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Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans - 9/23/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tennessee Titans (1-1) at Jacksonville Jaguars (2-0)
Date & Time Sunday September 23, 2018, 1:00 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Jacksonville Jaguars -6.5 -- Over/Under: 39.5
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NFL | Tennessee Titans (1-1) at Jacksonville Jaguars (2-0)
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The Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars meet Sunday in NFL action at TIAA Bank Field.

The Tennessee Titans look for their first road victory of the season to get a game above a .500 record. The Tennessee Titans have lost six of their last eight road games. Marcus Mariota is completing 56.3 percent of his passes for 103 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions. Mariota and Blaine Gabbert have combined for one touchdown and three interceptions this season. Corey Davis and Dane Cruikshank have combined for 183 receiving yards and one touchdown while Delanie Walker has four receptions. The Tennessee Titans ground game is averaging 108 yards per contest, and Dion Lewis leads the way with 117 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Tennessee is allowing 22 points and 389.5 yards per game. Wesley Woodyard leads the Tennessee Titans with 20 tackles, Jurrell Casey has two sacks and Kenny Vaccaro has one interception. 

The Jacksonville Jaguars look for another victory to start 3-0 for the first time since the 2004 season. The Jacksonville Jaguars have won each of their last six home games. Blake Bortles is completing 60.3 percent of his passes for 553 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. Bortles has one or less touchdown passes in 10 of his last 15 games. Keelan Cole and Ded Westbrook have combined for 304 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Corey Grant has six receptions. The Jacksonville Jaguars ground game is averaging 120.5 yards per contest, and T.J. Yeldon leads the way with 109 yards on 24 carries. Defensively, Jacksonville is allowing 17.5 points and 313 yards per game. Myles Jack leads the Jacksonville Jaguars with 18 tackles, Calais Campbell has one sack and Abry Jones has two pass deflections.

The Titans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on grass, 7-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 9-22 ATS in their last 31 road games. The Jaguars are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. AFC South and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. AFC. The Titans are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Jacksonville, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the home team is 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings.

The Tennessee Titans have won four of the last five games against the Jacksonville Jaguars, so getting a free touchdown does have some value. Well, that is until you notice that Marcus Mariota is still questionable with an elbow injury and many offensive linemen for the Titans are also dealing with injuries. Guys such as Taylor Lewan, Jack Conklin and Dennis Kelly are all questionable for Tennessee, and that's the last thing you want when facing one of the more talented defenses this league has ever seen. Whether Mariota is on the field or not, having a banged up and shaky offensive line is only going to produce a blood bath for the visiting team. The Jacksonville Jaguars are too elite defensively, so this is a possible nightmare situation for the Titans. I have no choice but to take the Jags by a touchdown.

Jacksonville Jaguars -6.5

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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