As we approach the midways point of the NFL season, the pressure is beginning to amp up for the teams currently sitting below the playoff line. For some, getting back into the race seems like a big ask, while others are close enough to the line that a good run of form might move them onto the right side of the playoff picture. The Sunday schedule gets started early, with yet another game set to go in London, England. Both teams involved are in the position we were just talking about, with both currently sitting at 2-5 on the season, far enough below the playoff line that another couple of losses in the coming weeks could mean that their season is essentially over. These London games are always a little tricky to handicap, but let’s see what we can do. The Jaguars are favored by 2 ½, with the point total set at 39 ½. It’s time to take a look at the upcoming match between Cardinals and Seahawks, so you can bet against their NFL Lines.
NFL Week 8 Betting Preview: Denver Broncos at Jacksonville Analysis
Denver Broncos v Jacksonville Jaguars Match Info
- When: Sunday, Oct 30 at 9:30 AM EST
- Where: Wembley Stadium, London
- TV: ESPN
Why bet on the Denver Broncos
The Broncos felt that they had a team ready to compete, with the only thing missing being an elite starting QB. They went out this past offseason and acquired Russell Wilson from the Seattle Seahawks, and while it was mostly viewed as a great move, things have not panned out as hoped. The Broncos are out to a 2-5 start to the season and the offense has been tough to watch at times. This is a team that is averaging just a touch over 15 PPG, and we all know it’s impossible to win regularly when putting up so few points. They have now not won in their last 5 games against a conference opponent, which also makes their playoff quest seem that much tougher. They are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games away from home, but they have covered in 5-straight versus teams from the AFC South. The UNDER has hit in 8 of their last 11 overall.
Why bet on the Jacksonville Jaguars
While the Jaguars are coming into this one with a 2-5 record, they have been, for the most part, quite competitive this season. Those 5 losses have been by a combined 34 points, so they are essentially within a TD of the teams they have lost to in those games. While not great, it does have to be viewed as something of an improvement over what we have seen from them in recent years. That said, they are still on a 4-game losing skid, while also being on a run that has seen them cover just once in their last 8 outings. They are also just 3-12 ATS in their last 15 games versus teams from the AFC West. In terms of the point total, they UNDER has hit in 12 of the Jaguars last 16 games.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
Like I said at the top of this piece, these London games are often very difficult to predict. I think we are in for a tight, low-scoring affair here, which is why I think the Broncos might be a decent pick to cover the spread.
NFL Betting Pick: Denver Broncos 17 Jacksonville Jaguars 19