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Jaguars vs. Giants - 8/22/15 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Jacksonville Jaguars (3-13) at New York Giants (6-10)
Date & Time Saturday August 22, 2015, 7:30 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: New York Giants -3 -- Over/Under: 39
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NFL | Jacksonville Jaguars (3-13) at New York Giants (6-10)
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The Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Giants play a preseason game Saturday at MetLife Stadium.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are coming off a 23-21 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Blake Bortles completed 11 of 15 passes for 118 yards and Chad Henne completed 90 percent of his passes and had a touchdown. The Jaguars have to be pleased with their quarterback production and should give both guys a similar number of reps in this matchup. Denard Robinson had 22 rushing yards on four carries and Clay Harbor had 35 receiving yards and a touchdown. T.J. Yeldon and Marqise Lee could make their preseason debut this game, but the injury to Julius Thomas doesn’t help. Defensively, Jeremiah George led the Jags with five tackles, Nordly Capi had two sacks and Josh Evans had a tackle for loss.  

The New York Giants are coming off a 23-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Ryan Nassib had 79 passing yards on 18 pass attempts while Eli Manning completed 50 percent of eight passes. The Giants can’t be pleased with the lack of production at quarterback, but that doesn’t mean that Manning will see more time in this matchup. Orleans Darkwa had 52 rushing yards and a touchdown on nine carries while Julian Talley had 34 receiving yards on three receptions. Defensively, Bennett Jackson led New York with six tackles, Trevin Wade had three pass deflections and Cooper Taylor had a sack. The Giants are just trying to get healthy on defense with injuries to Nat Berhe, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Jason Pierre-Paul.

The Jaguars are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Giants are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games on fieldturf and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games. Jaguars are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings. 

I don't like the Giants qarterback depth at all, as there's nothing beyond Eli. Meanwhile, the Jags have a lot of young talent eager to prove itself. Give me Jacksonville and the free field goal. 

Pick:
Jacksonville Jaguars +3

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