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NFL Matchup - Seahawks Jaguars Odds Preview

Jacksonville Jaguars Seattle Seahawks
0-2 September 22, 2013, 04:25 | CenturyLink Field 2-0

Following their emotional victory over rival San Francisco Sunday night the 2-0 Seattle Seahawks get to sleep it off and stay at home for their next outing, a bout with the 0-2 Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday afternoon at CenturyLink Field (4:25 pm ET, CBS).

In what could become the biggest NFL point-spread in many seasons, Seattle was an early 20-point favorite over the Jags, who just lost in Oakland and will stay on the West Coast this week, rather than make another cross-country flight.

As if Jacksonville's task isn't daunting enough, they face a Seattle team that is 8-2 ATS in its past 10 games as favorite. And they are 16-3 ATS in their past 19 home games. But cover 20 points?

View Jacksonville Jaguars vs Seattle Seahawks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Jaguars in this one found them as 16.5-point Underdog earlier in the week but bet up to almost -19 Friday at Bovada, while the total was settling in the neighborhood of 40.5 at shops such as 5Dimes.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 1-rated Seahawks and the No. 32-ranked Jaguars, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 27--4 result in favor of the Seahawks.

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In their last action, Jacksonville was a 19-9 loser on the road against the Raiders. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (28) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Jaguars suffered a Week 2 loss against Oakland in their last game, falling 19-9 at O.co Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Seattle's No. 19-ranked offense (20.5 PPG) against a Jaguars defense that ranks No. 17 at 23.5 PPG. The Seahawks passing attack has averaged 209 yards per game, more than the Jaguars give up through the air (142.5 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Jaguars own the league's No. 23-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 134 yards per game when on the road. Seattle, on the other hand, rates No. 3 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Jaguars at Seahawks trends to consider:
Jacksonville is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Jacksonville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Jacksonville's last 6 games
Jacksonville is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Seattle is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Seattle is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games
Seattle is 11-1 ATS in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Jacksonville at Indianapolis, Sunday, September 29th
Seattle at Houston, Sunday, September 29th