2010 NFL Preview: Jacksonville Jaguars Betting Lines

Dave Schwab weighs in with his analysis and handicapping insight for the Jags 2010 Super Bowl XLV gambling lines, and futures betting. Plus the Jacksonville Jaguars AFC South Odds, AFC Championship breakdown and more…

2010 NFL Team Odds, Preview, & Predictions- Jacksonville Jaguars

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Jacksonville Current Odds to Win:
Jaguars AFC South Odds – 8/1
Jaguars AFC Championship Lines – 35/1
Jaguars 2011 Super Bowl Futures – 70/1
Jacksonville Jaguars Season Over/Under Win Total – 7

As a perennial playoff team for most of the past decade, Jacksonville has fallen on some hard times as of late, finishing 5-11 in 2008 and 7-9 in 2009. With more questions than answers right now for this team, the 2010 season is shaping up as more of a rebuilding process as opposed to a return to the postseason.

One of the biggest problems for the Jaguars offense the past two seasons has been the inconsistent play of QB David Garrard.

Ever since throwing for 18 TD’s and only three interception in 2007, when Jacksonville went 11-5 and made the playoffs, Garrard has been unable to generate that kind of production the last two seasons.

Last year he finished with 3,597 passing yards, but only completed just over 60 percent of his passes and had a QB rating of 83.5.

The Jaguars have to be happy about the development of WR Mike Sims-Walker and RB Maurice Jones-Drew. Last season, Walker led the team with 63 receptions for 869 yards while Jones-Drew led the team in rushing with 1,391 yards on 312 carries. He was also had 53 receptions for 374 yards catching the ball out of the backfield.

With little else in the way of skill players on the roster you can expect a heavy dose of both these players again in 2010.

One area of concern remains the offensive line. Part of Garrard’s problem last season was the fact he was constantly running for his life; getting sacked 44 times and hit 100 times more. With little done to improve the situation this past offseason, do not expect things to be much better this year.

The once proud Jaguar defense took a big step backward last season, finishing the year ranked 23rd overall and 27th against the pass.

One of the main goals for 2010 will be to try and establish a pass rush, something that was basically non-existent last season as they only recorded 14 sacks in 16 games.

This was such a high priority that the Jaguars decided to use their first four picks in the draft on defensive lineman. With their first round pick, 10th overall, they selected DE Tyson Alualu from California. Despite the fact there were a couple of players ranked higher at that position still on the board, Jacksonville believes that he was the best fit for their current system and will make an immediate impact.

The jury is still out on that call.

Jack Del Rio is entering his eighth and perhaps most challenging season as head coach of this team. With little improvement in terms of personnel from last year, it is hard to see how this team will be able to compete in the AFC South.

Expect the Jaguars to take another step backwards in 2010 as once again Del Rio could be one of the first coaches on the hot seat this year.

2010 Prediction: 4th in the AFC South
Win Total: UNDER


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