NFL Matchup - Titans Jaguars Odds Preview
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The Tennessee Titans are 4-4, which has them a half-game behind the New York Jets in the battle for the second AFC wild-card spot. The Titans are also a moneymaker this year, going 5-2-1 ATS.
This week Tennessee will try to climb above .500 when they go against the winless Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday in Nashville (1 pm ET, CBS).
The Titans just got starting QB Jake Locker back last week, and while he threw two interceptions he also scored a touchdown in a 28-21 victory at St. Louis.
The Jags, meanwhile, are coming off their best week of this season; they didn't play, so they didn't lose.
These two teams have split their season series the last four years.
In the early betting most books were chalking the Titans at right around -13 points over J'Ville.
The Titans sit at 4-4 (5-2-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Jaguars are currently 0-8 (1-7 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Tennessee is 5-3 OU, and Jacksonville is 4-4 OU.
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Titans rated this week at No. 23 and the Jaguars sitting at No. 32. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 21--1 result in favor of the Titans this week.
Chris Johnson tore up the turf for 150 rushing yards in the latest Titans game, a 28-21 win over the Rams at Edward Jones Dome.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tennessee's No. 20-ranked offense (21.62 PPG) against a Jaguars defense that ranks No. 32 at 33 PPG. The Titans passing attack has averaged 203.25 yards per game, less than the Jaguars give up through the air (230.5 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Jaguars own the league's No. 30-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 159.25 yards per game when on the road. Tennessee, on the other hand, rates No. 20 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few Jaguars at Titans trends to consider:
Jacksonville is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games
Jacksonville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Jacksonville's last 6 games
Jacksonville is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Tennessee is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tennessee's last 5 games
Tennessee is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Tennessee is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Jacksonville at Arizona, Sunday, November 17th
Tennessee at Indianapolis, Thursday, November 14th