It’s cliche to call London a home away from home, but that’s certainly what the city has become for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Doug Pederson’s squad loves Big Ben so much that they’ve decided to stay an extra week before their game versus Buffalo. However, the Falcons come in with some serious firepower — just not at quarterback. There are a few angles to play in this London game, but everything is better in a parlay — especially a parlay of the same-game variety! Here are the best Jaguars-Falcons same-game parlay bet for the early Sunday action in London.
Jaguars-Falcons Same Game Parlay Bet for Sunday’s London Game
Jaguars-Falcons Under 41.5
The total of this game currently sits between 43 and 43.5, but I feel that it will slide comfortably to the under. The under is currently riding a seven-game win streak at Wembley Stadium, something not to be overlooked when we’re playing on a different continent. Both defenses should play well with the Falcons setting the tone against a Jaguars team that has struggled to run the football.
Meanwhile, Atlanta has a top defense, including a solid pass rush and a run-stopping front. They are holding teams to less than 300 total yards per game, including less than 200 in the air. That will make things difficult for Trevor Lawrence.
On offense, the Falcons must move the ball on the ground because they currently lack a passing offense. In their two wins, they’ve mowed down opposing tacklers with one of the best run games, but in their loss last week, the Lions held them to just 2.2 yards per carry.
Neither team should be able to effectively move the football for different reasons, but it all adds up to an under. Move that down to 41.5, as there is little difference between 43.5 and 41.5, with the latter being the key number.
Just take the Falcons to win this game. They’ve done it each of the last two times they have played in London. They are also 7-1 ATS in this series and have won the last six. The Chiefs committed double-digit penalties and turned it over three times and still beat this Jaguars team.
The Falcons are still trying to get Desmond Ridder up to speed, but Arthur Smith isn’t asking him to be Patrick Mahomes, just to manage the run game. Expect the Falcons to be able to run while controlling the clock. Atlanta has a couple of game-breakers, so some chunk plays on the ground are certainly doable.
The run splits are night and day for the two Falcons wins versus their loss, and we expect them to churn out more yards on the ground and ultimately win this game outright. It’s not like there’s any home-field advantage for Jacksonville, and if there is, they haven’t been able to use it. The Falcons play great defense and run the ball. That holds up anywhere on the planet.
Christian Kirk 50+ Receiving Yards
The Jags will be down one of their starting receivers, Zay Jones. That should open up even more targets for Calvin Ridley and Christian Kirk. The latter receiver has been targeted 20 times over the past two contests, and Lawrence will have to lean on his two horses, as the Falcons will make things difficult with a heavy pass rush.
The faster and more often the ball finds Kirk, the better the chances for Jacksonville to stay in this game. Expect Pederson to have something dialed up for Kirk, especially some quick throws to see what he can do after the catch. Atlanta will win and this game will stay under — but not for a lack of trying by Kirk.
Final Jaguars-Falcons Same-Game Parlay Bet for London
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