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Titans the tip over Jaguars in Thursday Night Football

Wed, Oct 26, 6:02pm by Jake Equid

Preview: NFL Week Eight: Jacksonville Jaguars @ Tennessee Titans

Date and Time:  Friday October 28, 11:25am AEDT

Venue: LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee (Live on ESPN)

Tennessee blew a chance on Sunday to take sole possession of second place in the AFC South when they lost to the Indianapolis Colts at home, while Jacksonville dropped to 2-4 with a loss against the Oakland Raiders.

Sportsbet has the home team at $1.54 with the Jaguars at $2.55. The line is what interests me at just over a field goal at 3.5 points.

Titans coach Mike Mularkey made it clear Sunday that he does not like playing Thursday night games but the game may be just what Titans’ fans need. They’ll only have 100 hours to forget about Sunday’s 34-26 loss to the Colts instead of a full week.

Despite the loss to the Colts, the Titans (3-4) are still in the hunt for the AFC South crown. With the season’s halfway mark approaching, the Texans are the only team in the division with a winning record.

Houston lost to Denver on Monday night (Tuesday morning AEDT) and loss so now they hold only a one-game advantage over the Titans and Colts (3-4). The Jaguars are one game back at 2-4.

WATCH: OddsSharks’ preview of Jaguars v Titans

The latter lost 33-16 at home to the Raiders on Sunday. They trailed 20-6 at halftime and scored their only touchdown until midway through the fourth quarter.

The most worrying thing about that loss was that quarterback Blake Bortles was picked off twice, the third time this season he’s thrown at least two interceptions.

That stat coupled with the fact that Tennessee has the NFL’s number six ranked rushing defence could mean even more trouble for the QB in his third season.

Bortles’ counterpart, Marcus Mariota wasn’t the problem in Tennessee’s loss on Sunday. He posted a 95.8 passer rating, continuing to put up good numbers against bad defences.

Having thrown at least two touchdown passes in games against Detroit, Miami, Cleveland and Indianapolis, the quarterback should be effective against Jacksonville who are ranked at 26th in the league allowing 26.7 points per game.

BEST BET: Titans to win by more than three points: $2.02

Sportsbet Market:

Match

Jacksonville Jaguars $2.55

Tennessee Titans $1.54

Handicap (Line)

Jacksonville Jaguars (+3.5) $1.83

Tennessee Titans (-3.5) $2.02

Total Match Points

Over (43.0) $1.86

Under (43.0) $1.99

Big Win – Little Win

Jacksonville Jaguars by 1-13 pts $2.86

Jacksonville Jaguars by 14 + $9.20

Tennessee Titans by 1-13 pts $2.24

Tennessee Titans by 14 + $4.70

Odds sourced from Sportsbet and were correct at time of publishing*


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