The Tennessee Titans are 7-2 straight up and 4-4-1 against the spread in their last nine home games against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Titans could punch their ticket into the postseason with another home win over the Jaguars this Sunday.
Tennessee is a 3-point home favorite in Nashville at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. In their last five games as a home favorite, the Titans are 5-0 SU and 3-1-1 ATS.
Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans
When: Sunday, Dec. 31, 1 p.m. ET
Where: Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tenn.
Betting Line / Total: Tennessee -3 / 41.5 Points
The Titans have lost each of their last three games since starting the season off 8-4 SU, failing to pick up the ninth win they've needed to clinch a playoff spot.
Tennessee has only three wins this season against teams with winning records with one of those wins coming in a 37-16 blowout of the Jaguars back in Week 2. The Jaguars are a much more polished team now than they were then, and the stakes are much higher for the Titans this time around too.
Tennessee hasn't been a good bet over in its last 38 games against division rivals going just 9-27-2 ATS over that stretch per the OddsShark NFL Database.
With the No. 3 seed in the AFC clinched and no opportunity to move up to No. 2, the Jaguars for all intents and purposes have nothing to play for on Sunday. But while some coaches opt to rest their starters in spots like this, Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone has stated that his team is “all in” on beating the Titans this week as he is set to treat this like any other rivalry game.
For a 10-5 SU and 9-6 ATS team making its first playoff appearance since 2007, it makes sense that Marrone would like to carry some momentum into the postseason.
Sunday's total is set at 41.5 points. The OVER is 10-0 in Jacksonville's last 10 late afternoon games.
Jacksonville is 1-10 SU and 3-8 ATS over its last 11 games played in Week 17. This year's Jaguars team has been breaking a lot of these ugly trends in 2017 and would love nothing more than to spoil their division rival's playoff push with a rare Week 17 win this weekend.
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