Free Divisional NFL Prediction: Jaguars vs. Steelers NFL Odds
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NFL Divisional Handicapping
(11-6) Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (13-3)
Date: Sunday, January 14th
Time: 1:05 PM
Venue: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Divisional ATS Betting Lines: Pittsburgh Steelers -7.5
NFL Divisional Round Moneyline Odds: OFF
Divisional NFL Betting Total: 40.5
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We have reached the NFL Divisional round of the playoffs.
The first of two games on Sunday takes play at Heinz Field. The Jacksonville Jaguars make the trip to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers.
When these two teams faced off this year, the Jaguars came out ahead 30-9.
That match up also took place at Heinz Field.
The Jacksonville Jaguars game in the Wild Card round was an ugly one, but they made the better plays in the 4th quarter, and that led to a 10-3 victory over the Buffalo Bills.
Blake Bortles hasn’t played as well the last few weeks, and that trend continued against the Bills, although he did make some big plays with his feet.
Against the Bills he threw for 87 yards and one touchdown. In this game if they want to have any success they are going to need Bortles to play a lot better.
If he throws for 87 yards in this game, they will probably lose by double digits.
For the Jaguars their strength all year has been on the defensive side of the ball. Coming into this game they are giving up only 15.9 points per game.
On the road that number rises to 16.5 but it doesn’t seem to matter where they play, this defense is always lock down.
To win this game they are going to have to lean on the defense, but the offense is also going to need to get on a roll.
They can’t trust that ten points is going to be enough to come out ahead in this game.
On the other side of this match up is the Pittsburgh Steelers who enjoyed their first round bye, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.
Antonio Brown is dealing with a torn left calf muscle, but he is expected to play in this game. If they would have had to play in the Wild Card round though, they probably wouldn’t have had him available.
After losing to the Patriots the Steelers won their last two games of the season, and although they were against easy teams in the Browns, and the Texans, it should still give the team confidence heading into this game.
To win this game they need to figure out a way to have success against this defense, something they didn’t do when the two teams met earlier this season.
The other thing is they can’t overlook this game. Most people expect it will be a Patriots Steelers AFC Championship game, but if the Steelers mess around and overlook this game, they won’t even be playing in the game.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Under is 8-1 in JAC last 9 vs. AFC.
- JAC are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 vs. AFC.
- PIT are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 playoff home games.
- Over is 12-3-1 in PIT last 16 playoff home games.
- Over is 22-7-1 in PIT last 30 games in January.
- Underdog is 9-1 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
- JAC are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 meetings.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Pittsburgh Steelers -7.5
This game is going to come down to one thing, the quarterbacks.
NFL Free Divisional Playoff Score Prediction: Pittsburgh 17 – Jacksonville 6
The Steelers have a big advantage there, and I expect Big Ben will have a big game in this one.
Blake Bortles will struggle again in this game, and the Steelers will win, and cover a very low scoring game.
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