Tennessee Titans (2-12) at Jacksonville Jaguars (2-12)
|Date & Time||Thursday December 18, 2014, 8:25 PM (EST)|
The Line: Jacksonville Jaguars -3 -- Over/Under: 40.5
The Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars square off Thursday night at EverBank Field.
The Tennessee Titans have lost eight straight games and play their final road game of the season. Charlie Whitehurst is completing 56.6 percent of his passes for five touchdowns and two interceptions. Whitehurst has two touchdowns and one pick in his last two games, and the Titans have 45 passing plays of 20 or more yards. Delanie Walker and Kendall Wright have combined for more than 1,400 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Nate Washington has 11 of his 38 receptions in his last three games. The Titans ground game is averaging four yards per carry, as Bishop Sankey leads the way with 507 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, the Tennessee Titans are allowing 27.9 points, 378.7 yards, and they’ve forced 34 sacks and 16 turnovers. Michael Griffin leads the Titans with 101 tackles and Jurrell Casey has five sacks.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have lost six of their last seven games and play their final home contest. Blake Bortles is completing 60.8 percent of his passes for 10 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. Bortles has two touchdowns and two picks in his last three games, and the Jaguars have 40 passing plays of 20 or more yards. Allen Hurns and Cecil Shorts III have combined for more than 1,100 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Marqise Lee has 15 of his 31 receptions in his last three games. The Jaguars ground game is averaging 4.1 yards per carry, as Toby Gerhart has 265 rushing yards and one touchdown. Defensively, the Jacksonville Jaguars are allowing 26.9 points, 372.6 yards, and they’ve forced 38 sacks and 18 turnovers. Johnathan Cyprien leads Jacksonville with 99 tackles and Sen'Derrick Marks has 7.5 sacks.
The Titans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 6-18-2 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Jaguars are 17-37-1 ATS in their last 55 home games and 4-11-2 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Titans are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Jacksonville and 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings overall.
The Jaguars are the better of these two lousy teams, as they at least make game-changing plays on the defensive side and hae won a game within the last month. With Jacksonville being the better team and playing its last game at home, I'll take the Jags and the chalk here.