Read our Titans vs Jaguars pick and preview for this NFL week 18 game in Jacksonville. Check out who we like to win and cover the spread in this week’s NFL matchup.
Titans vs Jaguars Pick & Preview- NFL Week 18
On Saturday, January 7th at 8:15 PM ET, the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, FL. ABC will carry the TV coverage for the game. Jacksonville comes into this AFC South contest as the -6.5 point home favorite.
Titans vs Jaguars Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NFL
- Teams: Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars
- Where: Jacksonville at TIAA Bank Field
- Date: Saturday, January 7th
- Betting Odds JAX -6.5, TEN +228 | JAX -286 O/U 38.5
Will Joshua Dobbs And The Titans Keep Things Interesting vs Jacksonville?
Heading into week 18, the Titans will look to get back in the win column, as they are coming off a 27-13 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Tennessee entered the game as 13.5-point underdogs on the spread. With an over-under betting line of 40, the two teams fell below that figure as they combined for 40.
Tennessee struggled to run the ball last week, finishing with just 97 yards on 24 attempts. The team’s leading rusher was Hassan Haskins, who finished with just 40 yards and a per-attempt average of 3.3.
On his way to throwing for 232 passing yards, Joshua Dobbs finished with a passer rating of 67.47. To finish the game, Dobbs had 1 passing touchdown. Although Treylon Burks did not come up with a touchdown grab through the air, he was still productive with 66 yards. Averaging 27 attempts per game, Tennessee is ranked 30th in the league. This season, 46.41% of the team’s offensive plays have come through the pass, placing them 29th in the NFL.
Will The Jaguars Take Care Of Business As Heavy Home Favorite?
Last week, the Jaguars picked up a game in the AFC South, as they took down the Texans by a score of 31-3. Besides winning straight up, the Jaguars also came home with an ATS win as the -3.5 point favorites. With an over-under betting line of 43, the two teams fell below that figure as they combined for 34.
In last week’s game, Jacksonville was able to move the ball on the ground, compiling a total of 169 yards. Travis Etienne Jr. had a big individual game, finding the endzone in addition to his 108 rush yards.
At the quarterback position, Trevor Lawrence ended the game with a passer rating of 76.98 on 152 yards through the air. Not only did Lawrence struggle to pick up passing yardage, but he was not able to throw for a touchdown. Leading the team’s passing attack was Marvin Jones Jr., who finished with 61 yards, including a yards per reception figure of 10.2. Overall, Jacksonville is the 10th-ranked team in pass yards per game, with an average of 234.75. This season, 55.02% of the team’s offensive plays have come through the pass, placing them 12th in the NFL.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NFL Game
This week, the Titans will be looking for some revenge, as they already have 1 loss to the Jaguars this season. In the first game, Tennessee fell by a score of 36-22. Not only did the Jaguars come away with a straight-up win, but they also covered the spread as -6.5 point underdogs. Tennessee will look to continue on last year’s success vs Jacksonville as they won both of their matchups by scores of 20-0 and 37-19.
Tennessee comes into the game looking to continue their recent success over Jacksonville, as they have a record of 4-1 over the last 5 meetings. The two teams have combined to average 47.6 points per game in their last 5 meetings.
The Tennessee Titans have performed well vs the spread in recent games, going 2-2. The Titans’ offense has averaged 28.6 points per game over the 5 most recent meetings with Jacksonville, compared to the Jaguars at 19.0.
When looking at their past 5 road matchups, Tennessee has an ATS record of 3-1-1 while averaging 17.0 per game. The team went 2-3-0 overall in these games.
In their last 5 games at home, the Jaguars have a straight-up record of 3-2 while going 3-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 25.8 points per game in these contests.
Titans vs Jaguars Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Jaguars -6.5
- Free Total Prediction: Under 38.5
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