Jacksonville Jaguars vs Las Vegas Raiders Prediction, 8/4/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Hall of Fame Game Odds
Game: Jacksonville Jaguars vs Las Vegas Raiders
Date: Thursday, August 4, 2022
Location: Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Raiders (-1.5)
Allegiant Stadium is where the Las Vegas Raiders (10-7 last season) will play the Jacksonville Jaguars (3-14 last year) on Thursday. Las Vegas opens this matchup as 1.5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The total is 33.5.
The Jacksonville Jaguars wrapped up their year having earned a 3-14 mark. In their last contest of 2021, the Jaguars took on the Colts and notched a win by a score of 26-11. Ryquell Armstead led the offense in rushing for the Jaguars with 9 totes for 52 yards (5.8 yards per carry). Marvin Jones averaged 12.6 yds per catch by recording 88 yards on 7 receptions. Trevor Lawrence went 23/32 with 223 yds passing and 2 TDs. He had a QB rating of 111.8 and ended the contest with no picks. Against the run, the Jaguars conceded 94 yards on 18 tries, which averages out to 5.2 yards per rush surrendered. Jacksonville gave up 17 pass completions on 29 tries for 139 yards, and a completion rate of 58.6%. Overall, they had 64 plays which gave them a total of 318 yards. The Jacksonville Jaguars ended up running the ball 31 different times and totaled 101 yds, which had them averaging 3.3 yds per attempt.
Regarding scoring, the Jacksonville Jaguars had an average of 14.9 points per outing. As a unit they held an average of 103.2 yards in the run game, which was 22nd in the NFL. The Jaguars tallied 5,191 total yards for the prior season. Jacksonville had 178 1st downs as an offense, and they were called for 104 infractions for 856 yards. They turned the ball over 29 different times (17 interceptions and 12 fumbles). Jacksonville totaled 12 passing touchdowns and 13 rushing touchdowns.
Regarding passing yardage, the Jaguars gave up 3,875 yards which put them in 17th in the National Football League. Over the course of their 17 games, they surrendered 227.9 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 69.4%. They yielded 353.1 yards/game ranking them 20th in the league. They surrendered 24 throwing touchdowns as well as 22 touchdowns on the ground. Opposing teams ran for an average of 4.3 yards per run and 125.1 rushing yards per game last year. For the season, they gave up 2,127 rushing yards through 17 games. The Jaguars were ranked 28th in the NFL when it comes to team defense, allowing 26.9 points per contest.
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The Raiders wrapped up their year having a 10-7 record. When they last stepped on the field last year, the Raiders took a defeat with a final score of 26-19 when they played the Bengals. Josh Jacobs ran the ball 13 times for 83 yards, walking away from the game with 6.4 yds per carry for Las Vegas. Hunter Renfrow was featured in the passing game for the Raiders, snagging 8 balls for 58 yards (7.3 yards per reception). Derek Carr (1 TD) finished the game with 310 yards on 29/54 through the air while his QB rating was 69.2. He threw 1 pick and his avg yards per attempt was 5.74 yards. Las Vegas conceded 25 run attempts for 83 yards (3.3 yards per rush). The Raiders passing defense allowed a completion percentage of 70.6%, surrendering 225 yards on 24 for 34 passing. The Raiders finished the game with 385 yards on 71 plays (5.4 yards per play). Las Vegas rushed for 7.4 yds per carry, finishing with 103 yds on 14 attempts.
In relation to their ability to score points, the Raiders had a ranking of 18th in the league scoring 22.0 points per contest. Throughout last season, the Raiders racked up 4,567 yards via the pass as well as an average of 268.6 passing yards per outing, giving them a rank of 6th out of all NFL teams. They averaged 95.1 yards per game on the ground and rushed for 1,617 yards for the season. The Las Vegas Raiders averaged 363.8 yards per outing which ranked them 11th in football. The Las Vegas offense racked up 1,104 yds of penalties on 124 infractions, which ranked 2nd in the league in terms of making mistakes. They gave away 14 picks while losing 10 fumbles and they earned 217 1st downs.
The Raiders surrendered 25.8 points per game, which had them ranked 26th in football. Las Vegas surrendered a total of 1,943 rushing yards (114.3 yards per contest) in addition to 18 touchdowns by way of the ground game throughout last season. They conceded 29 touchdowns through the air and 222.9 yards per contest, which had them ranked 13th in the league. The Raiders defense participated in 1,103 plays, which was good for 24th in football. Overall, they allowed 439 total points. Their defense compiled 15 takeaways (9 fumbles recovered and 6 picks) in the previous season.
Who will win tonight's Jaguars/Raiders NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Jaguars +1.5
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