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Jacksonville JaguarsTennessee Titans
Dec 24, 1:00 PM | Grass of LP Field

Jacksonville Jaguars vs Tennessee Titans Odds

4-10TEAM RECORD7-7

Jacksonville comes off a blowout loss and has now lost 8 of 9 road games, with the lone victory at Indy a few weeks back.

They visit a Tennessee Titans squad that lost at Indy in Week 15, making this a matchup of AFC South also-rans and a game with questionable motivation on both sides. The Week 16 NFL odds however point to the Titans, as they opened at -9 at many online sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Six of the past seven meetings have played UNDER the total, making the over-under worthy of consideration for NFL trend watchers.

View Jacksonville vs Tennessee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Jaguars in this one will find them as 9.5-point underdogs, while the total sits at 39.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 24-rated Titans and the No. 20-ranked Jaguars, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 19-13 result in favor of the Titans.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tennessee's No. 24-ranked offense (19.9 PPG) against a Jaguars defense that ranks No. 11 at 20.9 PPG. The Titans passing attack has averaged 236.1 yards per game, more than the Jaguars give up through the air (196.9 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Jaguars feature the league's No. 21-rated road run defense, allowing 125.4 yards per game. Tennessee, meanwhile, ranks No. 31 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Jacksonville was a 41-14 loser on the road against the Falcons. They failed to cover the 14–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (55) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Maurice Jones-Drew tore up the turf for 112 rushing yards in the latest Jaguars game, a 41-14 loss to the Falcons at Georgia Dome.

The Titans were a 27-13 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Colts. They failed to cover the 6.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (40) made winners of UNDER bettors. In their last gridiron battle, Jared Cook did much of the damage, producing 103 receiving yards but Tennessee managed to defeat the Titans 27-13 at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Jacksonville Jaguars Trends:
When playing in December are 3-7
When playing on grass are 2-8
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the division are 5-5

Tennessee Titans Trends:
When playing in December are 4-6
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the division are 3-7

A few Jaguars at Titans trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Jacksonville's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Jacksonville's last 7 games when playing Tennessee
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Jacksonville's last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Jacksonville's last 9 games when playing on the road against Tennessee
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tennessee's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tennessee's last 7 games when playing Jacksonville
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tennessee's last 6 games at home
Tennessee is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Jacksonville

Next up:
Jacksonville home to Indianapolis, Sunday, January 1
Tennessee at Houston, Sunday, January 1

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