Football Betting – Philadelphia at Jacksonville

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

Football betting handicappers will have a pair of 1-1 teams matching up with opposite vibes and momentum as the Jacksonville Jaguars host the Philadelphia Eagles.

Kickoff Sunday is set for 4:10 PM Eastern and Philadelphia opened at Sbg global as a 3-point favorite with an over/under of 44.5.

Jags Blow Good Will in One Week
The Jaguars entered the 2010 season needing a shot in the arm for the entire franchise, which has been in bad financial shape and suffering from poor attendance and a lack of community interest.  The Jaguars worked hard in the offseason to meet and greet the Jacksonville community and re-brand themselves, with some success.  Their NFL football betting opener also helped with community relations as they defeated the Denver Broncos 24-17 as 3-point favorites.  But all of that good will was blown last week at San Diego in a pathetic 38-13 defeat as 7-point dogs that reminded everyone why Coach Jack Del Rio may have the hottest seat in the NFL and why quarterback David Gerrard inspires little confidence.  Gerrard threw 4 interceptions and the Jags lost 2 fumbles while.  Backup Luke McCown replaced Gerrard in the 4th quarter at San Diego but hurt his knee and is out for the year which means Jacksonville is stuck with Gerrard.

Vick Makes Eagles Click
Meanwhile Eagles backup quarterback Michael Vick has been promoted to starter after filling in for the injured Kevin Kolb in stellar fashion.  Vick has a QB rating of 105.5 and a 3/0 touchdown to interception ratio and has been such a football betting asset that head coach Andy Reid decided to keep Vick in the lineup despite Kolb being cleared to play.  The Eagles beat Detroit last week 35-32 as 6.5-point road favorites as the game soared over the total. 

The Eagles have been a highly profitable 21-8 against the spread after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game with 20 out of their last 26 games in that situation going under the total.  They have failed to cover the spread in 5 consecutive games.   Jacksonville has a poor NFL football betting record of 4-13 against the spread at home and is just 8-20 against the number overall.  The Jags have gone over the total in 7 out of their last 10 home games.

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