Jaguars vs Titans (12/11/22): Betting Odds, Prediction, Depth Chart

The Jaguars and Titans face off this week in Tennessee after both teams were blown out by NFC opponents last Sunday. These AFC South rivals are playing the first of their two games this season. The Titans have won 5 in a row versus the Jaguars including dominating them 20-0 last December. Let’s take a look at the depth charts, odds, and matchups to see if the Jaguars have any chance at breaking this losing streak.

Jacksonville Jaguars Vs. Tennessee Titans Betting Odds

The Titans are favored (-4) over the Jaguars (+4) with the over/under set at 42.5. It’s surprising to see the Titans only favored by four as they are the clear favorites for their division while the Jaguars are looking at another top ten draft pick. However, this is likely due to the Titans having the 7th worst scoring offense and averaging a little over 18 points per game.

Jacksonville Jaguars Vs. Tennessee Titans Prediction

The Jaguars went through a scare when QB Trevor Lawrence left the Lions game with an injury, but was thankfully able to return and finish the game. Still, his return did not amount to much as Jacksonville lost to the Lions by 26 points and the defense still gave up 40 points. The Jaguars and Lawrence looked like they might turn the corner after an impressive end of game win over the Ravens, but those hopes quickly fell flat against Detroit. The Jaguars have talented players on the roster, but have struggled to put it all together and play consistent football.

The Titans also lost to the Eagles, by a similar margin of 25 points. Tennessee’s Derrick Henry led run game could not get going with Henry rushing for his lowest total of the season, 30 yards. Jalen Hurts exposed the Titans pass defense, throwing for 380 yards while WR A.J. Brown and WR DeVonta Smith each had 100 receiving yards of their own. Watching former Titan A.J. Brown torch their secondary certainly played a part in another Titans development–the firing of GM Jon Robinson. The firing of Robinson was surprising considering the Titans are likely to earn their 3rd consecutive division title and 4th consecutive playoff berth this season. A firing this late in the season leaves the front office undermanned for the remainder of the Titans playoff push. However, Tennessee’s winning may be attributed to reigning coach of the year Mike Vrabel rather than the Titans roster.

I am definitely taking the Titans to win and cover over the Jaguars. Though the Titans have not put up a lot of offensive production in terms of points or yards, they are clearly a step above the Jaguars and the rest of the AFC South. I predict this game will be low scoring, as the Titans have only scored 20 or more points once in their last seven games.

Prediction: Titans 22-13, Under hits

Betting Trends

Jaguars are 2-5-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
Titans are 6-0 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.

Key Injuries

Jacksonville Jaguars Injuries: Darrell Henderson Jr. (Q), Trevor Lawrence (Q), Andre Cisco (Q), Chad Muma (Q),
K’Lavon Chaisson (Q), Shaquill Griffin (Q)

Tennessee Titans Injuries:
Denico Autry (Q), Cody Hollister (Q), Hassan Haskins (Q), David Long (O), Chris Jackson (Q), Kristian Fulton (Q),
Chance Campbell (Q), Treylon Burks (Q), Jamarco Jones (Q), Daniel Munyer (Q), Jamal Carter (Q)

Key Matchups

The Jaguars Offensive Line vs the Titans Defensive Front

The Jaguars offense has failed to take off in Trevor Lawrence’s sophomore campaign, but not due to their offensive line. Their line has statistically been a steady force and allowed only 23 sacks on the season, tied for fifth fewest in the NFL. Despite this, they have seen struggles as of late, giving up at least four sacks in 2 of their past 3 games. With Lawrence almost suffering a knee injury, the line will need to play extra tight to keep him upright. Solid offensive line play would also benefit Travis Etienne after his recent foot injury. The Jags will have a great chance at winning if Etienne can return to mid-season form, like his three game streak of 100 yard rushing performances. The line will have to keep an eye out for Titans sack leader Denico Autry and Jeffrey Simmons who leads the team in TFL with 8.

Derrick Henry vs Jaguars Defensive Front

After WR Treylon Burks exited the Philadelphia game from an ugly blow to the head which left him concussed, the Titans will need the offense to run through Derrick Henry once again. After a midseason string of 5 consecutive 100 yard rush games, Henry has failed to eclipse 90 rushing yards or 3.1 yards per carry in his last four games. Henry is still the 3rd leading rusher, but this is disappointing after he looked like he could potentially go off on another record breaking tear. He goes up against a Jaguars defensive front which ranks in the middle of the pack and is highlighted by their linebacking corps. LB Foyesade Oluokon leads the defense in tackles and TFL, but the position group also features depth and versatility with Josh Allen, Travon Walker, and Devin Lloyd.

Jacksonville Jaguars Depth Chart

QB: Trevor Lawrence
RB1: Travis Etienne Jr.
RB2: JaMychal Hasty
LWR: Marvin Jones Jr.
RWR: Christian Kirk
SWR: Zay Jones
TE1: Evan Engram

Tennessee Titans Depth Chart

QB: Ryan Tannehill
RB1: Derrick Henry
RB2: Dontrell Hilliard
LWR: Robert Woods
RWR: Nick Westbrook-Ikhine
SWR: Treylon Burks
TE1: Austin Hooper

A UCLA graduate, Eva is an experienced football writer who specializes in NFL game analysis and weekly storylines. In her free time you can usually find her cheering on the 49ers or watching the latest Josh Allen highlight clip.

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