Jacksonville Jaguars vs Los Angeles Chargers Prediction, 9/25/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 3
Game: Jacksonville Jaguars vs Los Angeles Chargers
Date: Sunday, September 25, 2022
Location: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Chargers (-7)
SoFi Stadium is where the Los Angeles Chargers (1-1) will meet the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-1) on Sunday. Los Angeles opens this game as 7-point favorites. The over/under is set at 50.5.
The Jacksonville Jaguars come into this game with a record of 1-1 for this year. In their last game, the Jaguars played the Colts and went home with a win by a final score of 24-0. James Robinson was the rushing leader for the Jaguars with 23 attempts for 64 yards (2.8 yds per carry). Evan Engram had an average of 6.6 yds per catch by accumulating 46 yds on 7 catches. Trevor Lawrence went 25/30 with 235 yds passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 121.5 and ended the contest without throwing an interception. Against the run, the Jaguars conceded 54 yds on 13 attempts, which is an average of 4.2 yards per rush allowed. Jacksonville conceded 16 completions on 30 attempts for a total of 164 yards, and a completion rate of 53.3%. Once the final whistle blew, they had 67 plays which converted into 331 yards. The Jacksonville Jaguars ran the football 37 different times and accrued 96 yards, which earned them an average of 2.6 yards per attempt.
Concerning putting points on the board, the Jacksonville Jaguars have an average of 23.0 points per outing. As a team they have an average of 109.5 yards on the ground which has them sitting 17th in the National Football League. The Jaguars have tallied 714 total yards for the season. Jacksonville has accrued 27 first downs as a team, and they have committed 16 penalties for 109 yards. They have surrendered the ball 1 time. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Jacksonville has totaled 3 touchdowns via the pass and 2 rushing touchdowns.
The Jaguars sit in 5th in the National Football League in relation to team defense, allowing 14.0 PPG. They are allowing an average of 3.4 yards per run and 69.5 rushing yards per game for the year. Overall, they have conceded 139 yards on the ground through 2 games. When talking about passing yards, the Jaguars have surrendered 469 yards which has them sitting in 17th in the NFL. They are giving up 234.5 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 60.6%. During this campaign, they have yielded 304.0 yards per game ranking them 8th in the league. They have surrendered 4 touchdowns via the pass but none via the rushing attack.
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The Chargers come into this matchup with a record of 1-1 for this season. In their last contest, the Chargers walked away with a loss by a score of 27-24 against the Chiefs. Justin Herbert (3 TDs) walked away from the contest with 334 yards on 33/48 through the air while his quarterback rate was 100.5. He tossed 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.0 yds. Austin Ekeler ran the ball 14 times for 39 yds, finishing the game with 2.8 yards per attempt for Los Angeles. Austin Ekeler was featured in the passing game for the Chargers, grabbing 9 balls for 55 yds (6.1 yards per catch). Los Angeles ran the ball for 3.1 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 75 yds on 24 attempts. The Chargers ended up finishing with 401 yds and they ran 74 plays (5.4 yards per play). The Chargers secondary gave up a completion percentage of 68.6%, relinquishing 226 yds on 24 out of 35 through the air. Los Angeles gave up 18 running attempts for 93 yds (5.2 yards per rush).
Regarding the points being put on the board, the Chargers rank 11th in the league averaging 24.0 points per game. During the season to this point, the Chargers have thrown for a total of 605 yards through the air in addition to holding an average of 302.5 passing yards per game, which ranks 5th in the NFL. They maintain an average of 75.5 run yards per game and have rushed for 151 yards for the year. The Los Angeles Chargers are averaging 378.0 yards/game which is good for 10th in the league. The Los Angeles offense has accrued 46 yards of penalties on 8 violations, which is good for 28th in football in terms of giving up free yards. They have given away 1 interception while allowing opponents to recover 0 fumbles and they have been able to record 27 first downs.
They have conceded 4 touchdowns through the air as well as 241.0 yards/outing, which has them in 19th in the NFL. Los Angeles has given up a total of 157 rushing yards (78.5 yards/game) and they haven't allowed a rushing TD. They have tallied 3 turnovers (0 fumbles recovered and 3 picks) this year. The Chargers defense taken the field for 110 plays, which ranks them 5th in the league. In total, they have relinquished 46 points in total. The Chargers are giving up 23.0 PPG, which has them ranked 22nd of all teams in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Jaguars/Chargers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Jaguars +7
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