Eagles vs. Jaguars Point Spread: NFL Week 8 Odds, Prediction

Sports Interaction Staff | Updated Oct 24, 2018

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Wembley Stadium in London, England gets to play host to the NFL one last time this year for a Week 8 matchup.

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October 28, 2018, 9:30 AM ET
Wembley Stadium
Pointspread -5 -110
Moneyline -230
Over / Under o +45

73%

Betting Action

27%

Pointspread +5 -110
Moneyline +190
Over / Under u +45

73%

Betting Action

27%

This time, overseas NFL fans will get to watch the defending Super Bowl Champions, the Philadelphia Eagles, take on the Jacksonville Jaguars. Big things were expected of each of these teams in early September, but they’ve both been struggling as the midpoint of the season approaches.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Eagles and the Jags are both currently sitting at an uncomfortable 3-4 on the season, so both will be trying to get back to the .500 mark before they take their bye weeks.  The pressure will be on the Eagles to try and take advantage of Blake Bortles‘ bad plays and a Jaguar rush defence that’s looked less-than-great recently. This game is the first meeting between these two since the 2014 season, a game Philadelphia won 34-17.

The total has gone over in five of Jacksonville’s last six games before their bye week. Philly is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games, and the Jags are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games. Important to note that the Jaguars are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog of 3.5-10.0. 85 percent of bettors at Sports Interaction have the Eagles covering the spread in this matchup.

Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles are coming off a heartbreaker 21-17 loss at home to the Carolina Panthers, in which they squandered a 17-0 lead in the 4th quarter. Regardless of that loss, Carson Wentz is playing quite well and the QB numbers back that up. He’s thrown at least two touchdown passes in four straight games and is averaging an impressive 311 passing yards in that span.  The numbers get tricky for Philly when you consider that they’ve dropped three out of their last four games, and are averaging 22 points per game, which puts them at 22nd in the NFL.

Jay Ajayi‘s torn ACL has hurt Philadelphia’s rushing game in a big way, which means they’ll have to rely a lot more on passing. Zach Ertz has been a good target for Wentz, and he’s up to 618 yards this season. If the Eagles can get their up-and-down offence rolling, they should be able to take care of a messy Jacksonville side.

Jacksonville Jaguars

One of the most dismal statistics the Jags have put up in their last three games is in how badly they’ve been outscored: 90-28. It was a desperation move to bench Blake Bortles during last week’s 20-7 loss to the Texans, but his backup Cody Kessler didn’t do much better, getting sacked four times and intercepted once.

The quarterback woes are felt even deeper as the Jags run game looks miserable without injured Leonard Fournette in the mix. Fournette is likely out for another three weeks, and the team isn’t having much success with T.J. Yeldon, who only got 28 yards on 12 carries in the game against Houston.

All that said, the Jaguars pass defense is still number 1 in the league. They could give the Eagles some trouble, since they’re holding their opponents to 20.9 points, which makes them 9th in the NFL.  The +3 underdog Jaguars are just one game out of first place in the AFC South, if you’re looking for something to feel kind of positive about.

Eagles vs. Jaguars Prediction

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