Jaguars face Packers in Week 8 odds
Jacksonville Jaguars vs Green Bay Packers Odds
The Jacksonville Jaguards could be without both starting quarterback Blaine Gabbert and running back Maurice Jones-Drew when they visit the Green Bay Packers this Sunday at Lambeau Field. Gabbert and Jones-Drew both left the game with injuries in last week's loss to the Oakland Raiders.
After a slow start to the season, the Green Bay Packers' offense appears to have turned things around, averaging 31.75 points per game over its last four games after averaging just 19 PPG over its first three.
Bettors looking to side with the Packers in this one found them as 12.5-point favorites earlier in the week at Sportsbook.ag, while the total was sitting at 999.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Packers rated this week at No. 13 and the Jaguars sitting at No. 32. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 27-10 result in favor of the Packers this week.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Green Bay's No. 9-ranked offense (26.3 PPG) against a Jaguars defense that ranks No. 26 at 27.3 PPG. The Packers passing attack has averaged 266.3 yards per game, more than the Jaguars give up through the air (264.5 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Jaguars feature the league's No. 12-rated road run defense, allowing 105.3 yards per game. Green Bay, meanwhile, ranks No. 23 in rushing offense at home.
Last time out for Jacksonville, they were a 26-23 loser as they battled the Raiders on the road. The Jaguars covered in the match as a 6-point underdog, while 49 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Jaguars suffered a Week 7 loss against Oakland in their last game, falling 26-23 at O.co Coliseum.
Green Bay won its last outing, a 30-20 result against the Rams on October 21. The Packers covered in that game as a 4.5-point favorite, while the 50 combined points took the game OVER the total. Green Bay comes off a game where it received a 3-TD performance from Aaron Rodgers in defeating the Rams 30-20.
Jacksonville Jaguars Trends:
When playing in October are 2-8
When playing on grass are 2-8
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 2-8
Green Bay Packers Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on grass are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing outside the division are 5-5
A few Jaguars at Packers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Jacksonville's last 5 games on the road
Jacksonville is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Jacksonville is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Green Bay is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Green Bay's last 9 games at home
Green Bay is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Green Bay's last 5 games
Jacksonville home to Detroit, Sunday, November 4
Green Bay home to Arizona, Sunday, November 4