Jaguars open as underdog vs Chargers
|San Diego Chargers||Jacksonville Jaguars|
The San Diego Chargers are riding the roller-coaster that is sometimes life in the NFL, alternating losses and wins through the first six weeks of this season.
After beating the Colts Monday night the Bolts now hope to avoid a letdown when they head cross-country to take on the 0-6 Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday afternoon (1 pm ET, CBS).
San Diego, now 3-3 SU, is a moneymaking 4-1-1 ATS on the season. They head for their bye week riding a huge OVER trend (Chargers have played OVER in 13 of past 14 seasons before a bye week).All five career meetings of these teams have also played OVER.
The Jaguars have only been double-digit home dogs four times in their history and they 4-0 ATS in those games. Meanwhile, they just lost in Denver 35-19, but easily covered the epic spread as 27-point underdogs. As of early this week the Chargers were favored by 7.5 points over Jacksonville.
They bring a 0-6 record (1-5 ATS) to the Week 7 battle against the 3-3 Chargers, who are 4-1-1 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Jacksonville go 3-3 so far and the Chargers go 3-3.
This game matches up the No. 32 (Jaguars) and the No. 16 (Chargers) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 22-1 result in favor of the Chargers is predicted by handicapping models.
San Diego won its last outing, a 19-9 result against the Colts on October 14. The Chargers covered in that game as a 1-point underdog, while the 28 combined points took the game UNDER the total. In their last game, Jacksonville's aerial attack generated 303 yards but it was the Broncos coming away with a 35-19 victory over Jacksonville at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Jacksonville's No. 32-ranked offense, averaging 11.67 PPG, against a Chargers defense that ranks No. 17 this week at 23 PPG. The Jaguars aerial game is averaging 209.67 yards per game, less than the Chargers secondary allows through the air, 272.83 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Chargers feature the league's No. 24-rated road run defense, allowing 124.67 yards per game. Jacksonville, meanwhile, ranks No. 30 in rushing offense at home.
A few Chargers at Jaguars trends to consider:
San Diego is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games
San Diego is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 6 games
San Diego is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Jacksonville is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Jacksonville is 1-17 SU in its last 18 games
Jacksonville is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games at home
Jacksonville is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games at home
San Diego at Washington, Sunday, November 3rd
Jacksonville at San Francisco, Sunday, October 27th