Saints vs. Jaguars Point Spread: NFL Predictions, Week 6 Odds

Jeremy Perry | Updated Oct 08, 2019

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Saints running back Alvin Kamara had 104 yards from scrimmage in another big game against the Buccaneers. He may have a heavy workload again this weekend.

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October 13, 2019, 1:00 PM ET
TIAA Bank Field
Pointspread +2.5 -105
Moneyline +119
Over / Under o +42

77%

Betting Action

23%

Pointspread -2.5 -115
Moneyline -143
Over / Under u +42

77%

Betting Action

23%

The New Orleans Saints will take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in a battle of backups who have overachieved. The Saints are now 3-0 with Teddy Bridgewater under center while the Jaguars are 2-2 in games that Gardner Minshew II has started. Who’ll have the upper hand in this meeting on Sunday?

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

While Jacksonville has struggled against NFC opponents, New Orleans has fared the exact opposite outside of its own conference. The Saints have won eight straight games against AFC opponents. New Orleans is also 13-1 straight up in its last 14 October games overall. After splitting its first two road games, the Saints will travel to Jacksonville and Chicago the next two weeks. New Orleans is 3-2 against the spread this season.

Meanwhile, the Jaguars return home looking to build off a 20-7 win over the Tennessee Titans in their last game at TIAA Bank Field. Jacksonville has struggled both straight up and against the spread against NFC opponents in recent years so they simply have to be better on Sunday. The Jaguars went 3-5 at home a year ago but with a new quarterback there is renewed optimism that they can deliver this season. Jacksonville is 3-2 against the spread this season.

New Orleans Saints

Bridgewater is coming off his best performance in a Saints uniform. The former first round pick threw for 314 yards and four touchdowns in last week’s 31-24 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, improving to 3-0 as the starter. It certainly helps that he has one of the best wide receivers in the game on his team in Michael Thomas. Thomas had 11 catches for 182 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Tampa Bay. That connection could have another big game if Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey is out again this week.

Meanwhile, running back Alvin Kamara had 104 yards from scrimmage in another big game against the Buccaneers. After watching what Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey was able to do against Jacksonville last week, there is a good chance head coach Sean Payton and his staff will try to work Kamara into the game plan as much as possible this Sunday afternoon.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Minshew has certainly done his part to keep the Jaguars playoff hopes alive. He could use some help if Ramsey ever decides he is ready to play for Jacksonville again. Minshew threw for 374 yards and two touchdowns in last week’s loss to Carolina. The rookie sixth-round pick has thrown for 1,279 yards and nine touchdowns with just one interception this season. He’s looked like the real deal. Running back Leonard Fournette did his part against the Panthers when he ran for 108 yards and a touchdown. With Minshew under center, the Jaguars have proved they have the weapons to put up some decent numbers this season. The question for this game is whether or not they will be able to slow down Bridgewater, Kamara and company enough to win the game.

The Jaguars were gashed on the ground last week as the Carolina Panthers compiled 285 rushing yards against them. That’s unusual for a Jags defense that is normally quite stout. They should bounce back at home and do a better job of closing those gaps.

Who Will Win Saints vs. Jaguars?

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