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Jaguars vs. Patriots game picks, best bets for Week 17 NFL season

We take a look at the best bets available for the Jaguars-Patriots Week 17 matchup available on DraftKings Sportsbook, including our favorite player prop.

Mac Jones #10 of the New England Patriots walks off the field after being defeated by the Buffalo Bills 33-21 at Gillette Stadium on December 26, 2021 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images

The Jacksonville Jaguars head north for a matchup with the New England Patriots. Kickoff from Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusettes is set for 1:00 p.m. ET with the game airing on CBS.

Here, we’ll take a look at our picks for best bets for the Jaguars-Patriots matchup in Week 17 of the NFL season. Odds come via DraftKings Sportsbook.

Jaguars vs. Patriots Week 17 odds

Spread: NE -15
Point total: 41.5
Moneyline: JAX +700, NE -1125

Our picks for Jaguars vs. Patriots

Pick against the spread: NE -15

This is the largest spread of the weekend and I don’t know that it is big enough. The Patriots' defense is one of the best in the league and the Jaguars' offense is one of the worst. It is rare to see moneyline odds this distant and the Pats are heavy favorites. Coming off of a loss, this is a get-right game for them and they are going to bounce back and cover.

Over/under: UNDER 41.5

The Patriots are one of the most run-heavy teams in the league and that shouldn’t change in this matchup. As I mentioned, I don’t expect anything out of the Jaguars on offense and think that the Patriots have a decent shot of pitching a shutout here. Even if they don’t, I think this one stays under 42.

Preferred player prop: Rhamondre Stevenson anytime TD +140

Damien Harris is questionable, but should play this week, but this is a game the Patriots should lead throughout. If they get a substantial lead, the Patriots will run with both Harris and Stevenson a lot.

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