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2019 NFL odds Week 2: Jaguars are 9-point underdogs vs. Texans

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The Jacksonville Jaguars are currently opening as 9-point underdogs against the Houston Texans, largely because of the loss of starting quarterback Nick Foles.

That’s according to Action Network, which saw Jacksonville open as only 3-point underdogs before yesterday’s game.

The 3-point line, I can understand. You give the home team that line when the two teams are evenly matched and, frankly, the Texans are who the Jaguars were battling for the division before the season began.

The over/under is now 43.5 points, down just a little from 44.5 points at the open.

That means that Vegas thinks the Texans will beat the Jaguars by a score of somewhere close to 27-17.

I have zero idea of what to think of this team. The defense is undisciplined, backup quarterback Gardner Minshew had literally the best debut in NFL history for a quarterback ever, and the offense as a whole isn’t dragging this team down.

If I had to choose something, I’d say you take the Jaguars and the points. The defense will be angry at themselves and feel like they have something to prove on Sunday. I don’t know if we win, but I think we keep it closer than the odds are saying. Stay away from the over/under though because... who knows with this team?

tl;dr — I’m taking -9 and the Jaguars and leaving the over/under alone.

What do you think? Are you betting the line on either the Jaguars or Texans? Or are you going over or under? Let us know in the comments below!