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Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New England Patriots point spread and odds

The point spread and betting odds preview of the NFL playoff game Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New England Patriots.

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New England Patriots point spread and odds We continue the betting odds and point spread preview of the upcoming NFL divisional playoff games with the Saturday match-up between the Jacksonville Jaguars (11-5) and the unbeaten New England Patriots (16-0). Having the offensive player of the year, quarterback Tom Brady, it comes as no surprise that the Patriots are once again the ultimate favorite in the NFL divisional playoffs line-up this weekend. At the online sportsbook Bodog Sports, the point spread on the Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New England Patriots game is currently sitting at -13 points chalk the Pats with the total at 49.5 points. Very healthy payout is promised to the money line bettors at the bookmaker if the Jaguars manage to do the one thing no team has done this season - beat the Patriots. The odds on the Jacksonville Jaguars to beat the Pats and continue forward in the NFL playoffs are posted at +550 and the odds on the Patriots to win are -700. But even with tempting odds and spread like those, there are little takers and the Jaguars - Patriots game is now the least bet on match-up out of the four playoff games this weekend.

 There is little to work for the Jaguars against a powerhouse such as the Patriots. Jacksonville managed to beat its wild-card opponent Pittsburgh 31-29 in the last minutes of the game, almost blowing the 18-point lead they had in the fourth quarter. Shaky performance like that may squeeze by the Steelers, but the Patriots have their sight on the Super Bowl and this game doesn't seem to go against the bookies, although the point spread may be a little too high for a playoff game.

 The Patriots remain the leader in offense with 411.3 yards for 36.8 points per game on average, compared to the Jags with 357.4 yards for 25.7 points per game. Allowing 288.3 yards and 17.1 points per game ranks the Patriots 4th in the NFL defensively, but these number are far better than Jacksonville, who allows 313.8 yards and 19 points on average. Tom Brady and Randy Moss set records with 50 and 23 touchdowns respectively this season and are both healthy and ready to go for the Saturday playoff game. With 2509 yards this season Jaguars quarterback David Garrard has almost half the yards of Brady, but Jacksonville will mainly rely once again on rush-machine Fred Taylor, who put in 1202 yards and 5 TDs this season for an average of 5.4 yards per carry. The Jaguars chances to beat the Patriots in the playoffs remain pretty slim, but miracles have known to happen and the Jags have been looking forward to a shot at the Super Bowl. Just keep in mind that Jacksonville is 7-2 against the spread in its last 9 games and New England is 15-7 against the spread in its last 22 games. But New England is 5-1 against the spread in its last 6 games when playing Jacksonville and the total has gone OVER in 5 of Jacksonville's last 5 games on the road.

 Published on 01/09/2008

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