Atlanta Falcons vs. Jacksonville Jaguars - 12/22/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Jacksonville Jaguars at Atlanta Falcons

Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 1:00 PM (Mercedes-Benz Stadium)

ATL -7 TOTAL 45.5

TV: FOX

The Jacksonville Jaguars will head to Atlanta, Georgia to take on the Atlanta Falcons in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday. The Jacksonville Jaguars are coming off of a come-from-behind victory over the Oakland Raiders, that saw the Jaguars score two touchdowns in the final quarter to win the game.

The Jacksonville Jaguars sit at 5-9 on the season, and out of playoff contention. However, if there is one thing that the Jacksonville Jaguars can play for this season, it is quarterback Gardner Minshew, and if he can prove that he should be the starter going forward, or if the Jaguars will go back to quarterback Nick Foles who they are paying a ton of money to. 

The Atlanta Falcons are coming off a shocking upset over the San Francisco 49ers. It was odd to see a team like the Falcons, who have been disappointing this season to get such a big win over such a good team. It looks like the Atlanta Falcons are not just going to lose the rest of the season, and they are going to put up a fight every week. 

The Atlanta Falcons are also 5-9 on the season and have produced some impressive wins. The Falcons have beaten the likes of the New Orleans Saints and the San Francisco 49ers in the last few weeks. However, the Atlanta Falcons are too inconsistent, and their defense combined with bad offensive line play has resulted in the 5-9 record that they have. 

Atlanta is 6-8 ATS this season
Over is 6-8 for Atlanta this season
Jacksonville is 6-8 ATS this season
Over is 7-7 for Jacksonville this season

Both teams sit with the same record, and both sides sit out of the playoffs with not much to really play for here. This actually might be a battle of who tries to win the least, because both teams are trying to get a better draft pick. I think that the Atlanta Falcons are proving that they want to win more after they just beat a team like the San Francisco 49ers when they could have just laid down and lost. Due to Atlanta's desire to finish the season strong, I think that they win this one here as well. Final Score Prediction, Atlanta Falcons win 28-24.
 

Joshua’s Pick Atlanta Falcons -7

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.