The New England Patriots aim for their 12th straight outright victory over an AFC South opponent when they take on the resurgent Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday as 14-point home favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
Led by quarterback Tom Brady, who leads the NFL with 754 passing yards over the first two weeks of the season, the defending Super Bowl champions enter Sunday’s Jaguars vs. Patriots betting matchup at Gillette Stadium riding a five-game straight-up winning streak — 3-1-1 against the spread — and are an incredible 19-1 SU in their past 20 on home turf, 13-6-1 ATS.
The Patriots began their efforts to claim a seventh straight AFC East crown by topping the Buffalo Bills 40-32 last week and are tied with the New York Jets atop the division at 2-0. Their domination of the Bills, fueled by Brady’s 466-yard, three-touchdown performance, also solidified the Patriots’ position in AFC East futures betting at the sportsbooks, where they are now perched as -300 favorites after opening the season with healthy -195 odds.
New England’s 40-point outburst against the Bills marked the third time in eight games that it tallied 40 or more points. However, the Patriots have produced mixed results in point total betting, with the OVER prevailing in just four of their past 11, a stretch in which they have surrendered just 18.4 points per game.
The Jaguars did New England a big favor in Week 2, knocking off the Miami Dolphins 23-20, picking up the outright victory as 5.5-point home underdogs.
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