Jaguars vs. 49ers Point Spread: NFL Week 16 Odds, Prediction

Andrew Rogers | Updated Dec 20, 2017

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With the offence better than anyone expected and the defence rolling over opposing teams, these are exciting times for the Jacksonville Jaguars as they look to extend their three-game winning streak Sunday against the host San Francisco 49ers.

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December 24, 2017, 4:05 PM ET
Levi's Stadium
Pointspread -4.5 -120
Moneyline -200
Over / Under o +43

77%

Betting Action

23%

Pointspread +4.5 +100
Moneyline +170
Over / Under u +43

77%

Betting Action

23%

Jacksonville boasts the top scoring defence in the league – and now has a top-5 offence to go along with it after erupting for 105 points in impressive victories over Indianapolis, Seattle and Houston.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

With the Jaguars still possessing a slim shot at home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs and the 49ers about to spend the postseason on the couch, you might have expected the home team to be getting more than four points in this one. But San Francisco is playing its best football of the season, having won three in a row and four of five. That said, the Jags have been a tough road team, having covered in seven of their last nine away from Jacksonville.

Sports Interaction bettors are putting their faith in the superior team, with 88 percent taking the Jaguars. And 75 percent are going with the over on the 42-point total, affirming their belief that Jacksonville can score at will against the 49ers. But the Jaguars have gone below the total in five of their previous seven road games, while San Francisco is 2-5 O/U in its last seven and has gone over just once in 11 home games against teams with winning road records.

Jacksonville Jaguars

According to ESPN, 13 teams have averaged more than 25 points per game and allowed fewer than 15 since 1970; seven of them went on to win the Super Bowl. What that means for the Jaguars’ chances is anyone’s guess, but they fit both criteria with just two games left in the regular season (26.7 points scored per game, 14.9 points allowed). The Jaguars are currently installed at +650 to represent the AFC in the championship game.

San Francisco 49ers

By acquiring quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo from the New England Patriots in the final year of his contract, the 49ers knew they would have some work to do in order to keep him around. Given what they’ve seen out of him so far, they might want to start drawing up that contract. Garoppolo has been sensational since taking over the starting role, throwing for more than 1,000 yards in his three starts – all San Francisco victories.

Jaguars vs. 49ers Prediction

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