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Seahawks Providing Plenty Of Underdog Value vs Jaguars

The Philadelphia Eagles have been the class of the NFC so far in 2017, but the Seattle Seahawks reasserted their dominance by beating the Eagles at home 24-10 in Week 13. The Seahawks hit the road to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 14.

Xbet opened the Seahawks as 3-point road underdogs with a total of 39.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Seahawks are 6-0 SU in their last six games after winning as an underdog.
  • The Jaguars are 6-19 SU in their last 25 games in December.
  • The Jaguars are 4-18 ATS in their last 22 games in the late afternoon.

Yes, you read that correctly. The Seahawks are field-goal underdogs against the Jacksonville Jaguars. This is the world we live in now. The Jags are vastly improved this season and possess one of the best defenses in the league, but they’ve also lost to the Arizona Cardinals, Tennessee Titans and New York Jets.

Part of the reason why the Seahawks are underdogs in this game is undoubtedly due to them being a West Coast team, but they’ve already performed well out east. The Seattle offense is about to get a boost with running back Chris Carson set to return to the club. The rookie grabbed the starting job early this season before going down with a leg injury.

Blake Bortles has received a fair amount of criticism in his young NFL career, but he’s risen to the occasion of late and a big reason for that is his ability to not turn the ball over. Bortles had a very solid game in Week 13 as he completed 26 of 35 passes for 309 yards with two touchdowns and no picks.

Seattle hasn’t had a hard time dispatching the Jaguars in recent years. In the Seahawks’ last five vs Jacksonville, they’re 4-1 SU and ATS.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The point spread was settled in at -3 for the host Jacksonville Jaguars earlier in the week, according to Bovada. The OVER/UNDER betting line was hovering around 39.5, with odds movement expected during the week at MyBookie.

OddsShark analytical formulas picked a 30-13 win for the Jaguars on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Seattle Seahawks vs Jacksonville Jaguars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Seattle Seahawks will try to spoil the party on Sunday; they are 5-6-1 against the spread this season, while the Jacksonville Jaguars are 7-5 ATS. Seattle is 4-8 on the OVER/UNDER betting totals; Jacksonville is 5-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Jacksonville vs Seattle injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Jaguars rated this week at No. 5 and the Seahawks sitting at No. 7.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Jacksonville's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 24.45 PPG, against a Seahawks defense that ranks No. 9 this week at 19.27 PPG. The Jaguars aerial game is averaging 194.82 yards per game, less than the Seahawks secondary allows through the air, 213.36 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Seahawks feature the league's No. 3-rated road run defense, allowing 90.5 yards per game. The Jaguars, meanwhile, rank No. 7 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out, Russell Wilson threw for 3 scores and 227 yards in leading his team past Philadelphia at CenturyLink Field.

Blake Bortles led the way last time out for the Jaguars, connecting for 309 passing yards and a 30-10 victory over the Colts at EverBank Field.

Betting Trends
  • Seattle is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Seattle is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games
  • Seattle is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Jacksonville is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Jacksonville is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Jacksonville's last 6 games
  • Jacksonville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Seattle home to Los Angeles, Sunday, December 17
Jacksonville home to Houston, Sunday, December 17