Titans at Jaguars NFL Week 3 Spread & Prediction

Titans at Jaguars NFL Week 3 Spread & Prediction

Written by on September 20, 2018

Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans will look to pull off the big road upset when they visit the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first of their two regular season meetings on Sunday.

With both teams picking up impressive wins last weekend, let’s find out who we should lay our hard-earned cash with in this one.

Titans at Jaguars NFL Week 3 Spread & Prediction

When: Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 1:00 PM ETWhere: TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, FloridaTV: CBSRadio: Tennessee / JacksonvilleLive Stream: NFL LiveNFL Week 3 Odds: Jacksonville -6.5 / Total: 39.5

Weather Forecast

  • Partly Cloudy: 31°C/87°F
  • Humidity: 59%
  • Precipitation: 24%
  • Wind: 10 mph ENE
  • Cloud Cover: 59%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why Bet On The Tennessee Titans?

Why should you bet on the Titans in this NFL Week 3 divisional battle? The best reasons is because the Titans won both of last season’s two meetings and they’ve got plenty of motivation seeing as how this is a divisional showdown. Tennessee managed to get past Houston 20-17 on Sunday one week after losing at Miami 27-20 in their regular season opener. Ryan Succop kicked a 31-yard field goal with one minute remaining in regulation to lift the Titans to victory as Marcus Mariota sat out with an elbow injury.

“It’s a huge win,” Titans quarterback Blaine Gabbert said. “Getting Vrabes his first win as a head coach was awesome. And this team had a lot of adversity throughout the week. The guys fought their way to this win. I’m just extremely proud of those guys.”

Gabbert, starting for his fourth different NFL team, threw for 117 yards and a touchdown.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 20
  • Total Yards: 309.50
  • Pass Yards: 201.50
  • Rush Yards: 108
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 22
  • Total Yards: 389.50
  • Pass Yards: 255.50
  • Rush Yards: 134

Why Bet On The Jacksonville Jaguars?

Are the Jaguars a safe bet for NFL Week 3?

Why should you bet on the Jaguars as a slightly less than touchdown home favorite? Well, there are a bunch of reasons. First of all, Jacksonville is playing at home. Next, they have revenge on their minds after losing to Tennessee twice last season. Last but not least, the Jags are simply the better team on both sides of the ball.

The Jaguars kept it simple in their 20-15 season-opening win over the Giants two weeks ago, but they looked fantastic in their 31-20 win over New England this past weekend as oft-maligned quarterback Blake Bortles tossed four TD passes against the Pats.

“Every week is about us,” Jaguars All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey said. “We feel like if we’re at the top of our game, we can’t be beat. They were our opponents, so that’s what we prepared for.”

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 25.50
  • Total Yards: 393
  • Pass Yards: 272.50
  • Rush Yards: 120.50
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 17.50
  • Total Yards: 313
  • Pass Yards: 215
  • Rush Yards: 98

Latest NFL Betting Trends for Titans at Jaguars

 
  • Tennessee is 3-7 ATS in the last 10 games on the road
  • Tennessee is 1-4 SU in the last 5 games on the road
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Tennessee’s last 5 games when playing Jacksonville
  • Jacksonville is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Jacksonville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Jacksonville’s last 6 games
 

Expert Analysis and Prediction for Titans at Jaguars

I don’t see any sense in beating around the bush seeing as how I’m fully expecting Jacksonville to beat the hell out of Tennessee in this Week 3 divisional rivalry. Again, Jacksonville is elite on both sides of the ball after finishing in the top five last season in both, scoring and points allowed. Tennessee is still clearly a work in progress under first-time head coach Mike Vrabel.

The Jaguars are 4-0 ATS in their last four games and the favorite in this AFC South division rivalry has gone 5-1-1 ATS in the last seven meetings. I’m going with the Jags to shut down Marcus Mariota and Tennessee’s offense to get the win in this one!

NFL Week 3 Pick: Jacksonville 27 Tennessee 17

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