The Jacksonville Jaguars (4-6) head to Nashville this weekend for an AFC South showdown with the Tennessee Titans (5-5). Kickoff is set for 4:05 PM EST on November 24th at Nissan Stadium and the game will be televised on CBS.
Oddsmakers opened this game up with the Titans listed as 3-point home favorites. The spread hasn’t moved at all after early betting, as Tennessee is currently available at -3. The total for this matchup is 41.5 points. Click here for a full look at the Week 12 NFL odds and for more links to our individual game previews.
Titans vs Jaguars Game Odds & Betting Preview
The Jaguars lost their second consecutive game last weekend, falling 33-13 on the road against Indianapolis to drop to 4-6 on the season overall. Jacksonville gave up 14 unanswered points in the third quarter and never recovered, scoring just one touchdown over the final 30 minutes of the game. QB Nick Foles looked a little rusty, going 33/47 for 296 passing yards and two touchdowns through the air but also getting picked off once. RB Leonard Fournette couldn’t get anything going on the ground, rushing for only 23 yards on eight carries. D.J. Chark torched the Colts secondary, hauling in eight receptions for 104 total yards and two touchdowns. As a whole, the Jaguars generated just over 300 total yards of offense and found the end zone twice in the loss.
Jacksonville didn’t play well defensively against the Colts, surrendering well over 400 total yards of offense and four touchdowns. The Jaguars had no answer for Indianapolis on the ground, as Marlon Mack and Jonathan Williams combined for 225 rushing yards and a touchdown.
The Titans have now won three out of their last four games after upsetting Kansas City 35-32 on the road their last time out to get back to .500 on the season overall. Tennessee scored 13 points in the second quarter to get right back into the game before outscoring the Chiefs 22-19 down the stretch en route to their fifth win of the year. QB Ryan Tannehill went 13/19 for 181 passing yards and two touchdowns through the air while RB Derrick Henry exploded for 188 rushing yards and two touchdowns on the ground. Kalif Raymond led the way for the receiving corps, making one catch for 52 yards. Overall, the Titans gained over 400 total yards and scored four touchdowns on offense in the win.
Tennessee had a rough outing on the other side of the ball against the high-flying Chiefs, giving up over 500 total yards of offense and three touchdowns. The Titans couldn’t find a way to slow down WR Tyreek Hill, as he racked up 11 receptions for 157 yards and a touchdown.
Free NFL Betting Predictions and Pick: OVER 41.5
While I also don’t mind taking the Titans at home against the spread here in Week 12, my favorite play from this AFC South matchup is the OVER on 41.5 total points scored. These two teams met back in Week 3 and only combined for 27 total points. Both rosters looked significantly different at that point in the season, as Jalen Ramsey was still on the roster for the Jags while Marcus Mariota was under center for Tennessee. A lot has changed since then, as the Titans have scored 105 total points over their last four games combined. However, they have also been struggling on defense over the past month as well, surrendering 105 total points over that same time span.
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Jacksonville has also been getting absolutely torched on the ground lately, giving up at least 200 rushing yards in back to back games. That certainly doesn’t bode well for them on Sunday afternoon, as Derrick Henry looked to find another gear against Kansas City his last time out. It is also important to note that the total has gone OVER in three out of Jacksonville’s last four games on the road. On the other side, the OVER has come through in four out of Tennessee’s last six games overall as well. In fact, the Titans have been involved in three straight games where the total ended up hitting at least 50 points. I’ll side with the home favorite against the spread while also taking a shot on the OVER on 41.5 total points scored.