Jacksonville Jaguars (4-8) at Tennessee Titans (6-6)
NFL Football: Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 8:20 pm (Nissan Stadium)
The Line: Tennessee Titans -4 -- Over/Under: 37 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tennessee Titans meet in a week 14 AFC South division matchup from Nissan Stadium on Thursday night football.
The Jacksonville Jaguars will look to build some steam after snapping their 7-game losing streak with a 6-0 win over Indianapolis in their last outing. Blake Bortles has thrown for 2,572 yards, 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions on 60.4% passing this season while T.J. Yeldon leads the Jags on the ground with 401 rushing yards this season. Donte Moncrief leads Jacksonville’s receiving corps with 557 receiving yards while Dede Westbrook has 46 receptions for 553 yards and 4 touchdowns this season. Defensively, Yannick Ngakoue and Calais Campbell are tied for the team-high with 7 sacks while Telvin Smith Sr. leads the Jaguars with 75 tackles this season. As a team, Jacksonville is averaging 335.2 yards of total offense and 16.9 points per game this season.
The Tennessee Titans will be looking to build on a 26-22 win over the New York Jets in their last outing, pushing their record back to .500 at 6-6 this season. Marcus Mariota has thrown for 2,168 yards, 11 touchdowns and 7 interceptions on 68.6% passing while Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis have combined to rush for 938 yards and 6 touchdowns this season. Corey Davis leads Tennessee’s receiving corps with 52 catches for 744 yards and 4 touchdowns this year. Defensively, Jayon Brown leads the Titans with 6 sacks and Jurrell Casey has 5.5 sacks while Adoree’ Jackson leads Tennessee’s defensive unit with 51 tackles this season. As a team, Tennessee is averaging 310.2 yards of total offense and 18.4 points per game this season.
Jacksonville is 1-5-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 road games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 division games. Tennessee is 12-4-1 ATS in their last 17 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 division games while the under is 7-2 in their last 9 games against the AFC. Jacksonville is 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.
This is a battle of two of the lowest-scoring teams in the league, and on top of that Thursday night games have a history of being some of the more sloppy games considering these teams are usually on short rest. However, despite Jacksonville winning last week, the offensive woes still hung around as the Jaguars scored just 6 points and relied on a defensive performance that seemed to turn back the clock to the Jaguars that we expected to see this season defensively. Tennessee has been the more reliable of the two on offense, putting up 26 or more points in 3 of their 5 games since the bye week, so I’ll side with the team more likely to put points on the board and that’s Tennessee.