After pulling off one of the most surprising seasons in recent memory, the Jacksonville Jaguars will look to build on their impressive run to the AFC Championship in 2017 as they get set for the upcoming 2018 campaign.
While the Jags won’t catch anyone off guard and it remains to be seen whether or not they can take the next step in their quest to reach Super Bowl 52, there are undoubtedly a bunch of must-see and must-bet matchups on their 2018 schedule. Thankfully, I’m highlighting a handful of those matchups in an effort to help NFL betting fans everywhere cash in early and often on Jacksonville over the course of the coming season.
Okay, with that said, let’s get down to business.
Jacksonville Jaguars 2018 NFL Betting Guide
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Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 9, at New York Giants, 1 PM ET
Jacksonville may be on the road in their regular season opener, but they are clearly the better and more cohesive team in this matchup. The Jags will get the huge win in this one for former Giants head coach and current executive VP of football operations Tom Coughlin.
NFL Betting Pick: Jaguars 27 Giants 21
Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 16, vs. New England Patriots, 4:25 PM ET
This Week 2 rematch of the AFC Championship Game is going to be huge – well, at least for the Jags. I like Jacksonville to get the narrow win at home in this one, although it certainly won’t affect New England once the postseason rolls around.
NFL Betting Pick: Jaguars 24 Patriots 23
Week 3: Sunday, Sept. 23, vs. Tennessee Titans, 1 PM ET
The Titans may have swept the regular season series in 2017, but that’s not happening in 2018 as Jacksonville gets some long-awaited revenge on Marcus Mariota and company.
NFL Betting Pick: Jaguars 28 Titans 21
Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 7, at Kansas City Chiefs, 1 PM ET
It’s generally very hard for teams to go into Arrowhead Stadium and walk out with a victory, but I like the Jags to do just that by harassing young quarterback Patrick Mahomes from beginning to end in Week 5!
NFL Betting Pick: Jaguars 23 Chiefs 21
Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 14, at Dallas Cowboys, 4:25 PM ET
The Jags suffer a heartbreaking loss to Dallas in Week 6 as Ezekiel Elliott top the century mark against a Jacksonville defense that underachieved against the run a year ago despite ranking a stellar second in points allowed.
NFL Betting Pick: Cowboys 24 Jaguars 21
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 21, vs. Houston Texans, 1 PM ET
The Jaguars swept the Texans last season, but I’m thinking Houston returns the favor in 2018 because of the return of Deshaun Watson and J.J. Watt!
NFL Betting Pick: Texans 27 Jaguars 24
Week 8: Sunday, Oct. 28, vs. Philadelphia Eagles in London at Wembley Stadium, 9:30 AM ET
The Jaguars have won three straight at Wembley Stadium, but it’s time their winning ways in London come to an abrupt halt! The defending Super Bowl champion Eagles win overseas!
NFL Betting Pick: Eagles 28 Jaguars 20
Week 10: Sunday, Nov. 11, at Indianapolis Colts, 1 PM ET
The Jaguars smacked the Colts around twice last season and they’ll get the win again by harassing Andrew Luck and getting a great performance from Leonard Fournette against a Colts defense that can’t stop running water!
NFL Betting Pick: Jaguars 31 Colts 17
Week 11: Sunday, Nov. 18, vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:20 PM ET
The Jaguars make their first appearance on Sunday night football since Oct. 5, 2008 and they’ll do it successfully against a Steelers team they beat twice last season, including their high-scoring 45-42 win in the AFC Divisional round of the playoffs.
NFL Betting Pick: Jaguars 31 Steelers 27