Following an opening day, upset win over Indianapolis was Jacksonville hopes raised unreasonably high. Quarterback Gardner Minshew and the Jags lack Pro Football betting necessities. Minshew has actually exceeded expectations. And isn’t the weak link of the team. Instead, a running game that can’t gain traction and a useless defense is the main culprit. Jacksonville has gone on to lose their last four games. But the potentially good news is coming. Detroit will come calling to Jacksonville on Sunday. If there’s one team in the NFL that the Jags might beat it’s the woeful Lions.
Detroit Lions at Jacksonville Jaguars
|Date and Time:||Sunday, October 18, 2020, 1 p.m. ET|
|Location:||TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida|
|Lions vs. Jaguars TV Coverage:||FOX|
Detroit Lions at Jacksonville Jaguars SBG Odds Overview
In this situation, neither team deserves to be an offshore bookmaker favorite. Sharps may like Minshew plus the points against the weak Lions defense.
Detroit Lions Team Overview
Detroit is 1-3 straight up and against the spread with 3-1 over the total. Offensively the Lions rank 26th overall and 20th for scoring. Defensively Detroit is 26th overall and 29th for points allowed. The Lions are coming off a bye which followed a 35-29 loss to the Saints as 3-point home dogs. Also cashing in was over a total of 51.5.
Detroit was outgained 392 to 281 with New Orleans holding a 29-18 first down advantage. Namely, Saints quarterback Drew Brees lit up the Lions with 246 yards passing and two touchdowns. Meanwhile, Lions QB Matthew Stafford was 17 of 31 for 206 yards with three touchdown passes and one interception. Of great concern in the game was that New Orleans outrushed the Lions 164 to 90. And held a 36:46 time of possession. Or course Detroit has had two weeks to make adjustments and regroup. Problematic is that Matt Patricia is still a coach.
Jacksonville Jaguars Team Overview
Last week Jacksonville lost 30-14 loss at the Texans as 6.5-point dogs. Under the total of 55 paid as well. Specifically, it was a bad timing spot for the Jaguars. Houston was playing its first game since the firing of hated coach and general manager Bill O’Brien. Thus, it’s no surprise that the Texans were in top form, and highly motivated.
Now Jacksonville is now 1-4 straight up, 2-3 against the spread, and 3-2 over the total. The Jaguars have NFL offense rankings of 18th overall and 25th for scoring. In the same way defensively, the Jaguars rank 29th overall and 24th for points allowed.
Detroit Lions at Jacksonville Jaguars Against the Spread
The Lions are:
- 5-3 against the spread vs. AFC teams
- 16-20 on the board overall
- 10-13 vs. the line after a loss
- 6-3 over the total as chalk
- 5-3 over the number against the AFC
The Jaguars are:
- 5-4 against the spread at home
- 2-6 under the total against NFC opponents
- Only three ATS losses in their last nine games as home dogs
- 14 covers in their last 37 overall games
- Eight payouts in their last 23 matchups that follow a loss.
- 1-7 against the line when facing NFC opponents
Detroit Lions at Jacksonville Jaguars SBG Free Picks
On this occasion, the Jaguars and Minshew are capable and live Pro Football Betting dogs. Especially against the sad-sack Lions.
Lions at Jaguars SBG Best Bet: Jacksonville Jaguars