Following last year’s run to the AFC championship game Jacksonville was touted as a team of the future. However, in 2018 the Jaguars have returned to their losing bet on NFL ways. An offense unable to finish has been the main culprit towards their demise. In view of last year’s shocking run perhaps the Jags were too early. Contrarily Pittsburgh is one of the hottest teams in the NFL. Granted, the Steelers had a slow start but are now clicking like a Super Bowl team. Now they seek revenge against a Jacksonville team that shocked them last year.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Date and Time: Sunday, November 18, 2018, 1 p.m. ET
Location: TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
Bet on NFL odds at SBG:
|Steelers||-6 (-105)||47½ (-105)|
|Jaguars||+6 (-115)||47½ (-115)|
Steelers vs. Jaguars TV Coverage: CBS
Pittsburgh is 6-2-1 straight and 6-3 vs. the odds with six of their games going over. Moreover, the Steelers have won and covered five in a row. As a result, they are in first place in the AFC North Division. In comparison to the start of the season the defense has shown dramatic improvement. Take the case of their NFL rank for eighth best overall. Concurrently the offense now ranks fourth in the league. Last week Pittsburgh slaughtered a good Carolina team at home 52-21. Decidedly important is quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Big Ben has 21 TD passes.
Jacksonville is 3-6-1 straight up, 3-5-1 vs. the line, and 4-5 under the total. Last Sunday the Jaguars lost at Indianapolis 29-26. Hence the Jags are now riding a five game straight up losing streak. In a similar look the Jacksonville rushing game ranks 26th overall. In like manner the Jags rank 29th for scoring offense. On the other hand, Jacksonville’s defense ranks third overall in the league. From this point the Jags have no margin for error.
Stats to Consider
Pittsburgh has been in the red as a bet on NFL road chalk recently. For example, the Steelers have covered just three of their last eight laying points on the road. Seven of their last nine in that situation have also gone under the total. In view of recent action, the Jaguars have fallen into the red as a home dog. Jacksonville has lost three of their last five getting points at home. Five of their last six in that role have gone over the total.
Team vs. Team
Pittsburgh has had the long-term offshore bookmaker advantage in their series with Jacksonville. Consider the Steelers have covered 13 of their last 18 meetings with the Jaguars. Three of the last four between these teams have gone under the total. In the same way the Men of Steel have won and covered their last two visits to Jacksonville. And seven of the last nine between these teams at TIAA Bank Field have gone under the number.
Matchup to Watch
Pittsburgh has most of the Bet on NFL Matchup advantages for this game. Increasingly the Steelers are playing some of the best football in the NFL. Compared to Pittsburgh the Jaguars are in very bad form.
Steelers vs. Jaguars Bet on NFL Picks
To conclude Pittsburgh rates the call in all aspects. Also add the revenge factor for last year’s playoff upset loss to the Jags.
Steelers vs. Jaguars Bet on NFL Pick: Pittsburgh Steelers
Steelers vs. Jaguars Bet on NFL Score Prediction: Steelers 27, Jaguars 10
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