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Jaguars vs. Jets 2021 NFL Week 16 Odds, Analysis and Prediction

By Carlos Chacon

The Jaguars travel north to challenge the Jets in Week 16. It’s been a while since we saw the Jaguars take a win. They are on the verge of extending the bad spell to seven-straight defeats, and without a head coach, it will be tough for the team to get out of this slump. On the other hand, the Jets are just slightly ahead of the Jaguars in the overall standings. They are riding a 3-11 overall record and are trying to break free from a three-game losing stretch.

That said, Nitrobetting shares a detailed preview of the upcoming Jaguars vs. Jets game. Find event details, team and player stats, NFL betting odds, trends, and predictions down below.

Jaguars vs. Jets Game Information

  • When: Sunday, December 26, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
  • Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
  • TV: CBS
  • Radio: WJXL AM 1010 (Jaguars) / ESPN New York 98.7 FM (Jets)
  • Live Stream:NFL Game Pass
  • NFL Odds: Jaguars (+2.5) / Jets (-2.5)

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Why Bet on the Jacksonville Jaguars?

The Jaguars are the lowest-scoring team in the league right now with an average of 14.0 points per game. They also hold the second-worst yards per game record at 302.6 yards (31st). It’s been a tough season for Darrell Bevell and his squad. This game might just offer the side their best shot at breaking a lengthy winning streak. With only three weeks left on the calendar, it’s crunch time for the Jaguars.

The team does present several talking points that might get them close to a third victory. They record 4.6 yards (sixth) per rush. This should play to their advantage seeing that the jets allow 4.5 opponent yards (23rd). Additionally, the Jaguars hold opponents to 26.4 points (27th) per game, which should trouble their upcoming opponents who only average 17.9 points (27th) per game.

Defensively, the Jaguars can keep things close on this end of the field. The team holds opponents to 239.0 passing yards (16th) and 112.8 rushing yards (17th) per game.

The Jaguars can utilize their starting lineup with a relatively healthy roster. Only left tackle Cam Robinson is on the questionable list due to injury. Meanwhile, starting quarterback Trevor Lawrence and the offensive line are locked and loaded.

Why Bet on the New York Jets?

The Jets hold a better record than Jacksonville. They claimed their third win of the season on the road against the Texans. However, it was a short-lived moment of glory as they suffered three straight losses after. The team now returns home from a 31-24 loss in the hands of the Dolphins.

The hosts average more points per game than the Jaguars. They average 17.9 points in 14 games played. Although this might not seem much when we look at the bigger picture, these are significantly better numbers when compared to what their opponents bring to the table. Furthermore, they also have a better passing game than Jacksonville. The Jets currently average 229.4 passing yards (15th) and complete 37.7 passes (eighth) per game.

On defense, the Jets have to be consistent to keep the visitors at bay. They allow 391.8 yards (31st) per game and have a tough time containing rushing plays. Thankfully, since the Jaguars aren’t a rushing heavy team, the hosts can concentrate on covering passing lanes this time.

The Jets have two questionable players on the list, including right defensive tackle Quinnen Williams (shoulder) and free safety Elijay Riley (concussion).

Jaguars vs. Jets Betting Trends

  • The Jaguars are 2-3 in the last five road games against the Jets (3-2 ATS).
  • The Jaguars are 0-5 in the last five regular-season games.
  • The totals went over in four of the Jaguars’ last five road games against the Jets.
  • The Jets are 3-7 in the last ten home games (4-6 ATS).
  • The Jets are 4-2 in the last six games against the Jaguars (3-3 ATS).
  • The totals went under in three of the Jets’ last seven games against the Jaguars.

Jaguars vs. Jets Expert Betting Predictions

The Jets are playing better than their opponents in recent weeks. Having a home-field advantage is a huge plus for the side. The Jets have their starting quarterback in the mix. They also kept things close with the Dolphins in Week 15. The hosts come into the game as slight favorites. Meanwhile, the Jaguars can threaten to cover the spread here. If they do well on defense and deliver a solid performance on offense at the very least, the team can even end this long-winded run of losses.

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