Jaguars host Lions in Week 9 action
Detroit Lions vs Jacksonville Jaguars Odds
The Jacksonville Jaguars will try to avoid losing their fifth straight game Sunday with an upset win over the Detroit Lions at Everbank Field. The Jaguars will still be without running back Maurice Jones-Drew who is out with a foot injury.
Detroit has shaken off its slow start and is 2-1 SU and 2-0-1 ATs over its last three games. The Jaguars are 2-5 SU and ATS over their last seven games at home including an 0-3 SU and ATS home record this season.
The point spread was settled in at 4 favoring the host Jaguars earlier in the week, according to Sportsbook.ag. The over under line was hovering around 44, with movement expected during the week at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 9-rated Lions taking on the No. 30-rated Jaguars in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 20-10 win for the Lions on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Jacksonville's No. 32-ranked offense, averaging 14.7 PPG, against a Lions defense that ranks No. 23 this week at 24.9 PPG. The Jaguars aerial game is averaging 164 yards per game, less than the Lions secondary allows through the air, 214.1 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Lions own the league's No. 18-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 112.2 yards per game when on the road. Jacksonville, on the other hand, rates No. 30 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
In their last action, Detroit was a 28-24 winner at home against the Seahawks. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (52) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Detroit comes off a game where it received a 3-TD performance from Matthew Stafford in defeating the Seahawks 28-24.
The Jaguars were a 24-15 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Packers. They covered the 16.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (39) made winners of UNDER bettors. In their last game, Jacksonville's aerial attack generated 303 yards but it was the Packers coming away with a 24-15 victory over Jacksonville at Lambeau Field.
Detroit Lions Trends:
When playing in November are 2-8
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing outside the division are 6-4
Jacksonville Jaguars Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on grass are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing outside the division are 2-8
A few Lions at Jaguars trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Detroit's last 14 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 9 games
Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Detroit is 3-10-1 ATS in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Jacksonville's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Jacksonville's last 12 games at home
Jacksonville is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Jacksonville is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Detroit at Minnesota, Sunday, November 11
Jacksonville home to Indianapolis, Thursday, November 8