Patriots at Jaguars NFL Week 2 Odds & Game Preview.

Patriots at Jaguars NFL Week 2 Odds & Game Preview

Written by on September 12, 2018

It doesn’t matter the sport, we all love to see a rematch, especially when the previous meeting ended up being a great one. The winners of the previous meeting get another shot at proving their dominance, while the losers go all out for revenge. This weekend, we will get to see a rematch off the AFC Conference Championship Game, which the New England Patriots won courtesy of a do or die TD pass from Tom Brady. The Jacksonville Jaguars will have had the entire offseason to think about that defeat and will almost certainly have this date circled on their calendar.This game is about more than just revenge, though, as both teams will be looking to build on the positive start that they made in NFL Week 1, with both teams picking up wins in the opening week. MyBookie Sportsbook sees this one as being close, with the Patriots in as a 3-point road favorite. The point total for this one is set at 45. Can the Jags get the revenge they so desire, or will Brady and company once again pull out the win?

Patriots at Jaguars NFL Week 2 Odds & Game Preview

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Weather Forecast

  • Chance of Rain: 31°C/87°F
  • Humidity: 61%
  • Precipitation: 46%
  • Cloud Cover: 79%
  • Wind: 12 mph WSW
  • Stadium Type: Open

Why bet on the New England Patriots?

It was not exactly a vintage performance from the New England Patriots in Week 1, but a 27-20 win over the Houston Texans still needs to be considered a good result. Brady threw for 267 yards, while the running game chipped in with another 122 yards, doing just enough to get the win and cover the 6-point spread. If there is a concern for the Patriots heading into this one, it was that their defense was routinely gashed by the Texans running game, giving up 167 yards on the ground.They are going to need to tighten up dramatically if they are to stop Leonard Fournette from running riot this weekend. The Patriots have dominated this match-up, winning 9 of the last 10 by an average up about 11 PPG. They have also won 16 of their last 17 road games, covering the spread in 14 of them.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Average Score For: 27.00
  • Total Yards: 389.00
  • Rush Yards: 122.00
  • Passing Yards: 267.00
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 20.00
  • Total Yards: 325.00
  • Rush Yards: 167.00
  • Passing Yards: 158.00

Why bet on the Jacksonville Jaguars?

We all knew the strengths and weaknesses of this team heading into the season, with both clearly on display in the opening week. The defense held firm against the Giants, holding New York to just 15 points, although they did allow Saquon Barkley to rush for over 100 yards. On the offensive side of the football, it was a struggle, especially through the air, with Blake Bortles passing for just 168 yards.Patriots at Jaguars is one of the best games of NFL Week 2.Despite those deficiencies, the Jaguars have still been able to go 10-4 SU in their last 14 games and have been decent against the spread at home, going 4-2 in their last 6. They looked to have the beating of the Patriots last season before giving up that late TD, so they will certainly feel as though they have a shot here.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Average Score For: 20.00
  • Total Yards: 305.00
  • Rush Yards: 137.00
  • Passing Yards: 168.00
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 15.00
  • Total Yards: 324.00
  • Rush Yards: 114.00
  • Passing Yards: 210.00

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Latest Patriots at Jaguars NFL Week 2 Betting Trends

  • New England is 11-3 ATS in its last 14 games
  • New England is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of New England’s last 16 games
  • Jacksonville is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Jacksonville is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Jacksonville’s last 5 games

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

I think this is going to have a similar look and feel to the AFC Championship Game last season, which means a close one. I can’t quite make myself pick the Jags to win, but I’m taking them to cover and the point total to go UNDER.Score: New England Patriots 23 – Jacksonville Jaguars 21