The Jacksonville Jaguars are gunning for win no. 2 when they go up against the careening Seattle Seahawks on the road in Week 8. Will the Jags score back-to-back wins? Or will the Sehawks stop their slide? Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Jacksonville Jaguars vs Seattle Seahawks Regular Season Week 8 Game on October 31, 2021
Where: Lumen Field, Seattle
When: Sunday, October 31, 2021, 4:05 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Jacksonville Jaguars (+3)
Regular Season Record: 1-5
The Jaguars, for the first time in over a year, will enter a week win coming off a week. Jacksonville broke a long winless spell that dated back all the way to Week 2 of the 2020 season by defeating the Miami Dolphins in Week 6, 23-20. Then they had a bye in Week 7, so the Jags are fully rested for their game against the Seahawks. Trevor Lawrence is becoming more and more confident as a passer. Against Miami, he went off for 319 passing yards and a touchdown on 25/21 completions. Meanwhile, running back James Robinson had 73 rushing yards and a TD on 17 carries. Jacksonville is by no means suddenly a great team after a win against a struggling Miami team, but the Jags now at least look like they’re capable of beating a Russell Wilson-less and Chris Carson-less Seahawks team. The Seahawks are now 0-2 in games with Geno Smith as the starter and 0-3 in their last three overall. Seattle’s defense is also soft, allowing nearly 415 total yards per game.
The Jags are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games on the road.
Betting on the Seattle Seahawks (-3)
Regular Season Record: 2-5
The sky is not exactly falling for the Seahawks, but they are desperate for a win. That’s why it’s good timing that they will be facing arguably the worst team in the NFL right now in the form of the Jaguars. Wilson is still on the injured reserve, so he won’t be able to play against Jacksonville. But the Seahawks’ offense can still have success against Jacksonville’s porous defense with Geno Smith under center. Smith isn’t playing lights-out football in lieu of Wilson, but he’s been doing a good job of avoiding turnovers. He has thrown two interceptions with zero interceptions in his last two starts. Smith, together with DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, can take their sweet time carving up the Jaguars’ pass defense that is second-worst in the NFL with nearly 300 passing yards allowed per game.
The Seahawks are 35-15-4 against the spread in their last 54 games after a loss.
The Seahawks win, 23-17.
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