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Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Los Angeles Rams - 10/15/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Rams (3-2) at Jacksonville Jaguars (3-2)
Date & Time Sunday October 15, 2017, 4:05 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Jacksonville Jaguars -2.5 -- Over/Under: 43.5
TV Channel
FOX
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NFL | Los Angeles Rams (3-2) at Jacksonville Jaguars (3-2)
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The Los Angeles Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars meet Sunday in NFL action at EverBank Field.

The Los Angeles Rams look to remain unbeaten on the road to build on their 3-2 record. The Los Angeles Rams have split their last six road games. Jared Goff is completing 61 percent of his passes for 1,360 yards, seven touchdowns and three interceptions. Goff has one or less touchdown passes in six of his last eight games. Robert Woods and Todd Gurley have combined for 493 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Cooper Kupp has 17 receptions. The Los Angeles Rams ground game is averaging 110.8 yards per contest, and Gurley leads the way with 405 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 24.2 points and 322.4 yards per game. Mark Barron leads the Los Angeles Rams with 41 tackles, Matt Longacre has three sacks and Mark Barron has one interception. 

The Jacksonville Jaguars look to win back-to-back games for the first time this season. The Jacksonville Jaguars have lost seven of their last 10 home games. Blake Bortles is completing 54.8 percent of his passes for 827 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions. Bortles has one or less touchdown passes in nine of his last 10 games. Marqise Lee and Allen Hurns have combined for 415 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Leonard Fournette has 13 receptions. The Jacksonville Jaguars ground game is averaging 165.2 yards per contest, and Fournette leads the way with 466 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Jacksonville is allowing 16.6 points and 324.2 yards per game. Myles Jack leads the Jacksonville Jaguars with 42 tackles, Calais Campbell has six sacks and Telvin Smith has two interceptions.

The Rams are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in October and 3-13-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Jaguars are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games, 4-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Rams are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.

I'm still not sure what to think of the Jacksonville Jaguars, as they have some good wins under their belt this season but have really struggled in their losses. Last week, the Jags beat up the Steelers in ways we're not used to seeing, and Fournette has added a punch to this offense. However, the Rams have been far more consistent this season and just went toe to toe with the Seattle Seahawks, kind of proving that they're legit as a team on the rise. It feels like the wrong team is favored here, as I still think the Rams are the better football team. So, even on the road, I'll side with the free points.

Pick:
Los Angeles Rams +2.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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