Chargers vs Jaguars NFL Wild Card Weekend odds and predictions: Who is the favorite?
The Los Angeles Chargers will face the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday for the wild card round. Here are the predictions and picks for the game.
The Jacksonville Jaguars will play host to the Los Angeles Chargers in their wild card matchup on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 8:15 p.m. ET/ 5:15 p.m. PT, which will feature a battle between young and upcoming quarterbacks.
The Jaguars wrapped up the regular season with five wins in a row, while the Chargers racked up four consecutive wins before losing a no-bearing game in Week 18.
Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars
The last time the two teams played each other was back in Week 3, when Jacksonville humiliated the Chargers at home, 38-10. They also have an excellent home record, having won with the home field advantage for four consecutive games over the Las Vegas Raiders, Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, and the Tennessee Titans.
The Jaguars are being led by quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who has been demonstrating why he was the number one pick overall in the 2021 NFL Draft. The team can also rely on their hardworking linebacker Foyesade Oluokun, who racked up a league-leading 184 tackles.
Justin Herbert and the Chargers
However, the Chargers have weapons of their own. First up, there’s 24-year-old Justin Herbert, who has a freakishly talented throwing arm. He ended the regular season throwing the second-highest number of yards (4.739), and is number three in terms of completion percentage (68.2).
Los Angeles star receiver Mike Williams was injured in their season-finale loss against the Denver Broncos, and his status for the game is not yet known, though he was given an optimistic assessment. However, the team can still rely on their explosive offense to win the game.
The Chargers are a 2.5 favorite to prevail over the Jaguars, while the over-under is at 47.5.
|Jacksonville Jaguars||+1.5||+115||over 47.5|
|Los Angeles Chargers||-1.5||-135||under 47.5|