Pride and future paychecks will be at stake on Thursday Night Football at 8:25 PM ET when the improving Jacksonville Jaguars meet the Tennessee Titans in a match-up of irrelevant NFL contenders. Titans vs Jaguars Betting Odds have the Jags -3.5 with 68% of the expert NFL predictions on the “chalk.” Jacksonville (2-12 SU 4-9-1 ATS) played the Baltimore Ravens tough last week but dropped their 2nd straight game in a 12-20 loss as +14 road underdogs. Tennessee (2-12 3-10-1) lost an ugly affair to the Jets in a 11-16 defeat as +3.5 home underdog. Which one of these hapless squads will make more of an effort to avoid the AFC South cellar? Our handicappers give away our Thursday Night Football picks. Titans vs Jaguars Betting Odds have Titans as +170 underdogs to win straight up (Bet $100 to win $170) at BOVADA.LV
Expert NFL Predictions Week 16 Analysis: The Jaguars have made progress with a fast and hard-hitting defense that can lay some wood. The Titans will trot out bench All-Star QB Charlie Whitehurst (75.4 career passer rating) who has never proven that he could hack it as a starter in the NFL. The Titans are punch-less on offense with a leaky offensive line, ordinary running backs and wide receivers that have trouble separating. The Jaguars boast a front-seven that is arguably among the top-5 in the league and Tennessee will be missing their best target in WR Kendall Wright (hand). Titans vs Jaguars Betting Odds Total
This will be a close game but Jaguars rookie QB Blake Bortles will play better than the multi-millionaire backup Charlie Whitehurst. The Titans QB try to will dial up sure-hande TE Delanie Walker (52 rec. 793 yds 4 TD) to keep the chains moving but his weak rushing attack will put him into turnover-friendly situations. The rocket-armed rookie Bortles (70.6 passer rating) has developed a rapport with WR Cecil Shorts (6’0″ 203 4.59 40-speed) and will be handing off to angry 235 Lb. RB Toby Gerhart (4.50 40-speed) who is out to prove he is not a bust as a free-agent signing. Play a Jaguars team that has more offensive weapons to win an ugly affair.
Expert NFL Predictions Week 16 Picks: Jacksonville -3.5 at BOVADA.LV