Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Green Bay Packers Betting – NFL Week 10, 2020
The Jacksonville Jaguars are on a negative run of seven straight defeats after losing the most recent one to the divisional rivals Houston Rockets at home. That loss was a narrow one, but anyways, the Jags didn’t improve enough and haven’t learned from past mistakes, so now they dropped to a 1-7 record and the bottom of the AFC South.
The Green Bay Packers, on the other hand, are playing in a hot and cold form recently after suffering two losses in the last four games, but they managed to avoid the second defeat in a row with a 34-17 road victory over the injury-plagued San Francisco 49ers on Thursday Night Football. That win put Green Bay at the top of the NFC North with a 6-2 record, and now they are also at the top of the entire NFL along with the Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints. Have a look at my Jaguars vs. Packers betting prediction.
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Jaguars Fell Short to the Texans at Home
The Jacksonville Jaguars failed to tie the game with only a minute and a half to go as D.J. Chark couldn’t convert a two-point attempt, so the Jags fell short to the Houston Texans at home, 25-23. The game could go either way as we had a one-possession game until the very end, but once again, Jacksonville didn’t get a win.
Rookie Jake Luton completed 26 of 38 passes for 304 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in his first-ever start in the NFL, while he also added a rushing TD. Luton stepped in for injured Gardner Minshew, who sustained a thumb injury against the Chargers two weeks ago. Rookie running back James Robinson continued with his excellent displays as he contributed with 99 yards and a score on 25 carries, while DJ Chark Jr. dominated through the air with 146 yards and a touchdown on seven receptions. When it comes to defense, linebacker Myles Jack recorded 11 tackles (six solos), and one defended pass.
The Jaguars are the 26th team in the NFL when it comes to the offense with 22.4 points per game, 18th in passing yards (252.8), 27th in rushing yards (98.9), while they have the 31st defense that allows 30.9 points per contest.
Packers Didn’t Have Problems Against the Struggling 49ers
The Green Bay Packers displayed a dominating performance in the opening three quarters against the San Francisco 49ers on the road, and although they relaxed a bit in the final 15 minutes, they recorded a well-deserved 34-17 victory. Green Bay had a 31-3 lead through the first three quarters as they completely neutralized San Francisco’s main weapon – their running. The visitors kept the ball in their possession for 13 minutes more than the Niners and forced a pair of turnovers while committing none on the other end.
Aaron Rodgers had another commanding display as he completed 25 of 31 passes for 305 yards and four touchdowns. He connected with Marquez Valdes-Scantling for a 52-yard TD bomb in the second quarter, while MVS scored another touchdown later in the game. Davante Adams led the team in receiving yards with 173 and a score on ten catches. Aaron Jones ran the ball on 15 occasions and chipped in with 58 yards. Linebacker Oren Burks was solid on defense with six tackles (four solos).
The Packers are the 3rd team in the NFL when it comes to the offense with 31.6 points per game, 8th in passing yards (269.3), 10th in rushing yards (126.6), while they have the 17th defense that allows 25.5 points per contest.
Jaguars vs. Packers Pick
Green Bay Packers -14-110
Gardner Minshew will likely miss another game, but even with him under the center, the Jaguars couldn’t have a chance against one of the best teams in the NFC. Although Jake Luton played well on his NFL debut, he will face a more serious defense on Sunday, while Aaron Rodgers will have an easy job against the second-worst defense in the league. I usually avoid backing spreads this big, but I will make an exception on this occasion and will back the Packers to cover in style. After all, they are 6-2 ATS so far in the season.