NFL Week 15 kicks off with the Atlanta Falcons hosting the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night. The Latest NFL Lines see the Falcons out a half point from the opening to -11.5 on the point spread, while in over under betting the latest line is unchanged from the opening of O/U4 2.5. In the NFL money line odds market the Falcons are -750 (1.133) and the Jaguars +604 (7.04).
The 8-5 Atlanta Falcons had a bit of a scare last week, down 16 at the half against the Carolina Panthers the Falcons had to rally in the third and fourth quarters to get the victory 31-23. The Falcons have been averaging 23.8 points per game on offense while their defense has been allowing an average of 20.54, giving Atlanta a point's differential of +3.26. At home this season they are 4-2 with wins over MIN (24-14), TEN (23-17), CAR (31-17) and PHI (35-31), with the only two teams to have beaten them at home being GB (14-25) and NO (23-26). Wagering results for the Falcons this season has them with a 5-6-2 record against the closing point spread, 4-9 in over under betting and +$78 against the closing money line odds ($100 bets each week).
The Jacksonville Jaguars had a win last week (41-14) over Tampa Bay in what was their second game under interim head coach Mel Tucker. The win takes the Jaguars to 4-9 for the season with a point's differential of (-4.53). What would have pleased Jaguars fans the most was that Jacksonville's offense came alive and scored 41 points. In the first 13 weeks of the season the Jaguars had averaged 12.67 points per game with 20 points being their highest total. Jacksonville is 1-5 on the road this season with that lone victory coming against the Colts in week 10 (17-3). Their wagering results see them 5-7-1 ATS, 4-9 in over under betting and -$160 against the closing money line odds.
The verdict - The Leading Sportsbooks money line odds, point spread and over under total are all in line with TheFootballLines.com's numbers so no action on this game for us, instead we will move on to the other NFL week 15 games and look for some value plays.