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AFC South-Leading Jaguars Play Host to High-Powered Rams

Two of this season’s surprise stories clash on Sunday afternoon, when the Los Angeles Rams travel to EverBank Field for an NFL Week 6 matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The 3-2 Rams hope to rebound from a heartbreaking 16-10 loss at Seattle as 2.5-point chalk, while the Jaguars return home following their shocking 30-9 rout of Pittsburgh as 7.5-point underdogs.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in the Rams’ last three games against the Jaguars.
  • The Jaguars are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games.
  • The Rams are 10-32 SU in their last 42 games on the East Coast.

After tallying 35 or more points in three of their previous four outings, the Rams traveled to Seattle last weekend as the NFL’s highest-scoring team. However, Los Angeles’ point production has not produced consistency at the sportsbooks, where it is 2-3 ATS this season, and 3-13-1 ATS over the past 17. The Rams are also undefeated SU in two road games this season, but have not won three straight on the road since 2012.

The 3-2 Jaguars claimed sole possession of first place in the AFC South with last week’s win over the Steelers, but have been dismal performers on home turf, going 2-8 SU over their past 10, and scoring 17 or fewer points in six of those contests. Jacksonville has also lost outright in three straight as home chalk, and is a meagre 4-7 SU and ATS over its past 11.

This marks just the fourth meeting between these two clubs since 1996. The Rams have taken three of four SU from Jacksonville, and have covered in all four matchups. However, the Jaguars claimed victory in their lone home date against the Rams during that stretch, a 23-20 win as 9.5-point chalk in 2009.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors who were going with the Jacksonville Jaguars in this one found them listed as 2.5-point favorites on the betting line at Bovada. Fans betting on totals have seen that number set earlier in the week at 44 for Sunday.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game picked a potential 27-15 result in favor of the Jaguars. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Los Angeles Rams vs Jacksonville Jaguars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Jacksonville will face the 3-2 Los Angeles Rams, who own a 2-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Jaguars are 3-2 so far this season while the Rams are 3-1-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Jacksonville vs Los Angeles injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 7-rated Jacksonville Jaguars and the No. 29-rated Los Angeles Rams in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Jacksonville's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 27.8 PPG, against a Rams defense that ranks No. 23 this week at 24.2 PPG. The Jaguars aerial game is averaging 159.6 yards per game, less than the Rams secondary allows through the air, 208.8 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Rams own the league's No. 30-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 151 yards per game when on the road. Jacksonville, on the other hand, rates No. 13 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Rams were Week 5 losers coming out on the wrong end of a 16-10 score against Seattle.

Last time we saw the Steelers, they had no answer for Leonard Fournette as the Jaguars rolled to a 30-9 victory at Heinz Field.

Betting Trends
  • LA Rams is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games
  • LA Rams is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Rams' last 7 games
  • LA Rams is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Jacksonville is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Jacksonville is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Jacksonville's last 9 games
  • Jacksonville is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles home to Arizona, Sunday, October 22
Jacksonville at Indianapolis, Sunday, October 22