Los Angeles Chargers vs Jacksonville Jaguars Pick, Odds, Week 14 Prediction 12/8/2019
Game: Los Angeles Chargers vs Jacksonville Jaguars
Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019
Location: TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Jacksonville +1
TIAA Bank Field is the venue where Gardner Minshew and the Jacksonville Jaguars will play the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. Los Angeles opens this matchup as 1-point favorites. The total is set at 44.5. The Chargers are 4-8-0 ATS and 4-8-0 when betting on the total. The Jaguars are 6-6-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-8-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Los Angeles Chargers played the Denver Broncos and lost 23-20. Leading the way at QB for the Chargers was Philip Rivers who went 20/29 with 265 yards passing and added 2 TD's. He tossed 1 interception during the game. Melvin Gordon paced the team in rushing for that game. He had a long run of 19 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He racked up a total of 99 yards via 20 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.0 yards per run. Mike Williams led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 117 yards on 5 catches. He notched an average of 23.4 yards per reception for that game. The Los Angeles Chargers ended up running the ball 29 times and totaled 115 yards which earned them an average of 4.0 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, the Chargers got 17 1st downs and they totaled 7 penalties for 82 yards. For the game, they ran 61 plays which gave them a total of 359 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Los Angeles gave up 18 catches on 28 attempts for a total of 134 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.0%. Against the run, the Chargers gave up 84 yards on 25 attempts which gave them an average of 3.4 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For this contest, they allowed 218 yards and earned 1 turnover. Another prediction you may want to look into is the free pick against the spread from Josh Schonwald on the Steelers vs Cardinals contest.
Chargers Sit at 4-8 After Loss
The Chargers step onto the field holding a record of 4-8 for 2019. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board in the AFC West and they will have to really have a good night if they want to have a good offensive game. For total yards, they rank 4th in the AFC and 12th in the NFL with 4,359 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Chargers currently have a total of 17 passing TDs and 7 rushing touchdowns. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the league averaging 20 points per game, ranking them 22nd in the NFL. As a unit, they are averaging 89 rushing yards per contest which is 13th among AFC teams.
The Chargers have one of the top tier defenses in the NFL, giving up 20.1 points per game putting them 7th in the conference. In regard to rushing yards, Los Angeles is giving up 109.9 yards per contest which has them at 2nd among AFC West teams and 18th in the league. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.2 yards per rush which has them at 6th among AFC teams and 14th in the NFL overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,069 yards rushing through 12 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Chargers have allowed 2,392 yards. Teams are completing 69.9% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.4 yards per try. They have conceded 17 passing TDs and 9 rushing touchdowns.
The last time they took the field, the Jacksonville Jaguars played the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and ended up taking the loss by a score of 28-11. Running the show from under center for the Jaguars was Gardner Minshew II who went 16/27 with 147 yards through the air and completed 1 TD. He threw 1 interception during the game. Leonard Fournette led the team in rushing during the game. His longest run of the day went for 10 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 38 yards on 14 carries which means he ran for an average of 2.7 yards per run. Dede Westbrook was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 60 yards on 5 catches. He had an average of 12.0 yards per reception during the game. The Jacksonville Jaguars ran the ball 17 times and earned 48 yards which earned them an average of 2.8 yards per run. For the game, the Jaguars totaled 14 1st downs and they had 16 infractions for 125 yards. In the game, they ran 63 plays which gave them a total of 241 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Jacksonville allowed 21 catches on 33 throws for a total of 241 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.0%. For the game, they gave up a total of 315 yards and forced 1 turnover. Against the run, the Jaguars allowed 74 yards on 31 carries which gave them an average of 2.4 yards per attempt allowed. Tony Sink has a free NFL pick ATS for the game between the Chiefs and Patriots.
Jaguars Dip to 4-8 After Loss
The Jaguars head into this matchup 4-8. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Jaguars have one of the worst offenses in the league. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Jaguars sit in 4th in the division and 26th out of all the teams in the league averaging 18.3 points per game. Jacksonville needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 113 rushing yards per contest, which has them at 15th in the league. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,361 rushing yards through 12 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Jaguars average 359 yards per game overall putting them 15th among NFL teams and 6th among AFC teams.
The Jaguars are allowing 24.3 points per game ranking them 4th in the division and 22nd in the league. When it comes to points allowed, they have given up 292 total points. In discussing rushing yards, they are allowing 137 yards per game which puts them at 28th in the NFL and 4th in the division. For 2019, they have conceded 1,639 rushing yards and 17 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre units in the league. They are conceding 224 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Jaguars sit in 7th in the conference. They have allowed 16 passing TDs for this year.
Who will win tonight's Chargers/Jaguars NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Chargers -1
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