If the Tennessee Titans want to get in the playoffs, all they need to do is beat the Jacksonville Jaguars. However, pulling off the feat may not be quite so simple seeing as how the division-winning Jaguars are intent on playing their starters despite already having secured a spot in the postseason. Now, let’s find out which team is offering the best value against their Week 17 NFL betting odds.
Jaguars (10-5) vs. Titans (8-7) Week 17 NFL Betting Odds & Expert Pick
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- When: Sunday, December 31, 2017, 4:25 PM ET
- Where: Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN
- TV: CBS
- Radio: 99.9 FM (Jacksonville) / 104.5 FM (Tennessee)
- Stream Option: NFL Game Pass
- NFL Betting Odds: Tennessee Titans -3 (Over/Under at 42 points)
- Partly Cloudy: -2°C/29°F
- Humidity: 49%
- Precipitation: 21%
- Cloud Cover: 47%
- Wind: 6 mph NNW
- Stadium Type: Open
- Total Meetings: 46
- First Meeting: September 3, 1995 / Houston Oilers 10 – Jacksonville Jaguars 3
- Last Meeting: September 17, 2017 / Tennessee Titans 37 – Jacksonville Jaguars 16
- All-Time Series: Tennessee Titans lead 26–20
- Largest Margin of Victory: Jacksonville Jaguars by 30 points
- Longest Win Streak: Tennessee Titans winning 5
- Current Win Streak: Tennessee Titans winning 1
Why consider the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL Betting Odds?
Why bet on Jacksonville in this regular season finale? Well, because they’re clearly the better team on both sides of the ball and they want to win this contest to hit the postseason with some positive momentum.
“There wasn’t any wavering from anyone of what we want to do and what we want to accomplish this week,” Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said. “When the players come in (Wednesday), we are talking about how we are going to play to win. I am not even thinking about what happens beyond that. That’s the way we are going to go about our business this week.”
The Jaguars won the AFC South division title before they ever took the field for their Week 16 road date against San Francisco and that’s a good thing seeing as how they got smacked around by the suddenly improved 49ers 44-33 last weekend.
Jacksonville’s loss, combined with Pittsburgh’s win on Monday night ended the Jaguars’ hope of getting one of the top two seeds in the conference. No matter what happens in this contest, the Jags are assured of at least being the No. 3 seed in the AFC playoffs.
- Average Score For: 27.13
- Total Yards: 375.07
- Rush Yards: 145.27
- Passing Yards: 229.80
- Average Score Against: 16.87
- Total Yards: 289.74
- Rush Yards: 116.27
- Passing Yards: 173.47
Why consider the Tennessee Titans NFL Betting Odds?
Why bet on the Titans in Week 17? Well, because they can punch their ticket to the playoffs, that’s why! Tennessee is completely desperate as they look to snap a three-game losing streak that comes at the worst time possible. The Titans put up a good fight in Week 16 but suffered a 27-23 home loss to the red-hot Rams last weekend. With their playoff lives on the line, veteran running back DeMarco Murray is considering playing despite suffering a third-degree MCL tear last weekend.
“I am not going to rule him out just yet,” head coach Mike Mularkey said. “Knowing DeMarco, based on some of the other things he’s had happened to him and how quickly he responds to treatment, I’d say he is day-to-day right now. And just hope for the best, maybe in a limited role.”
Still, even after suffering their third consecutive loss Tennessee remains ahead of the Los Angeles Chargers and Buffalo Bills because of their better conference record. The Titans will clinch a wild-card spot if they defeat the Jaguars or if both the Bills and Chargers lose in Week 17.
- Average Score For: 21.27
- Total Yards: 319.47
- Rush Yards: 114.47
- Passing Yards: 205.00
- Average Score Against: 23.07
- Total Yards: 334.6
- Rush Yards: 89.13
- Passing Yards: 245.47
Latest NFL Week 17 Betting Trends
- Jaguars are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games
- Jaguars are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Jacksonville’s last 5 games
- Titans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games
- Titans are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tennessee’s last 6 games at home
Expert Analysis and Prediction
Tennessee might be completely desperate in their win or go home scenario, but I like Jacksonville to win outright as they look to hit the playoffs on a positive note. Jacksonville is simply the better team on both sides of the ball in this contest and I suspect they’re going to harass Marcus Mariota into a poor performance in what has been a regressive season for the third-year signal-caller.
Jacksonville ranks a stellar fifth in scoring (27.1 ppg) and even more impressive second in points allowed (16.9 ppg) and they’ve gone 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss, 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games against their AFC South division rivals and 5-1 ATS in their last six games against a team with a winning record. Last but not least, Tennessee is 3-9-2 ATS in their last14 meetings against Jacksonville.
Pick: Jacksonville Jaguars +3