. T.Y. Hilton leads the Colts with 45 catches for 710 yards and 6 touchdowns while Eric Ebron has 44 grabs for 508 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. Defensively, Darius Leonard leads the Colts with 6 sacks and 77 tackles this year. As a team, Indianapolis is averaging 388.2 yards of total offense and 29.5 points per game this season.
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The Jacksonville Jaguars are in dire need of a win after falling to 3-8 this season with a 7th straight loss coming in the form of a 24-21 loss to Buffalo in their last outing. Blake Bortles has thrown for 2,572 yards, 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions on 60.4% passing while T.J. Yeldon has rushed for a team-leading 385 yards this season. Yeldon also leads the Jaguars in catches with 46 out of the backfield this season for 423 yards and 4 TDs, while Dede Westbrook has 43 catches for a Jacksonville-leading 528 yards and 4 touchdowns as well. Defensively, Calais Campbell and Yannick Ngakoue are tied for the team-high with 6 sacks while Telvin Smith Sr. leads the Jags with 66 tackles this season. As a team, Jacksonville is averaging 346.5 yards of total offense and 17.9 points per game this season.
Indianapolis is 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 division games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record. Jacksonville is 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 division games and 0-5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 home games. Indianapolis is 0-6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.
The Colts have had zero luck ATS when these two meet, but the issue here is that Jacksonville has had no luck SU or ATS over the last two months of the season. Granted, you get the feeling that the Jaguars are due after losing their last 4 games by a combined total of 17 points, but the fact is that the Colts have gone the complete opposite way lately, winning 5 in a row and making a push for a playoff spot. Add in the fact that the Jaguars have announced that Bortles is being benched in favour of Cody Kessler, and I think you have no choice but to go Indy here.