Tips For Betting On Jaguars Bills – Bills And Jaguars Play For Respect And Pride
The Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills are trying to, at the very least, gain some momentum going into next season. That's about all these teams are playing for at this point in time.
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Buffalo Bills – Sunday, December 2
NFL betting line: Buffalo -6
Why Jacksonville Will Win
The betting websites that follow the NFL with particular meticulousness are likely a bit surprised by the way in which the Jaguars battled the AFC's best team, the Houston Texans, on Nov. 18. Jacksonville is, all in all, beginning to show some feistiness, some attitude, some grit, at this late stage of the season.
We haven't seen Jacksonville dig in and compete this well in a long time. Earlier in the season, the Jags blew a huge lead at Oakland and got curb-stomped at home by the likes of Cincinnati, Chicago and Detroit. The Jaguars were a total train-wreck in September and October. They took beatings rather submissively and poured forth torrents of turnovers and low-IQ plays. Their Thursday night game against the Indianapolis Colts was an unmitigated disaster. This team looked like it was going to sink to the very bottom of the league.
In the last two weeks, though, head coach Mike Mularkey has evidently gotten through to his players. The Jaguars played Houston on even terms on the road and came one or two pass plays from being in position to knock out the Texans with an overtime field goal. Jacksonville could have allowed itself to fall apart on a psychological level this past weekend at home against Tennessee, but the Jaguars fended off a late rally from the Titans to take home a 24-19 win. This is a team that is getting better as the season goes along. Buffalo – hardly an elite opponent – has to be seen as a vulnerable favorite this weekend.
Why Buffalo Will Win
When playing online poker, you need to be able to have the ability to win consistently, to stay ahead of the competition. Jacksonville might have played two really good games over the past two weeks, but should any football betting expert think that the Jaguars are likely to string together three straight games and extend their run of quality? It's hard to think that the odds point in Jacksonville's favor when perceived from that viewpoint.
Buffalo has certainly not enjoyed a terribly successful season. However, the Bills won their most recent home game against the Miami Dolphins, and they pushed a possible playoff team – the Indianapolis Colts – to a considerable degree on the road this past Sunday before losing by only one possession. The Bills have played a lot of really good teams on fairly even terms this season. A home game against a warm-weather team in early December should play into Buffalo's hands.
Who Will Win
The Jaguars have played in warm-weather environments each of the past two weeks. They must now brave the cold of Buffalo, N.Y., in December. Expect Jacksonville to handle the conditions poorly. Expect the Bills to prevail by more than a touchdown.
NFL Football Betting Pick: Buffalo