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Jaguars home to Titans in NFL betting action

Tennessee Titans Jacksonville Jaguars
5-9 December 22, 2013, 01:00 | EverBank Field 4-10

Fortunately for NFL fans the majority of Week 16 games involve playoff implications.

Unfortunately for Tennessee and Jacksonville fans Sunday's AFC South match-up between the Titans and Jaguars at that place they know call EverBank Field is not one of them.

Tennessee was still alive a few weeks ago in the AFC wild-card scrum, but three straight losses have removed the Titans from contention.

Jacksonville, meanwhile, had followed up its eight-game losing streak to start this season with four wins in five games. But the Jags just lost at home to Buffalo 27-20, allowing almost 200 yards rushing.

In the early betting Jacksonville, which beat Tennessee for its first victory of this season back in November, was getting six points as a home dog for Sunday's game at 5Dimes.

The Jaguars are 4-10 so far on the season, and 5-9 ATS vs. the number. The Titans, meanwhile, are 5-9 and 6-7-1 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Jacksonville go 9-5 and the Titans go 9-4-1 on the totals.

View Tennessee Titans vs Jacksonville Jaguars Odds and Stats.

Those siding with the visitors in this matchup saw the Titans listed as -4-point favorites at shops such as Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line for the matchup was at 44 over at SportBet.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Jaguars at No. 31 and the Titans at No. 21 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 20-10 result in favor of the Titans.

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The Titans were a 37-34 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Cardinals. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (71) made winners of OVER bettors. Jordan Todman went over the 100-yard mark (109) in his team's latest effort, but Buffalo still defeated Jacksonville by a score of 27-20.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Jacksonville's No. 32-ranked offense (15.79 PPG) against a Titans defense that ranks No. 19 at 25.36 PPG. The Jaguars passing attack has averaged 207.64 yards per game, less than the Titans give up through the air (225.93 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Titans feature the league's No. 22-rated road run defense, allowing 123.57 yards per game. Jacksonville, meanwhile, ranks No. 27 in rushing offense at home.

A few Titans at Jaguars trends to consider:
Tennessee is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Tennessee is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tennessee's last 8 games
Tennessee is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Jacksonville is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Jacksonville is 6-13 ATS in its last 19 games
Jacksonville is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Jacksonville is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Tennessee home to Houston, Sunday, December 29th
Jacksonville at Indianapolis, Sunday, December 29th