The second meeting of the season between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans is among this Sunday’s early NFL games. While a six-game difference separates the two teams from one another in the AFC South Division standings, neither has been playing great football recently. After a lopsided 18-point decision in the first head-to-head matchup, many believe that this second meeting could also be ugly. The NFL betting odds have installed the home team as a hefty favorite ahead of this Jaguars vs. Titans divisional game.
Jaguars vs Titans Week 14 NFL Betting Preview
NFL Regular Season — Week 14
Jacksonville Jaguars (2-10, 0-5 Away) vs. Tennessee Titans (8-4, 4-2 Home)
Date: Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021
Time: 1 p.m. EST
Venue: Nissan Stadium — Nashville, TN
Coverage: Click here for the stream
Jacksonville Jaguars Preview
The Jaguars come into Sunday’s AFC South clash on a four-game losing skid. After shocking the Buffalo Bills as 15-point NFL betting underdogs, Jacksonville has fallen back into their losing ways. While a 2-10 record isn’t exactly surprising given the massive rebuild that this organization is going through, the Jaguars’ inability to even be competitive in two of the last three weeks is worth noting. Last Sunday saw Trevor Lawrence and the offense fail to generate 200 total yards in a 30-point defeat to the Los Angeles Rams.
On the bright side, the Jaguars do have a much easier defensive opponent sitting in front of them this week. The star-studded Rams defense took out a great deal of frustration on an overmatched offensive line and receiving corps. However, the Jaguars did find a good deal of success against the Titans in their first head-to-head matchup this season. Statistically, it was Lawrence’s best game of his rookie season to date. If the offensive line can hold up, the Jags should be able to string some drives together. Unfortunately, they might be forced to go without running back James Robinson, easily the team’s top skill position player. The second-year pro was a DNP at practice this week as he nurses multiple injuries.
Tennessee Titans Preview
The Titans enter this Week 14 NFL betting contest on the heels of a much-needed bye. After starting the season out 8-2, Mike Vrabel’s group suffered ugly losses in back-to-back weeks prior to the open date. After getting upset by the lowly Houston Texans on their home field, Tennessee got stomped by the New England Patriots on the road two weeks ago. The fact that the Pats were nowhere near their best on that day yet still won by 23 points is very telling as to where the Titans currently stand. Of course, the offense remains without its heart and soul as RB Derrick Henry remains sidelined. That said, the tandem of D’Onta Foreman and Dontrell Hilliard has done quite well in his absence. However, for as bad as the Jaguars are this season, running the football against their defensive front is surprisingly difficult.
For the Titans to get back on track this week, quarterback Ryan Tannehill must play better than he did in the two losses before the bye. One of Tennessee’s top two receivers, Julio Jones, is expected to return to the lineup on Sunday. Will that be enough to jumpstart Tannehill against one of the NFL’s worst secondaries? The Titans did bolster an injury-plagued linebacking corps this week by claiming reigning tackles leader Zach Cunningham off of waivers from the Houston Texans. With Rashaan Evans and Jayon Brown both practicing in full ahead of Sunday’s game, the Titans are the healthiest they have been in some time on defense.
Jaguars vs Titans Odds and Spread
Moneyline: JAX: (+350) | TEN: (-450)
Spread: JAX: +8.5 (-110) | TEN: -8.5 (-110)
Total: 43.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Public (Spread) Betting via Action Network: JAX: (40%) | TEN: (60%)
Jaguars vs Titans NFL Betting Trends
- Jaguars are just 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games.
- Each of the Jaguars’ last seven games has gone under the total.
- Six of the Titans’ last nine games have gone over the total.
- Titans are 7-0 SU in their last seven head-to-head matchups against the Jaguars at home.
- Eight of the last 12 Jaguars vs Titans head-to-head matchups have gone over the total.
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Jaguars vs Titans Stats
- Jacksonville is averaging 15.0 points per game (PPG) this season (No. 31 in the NFL).
- Jacksonville is surrendering 26.7 PPG this season (No. 29 in the NFL).
- Tennessee is averaging 25.3 PPG this season (T-No. 12 in the NFL).
- Tennessee is surrendering 24.2 PPG this season (No. 22 in the NFL).
Jaguars vs Titans Prediction
This Jaguars vs Titans NFL betting prediction uses NumberFire’s game projections. They give Tennessee a 74.3% chance to win this Week 14 matchup.