The Los Angeles Chargers (10-7) will visit the TIAA Bank Field this coming Saturday for their NFL wild-card round game against the Jacksonville Jaguars (9-8). Going into this AFC South matchup, the Jacksonville Jaguars are seeded fourth after winning the division, scoring one win more than the second-placed Los Angeles Chargers, who enter as the fifth seed. Earlier in the season, the Jacksonville Jaguars bested the Los Angeles Chargers 10-38 at SoFi Stadium. With the same level of play, they hope to reach the divisional round with a follow-up win. That said, the Los Angeles Chargers don’t intend to rest on their laurels as they look to reach the next round.
Jacksonville Jaguars VS Los Angeles Chargers Betting lines
Jacksonville Jaguars VS Los Angeles Chargers Betting expert picks
Jacksonville Jaguars VS Los Angeles Chargers Moneyline
Take the Jacksonville Jaguars to win (2.10) outright on the moneyline.
Playing the Jacksonville Jaguars at the TIAA Bank Field is no mean feat for any team at the moment. The hosts have won four straight on their own field lately, leaving them 5-3 at home and 9-8 for the season. The Los Angeles Chargers, meanwhile, went 5-4 on the road during the regular season and lost their last match.
The Jacksonville Jaguars (+110) have won four of the last five home matches and look like the sound choice on the moneyline against a Los Angeles Chargers side, which has slipped to defeat in three of its last five road trips.
Jacksonville Jaguars VS Los Angeles Chargers Spread
Betting on the Jacksonville Jaguars +2.0 (1.91) is our favorite play for this matchup.
This matchup at the TIAA Bank Field might come down to the very last kick of the ball. The Jacksonville Jaguars are the underdogs at home, but only by 2 point to the Los Angeles Chargers. In the last ten matchups in this series, the average points margin between these two sides was 19.2 points.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have covered the spread in four of their last five games. In their previous ten games, the Jacksonville Jaguars went 6-4 ATS overall and 4-5-1 ATS in the last ten games at home.
The Los Angeles Chargers, on the other hand, have covered the spread in four of their last five games. For covering the spread, the Los Angeles Chargers have managed to string together a fine record. They have covered the spread in their last three matchups, going 4-0-1 ATS in their last five matchups in all.
Jacksonville Jaguars VS Los Angeles Chargers Total
Taking the Total over 47.5 (1.91) is the smart pick for this showdown.
The total may have passed the 45-point mark, but it didn’t quite go above 50 points, as the last ten games between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Los Angeles Chargers produced an average of 49.6 points.
Exactly seven of these past ten meetings have had point totals that were higher than expected. Over was the smart bet three out of six times at the TIAA Bank Field. The current total for Saturday’s matchup sits at 47.5 points.
The under has been the correct bet in each of the previous three Jacksonville Jaguars games. Meanwhile, the last five Jacksonville Jaguars home games went over two times, leaving the home side with an overall 4-6 record from their last ten contests in the over/under market.
As for the Los Angeles Chargers, the average total has been 42.2 points in the away team’s past ten matches and 43.2 points in the last five on the road. Interestedly, the total has gone under in four of the Los Angeles Chargers’ past six games.
Jacksonville Jaguars VS Los Angeles Chargers Betting trends
- Jacksonville Jaguars have covered the spread in four of their last five games.
- Jacksonville Jaguars point score went under in their last three games
- Los Angeles Chargers have covered the spread in four of their last five games.
NFL Power Rankings Week of 16 2022, Jacksonville Jaguars VS Los Angeles Chargers
Jacksonville Jaguars Form
The Jacksonville Jaguars should be confident going into their latest divisional matchup, having won their last three clashes against AFC West teams. They closed their regular season in style, beating the Tennessee Titans 20-16 for a fifth straight win last week.
The Jacksonville Jaguars’ offense is the definition of a middle-of-the-pack NFL offensive line, posting a season average of 23.8 points per game. The defense, on the other hand, has really stepped up against opposing offenses of late. In the past five outings, the hosts have only given up 15.6 points on average. This is better than how they’ve fared over the season, having allowed 20.6 points per game in comparison.
The Jacksonville Jaguars clinched a postseason spot despite not making the playoffs last year—a feat that defied expectations. Their success has proved that they are here to stay and won’t be easy to take down for any team.
Los Angeles Chargers Form
The Los Angeles Chargers hope to get back on track after suffering a setback in their regular-season finale, going down 31-28 against the Denver Broncos. Form has looked good, though, with two wins in five matches, while their overall record from the past 10 games says 6-4.
The Los Angeles Chargers’ offense has been in a slump this season; from ranking fifth in the league last year with 27.9 points per game, it has only put up 23.0 points in the current one. The defense, on the other hand, has really stepped up against opposing offenses of late. In the past five outings, the visitors have only given up 15.0 points on average. This is better than how they’ve fared over the season, having allowed 22.6 points per game in comparison.
The Los Angeles Chargers may be on the road for their playoff opener, but they shouldn’t be ruled out. The visitors have high hopes for a deep postseason run. A 10-7 season was enough to seal them fifth seed in the AFC Conference, plus second place in the AFC West.
Jacksonville Jaguars VS Los Angeles Chargers H2H history
The Jacksonville Jaguars ended a two-game losing skid against the Los Angeles Chargers in their most recent meeting. They took a 38-10 victory in September 2022 at the SoFi Stadium, and will look for a follow-up this week. Playing the Jacksonville Jaguars on the road has delivered some memorable performances from the Los Angeles Chargers. In the last five road games alone, the away team came out as the victor four times.
In their past ten head-to-head games, the Jacksonville Jaguars pulled off 18.3 points on average per game, whereas Los Angeles Chargers managed 31.3 points per match.