Chargers vs Jaguars Prediction & NFL Odds for Wild Card Weekend
Check out our free Chargers vs Jaguars prediction for the NFL Playoff game in Jacksonville. See who USA Wager likes to win and cover the spread in this football game. And, get our insight into the best over-under point total bet.
Chargers vs Jaguars Prediction & NFL Odds For Wild Card Weekend
On Saturday, January 14th, the Los Angeles Chargers travel to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field. The two AFC teams will kick things off at 8:15 PM ET, and will be televised on NBC.
Heading into Saturday’s game, the odds suggest this will be a close matchup. Will Los Angeles pull off the win as a slight road favorite? Or, will Jacksonville take care of business at home? Keep reading to USA Wager’s Chargers vs Jaguars prediction.
- Spread: LAC -1.0 | JAX +1.0
- MoneyLine: LAC -120 | JAX +100
- Total: 47.5
Chargers vs Jaguars Prediction: Spread
Heading into this Wild Card weekend contest vs Jacksonville, the Chargers have an overall record of 10-7. This includes going 7-5 in the AFC. On the season, Los Angeles has one of the better scoring margins in the NFL, ranking 11th with an average differential of 0.41 points. So far, the Chargers have been favored in 11 of their 17 games. The average point spread in these matchups is -4.
Across their 5 previous road games, Los Angeles has an ATS mark of 3-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-3-0 while averaging 21.8 points per game. The Chargers have played well in their last 5 games as the betting favorite, going 5-0 straight up and 3-1-1 against the spread.
Heading into this playoff contest vs Los Angeles, the Jaguars have an overall record of 9-8. This includes going 8-4 in the AFC. On the season, Jacksonville has one of the better scoring margins in the NFL, ranking 7th with an average differential of 3.18 points. So far, the Jaguars have been favored in 12 of their 17 games. The average point spread in these matchups is 4.
When looking at their past 5 home matchups, Jacksonville has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 26.4 per game. The team went 4-1 overall in these games. Both against the spread and straight up, the Jaguars have played well in their last 5 games as the underdog going 4-1 ATS and 4-1 SU.
If looking to place a wager on the spread for this game, we recommend taking the Jaguars to cover the spread vs Los Angeles. Look for the team’s ground game to come to life. Even though Jacksonville is ranked just 14th in rush yards per game, this looks to be a favorable matchup for the unit.
Free Spread Prediction: Jacksonville Jaguars 1.0
Chargers vs Jaguars Prediction: Total
Heading into this week’s matchup, the Chargers have an over-under record of 7-9-1. This season, the Chargers are averaging 23.0 points per contest, placing them 13th in the league. Defensively, the team is ranked just 21st in points allowed per game. On the other side, heading into this week’s matchup, the Jaguars have an over-under record of 8-9. For the season, Jacksonville has been one of the top performing offenses averaging 23.76 points per contest. In addition, the team has been tough on the other side of the ball, ranking 12th in points allowed.
In this week’s matchup, we see the Chargers and Jaguars combining for 47 points, leading us to recommend taking the under.
Free Total Prediction: Under 47.5
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