The playoffs have come early in the AFC South, as the Titans and Jaguars will meet on Saturday night to decide the division champs.
The winner will clinch the division crown and a postseason berth, while the loser will start their offseason.
Jacksonville has a slight advantage currently in the division with the head-to-head victory from earlier in the year.
In early December, the Jaguars pulled off a 36-22 victory when the Titans were still the division frontrunners.
Jacksonville is the best team heading into Saturday, but they’re in a spot to win the AFC South because of a Tennessee implosion.
When the Jaguars beat the Titans on December 11, Tennessee still had a two-game lead in the division.
The Titans have lost six straight games since November 27, showing no signs of momentum leading into Saturday.
On the other hand, the Jaguars are one of the hottest teams in the NFL, winning six of their past eight.
This hot streak has put Trevor Lawrence and company in a position to play postseason football for the first time since the 2017 season.
The Jaguars are superior to the Titans, and they’re hosting their opponent on Saturday.
These factors have been clearly accounted for in the spread, as Jacksonville is laying 6.5 points at home.
The passing game has been the biggest issue for the Titans as Ryan Tannehill suffered a season-ending ankle injury in mid-January.