Blake Bortles and the desperate Jacksonville Jaguars will look to get their first win of the season when they host the Indianapolis Colts in an intriguing Week 4 AFC South divisional battle that could effectively end Jacksonville’s already faint playoff hopes.
Now, let’s find out if the Jags can get the online betting upset to bring home the bacon as slight road dogs.
A Closer Look At The NFL Week 4 Colts At Jaguars ATS Expert Picks
When: Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 9:30 AM
Where: Wembley Stadium, London, England
Live Stream: CBS Sports Network
NFL Odds: Jacksonville Jaguars +2.5 / Over/Under: 49.5
Bet The Indianapolis Colts at -2.5 Because…
The Indianapolis Colts have the edge at quarterback and head coach. Indianapolis was on the wrong end of a heartbreaking 26-22 loss against San Diego in Week 3 that dropped them to 1-2. Quarterback Andrew Luck is completing a modest 61.3 percent of his passes for 913 yards with six touchdowns and two interceptions. Luck has tossed t least two touchdown passes in six of his last eight games.
Wide receiver Jack Doyle has a team-high 13 receptions while veteran running back Frank Gore has rushed for a team-high 185 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Indianapolis is ranked a pitiful 31st by giving up a whopping 31.7 points per game.
Bet The Jacksonville Jaguars at +2.5 Because…
The Jaguars are completely and utterly desperate. Jacksonville fought its heart out but still ended up on the wrong side of a narrow 19-17 loss against Baltimore in Week 3 despite narrowly covering the NFL betting line as a 2.5-point underdog. For the season, quarterback Blake Bortles is completing 62.2 percent of his passes for 843 yards with five touchdowns, but a high, six interceptions. Bortles has thrown a whopping 10 picks in his last five games.
Veteran wide receiver Julius Thomas has a team-high 11 receptions, but Jacksonville is averaging an awful 55 rushing yards per contest with second-year back T.J. Yeldon leading the team with just 84 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Jacksonville is ranked 26th in points allowed (28.0 ppg).
Expert Prediction and Pick
The Jags routed Indianapolis 51-16 late last season to snap a six-game losing streak against their AFC South division rivals, but Jacksonville’s offense is in a bad way right now as the Jags rank an uninspiring 27th in points per game (18.0 ppg). The winless Jaguars will be in all-out ‘desperation mode’ in their Week 4 AFC South division matchup against the Indianapolis Colts, but Jacksonville’s 27th-ranked scoring offense won’t be able to put enough points on the board to keep up with Andrew Luck and company.
Indianapolis ranks sixth in scoring (27.0 ppg) and have gone 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games in the month of October and 22-6 ATS in their L/28 games against a team with a losing record. The Jaguars are 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight games against their AFC South division rivals, but just 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall. The Colts are 5-2 ATS in their last seven meetings against the Jags.