Football gambling excitement will be big for this Monday Night ESPN NFL sports betting matchup as Jacksonville has emerged from death to become an upstart contender.
Kickoff for this one is set for 8:35 PM Eastern and Sports-Gambling opened with Jacksonville as a 3 point home Monday Night dog and with an over/under of 44.5.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have rebounded from a 1-2 start that featured two consecutive blowout losses to win their last 2 games and now stand at 3-2 straight up and with the pro football betting lines.
The Jaguars have gone over the total in 4 out of their 5 games. Jacksonville is coming off a 36-26 win and payout at Buffalo that followed an upset home win over Indianapolis. The Jaguars defense is their big weakness as they rank 30th overall in the NFL for yards allowed and points permitted.
The offense has been led by the 4th ranked rushing attack in the league that has covered for struggling quarterback David Gerrard, who only has his job because backup Luke McCown was injured filling in for him in week 2. The main offensive weapon is running back Maurice Jones Drew, who has 406 yards rushing and a 4.0 yards per carry average.
The Tennessee Titans are also 3-2 both straight up and with the NFL gambling odds. The Titans are coming off an impressive 34-27 road win over the Dallas Cowboys. As was the case last year running back Chris Johnson has been the catalyst of the offense with 485 yards rushing and a 4.3 yards per carry average.
Quarterback Vince Young has continued his winning ways from last year and has a 95.1 QB rating and a 6/2 touchdown/interception ratio. Tennessee ranks 5th in the NFL for scoring and 10th for points permitted.
Jacksonville does not match up well with the Titans due to their weak defense going up against Johnson and Young. On the other side of the line Tennessee’s defense is well equipped to concentrate on Jones-Drew. Gerrard and special teams are the keys for a possible upset by Jacksonville.
The home team has covered 7 out of the last 10 football gambling matchups in this series and the dog has bit in 5 out of the last 7 between these two teams.