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Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans - 9/19/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans
Date & Time Thursday September 19, 2019, 8:20 PM (EDT)
Location
TIAA Bank Field
Jacksonville, Florida
The Line
The Line: Jacksonville Jaguars +1.5 -- Over/Under: 40
TV Channel
NFL Network
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The Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars meet Thursday in NFL action at TIAA Bank Field.

The Tennessee Titans look for their second road victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Tennessee Titans have split their last eight road games. Marcus Mariota is completing 63.5 percent of his passes for 402 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions. Mariota has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last 11 games. AJ Brown and Delanie Walker have combined for 219 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Derrick Henry has three receptions. The Tennessee Titans ground game is averaging 123 yards per contest, and Henry leads the way with 165 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Tennessee is allowing 16 points and 317 yards per game. Kenny Vaccaro leads the Tennessee Titans with 15 tackles, Cameron Wake has 2.5 sacks and Logan Rayn has two interceptions.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are in a must-win situation to rebound from a rough 0-2 start. The Jacksonville Jaguars have lost five of their last seven home games. Gardner Minshew is completing 77.6 percent of his passes for 488 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Minshew enters this game with 58 career pass attempts under his belt. DJ Chark and Chris Conley have combined for 271 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Leonard Fournette has eight receptions. The Jacksonville Jaguars ground game is averaging 92 yards per contest, and Fournette leads the way with 113 yards on 28 carries. Defensively, Jacksonville is allowing 26.5 points and 377 yards per game. Ronnie Harrison leads the Jacksonville Jaguars with 14 tackles, D.J. Hayden has one sack and Jalen Ramsey has one pass deflection.

The Titans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September, 16-34-3 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC South. The Jaguars are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Thursday games, 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. AFC South and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 home games. The Titans are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings in Jacksonville and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Jaguars last 5 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Titans last 8 games overall.

The Tennessee Titans are 3-6-1 ATS in their last 10 games as a road favorite. The Jacksonville Jaguars are 4-4-1 ATS in their last nine games as a home underdog. The Titans have won the last four meetings against the Jaguars, winning those games by an average of 12.5 points. The Titans have also won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Jaguars. We've seen two different versions of both teams, as the Titans looked great in their road win over the Browns and lost at home to the Colts. The Jaguars fell apart against the Chiefs in their season opener and took the Texans down to the wire as big road dogs. I'm going to back history here and take the Titans, a team that's very underrated in the AFC and needs to take advantage of games like this if they're going to make a push for the playoffs. With a schedule that has a lot of tough games, you could consider this a must-win for the Titans if they're going to make something of this season. I'll lay the small chalk. 

Pick:
Tennessee Titans -1.5

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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