Jaguars (10-8 last season) vs Lions (9-8 last year)
Jacksonville Jaguars vs Detroit Lions Aug 19, 2023 — In training camp, Ridley has been the team’s most exciting player so far. Jacksonville brought him in to provide Lawrence with another target for his throws. Ridley had his final full season in the NFL in 2020, catching 90 passes for 1,374 yards and nine touchdowns before getting injured and getting suspended for gambling. Backup rookie quarterback Nathan Rourke tossed a touchdown when two defenders were on him.
Detroit’s defense, which saw a few starters play briefly, will have more regulars on the field when it plays the Jaguars on Saturday. Thanks to Detroit’s defense, New York’s offense managed just 243 yards and 13 first downs. The quarterback for Detroit, Tommy DeVito, played most of the game and threw for 155 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the absence of the Lions’ starters.
Jacksonville Jaguars vs Detroit Lions Game Info
Time: 1:00 PM ET.
Date: Saturday, August 19, 2023
Venue: Ford Field, Michigan
TV: NFL Network
Jacksonville QB Trevor Lawrence and Detroit QB Jared Goff
Trevor Lawrence’s passing performance involved completing 24 out of 39 passes, resulting in 217 yards and a touchdown. He achieved a quarterback rating of 74.4 and concluded the game with just a single interception. The Jaguars encountered difficulties in containing the opponent’s rushing plays, yielding 144 yards across 30 attempts, with an average of 4.8 yards per attempt. Jacksonville’s defense allowed the opposing team to make 27 completions out of 37 attempts, yielding 218 yards and a completion rate of 73.0%. By the end of the game, the team executed a total of 60 plays, gaining 349 yards.
In their recent encounter on the football field, the Lions secured a victory over the Packers with a final score of 20-16. Jared Goff‘s performance included wrapping up the game with 224 passing yards and a quarterback rating of 85.9. He completed 23 out of 34 passes without interceptions, maintaining an average of 6.6 yards per attempt. The Lions’ primary receiver, Kalif Raymond, made 4 receptions for a total of 66 yards, averaging 16.5 yards per catch.
Odds/Point Spread: Jacksonville Jaguars -3.5, Total Odds: 39
Detroit’s defense, which has improved from last year, will test the strong Jacksonville offense, which will put starter Trevor Lawrence on the field more frequently than in Game 1 of the preseason. Detroit has covered the spread in six straight home games and all 10 of its previous 11 games. Jared Goff will probably receive some playing time at quarterback even though Detroit’s starter won’t play for more than a few series.
Jacksonville Jaguars Betting Trends
- Jacksonville is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games with the Lions.
- The Jacksonville Jaguars are 0-6 SU in their last 6 matches against Detroit.
- The Jaguars are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
- The Jags are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road against the Detroit Lions.
Detroit Lions Betting Trends
- The total stayed UNDER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games with the Jaguars.
- The Detroit Lions are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games at home.
- The Lions are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home against Jacksonville.
- Detroit is 3-14-1 SU in their last 18 games against an opponent in the AFC.
Jacksonville Jaguars vs Detroit Lions Betting Trends
Jacksonville Jaguars vs Detroit Lions: Detroit’s defense improved from last season, and more of the starters will see action against a tough Jacksonville offense that will have starter Trevor Lawrence on the field more than in Game 1 of the preseason. Detroit has covered the number in each of its last six played at home and 10 of the last 11 overall. Back the JAGUARS and their latest QB Trevor Lawrence performance. In his previous three starts, the second-year quarterback has thrown for 815 yards, six touchdowns, and zero interceptions. Jared Goff will likely see playing time at quarterback for Detroit, but the starter will not play more than a few series.
Free Pick and Prediction: Jacksonville Jaguars will win 24-20.