Jaguars vs. Titans prediction, odds, spread, injuries, trends for NFL Week 18

Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) hands off to running back Derrick Henry (22)
Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) hands off to running back Derrick Henry (22) / Denny Simmons / The Tennessean / USA

The Tennessee Titans will wrap up their 2023 season with a Week 18 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

They're already eliminated from the postseason, but that doesn't mean they won't try to play spoiler this weekend when they take on the Jags. With a win, the Titans can prevent Jacksonville from winning the AFC South and potentially missing out on the playoffs all together.

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In this article, I'm going to break down everything you need to know to bet on this game, including the odds and my best bet.

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Jaguars vs. Titans odds, spread, and total

Jaguars vs. Titans betting trends

  • Jaguars are 1-4 ATS in their last five games
  • The UNDER is 6-3 in the Jaguars' last nine games
  • Jaguars are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games vs. Titans
  • Jaguars are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 road games
  • Jaguars are 7-1 straight up in their last eight games vs. AFC South opponents
  • Titans are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games
  • The UNDER is 15-5 in the Titans' last 20 games
  • Titans are 0-5 ATS in their last five games vs. AFC South opponents

Jaguars vs. Titans injury reports

Jacksonville Jaguars injury report

  • Trevor Lawrence - QB - Questionable
  • Christian Kirk - WR - IR-R
  • Zay Jones - WR - Questionable
  • Jamal Agnew - WR - Out

Tennessee Titans injury report

  • Will Levis - QB - Questionable
  • Colton Dowell - WR - Out
  • Quinton Bohanna - DT - Questionable
  • Tre Avery - CB - Questionable
  • Daniel Brunskill - OT - Questionable

Jaguars vs. Titans how to watch

  • Date: Sunday, January 7
  • Game Time: 1:00 pm EST
  • Venue: Nissan Stadium
  • How to Watch (TV): CBS
  • Jacksonville Jaguars Record: 9-7
  • Tennessee Titans Record: 5-11

Jaguars vs. Titans key players to watch

Jacksonville Jaguars

Travis Etienne: If the Jaguars want to not only win this game, but make a splash in the playoffs as well, Travis Etienne needs to find some way to get things going. He's averaging a measly 3.8 yards per carry on the year and it's hard to win games when you can't be effective on the ground.

Tennessee Titans

DeAndre Hopkins: The Titans' wide receiver has had a solid season and been one of the only bright spots on the offense, hauling in 1,011 receiving yards and six touchdowns. We'll see if he can play his role as the Titans attempt to spoil the Jaguars hopes and dreams.

Jaguars vs. Titans prediction and pick

We're in a similar spot here with the Jaguars and Titans as last season. The Jags just need to win the game to win the AFC South and now they're road favorites against the worst team in their division. Much like the Buccaneers, I also think the Jaguars aren't nearly as good as their record.

Jacksonville is 20th in Net Yards per Play this season at -0.2 and one of its biggest weaknesses has been its red zone offense. The Jaguars score a touchdown on just 51.02% of their red zone trips and now they have to face a Titans team that boasts the best red zone defense in the league, keeping teams out of their end zone on 37.93% of their red zone trips against them.

The Jaguars' defense has been subpar at best in the second half of the season as well, ranking 21st in EPA per Play and 23rd in opponent success rate since Week 10.

I'll take the points with the Titans as they try to play the role of spoiler at home.

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