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6 Titans-Jaguars Prop Bets & Betting Lines To Back on TNF

Bill Williamson for Bookies.com

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6 Titans-Jaguars Prop Bets & Betting Lines To Back on TNF

The Week 3 NFL slate gets going Thursday night in an AFC South game between the visiting Tennessee Titans and the host Jacksonville Jaguars. Let’s take a look at some of the best bets fans of NFL betting should consider:

Titans-Jaguars Best Bets

Bet Odds
Jaguars Moneyline +103
Under 40-110
Jaguars & Under+265
Under 3.5 Total TDs +160
Jaguars 1st-Quarter Winner-108
No Team to 20 Points+290

All odds current as of publication but subject to change.

PICK 1: Jaguars Moneyline

I get that the Titans have owned the Jaguars in recent years. Tennessee has won six of the past seven games. I also realize the Titans have looked better than the winless Jaguars. But these two teams are pretty even, especially if Tennessee quarterback Marcus Mariota doesn’t play or is hobbled by a quad injury that he suffered in a loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 2.

It’s a short week, and even if he does play, Mariota may not be at full strength. If he can’t go, backup Ryan Tannehill will start. The Jaguars are coming off of a bitter defeat in Houston in Week 2. Jacksonville coach Doug Marrone went for two points in the final seconds instead of attempting a PAT to send the game to overtime.

So, the Jaguars are probably thrilled to get back on the field on a short week to move on from the sting of the Houston game. Getting the home team at a good price on the moneyline is the way to go here.

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PICK 2: Under 40

This bet makes sense for a few reasons. The early Thursday night trend is the under this season. Both Thursday night games – Green Bay at Chicago in Week 1 and Tampa Bay at Carolina in Week 2 – have gone under. Also, both of these teams played low-scoring games in Week 2. The Titans lost 19-17 to the Colts and the Jaguars lost 13-12 to the Texans.

6 Titans-Jaguars Prop Bets & Betting Lines To Back on TNF 1
The injury status of Titans QB Marcus Mariota looms large in this game.

And then there’s the quarterback situations. If Tannehill plays, the line could go down a few points. Even if Mariota does play, he may not be at full strength, which, of course, will affect Tennessee’s offense. Also, Jacksonville rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew (pictured above) – who is playing for the injured Nick Foles – has been good as he has completed 45 of 58 passes.

Yet, the Jaguars are still having trouble scoring. Plus, the Titans have a strong defensive coaching staff. It may be too much for Minshew to handle on a short week. The under seems like the smart play again this Thursday night.

PICK 3: Jaguars & Under 40

This bet is simply all about me feeling good about the home team and the under. The Mariota factor and the fact that Jaguars are due for a win are the reasons why I’m backing Jacksonville. So, at this strong price, I like this parlay bet.

PICK 4: Under 3.5 Total TDs

This prop bet is about feeling great about the under. We’re banking on the trends from Week 2 with these two teams and the reality of a short week. Plus, the quarterback issues. At +160, this is a great bet.

PICK 5: Jaguars 1st-Quarter Winner

Expect the Jaguars to come out determined to put on a better swing at home than they did in Week 1 against the Chiefs. Even if Mariota plays, the Titans may be slow to get going. We like the Jaguars getting the better of the field-position game early and taking the lead after the first quarter.

PICK 6: No Team to 20 Points

See a trend here? We don’t foresee many points being scored. Both teams played in games that didn’t hit the 20-point mark in Week 2, and we feel strongly about that happening when they meet Thursday. The point spread (Tennessee is 1.5-point favorites at most sportsbook) and the 40-point total suggest that this is a very possible outcome. Plus, +290 is a worthy play.

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Bill Williamson for Bookies.com
Bill Williamson
NFL reporter Bill Williamson, who has more two decades of experience covering the NFL, including with ESPN, covers the NFL, the NFL Draft, the AFC West and the Raiders.