New Orleans Saints vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Pick 10/13/19

by | Oct 10, 2019 | nfl

New Orleans Saints (4-1 SU, 3-2 ATS) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars ( 2-3 SU, 3-2 ATS)
NFL Football Week 6
Date/Time: Sunday - October 13th - 1:00pm EST
Where: TIAA Bank Field - Jacksonville, FL
TV: CBS

Point Spread: NOR +1/JAX -1 (Bookmaker)
Over/Under Total:44.5

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AND JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS PREVIEW:

This Sunday on CBS, the 4-1 New Orleans Saints will travel to Florida to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars, who sit at 2-3. The Saints are atop the NFC South Division, and Jacksonville is 3rd in the AFC South. Historically, these two teams do not play very often. This will be just the seventh all-time meeting between the two since 1996. The last time they met was back in 2015, where the New Orleans Saints were victorious at home by a score of 38-27. Since that time, these two have had many changes and history or any other head to head stats can be thrown out the window.

The Saints are still playing without Drew Brees while the Jags are sticking with all of a sudden household name, Gardner Minshew. Both teams have had some success with their backup QBs, and it will be interesting to see which one keeps things going this coming weekend. The Jacksonville Jaguars are a one-point favorite at home, while the total points are set at 44.5 combined.

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HOW THE PUBLIC IS BETTING NEW ORLEANS AND JACKSONVILLE:

As of early Wednesday morning, the public was ALL OVER the Saints to cover on the road. Over 67% of the action liked the Saints to get the win while just about 33% or so thought the Jaguars could get the win. I think this game is going to be a lot closer than many think, and I like this contest to come down to the final minutes in the fourth quarter.

WHY THE JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS WILL GET THE WIN ON SUNDAY…AND COVER:

I will say this, as an Atlanta Falcons fan, it sickens me to have to give some credit to the New Orleans Saints. The moment Drew Brees went down with a hand injury, I, as well as the rest of the NFC South fans figured that the Saints were about to go into a tailspin and be lucky to have two wins by the time Brees returned. Well, we were wrong, very wrong. Not only are the Saints atop the NFC South and 4-1, but they have also done it beating some pretty decent teams in the Cowboys, Seahawks, and Buccaneers. Well, yeah, Tampa is meh, but nonetheless, Teddy Bridgewater got the job done. Again, I am highly impressed with what New Orleans has done without Drew Brees, and it has been a complete team effort. The Saints are statistically mediocre. They rank 16th in passing yards, 20th in rushing yards, and on defense are allowing 23 points per game. All are average stats, but they are just finding ways to win games. Yes, I have spent the last few moments praising the Saints, but this Sunday, I think they fall short.

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Fear the Mustache! Gardner Minshew has become a superstar overnight…well maybe not a superstar on the field, but he certainly has made a name for himself. Since taking over for injured Nick Foles, Minshew has passed for 1,279 yards, nine touchdowns, and just one interception. Along with those numbers, Minshew has completed nearly 67% of his passes. The kid has played well. Not only is Minshew doing a good job keeping the Jacksonville passing game relevant, but the Jags also rank in the top ten in the NFL in rushing. Led by Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville averages 138 yards a game on the ground. I think this Sunday, Jacksonville will use this balanced attack to keep the Saints offense off the field. Jacksonville will use their stout run game to milk clock but also set up play-action opportunities for Gardner Minshew. It will be a close game, and I think it will also be a decent scoring game, but in the end, I like Jacksonville to get the win 28-24 over the New Orleans Saints. A late touchdown drive will not only add to the legend of Gardner Minshew, but it will put the Jacksonville Jaguars back at .500 on the season and back in the mix of the AFC South Division crown.

Bob’s Pick to Cover the Point Spread: TAKE THE JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS TO GET THE WIN AT HOME OVER THE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS.

WHY THE JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS WILL GET THE WIN ON SUNDAY…AND COVER:

I will say this, as an Atlanta Falcons fan, it sickens me to have to give some credit to the New Orleans Saints. The moment Drew Brees went down with a hand injury, I, as well as the rest of the NFC South fans figured that the Saints were about to go into a tailspin and be lucky to have two wins by the time Brees returned. Well, we were wrong, very wrong. Not only are the Saints atop the NFC South and 4-1, but they have also done it beating some pretty decent teams in the Cowboys, Seahawks, and Buccaneers. Well, yeah, Tampa is meh, but nonetheless, Teddy Bridgewater got the job done. Again, I am highly impressed with what New Orleans has done without Drew Brees, and it has been a complete team effort. The Saints are statistically mediocre. They rank 16th in passing yards, 20th in rushing yards, and on defense are allowing 23 points per game. All are average stats, but they are just finding ways to win games. Yes, I have spent the last few moments praising the Saints, but this Sunday, I think they fall short.

Fear the Mustache! Gardner Minshew has become a superstar overnight…well maybe not a superstar on the field, but he certainly has made a name for himself. Since taking over for injured Nick Foles, Minshew has passed for 1,279 yards, nine touchdowns, and just one interception. Along with those numbers, Minshew has completed nearly 67% of his passes. The kid has played well. Not only is Minshew doing a good job keeping the Jacksonville passing game relevant, but the Jags also rank in the top ten in the NFL in rushing. Led by Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville averages 138 yards a game on the ground. I think this Sunday, Jacksonville will use this balanced attack to keep the Saints offense off the field. Jacksonville will use their stout run game to milk clock but also set up play-action opportunities for Gardner Minshew. It will be a close game, and I think it will also be a decent scoring game, but in the end, I like Jacksonville to get the win 28-24 over the New Orleans Saints. A late touchdown drive will not only add to the legend of Gardner Minshew, but it will put the Jacksonville Jaguars back at .500 on the season and back in the mix of the AFC South Division crown.

Bob’s Pick to Cover the Point Spread: TAKE THE JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS TO GET THE WIN AT HOME OVER THE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS.

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