NFL betting fans are running to their online sportsbooks to place their Detroit Lions vs. Jacksonville Jaguars bets and predictions, and here at Cappers Info, we are making our Sunday football picks for this encounter.
Week 9 Football Picks: Detroit Lions @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Date: Sunday, November 4th, 1:00 ET
Location: EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL
NFL Betting Lines: Detroit -3.5
Lions vs. Jaguars On TV: FOX
This is only going to be the fifth time that these two teams have ever played against each other. The good news for the Lions is that they have only been outscored by a single point in the four previous meetings, but the bad news is that +44 of that margin came in the very first meeting, and that was way back in 1995. We gained a ton of respect last week for QB Blaine Gabbert and the Jaguars. They went on the road and were beaten by the Green Bay Packers, but they hung around in that game from start to finish, and without a blocked punt for a touchdown, perhaps they would have pulled the upset. Gabbert played the game hurt, and though he didn’t have the greatest numbers in the world, he had a ton of dropped passes. The Missouri Tiger is clearly under the gun in Jacksonville right now, especially with the trade rumors swirling around bringing QB Tim Tebow to town. That being said, we think that this is a great spot for the Jaguars to be in, knowing that Gabbert and his team are really showing a heck of a lot of heart.
Lions @ Jaguars Pick: Jacksonville Jaguars +3.5
Detroit @ Jacksonville Score Prediction: Jacksonville 23 – Detroit 21