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NFL: Jaguars vs. Buccaneers Prediction 12/24/2023

The Jacksonville Jaguars (8-6) travel to face off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-7) on Sunday, December 24th. This game will be played at Raymond James Stadium in Raymond James Stadium and televised on CBS. The Buccaneers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Jaguars are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Ravens. Kickoff is set for 4:05 ET.

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The Jaguars Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Jaguars will be looking to get back on track this week, following their 23-7 loss to the Ravens. In addition to their 16-point loss, the Jaguars also suffered a setback in their ATS record. They were 4-point underdogs at the start of the game.

In terms of offensive production, Trevor Lawrence finished with 264 passing yards with a completion rate of 58%. The Jaguars ran the ball 17 times for 75 yards. The team’s third-down conversion rate was 3/13.

In this week’s matchup, the Jaguars’ defense is hoping to improve their performance against the run. In week 15, they allowed 251 rushing yards to the Ravens. Additionally, the Jaguars conceded 145 passing yards during the game.

At 8-6, the Jaguars are 4th in the AFC and 1st in the AFC-South. This will be Jacksonville’s 7th road game this season, where they have gone 5-1.

With a scoring margin of +0.4, the Jaguars’ have achieved an ATS record of 8-6 so far. Jacksonville has an over/under record of 7-7 so far this year. Their average over/under betting line stands at 43.6 points, and their games have averaged a combined 45.1 points per game.

Jaguars Injury Report

  • Cam Robinson – Knee (Out)
  • Zay Jones – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Christian Kirk – Groin (Out)
  • Chris Claybrooks – Commissioner Exempt List (Out)
  • Jaylon Moore – Knee (Out)
  • Trevor Lawrence – Concussion (Questionable)
  • Andre Cisco – Groin (Questionable)
  • Tyson Campbell – Quad (Questionable)
  • Cooper Hodges – Knee (Out)
  • Christian Braswell – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Ventrell Miller – Achilles (Out)
  • Brenton Strange – Foot (Questionable)

The Buccaneers Are Coming Off A Wintampa bay buccaneers betting

During their last game, the Buccaneers came out on top against the Packers, finishing with a score of 34-20. Going into the game, the Buccaneers were actually 3.5-point underdogs. This resulted in an ATS win for the Buccaneers.

Against Green Bay, quarterback Baker Mayfield had a passer rating of 158 while completing 78% of his passes. Overall, he ended the game with 381 yards through the air.

The Buccaneers defense is coming off a game where they held the opposing run game to just 60 rushing yards. Over the course of the game, the Packers averaged 3.5 yards per rushing attempt. In total, Tampa Bay’s defense yielded 321 yards of offensive output.

Before facing the Jaguars, the Buccaneers carry an overall record of 7-7 and have won three consecutive matchups. In the NFC-South, Tampa Bay is in 1st place.

When it comes to the spread, the Buccaneers have a 9-5 record. Heading into week 16, their scoring margin is at +0.4 (per game). So far this season, the Buccaneers hold an over/under record of 6-8. The average over/under betting line in their games has been 41.3 points, and their games have averaged a combined 41.9 points.

Buccaneers Injury Report

  • Rakim Jarrett – Quad (Out)
  • Mike Greene – Calf (Out)
  • Silas Dzansi – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Ryan Neal – Back (Questionable)
  • Devin White – Foot (Questionable)
  • William Gholston – Knee (Questionable)
  • Ryan Jensen – Knee (Out)
  • Russell Gage – Knee (Out)
  • Carlton Davis III – Groin (Questionable)

Jaguars Offense Breakdown

Jacksonville has had no problem scoring on the road this season, ranking 3rd in the NFL in road scoring. Overall, their average of 22.8 points per contest is 10th in the league.

As a team, Jacksonville ranks 9th in the NFL for passing yards per game with an average of 244. Their passing yards per attempt of 6.7, places them at 8th in the league.

On the ground, the Jaguars have carried the ball an average of 27.3 times per game and currently rank 26th in rushing yards. Their average rushing yards per attempt is 3.6.

Buccaneers Offense Breakdown

Offensively, the Buccaneers have an average of 21.1 points per game, which positions them 17th in the NFL.

Heading into week 16, Tampa Bay ranks 16th in passing attempts and is averaging 6.7 yards per attempt (8). With 224.3 passing yards per game, they hold the 19th spot in the league.

Tampa Bay comes in with an average of 3.6 yards per rushing attempt and have an average of 25.6 attempts per game. In terms of total rushing yards, they are currently ranked 29th in the league.

Jaguars Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Jaguars hold the 20th position in tackles for loss and are ranked 14th in sacks. Opponents are managing to score an average of 22.4 points and gain 360.1 yards per game against them.

Buccaneers Team Defense

On the defensive side of the ball, the Buccaneers give up an average of 263.9 passing yards and 96.0 rushing yards per game. Looking at their sack numbers, Tampa Bay is currently ranked 8th in the league. So far, they are giving up 20.7 points per game and 359.9 yards.

Jaguars vs Buccaneers Trends

  • Through their last ten road games, Jacksonville has an ATS record of just 9-1. However, their overall record was 8-2 while averaging 26 points per game.
  • Across their last five home contests, Tampa Bay has a 4-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 2-3, while averaging 26 points per game.
  • Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Jaguars have a straight up record of 2-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-3.
  • Although the Buccaneers have a strong straight up record in their last three games as the betting favorite, they have not done as well vs the spread going 1-2.

Jaguars vs Buccaneers Prediction

Jacksonville’s secondary did a good job limiting Baltimore’s passing game in their previous game. Despite being 1-point underdogs at away, I’m confident in their ability to cover against Tampa Bay.

If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, the data we have suggests this game finishing below 43 points. For this game, my money is on the under.

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