|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFLLate on Sunday afternoon, the Jacksonville Jaguars take a trip to the West Coast to take on the Raiders in Oakland. The game in O.co Coliseum is scheduled for 4:25 PM ET, with regional coverage to be provided by CBS.
Jacksonville had Week 6 off, but were routed by the Chicago Bears in Week 5, 41-3. It was all Chicago, as the Jaguars suffered a 26-10 deficit in first downs, a 501-189 deficit in total yards, and a 214-60 deficit in rushing yards. Chicago held onto the ball for 12 more minutes than Jacksonville, and returned 2 interceptions for touchdowns. The Jags managed just 1 field goal all game, and no touchdowns. QB Blaine Gabbert threw 17-of-33, for 142 yards, and 0 touchdowns. In their last two games, they have suffered a combined 68-13 point deficit. On the positive side, the Jaguars have covered both of their road games this year.
The Raiders come into this game off of a close loss on the road to the Atlanta Falcons, 23-20. Oakland clearly won the stats game, holding edges in first downs at 22-16, total yards at 414-286, and rushing yards at 149-45. Three sacks and 12 penalties, however, cost them nearly 140 yards, and they gave up a last-second field goal that put the Falcons on top. QB Carson Palmer threw 23-of-33, for 353 yards, and 1 touchdown.
Jacksonville head coach Mike Mularkey is 6-0 ATS coming off of a loss. The Jaguars are 2-3 ATS on the season, and 2-0 ATS as the away underdog. Oakland is 0-9 ATS as a favorite of fewer than 8 points and facing an opponent with a .333 or worse record. They are 2-3 on the year so far, and 0-1 ATS as the home favorite.
These two teams have met three times since 2001, with the Jaguars winning and covering in every single one of those. Their last meeting, in December 2010, resulted in a 38-31 Jacksonville victory. In that one, the Jags were 3 ½ point favorites. In a December 2007 matchup, the Jaguars won 49-11, when they were 14 point favorites.
For this weekend's game, the Raiders are 4 point home favorites, according to Bet Royal Sportsbook's football odds. The over/under is set at 44 points.
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Read our Bengals-Jaguars preview from Week 4 in this article. We also covered them in Week 1 as they took on the Vikings. Click here for that article. We last looked at the Raiders in Week 3 against the Steelers on this page.