These two teams are not regular season rivals since they play in opposite conferences but they do like to take bragging rights within the state of Florida. The NFL betting line on this game should be very close with the Jags thought of as the stronger team while the Bucs have the home field edge.
Football betting on both teams was popular last year as Jacksonville and Tampa Bay both made the playoffs. NFL betting information shows that the Jaguars are led by quarterback David Garrard. He had a super season a year ago and is thought of as one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL according to football betting experts. The running game for Jacksonville is solid with Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew. The question mark on offense according to football betting stats has been at receiver. Football betting information tells us that the Jags are hoping that newcomer Jerry Porter will help upgrade the receiving corps.
Football betting information shows that Tampa Bay is led by quarterback Jeff Garcia. The veteran quarterback had a nice 2007 season but his age is showing and he may regress in 2008 according to NFL betting experts. The running game of Tampa is worth watching according to football betting experts as Earnest Graham, Warrick Dunn and Michael Bennett all fight for carries along with Carnell Williams. The receivers in Tampa are good with Joey Galloway and Michael Clayton leading the way according to football betting information.
NFL betting history has shown that both Tampa and Jacksonville are excellent preseason underdogs in terms of football betting numbers. Heading into this season the Bucs were 20-12-3 as a preseason football betting dog while Jacksonville was 15-7-1. That should tell you the points are worth taking in this football betting matchup. Both head coaches are also solid in terms of football betting preseason numbers. The Bucs Jon Gruden was 27-15 straight up heading into this season while Jack Del Rio was 14-6 straight up according to football betting numbers.