Tennessee Titans (@1.7) vs Jacksonville Jaguars (@2.15)

Our Prediction:

Tennessee Titans will win

Tennessee Titans – Jacksonville Jaguars Match Prediction | 19-09-2019 20:20

If you assume three points for home-field advantage, the market was saying the Jags were seven points worse than the Colts on a neutral field, and now are just one point worse than the Titans on a neutral field. Last Sundays line of +4 at home versus Indianapolis looks pretty insane in retrospect. Thursdays line should close around +4 on the road at Tennessee. Its worth noting that betting markets are more positive on Jacksonvilles overall outlook this week.

This will be a defensive game as you have the 9th and 11th ranked total defenses squaring off against one another. This Jags team is able to get after Mariota and force a couple turnovers as Foles plays a clean game at home. The difference in this game will be QB play, where the contract of QB Nick Foles will be warranted.

Wentz will be the best QB the Titans have faced so far and he might be too much in an early test for the Titans' new-look secondary. Like Watson, it's a positive that the Titans get Carson Wentz early in the schedule because he's still recovering from a surgically repaired ACL. The champs coming to town is one of the highlights of the Titans schedule.

The Atlanta Falcons could be a sleeper NFC contender this upcoming season as they bolstered the protection of QB Matt Ryan in their drafting of two offensive linemen in the first round. I see the Falcons winning in a shootout. These linemen will be able to protect Ryan enough for him to use his weapons WR Julio Jones and WR Calvin Ridley.

The Tennessee Titans will host the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday afternoon in Week 17. Here is a game preview, the betting odds and a final score pick.

With the addition of WR Odell Beckham Jr., playmaking WB Baker Mayfield has a plethora of weapons at his disposal. Although this Titans defense is very good, they will have a hard time stopping the committee of Landry, Beckham, Njoku, and Chubb. This will be a tough task for this Titans team as the new look Browns look ready to contend for a deep playoff run. Browns outscore the Titans in this one.

I know its been times where we dont give them nothing to cheer about. We need that help, Orakpo said. We need that energy, we feed off our crowd.

This defense was the bright spot under first year Head Coach Mike Vrabel. QB Marcus Mariota is coming off of another subpar season as he ranked 19th in total QBR throwing for only 11 TD and 8 Int. The Tennessee Titans look to build on a (9-7) season which ended on a 4 game win streak. The defense ranked 8th in total defensive yards allowed and ranked 3rd in points allowed per game. The offense needs improvement as this offense ranked 26th in ppg, averaging 19.4. The Titans season starts out rough as this team faces the Cleveland Browns on the road. This defense should be improved with the addition of Safety Kenny Vacarro from New Orleans, but if this offense doesnt improve it will have been useless.

Cody Kessler now has a start under his belt, and running back Leonard Fournette will be back from suspension, too. The Jaguars (4-8) may not be mathematically finished just yet after snapping a seven-game skid with a 6-0 shutout of Andrew Luck and the Colts last weekend. But the Jaguars have lost three straight and five of the last six to Tennessee.

The Jaguars also are the NFLs fifth-best scoring defense, just a spot ahead of the Titans, who have allowed only 26 touchdowns. Thats tied for third fewest in the NFL. These are two of the NFLs best defenses, with the Jaguars having just posted the leagues fourth shutout this season. The Jaguars rank third in both fewest overall yards allowed and passing yards.

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This Bills defense was the 2nd ranked total yards defense in 2018 and added dynamic DT Ed Oliver in the offseason. This will be another tough matchup, where QB Marcus Mariota will have to prove his worth. In 2018 the Bills won this game 13-12, where I see a similar result. I see this defense suffocating this offense and QB Josh Allen able to produce enough for a narrow win.

Jacksonville (4-8) currently ranks as the fourth-worst drive point offense in the NFL. Thats a VSiN exclusive stat that tabulates points scored or allowed on drives of 60 yards or more. Just 9.8 drive points per game this season for the Jags offense. Tennessee (6-6) ranks third-best on defense, allowing just 11.0 drive points per game.

The Chargers have the better QB and better units on both sides of the ball that should get them a win on the road. This will be another tough matchup for this Titans defense as they are facing a QB in Phillip Rivers that ranked 7th in total QBR in 2018 and had the 6th best points per game offense with 26.8 points per game.

But the Titans might catch a break facing Watson for the first time early in the season, when he's likely to still be adjusting to his surgically repaired ACL. Mariota got hurt that game, too. Not peachy. The Titans don't have peachy memories about Deshaun Watson. The last time the Titans faced Watson, he went off for 5 TDs in a 57-14 victory.