Los Angeles Chargers vs Jacksonville Jaguars Prediction, 1/14/2023 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Wildcard
Game: Los Angeles Chargers vs Jacksonville Jaguars
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023
Location: TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Jaguars (+1.5)
The Los Angeles Chargers (10-7) are hitting the road to TIAA Bank Field on Saturday where they will take on the Jacksonville Jaguars (9-8). Los Angeles opens this contest as 1.5-point favorites. The betting total is set at 47.
The Los Angeles Chargers step onto the field holding a record of 10-7 for this season. In their last contest, the Chargers stepped onto the field against the Broncos and went home with a loss by a final score of 31-28. Justin Herbert went 25/37 with 273 yards passing and 2 TDs. He had a QB rating of 107.2 and finished the game with no picks. Austin Ekeler was the best rusher for the Chargers with 11 totes for 34 yds (3.1 yards per attempt). Keenan Allen had an average of 12.8 yds per catch by earning 102 yards on 8 catches. The Los Angeles Chargers ended up running the ball 22 times and accrued 59 yards, which had them averaging 2.7 yards per attempt. When all was said and done, they tallied 67 plays which gave them 352 yards. Los Angeles conceded 13 completions on 24 attempts for a total of 266 yds, and a completion rate of 54.2%. In the running game, the Chargers gave up 205 yds on 36 attempts, which calculates to 5.7 yds per run surrendered.
When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Los Angeles Chargers are sitting at 23.0 PPG. Offensively they're averaging 89.6 yards in the run game ranking this team at 30th in the NFL. The Chargers have racked up 6,108 total yards for the year. Los Angeles has 232 1st downs, and they have been flagged for 81 infractions for 635 yds. They have surrendered the ball 19 different times (10 interceptions and 9 fumbles lost). With reference to scoring, Los Angeles has earned 26 touchdowns through the air and 15 rushing touchdowns.
The Chargers are sitting in 21st in the league regarding team defense, allowing 22.6 points per game. They are giving up an average of 5.4 yards per rushing attempt and 145.8 yards on the ground per contest this season. Over the course of this season, they have given up 2,478 rushing yards through 17 outings. When talking about yards through the air, the Chargers have surrendered 3,406 yards which has them sitting in 7th in football. They are allowing 200.4 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 61.4%. In total, they have surrendered 346.1 yards per game putting them 20th in the NFL. They have yielded 24 touchdowns by air as well as 17 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Jaguars head into this game 9-8 for this season. When they last took the field, the Jaguars walked away with a victory by a final of 20-16 against the Titans. Trevor Lawrence (1 touchdown) finished the contest with 212 yds on 20/32 through the air while his QB rating was 92.2. He didn't toss any interceptions and his avg yards per attempt was 6.6 yds. Christian Kirk was a featured target for the Jaguars, hauling in 6 throws for 99 yds (16.5 yards per reception). Travis Etienne ran the ball 7 times for 17 yds, ending the game with 2.4 yds per carry for Jacksonville. The Jaguars finished the game with a total of 222 yards and they ran 47 plays (4.7 yards per play). Jacksonville ended up running for 1.4 yards per tote, totaling 19 yards on 14 attempts. Jacksonville conceded 39 rushing attempts for 147 yds (3.8 yards per rush). The Jaguars pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 69.0%, surrendering 165 yards on 20 out of 29 through the air.
The Jacksonville Jaguars hold an average of 357.4 yards per game ranking them 10th in football. They have an average of 124.5 yards per game via the ground game and have toted the ball for 2,116 yards overall. The Jacksonville offense has totaled 674 penalty yards on 90 infractions, which is good for 21st in the league in terms of hurting your team. They have thrown 9 interceptions while letting opponents recover 13 fumbles and they have been able to tally 208 1st downs. For the year so far, the Jaguars have a total of 3,959 yards through the air as well as an average of 232.9 passing yards per contest, which is ranked 10th in football. In relation to their scoring prowess, the Jaguars currently sit 10th out of all teams in the league maintaining an average of 23.8 points per contest.
The Jaguars are relinquishing 20.6 points per contest, which has them in 12th in the NFL. They have conceded 25 touchdowns through the air as well as 238.5 yards per contest, ranking them 28th in the league. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 350 total points. Jacksonville has conceded a total of 1,951 rushing yards (114.8 yards per game) and 14 touchdowns by way of the ground game this year. The Jaguars defense has participated in 1,106 plays, which ranks 29th in the NFL. Their defense has earned 27 takeaways (13 fumbles recovered and 14 interceptions) for the season.
Who will win tonight's Chargers/Jaguars NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Jaguars +1.5
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