Jacksonville Jaguars (2-1) vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-1)Date : 08/30/2018
Time : 7:30 pm EST
Location : Raymond James Stadium, Tampa Bay, Floriday
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Jacksonville Jaguars vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Jacksonville Jaguars will travel to Raymond James stadium in Tampa, Florida, to meet the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday, 8-30-2018, in week 4 preseason NFL action beginning at 7:30 pm EST. The Bucs hope to avenge a 33-30 home loss to the Lions in week 3 while also ending the preseason on a high note while the Jaguars look to continue their winning ways by ending the preseason winning 3 of 4 games while taking this momentum into the regular season. The Jags’ last win would come at the expense of the Atlanta Falcons as they would pock up the 19-7 home win on 8-25-2018 as the would cash in on the spread (-4) while the under was the play with the total being set at 38 points for the game. The last time these two teams met was on 10-11-2015 as the Bucs would take the 38-31 home win to where they would cash in on the spread (-1) while the over was the play with the total being set at 41 points.
Jacksonville Jaguars's Latest Performance :
The Jaguars would only hold the Falcons to 14 first downs on 70 yards rushing along with 191 yards passing for the game. In the win, they would also allow the Falcons to hold the ball for 24:48 minutes while they were 0 for 2 within the red zone. Jared Wilson would have a sack in the contest for Jax while also having 3 stops while D.J. Hayden, Malik Jackson, along with Miles Jack would each have a sack also. Telvin Smith would lead the D in tackles with 5 for the night while Andrew Motuapuaka would also have 3 tackles in the win.
The Offense would collect 22 first downs on 147 yards rushing along with 259 yards passing in the win. Blake Bortles would go 17 of 23 for 204 yards total, yet, had 2 picks, while Cody Kessler would end going a perfect 7 for 7 for 79 yards. Leonard Fournette would lead the rushing attack with 57 yards on 11 rushes with an TD while TJ Yeldon would have 23 rushes on 5 attempts. Corey Grant would also rack up 32 yards on 5 carries. Dointe Moncrief would have 3 receptions for 62 yards, total, while Grant would also have 5 catches for 39 yards in the win. Jaydon Mickens and Brandon Wilds would combine for 2 catches for 64 yards in the game. The Jags would also hold the ball for 35:12 minutes while going 1 for 3 inside the red zone for the night.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers's Latest Performance :
The Bucs D allowed 28 first downs to Detroit in their last outing along with 122 rushing yards and 215 yards in the air. They would also permit them to hold the ball for 29:31 minutes while they were 3 for 5 within the red zone for the night. William Gholston, Gerald McCoy, and Jordan Whitehead would each have a sack in a losing cause while Isaiah Johnson would lead the defense in tackles with 8 total. Chris Conte would also have 6 stops on the night while jack Cichy would have 5 tackles (1 ass). Whitehead would also have 4 stops on the night as well.
The Offense could only get 19 first downs while having 79 rush yards along with 254 yards passing on the night. They would, however, go 3 for 4 within the red zone while holding the ball for 30:29 minutes, overall. Robert Griffin was 8 for 11 with 100 yards and a score while Ryan Fitzpatrick would go 6 for 7 for 82 yards. Jameis Winston would end with 60 yards on 6 for 10 passing and a TD while Austin Allen would go 1 for 7 for 19 yards, total. Peyton Barber would pace the rushing attack racking up 34 yards on 5 carries and a TD while Shaun Wilson would have 3 rushes for 10 yards in the loss. Ronald Jones had a catch for 37 yards while Deshaun Jackson would have 3 catches for 36 yards, total. Justin Watson and Tanner Hudson would combine for 5 catches for 69 yards in defeat.
How Jacksonville Jaguars & Tampa Bay Buccaneers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
I must say that I am impressed with both these teams as they look to wrap up their preseason on Thursday with a win. Much can be said about how both defenses have seemingly improved since last season and while the Jags have sputtered on offense at time lately, they are continuing to find ways to score with the running game becoming a huge catalyst for their overall success. The Bucs, on the other hand, continues to get things done on offense as they are continuing to utilize their many weapons to loosen up defenses.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Tampa Bay Bucs
My reason for the pick :
While I feel as if both teams will come out focused on getting a win to end the preseason while ensuring that they continue to stay relatively healthy, I will side with the Bucs in this matchup in that they have a defense that has improved, despite their terrible outing in their last matchup. Their offense, as stated, has been playing very upbeat and with lots of quickness and accuracy. And while the Jags D will be up for the task against such a speedy offense, they will find ways to create holds that will lead to scoring opportunities on Thursday on their way to winning close.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under
My reason for the prediction :
Again, while the Bucs’ offense has had some great moments thus far, I am sure that they will also rest their starters after minimal minutes in this game. In all, look for the defenses to once against take front and center as they will look to get some much-needed play in which to shore up vulnerabilities before the regular season begins. In all, the under will be the strongest play in this matchup.
Betting trends for Jacksonville Jaguars:
- Jaguars are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games.
Betting trends for Tampa Bay Buccaneers:
- Buccaneers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games
- Over is 7-1 in Buccaneers last 8 Thursday games
- Under is 5-1 in Buccaneers last 6 home games