Jacksonville Jaguars vs New England Patriots Odds

Jaguars vs Patriots Game Preview

An early candidate for game of the year, the New England Patriots and the Jacksonville Jaguars clash in week two. This matchup might be a preview of the AFC conference finals because both clubs serve as divisional favorites and genuine contenders to win a Super Bowl in 2019. The Jaguars nearly beat the Patriots during the conference finals last season, falling to a classic fourth-quarter winning drive from Tom Brady.

New England won their week one match against the Texans with relative ease, covering the spread in a convincing 27-20 victory over Houston in the comfy confines of Gillette Stadium. Jacksonville managed to sneak by an improved New York Giants club with a 20-15 road victory in week one. A highly anticipated clash between all-pro receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and all-pro corner Jalen Ramsey didn’t amount to much, as the Jaguars defense and rushing game strangled New York.

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Jacksonville may be listed as a small underdog for this match. If week one is any indication, the Gronk-Brady battery remains an elite passing duo in the NFL, a combo the Jaguars will attack without mercy. Jacksonville’s defense features the speed, smarts and physicality needed to neutralize Brady and Gronk. A +100 moneyline for the Jags offers great value, especially with the spread set at -2 for the Pats.

Jaguars vs Patriots Betting Tips

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    Jacksonville's never defeated New England in regular season.

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    Patriots won 11 of 12 meetings, with sole loss during 1999 AFC Wildcard.

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    New England beat Jacksonville 24-20 during 2018 AFC Championship.

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    A -2 spread for Patriots offers great value.

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    Over/under stands at 45 for this matchup prior to gameday.

Jaguars vs Patriots Head-to-Head Record

Similar to most of their AFC rivals, the Brady-led Patriots have dominated Jacksonville throughout the history of the Jaguars franchise. If Jacksonville earns a victory on Sunday, this will be the first time that the Jaguars defeat the Patriots during the regular season. The Jaguars sole victory over the Patriots was a wildcard victory during the 1999 playoffs – when Drew Bledsoe served as New England’s pivot.

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Considering that Jacksonville nearly stole the AFC crown from the Patriots in Foxborough during the 2018 playoffs, the Jaguars should be considered a superb candidate to hand Tom Brady his first regular season loss in 2018. Jacksonville has the confident defense necessary to restrict passing game, which evens New England’s considerable QB advantage. Look for the Jaguars to turn this game into a slugfest that favors Jacksonville’s smashmouth style.