Oakland Raiders (4-2) at Jacksonville Jaguars (2-3)
|Date & Time||Sunday October 23, 2016, 1:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Jacksonville Jaguars -1.5 -- Over/Under: 48.5
The Oakland Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars meet in a AFC NFL showdown Sunday afternoon at EverBank Field.
The Oakland Raiders look to remain unbeaten on the road and avoid back-to-back losses for the first time this season. The Oakland Raiders have now won five of their last six road games SU, with three coming this season. Derek Carr is completing 66.5 percent of his passes for 1,608 yards, 12 touchdowns and three interceptions. Carr has one or less touchdown passes in five of his last eight games. Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree have combined for 950 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Clive Walford has 15 receptions. The Oakland Raiders ground game is averaging 110.2 yards per contest, and DeAndre Washington leads the way with 219 yards on 42 carries. Defensively, Oakland is allowing 27.2 points and 444.8 yards per game. Reggie Nelson leads the Oakland Raiders with 41 tackles, Stacy McGee has 2.5 sacks and Sean Smith has two interceptions.
The Jacksonville Jaguars look to build on their string of back-to-back losses and get back to a .500 record. The Jacksonville Jaguars have not won three straight games since the 2013 NFL season. Blake Bortles is completing 61.1 percent of his passes for 1,321 yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. Bortles has two or more touchdown passes in six of his last 10 games. Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson have combined for 587 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Marqise Lee has 22 receptions. The Jacksonville Jaguars ground game is averaging 71 yards per contest, and T.J. Yeldon leads the way with 176 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Jacksonville is allowing 25.4 points and 321.4 yards per game. Paul Posluszny leads the Jacksonville Jaguars with 46 tackles, Yannick Ngakoue has four sacks and Tashaun Gipson has one interception.
The Raiders are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Jaguars are 5-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 vs. AFC. The Raiders are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings and the favorite is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
All that talk the Oakland Raiders defense was doing during the offseason and no team in the NFL has allowed more yards six weeks into the season. The Jacksonville Jaguars look like they're finally putting things together and are a young team gaining confidence after back-to-back wins. And while the Raiders defense is awful, Oakland is 3-0 this season on the road and seems to play its best ball when on the road. Not sure what it is or how sustainable it's going to be, but you can't argue that the Oakland Raiders are a better road team than they are at home. Oakland has also covered six straight games on the road.
So, while the Jaguars are in better form overall, the Oakland Raiders should win this game based on what we've seen from them outside of California.