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Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans Betting Pick for Week 12

In a highly anticipated showdown between the top two teams in the AFC South, the Houston Texans are set to host the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 12 of the National Football League. The Jaguars, currently boasting a 7-3 record, sit atop the division standings, having rebounded with a convincing 34-14 victory over the Tennessee Titans in the previous week. Meanwhile, the Houston Texans have been on an impressive three-game winning streak, securing a 6-4 record and positioning themselves in second place within the division.

The Jacksonville Jaguars have not only dominated within the AFC South but have maintained a flawless 4-0 record on the road this season. A potential fifth consecutive road victory would grant them a comfortable two-game lead in the division. The Jaguars’ recent form has been remarkable, winning six of their last seven games.  The Jaguars are -1 in this game over Houston on the road.

First Place Jaguars

The Jaguars offense has been solid, averaging 23 points per game, while their defense has allowed just over 20 points per game to opponents. Under center, rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence has exhibited a commendable performance throughout the season. Lawrence has amassed over 2,300 passing yards and 11 touchdowns. Notably, he ranks as the team’s second-best rushing option, accumulating 240 yards and scoring two touchdowns. Travis Etienne has been a reliable force, leading the team with seven touchdowns.

In the receiving department, Christian Kirk spearheads the Jaguars, nearing the 700-yard mark for the season with three touchdowns. Calvin Ridley follows closely with four touchdowns, while Evan Engram, although yet to score, is approaching 500 yards. 

The Jaguars will return home to face the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football after the clash with the Texans, showcasing their resilience following a setback against the 49ers.

Second Place Texans

Conversely, the Houston Texans’ recent narrative revolves around the standout performance of rookie quarterback CJ Stroud. The young quarterback is making a compelling case for the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, amassing nearly 3,000 passing yards, 17 touchdowns, and just five interceptions in 10 games. Despite enduring 22 sacks, Stroud has showcased his poise and talent.

Nico Collins has been a primary beneficiary of Stroud’s ability to stretch the field, leading the team with 696 receiving yards. Tank Dell has contributed significantly with six touchdowns, while Dalton Schultz, in his inaugural season with the Texans, has added five touchdowns to the mix.

While the Texans’ running game has faced challenges, Devin Singletary has emerged as the primary rushing option, tallying 114 carries.

 Houston will continue their home stretch by facing the Denver Broncos in the next game, showcasing the team’s newfound energy under a new head coach and rookie quarterback.

Jacksonville Moves Closer to Divisional Title

The Texans have undoubtedly been a great story, with CJ Stroud shining and the coaching staff making a positive impact. Although the Texans secured a victory against the Jaguars earlier in the season, the Jaguars’ wake-up call against the 49ers has seemingly propelled them to greater heights. In this matchup, the Jaguars appear more balanced, equipped with the ability to run the ball and dynamic receivers capable of scoring. 

While the Texans remain a captivating story, the Jaguars are poised to clinch victory in this game. A predicted final score is the Jacksonville Jaguars 31-23, with the Jaguars’ defense posing challenges for the rookie quarterback Stroud. Betting enthusiasts are advised to confidently favor the Jaguars with a -1 spread. Best of luck to all those engaging in Week 12 NFL betting action!

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