Steelers at Jaguars NFL Week 11 Lines & Preview

Steelers at Jaguars NFL Week 11 Lines & Preview

Written by on November 13, 2018

Jacksonville upset Pittsburgh in last season’s AFC Divisional Playoffs, but it’s the Steelers that are on the roll heading into Week 11’s matchup while the Jacksonville Jaguars are reeling. The Pittsburgh Steelers has become the team to beat in the AFC after their dominating 52-21 win over the Carolina Panthers in Week 10. Does Jacksonville have any shot of keeping this game within the 5.5-point spread?

Steelers at Jaguars NFL Week 11 Lines & Preview

Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 20°C/68°F
  • Humidity: 53%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Wind: 8 mph N
  • Cloud Cover: 28%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why Pittsburgh Steelers are a good bet at -5.5?

There’s a reason the Steelers don’t care if running back Le’Veon Bell reports. They’ve won 5 in a row both straight up and against the spread. No victory was as impressive as the shellacking they put onto Cam Newton and the Panthers in Week 10.

Pittsburgh’s so balanced on offense that the Jaguars should be in trouble from the first kickoff. The Steelers can exploit Jacksonville’s awful rush defense with James Conner. If the Jaguars adjust to stop the rush, Ben Roethlisberger will torch their secondary.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 31
  • Total Yards: 419.9
  • Pass Yards: 314.2
  • Rush Yards: 105.7
  • Average Score Against: 23.2
  • Total Yards: 336.1
  • Pass Yards: 245.3
  • Rush Yards: 90.8

Why Jacksonville Jaguars are a good bet at +5.5?

Are the Jaguars a safe bet for NFL Week 11?

Jacksonville has lost 5 in a row and 6-of-7, but they did play remarkably well in their last, a 26-29 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts jumped out to a 29-16 halftime lead. Jacksonville held Indy to 0 points in the second half.

Unfortunately, because they had given up so many points in the first half, the Jaguars couldn’t sustain their rally. If Jacksonville starts Sunday’s game the way they finished the Colts game, they could make this much closer than anyone believes they can.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 17.8
  • Total Yards: 359.4
  • Pass Yards: 264.9
  • Rush Yards: 94.6
  • Average Score Against: 22.1
  • Total Yards: 319.1
  • Pass Yards: 200.6
  • Rush Yards: 118.6

NFL Week 11 Betting Trends for Steelers at Jaguars

  • Pittsburgh is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh’s last 11 games
  • Jacksonville is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Jacksonville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Jacksonville’s last 6 games at home

Steelers at Jaguars Final NFL Betting Analysis

The trends point to Pittsburgh covering rather easily on Sunday. Although Jacksonville showed signs of being competitive in the loss to Indianapolis in Week 10, that won’t translate to them being competitive in Week 11.

Pittsburgh’s one of the top teams in the NFL because not only has their offense hit its stride, their defense has become much better. The Steelers have allowed two teams to score 21 points during the winning streak, Cincinnati with Andy Dalton at quarterback and the Panthers with Newton at quarterback.

Jacksonville’s already offensively challenged because their quarterback is Blake Bortles. The Steelers should roll over the Jags on Sunday.

NFL Week 11 Pick: Pittsburgh Steelers -5.5