According to the sportsbook NFL odds, the total for the Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts game is tied for second lowest this week and with good reason. The Jags lead the league with just 15.3 points per game allowed this season, and, accordingly, the total has gone under in four of their last four games. However, the Jags seemingly get Scrooged this time of year, and have allowed 24 points per game in their last six December games, going 1-5 SU and 2-4 ATS in that period.
- Date: Sunday, 3rd December
- Time: 1:05 PM
- Venue: EverBank Field
- Online Sportsbook NFL Betting Spread:
Colts +9½ (-110) 41 (-115) +364
Jaguars -9½ (-110) 41 (-105) -470
Washeth and reneweth
The Jags offense gained just 219 total yards in Sunday’s 24-27 loss to Arizona but, as far as defensive coordinator Todd Wash, it was the defense that screwed the pooch. “Like I told [Jaguars defensive players] on Monday: we didn’t do enough to win the game,” Wash said. “I don’t really care what the offense does; that’s what I tell our guys. We have to do whatever we have to do to win. That’s the expectation in our room, and we didn’t do that. ”The usually tight unit (1st in total yards allowed, passing yards allowed, points allowed and sacks, and 2nd in takeaways) surrendered 344 yards to the Cards and allowed a fourth-quarter TD and a short drive for the game-winning field goal. The defense can get its bearings back against a Colts team they already shut out 27-0 this season. The Jags have lost seven of the last 10 meetings with Indy but have won the last three straight, and covered in the last five. The Jaguars are 14-4-1 against the sportsbook NFL odds spread in their last 19 games in Week 13.
We are through 11 games, starting a 3-game home stretch, and tied for 1st place in the AFC South.
Win and we're in. https://t.co/FEXB0ptLZ6
— #Sacksonville (@Jaguars) December 1, 2017
Jacoby Brissett should go on the WITSEC
So the Colts, with an NFL-high 47 sacks allowed, are going up against the Jaguars, who, as mentioned above, lead the league in sacks, and who had 10 sacks in the previous meeting between the two teams. Moreover, Indy allowed eight sacks in Monday’s 16-20 loss to the Titans. It must suck to be Colts QB Jacoby Brissett right now. More bad news for Indy: Jags rookie running back Leonard Fournette missed the aforementioned previous meeting, but should be up and running this Sunday. Jacksonville, by the way, leads the NFL with 154.3 rushing yards per game. “Leonard Fournette is a really, really good player,” Colts defensive coordinator Ted Monachino said. “He’s physical as heck. He can run for speed, long distances. The guy is as good as we’ve seen. He’s tough and rugged. He knows how to hit small creases and turn them into big gains, and he can be his own blocker at times and run through some things.” The Colts are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games against the Jaguars, 1-5 ATS in their last six division matchups, and 32-12 against the sportsbook NFL odds spread in their last 44 games after a loss.