Jets vs Jaguars 2019 NFL Week 8 Odds, Game Preview & Betting Pick

Jets vs Jaguars 2019 NFL Week 8 Odds, Game Preview & Betting Pick

Written by on October 22, 2019

The Jacksonville Jaguars will look to get back to .500 when they host the visiting New York Jets in an intriguing pairing of rebuilding AFC franchises. Now, with Sam Darnold and the Jets looking to bounce back from their completely embarrassing Monday Night Football loss and the Jags looking to continue their surprising play under rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew II, let’s find out which team is offering the best betting value against their NFL odds in this one!

Jets vs Jaguars 2019 NFL Week 8 Odds, Game Preview & Betting Pick

Weather Forecast

  • Scattered Thunderstorms: 28°C/82°F
  • Humidity: 78%
  • Precipitation: 40%
  • Wind: 10 mph ESE
  • Cloud Cover: 54%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why Bet On New York?

Despite their horrific 33-0 shutout loss against New England on Monday night, there are a handful of reasons to back the Jets in this one. First, the Jets are a helluva’ lot better with Sam Darnold under center than they are with rookie Luke Falk calling the shots as they showed in their 24-22 upset win over Dallas two weeks ago. Then, there’s the fact that Jacksonville has suffered two losses at home and isn’t exactly a Super Bowl contender.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 12.60
  • Total Yards: 220
  • Pass Yards: 156
  • Rush Yards: 64
  • Average Score Against: 24.60
  • Total Yards: 357.80
  • Pass Yards: 262
  • Rush Yards: 95.80

Why Bet On Jacksonville?

There are a handful of great reasons to back the Jags in this matchup. First of all, rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew II has played like anything but a rookie since taking over t=for injured veteran Nick Foles in Week 1. The former Washington State star has passed for 1,697 yards while tossing seven TD passes and just two interceptions while completing a solid 61.5 percent of his passes. Then, there’s the fact that Jacksonville has scored 26 points or more in three of their last four games and is statistically better than New York on both sides of the ball. Last but not least, the Jets have lost both of their road games so far this season in embarrassing fashion.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 20.57
  • Total Yards: 378.43
  • Pass Yards: 238.29
  • Rush Yards: 140.14
  • Average Score Against: 21.14
  • Total Yards: 361
  • Pass Yards: 243.86
  • Rush Yards: 117.14

NFL Week 8 Betting Trends for Jets vs Jaguars

  • Jets are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 games
  • Jets are 1-8 SU in the last 9 games
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of the Jets’ last 7 games
  • Jaguars are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games
  • Jaguars are 5-14 SU in their last 19 games
  • The total went OVER in 6 of Jacksonville’s last 8 games against the Jets

Jets vs Jaguars Expert Analysis and Prediction

While I’m a bit leery of the almost touchdown spread in this matchup, I am going to urge you to back Jacksonville to get the narrow cover in this Week 8 matchup. The Jags have looked solid in wins over Tennessee, Denver and lowly Cincinnati, but what impresses me the most is that the Jags have competed well all season long and fought particularly hard in road losses to Houston and New Orleans while limiting both opponents to an identical 13 points.

The Jets are an uninspiring 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games while Jacksonville has gone 4-0 ATS in their last four games against their AFC counterparts and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 meetings against New York. While I love Jets quarterback Sam Darnold and I believe he has an extremely bright future (if he gets the hell out of New York), I’m also seriously impressed with the play of Jacksonville’s Gardner Minshew. The Jags have the better defense and more complete offense and they’re playing at home. Jacksonville wins and narrowly covers!

Pick: Jacksonville 27 NY Jets 20


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