Denver Broncos at Jacksonville Jaguars - 10/30/22 NFL Picks and Prediction

Jacksonville Jaguars (2-5) vs Denver Broncos (2-5)

Game Info: Sunday, October 30, 2022 at 9:30 am (Wembley Stadium)

Betting Odds: Jacksonville Jaguars -2.5 -- Over/Under: 40.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Denver Broncos and Jacksonville Jaguars face off on Sunday in an NFL showdown across the pond at Wembley Stadium. When these two teams faced off last year, it was Denver that secured the 23-13 victory. 

The Broncos come into this game with a 2-5 record overall, but it looks like they should get quarterback Russell Wilson back. Wilson missed the last game with a hamstring injury, but he’s probable here. In the last game against the New York Jets, the offense only managed nine points. Melvin Gordon finished with 11 rushes, but only had 33 yards. Denver’s offense is averaging 14.3 points, while their defense is giving up 16.4 points per game. The offense has been an issue, but the defense is ranked 3rd in the league. 

On the other side of this match is the Jaguars, who sit with a 2-5 record overall, and although they have been close in games, they haven’t been winning them. In the last game against the New York Giants, they were competitive, but were outscored 10-0 in the 4th quarter. Trevor Lawrence completed 22 of his 43 passes for 310 yards. The Jaguars are averaging 26.3 points, while their defense is giving up 16.8 points per game. In this game, they are going to need the defense to be good, and take the pressure off the offense. 

The Broncos are 1-4 in their last five games on grass. The Jaguars are 8-20 against the spread in their last 28 games overall. The Broncos are 2-5 against the spread in the last seven meetings played between the two teams. The road team is 4-0 against the spread in the last four meetings played between the two teams. 

Wilson is back for the Broncos, but I’m not sure if that is actually a good thing for Denver. They have struggled to move the ball with Wilson, and I expect the Jaguars' defense to be good. The Broncos defense is ranked 3rd in the league, and they are going to lock down the Jaguars offense also. This is going to be a low scoring game, and it will stay well under the posted total. This is a strong play. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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