The 2022 NFL regular season is over, It’s NFL Wild Card Weekend time with 6 exciting matchups to watch. While there are many great games to watch this Saturday, we are paying attention to the Chargers and Jaguars matchup. This is because this is a revenge match for the Chargers as they look to avenge their Week3 blowout loss. Will they be able to get their revenge or will Jacksonville give them another beating? Let’s find out what our football betting experts have to say with their Chargers vs Jaguars Betting pick and prediction.
According to latest betting odds, the Chargers are the favorite to win with a -140 moneyline and a -2.5 point spread. This is despite the Jaguars having the home advantage at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville. This will be the first NFL Playoff appearance for the Chargers since 2018. On the other hand, Jacksonville has not been to the playoffs since 2017.
Chargers vs Jaguars Betting Prediction and Analysis for 1/14/2023
The Chargers head to Jacksonville with a 10-7 record and ranking second in the AFC West. In term of offensive power, they rank 8 in the league averaging 23 point per game. According Sports news, Los Angeles will have to heavily rely on their QB, Justin Herbert if they want to win. However, they are confident in his abilities despite losing to the Broncos 28-31 last Sunday.
During that game, he had 25-for-37 pass completion for 273 years and 2 touchdown strikes to Keenan Allen. During their Week 3 loss to the Jaguars, Herbert was not in good shape due to a rib injury. In addition, Allen was not available for that game either. However, this time around betting experts expect to see a different game.
Furthermore, Herbert ranks third in the NFL just behind Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady, averaging 278.7 yards passing per game.
On the other hand, the Jacksonville Jaguars are a totally different team this year and have our respect. This is because they went from having the worst league record to ranking first in the AFC South. Under the leadership of fist-year head coach Doug Pederson, they are finishing the regular season with a 5-game winning streak.
Furthermore, Jaguars QB, Trevor Lawrence saw a lot of growth under Pederson’s leadership with 4,113 passing yards for the season. Furthermore, according to betting odds websites, the Jaguars’ defense currently ranks 7 in the AFC. In their last 3 games, they have only given up 22 points.
Chargers vs Jaguars Betting Pick
Game time: 01/14/2023 at 8:15 PM ET
Bet on the Chargers at -2.5
For this game, all eyes will be on the quarterback matchup as both teams have strong defensive power. However, the Chargers will have the edge with Justin Herbert despite WR Mike Williams’ status being uncertain for the game.
While we all like a Cinderella story, the Chargers will have no problem moving the ball in the air. Therefore, we predict the Los Angeles Chargers will win and cover the spread with a final score of 28-20.