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Steelers open as 3.5 point favorites over Jaguars in Week 11

Set for a rematch with the team that put them out of the playoffs in 2017, the two sides appear to have gone in different direction since that day.

Divisional Round - Jacksonville Jaguars v Pittsburgh Steelers Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

The Pittsburgh Steelers Week 11 encounter with the Jacksonville Jaguars was meant to a rematch of two Super Bowl contenders in primetime, and while the Steelers have done their part this season, their opponent looks nothing like the team who beat them twice in 2017. Losers of their last five in a row, Jacksonville has been so disappointing the game has been flexed out of primetime and at 3-6, the Jaguars are almost certain to miss the playoffs this year.

However, if the bookmakers have lost faith in the Jaguars, it is not showing in the betting after Pittsburgh opened as just 3.5 point favorites. If you think that line seems rather low, you are not the only one, and the early action has already moved the spread to 5.5 points. It would not be a surprise if this line was closer to 7 points by Sunday.

An early totals position of 47.5 points looks much more realistic, and there has been no change to this line as of Tuesday. From an initial price of -213, the moneyline has shorten to a best price of -235 and it should be expected that this number will continued to fall as the week progresses.

Jacksonville leads the all-time series with a 14-11 record dating back to 1995 and Mike Tomlin is 3-4 against them, a record that includes two playoff defeats. Prior to 2017, Pittsburgh had won their last three in a row versus the Jaguars and they are 4-1 in their last five trips to Jacksonville.