Titans vs Jaguars 2019 NFL Week 3 Odds & Thursday Night Pick.

Titans vs Jaguars 2019 NFL Week 3 Odds & Thursday Night Pick

Written by on September 17, 2019

Oddsmakers aren’t expecting much offense in the Thursday night game in Week 3 as the Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars matchup has the lowest NFL betting total of the week. The Jags are winless and short NFL betting favorites against the 1-1 Titans.

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Last Season

The Titans swept. The one in Jacksonville was also Week 3 and ended with an ugly final score of 9-6. Mariota directed three scoring drives in relief of Blaine Gabbert, including one in the fourth quarter. Mariota completed 12 of 18 passes for 100 yards and ran for 51 more, including a 15-yard gain on a third-and-1 play late. Marcus is 6-2 in his career against Jacksonville, his most wins against any opponent. Playing without running back Leonard Fournette, left tackle Cam Robinson and right guard A.J. Cann, the Jags managed 232 yards and a measly 12 first downs.

The Titans and Jaguars meet for the 49th time, with Tennessee holding the all-time series advantage 28-20, including wins in the past four meetings.

Weather Forecast

  • Partly Cloudy: 23°C/74°F
  • Humidity: 73%
  • Precipitation: 20%
  • Cloud Cover: 47%
  • Wind: 16 mph NE
  • Stadium Type: Open

Why Bet on Tennessee?

The Titans were home losers to the Colts in Week 2, 19-17. Marcus Mariota completed 19-of-28 passes for 154 yards and one touchdown while adding 32 rushing yards on five carries. The Titans didn’t have a 26+ yard play with their dink-and-dunk attack. Mariota was under constant duress and was sacked four times. He’s now been sacked eight times in the team’s first two games. That has him on track to be sacked 64 this season, which would be a career high. Mariota blamed himself for not getting rid of the ball sooner on some of the sacks.

Derrick Henry rushed for 81 yards and one touchdown in the loss. Henry should have had a second touchdown, but the Titans dialed up a play-action pass to their left tackle at the goal-line instead. The Titans defense gave up a touchdown on the opening drive for the second week in a row. The Colts marched 78 yards on seven plays over 4 minutes and 19 seconds.

The Titans had chances to surge ahead against the Colts, but too many times drives stalled before they could get on track. Once again, the team struggled on third down. On Sunday, the Titans were just 1 of 10 on third down, a week after going just 2 of 10 on third down in Cleveland.

Rookie wide receiver AJ Brown leads the team with 125 receiving yards through the season’s first two weeks, second-most among AFC rookies. Cornerback Logan Ryan has an interception in each of the first two games of the season, while safety Kevin Byard’s 13 interceptions since 2017 are the most in the NFL during that span. Tennessee enters Week 3 leading the league with a +5 turnover differential.

Team Stats

  • Average Score For: 43.00
  • Total Yards: 339.00
  • Rush Yards: 123.00
  • Passing Yards: 216.00
  • Average Score For: 13.00
  • Total Yards: 346.00
  • Rush Yards: 102.00
  • Passing Yards: 244.00

Why Bet on Jacksonville?

The Jags nearly pulled off a big Week 2 upset but lost 13-12 at Houston. The Texans led by 7 in the fourth quarter when Jacksonville rookie Gardner Minshew led a long drive that included an 18-yard run on fourth-and-10, and he capped it with a 4-yard TD pass to DJ Chark. Instead of trying to tie it with an extra point, Jaguars coach Doug Marrone opted to go for the potential win by having Leonard Fournette attempt to run it in for the 2-point conversion. He was stopped just short.

Depending on the replay angle, it looked like Fournette might have broken the plane of the goal line with the tip of the football. Said Fournette: “I thought I got in when I reached the ball, but apparently they thought otherwise.”

In his first career start, Minshew threw for 213 yards and a touchdown and rushed for a team-high 56 yards. The sixth-round draft choice saw his first action in Week 1, when he completed 88 percent of his passes (22 of 25), the highest completion percentage by a quarterback in his NFL debut in league history (minimum 15 attempts). He also completed his first 13 pass attempts, the longest streak to begin a career over the past 40 seasons.

Jacksonville is a slight favorite for Titans vs Jaguars on Thursday Night.

Fournette rushed 15 times for 47 yards and caught 4-of-6 targets for 40 yards in the loss. The Texans game-planned for Fournette after Nick Foles (collarbone) was ruled out for 10-12 weeks.

Chark enters this game as Jacksonville’s leading receiver, registering 201 yards and two touchdowns over the season’s first two weeks. Cornerback Jalen Ramsey leads the Jaguars in interceptions (nine) and has the fourth-most passes defensed (45) in the NFL since entering the league in 2016.

Some Doubts

Not clear if the Jags will have defensive end Yannick Ngakoue or left tackle Cam Robinson for this game. Neither played vs. the Titans due to injury. Ngakoue is already third in franchise history with 29.5 sacks and he also has forced 10 fumbles and has 29 tackles for loss. Robinson was actually cleared to play vs. Houston but was held out as a precaution, so he could play in Titans vs Jaguars on Thursday.

Team Stats

  • Average Score For: 26.00
  • Total Yards: 428.00
  • Rush Yards: 81.00
  • Passing Yards: 347.00
  • Average Score For: 40.00
  • Total Yards: 491.00
  • Rush Yards: 113.00
  • Passing Yards: 378.00

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Titans vs Jaguars 2019 NFL Week 3 Betting Trends

  • Under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Jacksonville
  • Favorite is 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 meetings
  • Home team is 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 meetings
  • Titans are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games played in week 3
  • Titans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played in September
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tennessee’s last 6 games against an opponent in the AFC conference
  • Jaguars are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the AFC South division
  • Jaguars are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games played in September
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Jacksonville’s last 5 games

Expert Final Score Prediction for Titans vs Jaguars

Tennessee Titans 21 – Jacksonville Jaguars 23

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