2017 Season NFL Football Past Picks
October 08, 2017
Jacksonville at Pittsburgh
Sunday 10/08 01:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Jacksonville +10 (-130) (risk 2 to return 3.54) RESULT: win
1 unit on Game Total OVER 42 -110 (risk 1 to return 1.91) RESULT: loss
Jacksonville lost in overtime to the Jets, but it's clear that the Jaguars are an improved team compared to recent seasons as they already have lopsided wins over Houston and Baltimore. A more balanced attack has made a difference on offense as the Jags depend less on the much-maligned Blake Bortles and against the Jets they racked up 175 rushing yards, including 86 by rookie Leonard Fournette. Chris Ivory carried nine times for 42 yards and Bortles scrambled for 38 more. Pittsburgh comes off a rivalry game against Baltimore, which was blown out by the Jaguars 44-7 in London two weeks ago. Jacksonville is fifth in the NFL in total offense yards and fifth in points scored with 27.2 per game. Ben Roethlisberger was 18-of-30 for 216 yards against the Ravens with one interception as the Steelers bounced back from an overtime loss at Chicago. The Jaguars have covered the spread four of their last five road games and five of their last seven overall dating to last season while the Steelers are just 1-4 ATS after an ATS win. Jacksonville has gone OVER in seven of their last eight October games and six of their last eight overall. Also, the Jags are 10-4 OVER their last 14 games against AFC teams. Grab the points with the Jaguars and play the OVER.