New Orleans Saints vs Jacksonville Jaguars NFL Preseason Predictions: Who Wins?
The NFL is back and one of the games that highlights week 1 in the NFL preseason is this big game: New Orleans Saints vs Jacksonville Jaguars. Many believe that the NFL preseason is not fun to watch or wager on, but we disagree. According to these five tips to bet on preseason football, not only is fun to watch, but you can also make money betting on it. That is why we put together our New Orleans Saints vs Jacksonville Jaguars NFL preseason predictions.
Schedule and Kickoff Time
New Orleans Saints (12-6) at Jacksonville Jaguars (12-7)
NFL Football: Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm (EverBank Field)
New Orleans Saints vs Jacksonville Jaguars Odds and Consensus
As you can see above, the Jaguars opened up as favorites in this preseason bout. That line opened at (-3) and it has since dropped to (-2.5). This is not a surprise considering the fact that over 68% of the wagers are coming in on the Saints. The Over/under in this game opened at 35 and is now down to 34.5. It is important when making New Orleans Saints vs Jacksonville Jaguars NFL preseason predictions to get the best number at the betting window for value.
Sold on the Saints?
The Saints are expected to have a big year and many believe that they can even win the Super Bowl. But you have to be careful when betting on the preseason. Drew Brees and the starters may not even play much of the game. This was on full display in the Hall of Fame game when the Ravens sat most of their key starters. It is foolish to bet on New Orleans Saints vs Jacksonville Jaguars NFL preseason predictions without knowing who will play. It is also crucial to know the Saints 53 man roster and the depth chart. The Saints may be a good team this season, but this may not be the game to bet on this team.
Jump on the Jaguars Bandwagon
The Jaguars went from a bottom of the barrel team to a Super Bowl contender seemingly overnight. It is all because of a defense that is second-to-none in the league. Quarterback Blake Bortles has been up and down in training camp, but the Jaguars once again should be a very good team. The defense and running game will keep them in every game, but the play of the quarterback could make all of the difference in this game.
Tracking Preseason Trends
Trends are a good betting tool in the regular season, but can be overrated in the preseason. For example the Saints are 14-5 against the spread (ATS) in the road, but that can be overlooked for this game. A trend that can be useful is how coaches perform in the preseason. Coach of the Saints, Sean Payton is 23-27 straight up in the preseason and 2-10 straight up in the last 12 preseason games played.
New Orleans Saints vs Jacksonville Jaguars NFL Preseason Predictions
The Saints are not looking for a win in this game. They will be happy to see how the team looks in certain situations, but other than will be happy to stay healthy. The Jags will win pulling away as they notch the preseason win.