Free Week 15 NFL Prediction: Texans vs Jaguars NFL Odds
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NFL Week 15 Handicapping
(4-9) Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (9-4)
Date: Sunday December 17th
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
Week 15 ATS Betting Lines: Jacksonville Jaguars -11.5
NFL Week 15 Moneyline Odds: Jacksonville -700,
Week 15 NFL Betting Total: 39.5
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I guess that is why they play the games right!
By that I mean who would have these teams would have the records they have at this point in the season. It’s like oppositeville.
Jacksonville could be up for a letdown after a nice win over Seattle last week. They have to keep pushing to stay ahead of Tennessee though.
Houston has zero to play for at this point. It is kind of showing too after they lost at San Francisco.
It is not that long ago that the Texans were viable but ever since they lost Deshaun Watson to injury the team has fallen apart. Defensive losses have hurt too for sure.
With Tom Savage at the hell the offense just hasn’t gone anywhere. He suffered a concussion last week and might not even play this week. T.J. Yates outplayed him last week anyway.
Yates is hardly a household name but he is not a rookie either. He will have some weapons around him but lets not get too excited. If he was going to be a regular in this league it would have happened already.
It is encouraging that he developed a quick rapport with DeAndre Hopkins. Hopkins had a huge game against San Francisco with 11 catches but nobody else caught more than three balls so it is pretty easy to know who you have to cover.
It would be nice if the running game would start performing but we have been saying that most of the season. Hard to expect much from that area against a team with a good defense like Jacksonville.
The Houston defense came into the season looking like one of the best in the league. First they lose JJ Watt, maybe the most impactful defensive player in the game and then Whitney Mercilus, another high level defender.
As a result the defense has slid really far in performance. They are 30th in points allowed. Jadeveon Clowney is just not enough to build a really good defense around. They are shorthanded.
The injuries are what they are with this team. Given the absences we are aware of there is no realistic expectation that this group is all of a sudden get a lot better. They are especially bad against the pass.
There is every reason to doubt the Jags because we are just not used to seeing them having this kind of success. Last week was a natural spot to doubt them against a good but depleted Seattle team but they got the win and cover.
Blake Bortles is considered the weak link on this team. That might be true but he was certainly not on the weekend. He was brilliant against Seattle and it is not the first time he has been a difference maker for this team.
When you see Leonard Fournette at his best you are tantalized. However, his consistency as a rookie has been frustrating. He should be able to run against the Texans thought.
Sometimes the criticism of Bortles is unfair. Have you seen who his receivers are. Keelen Cole played at Kentucky Wesleyan last year and he was their top receiver last week.
The Jags defense is tops in the league in points allowed. They were able to force Russell Wilson into three interceptions a season high.
This is a game that should help with their numbers. They held the Texans to just seven points in the opener, before Houston decided Tom Savage was a non starter.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Under is 4-0 in Texans last 4 games on grass.
- Texans are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games on grass.
- Texans are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in December.
- Under is 6-0 in Jaguars last 6 vs. AFC.
- Jaguars are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in December.
- Jaguars are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. AFC South.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Jaguars -11.5
This is a super chalky pick but I just don’t see the Texans being able to mount much more offense than they did in the opener.
NFL Free Week 15 Score Prediction: Jaguars 27 – Texans 10
I actually can see this number growing as it is kind of dead at the moment, but maybe it goes down due to some formula betting.
Admittedly, it is hard to think of Jacksonville as being a dominate team. They can dominate this matchup though.
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