Following their near miss in the 2017 AFC championship game Jacksonville was a trendy 2018 futures pick. Many labeled the Jaguars as “team of the future.” But a 5-11 record last year was a brutal reality check. But with the arrival of Nick Foles as quarterback hopes are high. Jacksonville could prove to be an NFL bets comeback value. Kansas City is a top betting favorite to win Super Bowl LIV. In his first year as starting quarterback Patrick Mahomes became NFL Most Valuable Player. In a similar way to Jacksonville the Chiefs suffered a heartbreaking AFC championship game loss.
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
|Date and Time:||Sunday, 8th September 2019|
|Location:||TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida|
|Chiefs vs. Jaguars TV Coverage:||CBS|
Chiefs vs. Jaguars TV Coverage: CBS
Kansas City Favored to be Chiefs of NFL
Kansas City became a popular team for NFL bets in 2018 with a mark of 12-4 straight up. Further, the Chiefs lost only six games with the line. KC ranked best in the NFL for offensive yardage and scoring. By contrast the Chiefs defense was a disaster that ranked 31st overall. Enter new defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. Namely Spagnuolo was best known as the Giants DC when they upset undefeated New England in the Super Bowl.
Which Jags will Jacksonville Get?
Last year Jacksonville had an offshore bookmaker record of 5-11 straight up and 5-9-2 vs. the odds. Jacksonville was 6-10 under the total. On the whole the NFL’s 27th ranked offense was a drag. Jacksonville’s fifth ranked defense went to waste. The arrival of Foles is expected to jumpstart the NFL’s 31st ranked scoring offense.
Mahomes Kansas City’s Chief
To begin with the quarterback matchup is quite intriguing. Mahomes lit it up with a 113.8 rating and 5097 yards passing in 2018. Additionally, he posted a sensational 50/12 touchdown to interception ratio. Mahomes averaged 8.8 yards per pass. Tyreek Hill led with 87 catches, 1479 yards, 17.0 yards per catch, and 12 touchdowns. Also, tight end Travis Kelce caught 103 passes for 1336 yards, 13.0 yards per catch with 10 TD’s.
Not Foles-in Around
Naturally Nick Foles is best known for quarterbacking Philadelphia to a Super Bowl win over New England. Account of his being the backup quarterback adds to the legend. Jacksonville is betting that he is an upgrade from previous starter Blake Bortles. Last year Foles posted a 96.0 QB rating with a 7/4 touchdown to interception ratio. Extending the Jags offense is Dede Westbrook. To show the wideout caught 66 passes for 717 yards and five touchdowns last year.
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Betting Numbers
The Kansas City Chiefs are:
2-5 ATS as NFL Bets road chalks
6-2 over the total as road chalks
4-1 straight up and against the spread vs. Jaguars
4-2 over the total vs. Jacksonville
The Jacksonville Jaguars are:
7-3-1 ATS as home dogs
4-2 under the total as home dogs
2-2 straight up and 1-3-1 against the spread at home vs. the Chiefs
4-2 under the total in home games against Kansas City
Chiefs vs. Jaguars NFL Bets Picks
In this situation the Chiefs bring the NFL’s top offense with an improved defense.
Chiefs vs. Jaguars NFL Bets Pick: Kansas City Chiefs
Chiefs vs. Jaguars NFL Bets Score Prediction: Chiefs 31, Jaguars 24
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