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Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Detroit Lions Moneyline, Spread line, and Total 

A pair of 4-7 teams will converge upon Ford Fieldhouse for a 1 p.m. ET kick Sunday as Jacksonville visits Detroit. Continue reading below to get our best Jaguars vs Lions Totals and much more.

Detroit Lions saw their three-game winning streak come to a halt on Thanksgiving as they played heavyweight Buffalo close in a 28-25 loss.

Jacksonville Jaguars, fresh off a bye week, protected its home field and took down Baltimore 28-27.

The game is one of 8 NFL matchups this week in the 1 p.m. ET window and is one of 6 on the NFL schedule featuring teams from opposite conferences tangling with one another.

In this piece, we will do our best to equip you with everything you need to know to accurately predict the Jaguars vs Lions totals.

We will cover NFL team stats, NFL player stats as well as the NFL injury report as we try to put the pieces together and determine what wagers will be winning ones this week.

Jacksonville Jaguars Season Forecast

First-year coach Doug Pederson certainly arrived in Jacksonville with impressive credentials, having led the Eagles to a Super Bowl in 2018.

His tenure didn’t end well in Philly, but he was considered an attractive option to revive Jacksonville’s fortunes.

The success or failure of the franchise revolves around the:

  • maturation
  • growth
  • progress of second-year signal caller Trevor Lawrence

A quarterback himself, Pederson has a track record of grooming quarterbacks, and Jags owner Shahid Khan is entrusting him to work his magic with Lawrence.

Moneyline

Opening Line

Currently, the Jaguars are even on the money line.

How the Line Has Moved and Why

Since the line opened as a pick ‘em, money certainly moved slightly toward the home team. This is due to the Lions having extra rest and the uncertain status of Jaguars RB Travis Etienne, whose status is up in the air for Sunday.

What Makes Lose the Bet

Detroit has been on a roll as of late, winning three of its last 4. If the Lions continue to click offensively, and Swift returns to his 2021 form, the Lions will be hard to beat at home in front of a rejuvenated fan base.


Spread Line

Opening Line 

Currently, the Jaguars are a 1-point road underdog.

How the Line Has Moved and Why

As mentioned, the number has moved due to the uncertainty of Etienne, as well as the Lions having extra rest.

Granted, the Jacksonville win over Baltimore vaulted them upwards in the Jacksonville Jaguars standings and other NFL team standings.

In their case, the AFC South was a surprise and made those who bet on NFL point spreads respect them.

What Makes Lose the Bet

Starting in Week 9, the Detroit offense began to click and scored four touchdowns or more on three occasions.

Detroit currently ranks 8th in the NFL in total offense, and an explosive performance by the home team could equal doom for the Jaguars.


Total

Opening Line

The total for the game is currently set at 51.5 points.

How the Line Has Moved and Why

This has not moved as of yet.

What Make Lose the Bet

For those interested in Jaguars vs Lions totals and taking the under, the concern of that hitting would be that both NFL teams have shown the ability to move the ball and score.

Jacksonville has scored 27 or 28 points in its three November games, and the Lions have also kept scoreboard operators busy.

Jaguars Betting Trend to Know 

Jacksonville is 1-4 ATS away from home this season.

Detroit Lions Season Forecast

As seen on the hit-show Hard Knocks, Lions coach Dan Campbell is certainly a motivator. A former TE who played in the league for over one decade, he is known for his tenacity and vigor.

Entering 2022, Campbell has star tailback D’Andre Swift along with a bevy of young pass catchers at his disposal.

All of these offensive pieces would put around veteran signal-caller Jared Goff in his second year in the Motor City after coming over from the Rams.

Well, the injury bug has bitten and limited the number of key weapons, leading to a below .500 record.

Moneyline

Opening Line

Currently, the Lions are minus 120 on the money line.

How the Line Has Moved and Why

Detroit has been gaining steam early in the week and has opened eyes around the league, given its strong November. The team is starting to play its best football at the right time under Campbell.

What Makes Lose the Bet

Goff has tossed five touchdowns and just one pick in his last four games.

If he reverts to the form he showed earlier this season, a stretch (Weeks 3 through 7 with a bye in there) where he was intercepted five times in four games, Detroit could be on the wrong end of this one.


Spread Line

Opening Line

Currently, the Lions are a 1-point home favorite.

How the Line Has Moved and Why 

As mentioned, the Lions recent success, especially against the spread, has made the markets adjust and give them more respect and credit. Early one-point line movement, which could increase as the week goes on.

What Makes Lose the Bet

In the event Etienne is healthy, he’s currently listed as day-to-day with a foot injury, and Jacksonville builds off the momentum of its win over Baltimore, they could come away with a W.


Total

Opening Line

Currently, the game total is 51.5 points.

How the Line Has Moved and Why

Currently, this number has not veered away from its opening.

What Makes Lose the Bet

For those betting Jaguars vs Lions totals and taking the over, the health of Etienne would have to be a concern.

Also, the Detroit offense could be due for a less-than-ideal outing after scoring either 27 or 28 in the last three.

Lions Betting Trend to Know 

The Lions are 7-4 ATS this year and are 4-0 ATS in their last four. The Lions have been underdogs in their last seven games.

NFL Pick: Jaguars -1 (-110)

Most Profitable Players of this Matchup to Bet On 

  • Detroit QB Jared Goff

Opposing quarterbacks have fared pretty well against the Jacksonville defense, as it ranks 25th in the league against the pass.

Look to lean on Goff, who has avoided interceptions as of late and has thrown just three NFL picks at home to go over his numbers in completions, touchdowns, and yards. He has a reliable target, Amon Ra St. Brown, who is breaking Detroit Lions records every week. 

  • Jacksonville QB Trevor Lawrence

Lawrence will be going against a Detroit defense that is 29th against the pass.

He has completed 71.5 percent of his throws when facing NFC teams, and his road performance has been admirable during his two years in the league. In 2022, he has 9 TD passes against just two interceptions in games away from home.

We envision this one as a shootout, so we would recommend going over on all of Lawrence’s key numbers.

  • Jacksonville WR Christian Kirk

Going along with the susceptible pass defense theme, Kirk, a fourth-year wideout in his first year in Jacksonville after spending three seasons in Arizona, is a guy who has come into his own lately.

He is second on the team in receptions with 56 but has caught 21 balls for three touchdowns over the past three contests. November was actually his best month, and his seven touchdowns is a career-high.

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