Jaguars again a large underdog in Week 18’s season finale against Colts

The Jags are the biggest underdogs in the league for the second week in a row.

After the Jacksonville Jaguars were thoroughly dismantled by the greatest coach in NFL history and a rookie quarterback in Sunday’s 50-10 loss to the New England Patriots, there isn’t much reason to have any confidence at all in this team heading into Week 18’s matchup with the Indianapolis Colts.

The fact that the game will be played at home is about all Jacksonville has going for it. It faces a Colts team that secures a wild card spot in the playoffs with a win, so its opponent will have plenty to play for. The same cannot be said for the Jags, who may benefit in the long term from a loss.

It would secure the No. 1 selection in the 2022 NFL draft and give Jacksonville its pick of the bunch among the top college prospects available. With edge rushers like Kayvon Thibodeaux and Aidan Hutchinson, as well as Alabama offensive tackle Evan Neal, there’s certainly plenty to choose from.

Because of this, it shouldn’t be surprising that the Jags once again find themselves as the biggest underdogs in the league in Week 18. Indianapolis is currently listed as a 15.5-point favorite on Sunday by Tipico Sportsbook. Here’s the full betting information, including the money line and over/under.

Spread Moneyline Total Points
Indianapolis Colts -15.5
-110
-1400 O 44.5
-103
Jacksonville Jaguars +15.5
-110
-+750 U 44.5
-117

This is a rematch of Week 10, when the Colts jumped out to a huge lead before allowing the Jaguars to come back. They still held on for a 23-17 victory, and Jacksonville is trying to avoid going winless in the division.

Though a win doesn’t do much for a team that has been eliminated from playoff contention for weeks and could cost it the first overall pick, the most important thing for this franchise right now is the development of quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who desperately needs something to build his confidence heading into the offseason.

A victory may not solve much, but a good final outing from Lawrence would certainly give him some momentum as the team rebuilds once again.

Jaguars are massive underdogs against the New England Patriots in Week 17, per Tipico Sportsbook

The Jags are currently listed as 14.5-point underdogs heading into Sunday’s game.

Many Jacksonville Jaguars fans would probably like for the 2021 season to be over, but the team has two more contests before it can close the chapter on a disastrous campaign. There were some cautiously optimistic expectations heading into the season with a hyped rookie quarterback in Trevor Lawrence, but the Urban Meyer experiment failed miserably, as the coach was fired 13 games into his first season.

Interim coach Darrell Bevell is guiding the team down the stretch, but the change hasn’t made much of a difference as the Jags have lost to two teams that were eliminated from playoff contention since ousting Meyer.

This week’s game likely won’t go much better for the Jaguars, as they travel to Foxboro to take on one of the conference’s better teams in the New England Patriots. Lawrence will face off against fellow rookie Mac Jones, who has been inarguably the most effective of the rookie passers this season.

No one is giving Jacksonville much of a chance in this one, and that includes Tipico Sportsbook, which lists the Patriots as a 14.5-point favorite on Sunday, the largest spread in Week 17. Here’s the full betting information, including the money line and over/under.

Spread Moneyline Total Points
Jacksonville Jaguars +14.5
-108
+750 O 42.5
-108
New England Patriots -14.5
-112
-1400 U 42.5
-112

The Jags are currently in position to pick first overall in the 2022 NFL draft, and they’ve already locked up a top-two pick regardless of what happens in the final two games. However, with those games coming against likely playoff teams, the team seems to be headed for another top pick this year.

Though it may not be in their best interest in the long run, Jacksonville will look to finish 3-1 against the AFC East with wins over three teams currently in the playoff field.

Jaguars open as 2.5-point underdogs against New York Jets, per Tipico Sportsbook

The Jags are slight underdogs in the battle between rookie quarterbacks on Sunday.

After losing by two touchdowns to one of the worst teams in football, it’s hard to call any game a winnable one for the Jacksonville Jaguars at this point. However, Sunday’s matchup against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium may be the last chance Jacksonville has to earn a victory. With a loss, this team could very well be heading for a second-straight first-overall pick in the 2022 NFL draft.

The Jets haven’t had a good season but did almost pull off an upset this week against the Miami Dolphins. Still, they couldn’t hold on in a 31-24 loss and now sit at 3-11 on the season, just one game better than Jacksonville. Playing at home, the Jets opened as a 2.5-point favorite against the Jags, per Tipico Sportsbook.

Here’s the full betting information, including the money line and over/under.

Spread Moneyline Total Points
Jacksonville Jaguars +2.5
-105
+105 O 41.5
-110
New York Jets -2.5
-115
-130 U 41.5

-110

This game will be a matchup between top quarterback selections. Jags’ passer Trevor Lawrence went first overall in the 2021 NFL draft, followed by Zach Wilson at second overall. Neither is having a very good season, but they’ll each have the chance to show off what they can do against struggling teams on Sunday.

The Jags are underdogs in this one, but not by a lot. A victory may not mean a lot, and it may actively hurt the Jags as they would have their choice between Kayvon Thibodeaux and Aidan Hutchinson with pick No. 1 as things stand right now. But the Jags are still looking for signs of progress, and Lawrence outshining Wilson en route to a win would certainly be a confidence builder for the team and quarterback moving forward.

With only three games left, Jacksonville will look to get back in the win column for the first time in more than a month this weekend.

Jaguars currently 8.5-point underdogs against Tennessee, per Tipico Sportsbook

The Jags are pretty steep underdogs as they look for their first win in Nashville since 2013.

Jacksonville hasn’t been able to capitalize on the momentum it gained from an upset over the Buffalo Bills a few weeks ago. The offense hasn’t been much better since it scored just nine points in that one, and the defense has slowly regressed to the mean.

Facing off against another potential playoff team on Sunday in the Tennessee Titans, who won the first matchup this season 37-19, there isn’t exactly a lot of confidence in the Jags. Once again, they are pretty steep underdogs according to the latest odds from Tipico Sportsbook, as the Titans are listed as 8.5-point favorites.

Here’s the full betting information for this week, including the money-line and over/under.

Spread Moneyline Total Points
Jacksonville Jaguars +8.5
-108
+340 O 43.5
-110
Tennessee Titans -8.5
-112
-475 U 43.5

-110

The Titans have struggled a bit since losing running back Derrick Henry with a Jones fracture in his foot, but they still sit at 8-4 on the season and are on the inside track toward winning the AFC South. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill has had to shoulder a bigger load, which hasn’t exactly worked out well, and given the team’s struggles to defend the pass, this one could be a bit more interesting than the spread indicates.

But Jacksonville hasn’t won in Nashville since 2013, and given the way the team is playing right now, it’s hard to imagine that streak ends this time around. The Jags will look to earn their second win over a potential playoff team when this game kicks at 1 p.m. EST on Sunday.

Jaguars’ updated win total odds after 10 games

The latest odds think the Jags will only win a couple more games, at best.

Jacksonville was expected to be in for a bit of a rebuilding year after a 1-15 finish in 2020, but this squad hasn’t fared much better. It sits at 2-8, and though it boasts a win over a likely playoff team in the Buffalo Bills, there hasn’t been much to celebrate aside from that.

Still, there are several winnable games left on the slate, such as this Sunday’s game against Atlanta, the home matchup vs. Houston, and a game against the New York Jets. Still, Tipico Sportsbook doesn’t see the Jags winning many more games, setting the over/under for the regular-season win total at 4.5.

Over 4.5: +135 (bet $100 to win $135)
Under 4.5: -170 (bet $170 to win $100)

The Jags have shown some signs of improvement, especially on the defensive side of the ball. But while that group is playing better, the offense seems to be regressing as it is now down D.J. Chark Jr. and Jamal Agnew at receiver.

The odds seem to think the Jags will only win two more games, maximum, and looking at the remaining schedule, it’s easy to understand why. Still, Jacksonville will try to steal a couple more wins in 2021 to head into the offseason with a bit of momentum.

Jaguars currently 1.5-point underdogs against Atlanta, per Tipico Sportsbook

The Falcons are favorites in this one, but only ever-so-slightly.

Jacksonville plays at home once again this Sunday looking to get back in the win column against an Atlanta Falcons team that, despite sitting at 4-6, is still squarely in the playoff hunt due to a logjam in the race for the final two wildcard spots in the NFC.

This is the cross-conference game for the Jaguars that was added when the league expanded the regular season to 17 games, and it’s one of the more winnable contests for the Jaguars down the stretch of the season. With that being said, it’s hard to have much confidence in the 2-8 squad, and Tipico Sportsbook lists the Jags as a slight underdog, favoring the Falcons by 1.5 points in its latest betting line.

Here’s the money line and over/under from Tipico, as well:

Spread Moneyline Total Points
Atlanta Falcons -1.5

-108

-117 O 46.5
-110
Jacksonville Jaguars +1.5

-112

-103 U 46.5

-110

The Falcons are fairly average across the board, but they do have some offensive weapons that could test Jacksonville’s defense, which has been improving but struggled a bit as injuries tested its depth against San Francisco. Cordarrell Patterson is having a fantastic season as a running back/receiver hybrid, and rookie tight end Kyle Pitts looks as good as advertised.

The real question will be if Jacksonville’s offense can find success against an Atlanta defense that isn’t playing too well this season. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence has been more efficient in recent weeks, but the group as a whole has been stagnant, and with receiver Jamal Agnew now on injured reserve, it could be scraping the bottom of the barrel to find offensive production.

The Jags will look to get back in the win column with their third victory of the season when the Falcons come to town for a 1 p.m. EST kick on Sunday.

Jaguars listed as 14.5-point underdogs against Buffalo, per Tipico Sportsbook

The Jaguars are the biggest underdogs this week, according to Tipico

Jacksonville faces arguably its toughest matchup of the entire season on Sunday when the 5-2 Buffalo Bills come to town. The Bills were a breakout team in 2020 as quarterback Josh Allen surged from a struggling young quarterback into an MVP candidate.

They came just short of a Super Bowl appearance when they fell to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship, and now they’re poised for another playoff run as they lead the AFC East after eight weeks.

Not many are giving the Jags a chance in this one, and in fact, the 14.5-point spread listed by Tipico Sportsbook is the largest in the NFL this week. As for the money line and over under, they are as follows:

Spread Moneyline Total Points
Buffalo Bills -14.5

-108

-1,100 O 48.5
-108
Jacksonville Jaguars +14.5

-112

+650 U 48.5

-112

The Bills have an elite receiving corps between Stefon Diggs, Emmanuel Sanders, Cole Beasley and tight end Dawson Knox, and that should test a Jacksonville secondary that allowed big days to Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf on Sunday.

And unlike Seattle, whose defense was a potential weakness to be exploited, the Bills boast the best defense in football through the first eight weeks. They should be able to score with ease, and they’ll make it difficult for rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence to answer.

The Jaguars will look to pull off what would be one of the biggest upsets of the entire NFL season on Sunday when Buffalo comes to TIAA Bank Field at 1 pm.

Jags listed as 4.5-point underdogs to Titans

Surprisingly, the Jags are underdogs by only +4.5 to the Titans at the moment.

Just as they were last week, the Jacksonville Jaguars have once again found themselves listed as underdogs by Tipico Sportsbook. This time, with their divisional opponents in the Tennessee Titans up next, it’s by a +4.5 figure, which is the lowest they’ve had this season as underdogs.

The Titans will come into Sunday’s game after losing to the New York Jets Week 4 and it was a game where they were without receivers A.J. Brown and Julio Jones, who are dealing with hamstring injuries. With there being a possibility of both being out again (we’ll have to monitor the injury report, ultimately), it appears the Jags could make this one close like they did Thursday against Cincinnati. That is, if they can eliminate some distractions on their end.

With a +4.5-point (-105) underdog figure for the Jags, a $105 bet would pocket a bettor $100 if the Jags get a victory or lose by no more than three. Meanwhile, the Titans have a -3.5-point (-115) figure and a $115 bet on them would earn a bettor $100.

The over/under is set at 48.5 this week with a -110 figure for either side. That means that a $110 bet would earn a bettor $100 regardless of their decision to take the over or the under.

Lastly, when it comes to the money line, the Jags have a +165 figure. That means if the Jags get the win, which would be their first, a bettor would earn $165 if they wager $100 on them. Meanwhile, the Titans will enter the game with a -205 money line figure, so a $205 wager would earn a bettor $100 if they bet on the Titans through the money line.

Week 1 spread update: Jags now 3.5-point favorites vs. Texans

With less than 24 hours left before the game, the Jags remain the favorites for Sunday’s AFC South battle against the Texans, but this time by 3.5 points.

The Jacksonville Jaguars remain in unfamiliar territory as they are still the favorites to win Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium.  This time by 3.5-points, per Tipico Sportsbook, which marks an increase of one point since our last update a few days ago.

The Jaguars finished 1-15 last season and were the underdogs in just about every game. The Jaguars are also a -180 favorite on the money line meaning that a $180 wager on the Jags will net a $100 winning if Jacksonville is victorious. The Texans are a -120 favorite to cover as a +3.5 underdog. This generally means that there is some faith that the Texans could keep the game close within three points.

One of the most notable revelations that may have influenced the line is the fact that Houston Texans All-Pro quarterback Deshaun Watson won’t start against the Jags. As many are aware, he is involved with a dispute with the team and also a lengthy legal situation that has brought his playing status for the season into uncertainty.

Watson has a 6-1 overall record against Jacksonville in his career and is undefeated in all of his starts against them. Veteran signal-caller Tyrod Taylor will get the start in Watson’s place and last faced the Jaguars as a member of the Buffalo Bills in the 2017 AFC Wild Card game. The Bills would lose that game by the score of 10-3.

As for the over/under, it’s now set at 46.5. That marks a rise of two points since our last update (44.5). When looking at the Jags’ and Texans’ last meeting, it was a 27-25 loss for Jacksonville and reached a total (52) that would qualify for the over based on the current figure.

Jags currently 2.5-point favorites for season opener vs. Texans

The Jags have been the favorites in their Week 1 matchup vs. Houston for a while now and it remains that way as we are four days away from their battle at NRG Stadium.

As of now, many Jacksonville Jaguars fans are well informed that their team won’t be favored in many games in 2021, but their first one that counts isn’t among them. Per Tipico Sports, they are currently 2.5-point favorites against the Houston Texans, who are widely regarded as one of the worst two rosters in the NFL by many.

For their first game of the season, the Jags will be a -150 favorite on the money line. That means a $150 bet for the Jags to outright win the game would win a bettor $100 if the Jags can start their season off 1-0.
As for the over/under for the game, it’s currently set at 44.5. That’s a figure that would tie them for the third-lowest this week as the Broncos vs. Giants (41.5) and Dolphins vs. Patriots (43.5) games have lower totals.

Based on the total the Jags and Texans have for their game currently, it appears oddsmakers believe the game score will be around 24-21. In their last game, the Jags and Texans combined for 52 points as the Jags lost that game by a score of 27-25.

Kickoff for Sunday’s game will be at 1:00 p.m. EST on CBS.