The Jacksonville Jaguars enter the Thursday night matchup with the Miami Dolphins as 2.5 point favorites, after covering ATS in their first two games. The Jaguars have been a pleasant surprise through two games, looking competitive and better than anyone predicted. I like Jacksonville to continue this in the all Florida Thursday night matchup.
Thursday Night opening line: Jaguars -2.5 (up to -3 by Tuesday), Total 47.5 at SugarHouse
Why Jacksonville will cover
Jacksonville lost a tough one at Tennessee last week. Gardner Minshew was forced to throw the ball 45 times, and the game turned into a shootout with the Jags losing 33-30. The Jags passing offense has been a bright spot, after many believed they would be tanking for Trevor Lawrence this season.
Minshew will be happy to see Miami come to town, as their secondary was torched last week.
The Dolphins secondary struggled without Byron Jones, who left during the first possession of their game against the Bills. They gave up 417 yards over the air and it won’t get any easier with Minshew.
For what its worth, more than 75% of the betting public at BetRivers was on the Jags as of Thursday, according to the PR team. The OVER was also being hit hard at over 70% of the wagers.