The Jaguars are still in a miserable pit with seven-straight losses to their name. They take on a Patriots team that won seven of its last 10 games, which puts plenty of pressure on the visitors.
This might look like a lopsided game to many, but a team with nothing to lose can put up a good fight. That said, Nitrobetting goes over the important points of the Jaguars vs. Patriots game. Take a look at the event’s details, team and player stats, the latest NFL betting odds, trends, and expert predictions.
Jaguars vs. Patriots Game Information
- When: Sunday, January 2, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
- Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
- TV: CBS
- Radio: WJXL AM 1010 (Jaguars) / 98.5 The Sports Hub (Patriots)
- Live Stream: CBS Sports
- NFL Odds: Jaguars (+15.5) / Patriots (-15.5)
Why Bet on the Jacksonville Jaguars?
The Jacksonville Jaguars are having a dreadful season. They managed to score two wins in 15 games and are now left with two weeks to improve their final record. Although the team is now out of the playoff picture, they still have a shot at redeeming themselves with a victory against some of the league’s frontrunners with two weeks remaining.
The side is coming from a five-point defeat to the Jets. It was their closest attempt at a win since taking down the Bills 9 to 6 in Week 9. As a team, they average 14.5 points (32nd) per game., They don’t have the worst offensive numbers for a team that has a tough time breaking the 20-point barrier. The Jaguars average 203.1 passing yards (23rd) and 104.9 rushing yards (23rd) per game. They can use the latter to break down a relatively weaker Patriots rushing defense as they currently allow 121.9 opponent rushing yards (23rd) per game.
Defensively, the visitors can only hope to hold off a formidable Patriots rushing offense. The team allows 123.5 opponent rushing yards (24th) per game. They can put more pressure on passing plays as the unit limits 229.7 opponent passing yards (14th) per game.
Why Bet on the New England Patriots?
The Patriots will try to bounce back from two consecutive losses. Although the side just broke one of the longest winning streaks this season at seven games, they have two games left to recover the momentum they lost in Week 15 and 16.
The hosts are averaging 25.9 points (11th) per game. This comes from a competent rushing side that records at least 122.4 rushing yards (ninth) per game. They also have favorable passing statistics against the Jaguars. The team completed at least 221.5 passing yards (17th) in 15 games played.
Previewing the defense, the Patriots limit teams to 17.3 points (first) per game. The unit does particularly well against passing. They limit teams to 193.7 opponent passing yards (third) while averaging 121.9 opponent rushing yards (23rd) per game. As a team, the Patriots hold one of the best opponent yards per game records in the league. They yield 315.5 total opponent yards (third) per game.
A factor that gives the Pats the upper hand this weekend is a significantly healthier squad. Only two starters are missing the game, while the rest are primed and ready to go. Rookie quarterback Mac Jones leads the way for New England.
Jaguars vs. Patriots Betting Trends
- The Jaguars are 1-2 in the last four regular-season games against the Patriots (2-1 ATS).
- The Jaguars are 0-3 in the last three regular-season games (0-3 ATS).
- The totals went over in two of the Jaguars’ last four regular-season games against the Patriots.
- The Patriots are 3-2 in the last five regular-season home games (3-2 ATS).
- The Patriots are 3-0 in the last three regular-season home games against the Jaguars (2-1 ATS).
- The totals went under in four of the Patriots’ last five regular-season home games against the Jaguars.
Jaguars vs. Patriots Expert Betting Predictions
The Jaguars have attractive odds behind them. We don’t doubt that they can cover the spread in this contest. But, for the team to take this win away from the Patriots is a longshot. Meanwhile, the Patriots step inside the field with confidence. They have the better record on paper and a lineup full of life. The hosts enter the game as heavy favorites. If everything goes well as planned, we expect the Patriots to take control in this one.
On the other hand, the Rams have plenty of driving force after a trio of striking wins. They come in as favorites with an adequately healthier lineup and more consistent results behind the squad.
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