Football betting for Week 5 includes an excellent Sunday night matchup on NBC television as the Jacksonville Jaguars host the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Gamblers that bet on football will probably look to take the under with these two tough defensive teams. Let’s take a look at this football betting matchup.
Football betting statistics show that Jacksonville has won 6 of the last 10 meetings between the two teams. The Jaguars are an even better 7-3 against the football betting number in those games. At Jacksonville, the Jaguars are only 2-3 straight up against Pittsburgh in the last five games but they are 4-1 against the football betting number. The two teams have met a lot in recent years even though they are no longer in the same division. The last two meetings have been in Pittsburgh with Jacksonville winning both times according to football betting stats. The teams last played in Jacksonville in 2006 and the Jaguars won 9-0 according to football betting information.
As we mentioned earlier, gamblers that bet on football will look to the under in this game. Football betting stats show that the over/under numbers are split at 5-5 in the last ten meetings between the two teams. At Jacksonville though, the under is 4-1 in the last five meetings according to football betting numbers. The Steelers have been a big under team on the road in recent seasons according to football betting stats. They have gone under about 60% of the time on the road the past three seasons according to football betting numbers.
Gamblers that bet on football know that both teams have very efficient quarterbacks and solid running games. The Steelers have Ben Roethlisberger while the Jaguars have David Garrard. Pittsburgh has Willie Parker at running back although is status could be in question since he missed last week due to injury while the Jaguars have Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew. Both teams have solid defenses which is why many people will look to bet the under.
Gamblers that bet on football will want to check out the NFL odds Week 5 number on this game.
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