Jaguars, Eagles Among Most-Backed Teams for NFL Week 18 at bet365 NJ Sportsbook

The Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars are among the teams receiving the most bets for Week 18 games in the National Football League, according to data from bet365 NJ Sportsbook.

While the Eagles and Jaguars were expected to be going in much different directions earlier this season, the teams may share the same space in the NFL Playoffs following a remarkable turnaround by the Jaguars behind a second-year quarterback. Jacksonville can make the playoffs with a win on Saturday over the Tennessee Titans, or through other scenarios.

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The Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions game, scheduled for Sunday Night Football in primetime, is attracting great interest from bettors. Both the Packers (-225 at home) and Lions (+4.5 as road dogs) are drawing loads of bets for a rivalry game that could determine the playoff fate of both teams. The Packers are in if they defeat the Lions, who need to win and also get a Seahawks loss earlier Sunday.

Betting Data from bet365 NJ for NFL Week 18

The oddsmakers at bet365 have shared the following data leading up to this weekend’s NFL Week 18 contests. Two games are scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 7 (Chiefs at Raiders, Titans at Jaguars). The rest are slated for Sunday, Jan. 8.

Three teams the Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, and San Francisco 49ers have a chance to secure a week one playoff bye, and bettors are showing great interest in those teams, per data from bet365.

Most Backed Teams, Moneyline

  • Philadelphia -900
  • Cincinnati -320
  • Jacksonville -270
  • Green Bay -225

The Cincinnati Bengals may not have a chance to secure a No. 1 seed in the AFC following the cancellation of their Week 17 game against the Buffalo Bills, but the team is seen by oddsmakers and many bettors as a sure thing in this Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens.

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Most Backed Teams, Point Spread

  • Jacksonville -6
  • Cincinnati -7
  • Dallas -7.5
  • Detroit +4.5
  • Green Bay -4.5

The Jags, led by emerging superstar Trevor Lawrence, went 6-2 in November and December to throw water on what was looking like a hangover season. Jacksonville and Tennessee are in a win-get-in battle Saturday for the AFC South title.

The Cowboys can be the No. 1 seed in the NFC and get a bye, or they could be the No. 5 seed and play on the road in wild card weekend. That’s the tidal shift their game against the Commanders (+7.5 at home) can deliver. A 13-4 record and losses by the Eagles and San Francisco 49ers on Sunday would vault the Boys to the top of the conference.

Most Backed Player Props

The Week 18 game between the Titans and the Jaguars in Jacksonville on Saturday will be one of the most observed games of the final regular season weekend. That’s because the winner grabs the division title.

There is a scenario where both the Titans and Jaguars make the AFC Playoffs. If Tennessee wins, the Jags can still make the playoffs as a wild card if the Dolphins, Patriots, and Steelers all lose.

  • Travis Etienne (JAX) Anytime TD scorer (-105)
  • Derrick Henry (TEN) Anytime TD scorer (-110)
  • Evan Engram (JAX) Over 45.5 Receiving Yards (-110)
  • Trevor Lawrence (JAX) Over 252.5 Passing Yards (-110)

Bettors, at bet365 NJ are attracted to player props for the Jaguars/Titans game. It’s worth noting that Lawrence has surpassed 252.5 yards passing twice in his last five games. More than 35% of Evan Engram’s receiving yards have come in just two games, which means he’s far from a given to grab 45.5+ yards in the air.

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Dan Holmes is a writer and contributor for NJ Gambling Sites and has been blogging for more than 25 years. He covered Major League Baseball for MLB.com, wrote for MiLB.com, and spent eight years as Web Manager at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. He is the author of three books on baseball, and his writing has appeared in Huffington Post, Baseball Digest, and the Detroit Free Press. He has a degree from Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Illinois.