NFL Betting Preview: Los Angeles Chargers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
The Los Angeles Chargers (1-4), who have lost four straight games, are touchdown favorites against the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-5), losers of five straight, on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at SoFi Stadium. An over/under of 49.0 is set in the game.
Game InfoGame Day: Sunday, October 25, 2020 Game Time: 4:25 PM ET TV Channel: CBS Location: Inglewood, CA Stadium: SoFi Stadium
Chargers Players to WatchJustin Herbert has thrown for 1,195 yards while completing 68.8% of his passes (97-of-141), with nine touchdowns and three interceptions in four games this year (298.8 yards per game). He's also carried the ball 16 times for 55 yards and one touchdown, averaging 13.8 yards per game. Joshua Kelley has taken 63 attempts for a team-leading 203 rushing yards (40.6 yards per game) while scoring one touchdown in five games. He's also caught eight passes for 93 yards (18.6 receiving yards per game). In three games in 2020, Justin Jackson has rushed for 84 yards on 23 carries (28.0 ypg), with zero rushing touchdowns. Keenan Allen has reeled in 34 passes to lead the team with 356 yards with two touchdowns. He has been targeted 51 times and averages 71.2 yards per game over five outings. Hunter Henry has added 268 yards on 22 catches with one touchdown. He has been targeted 34 times and puts up 53.6 receiving yards per game in five matchups this year. Over four games in 2020, Mike Williams has caught 12 passes on 22 targets for 209 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 52.3 receiving yards per game. Joey Bosa has 4.0 sacks to lead the team, and has also added 6.0 TFL and 13 tackles over five games. In five games over the course of the 2020 campaign, Kyzir White has racked up 47 tackles and 3.0 TFL and leads the team in tackles. Nasir Adderley has a team-high one interception and has tacked on 21 tackles and one pass defended five in games this season.
Jaguars Players to WatchGardner Minshew has thrown for 1,682 yards while completing 67.5% of his passes (162-of-240), with 11 touchdowns and five interceptions in six games this year (280.3 yards per game). He's also carried the ball 21 times for 101 yards and one touchdown, averaging 16.8 yards per game. James Robinson has picked up a team-high 362 rushing yards (60.3 yards per game) and scored three touchdowns in six games. He has added 23 catches for 207 yards (34.5 receiving yards per game) with one receiving touchdown. This season, Keelan Cole has 27 catches (on 37 targets) to lead the team with 362 yards (60.3 per game) while scoring three touchdowns in six games. Laviska Shenault Jr. has tacked on 26 catches for 280 yards and one touchdown over the course of six games this year. He has been targeted 35 times and puts up 46.7 receiving yards per game. D.J. Chark has caught 25 passes on 34 targets for 265 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 53.0 yards per game in five contests in 2020. Josh Allen has collected a team-leading 2.0 sacks, while adding 2.0 TFL and six tackles over four games. In six games over the course of the 2020 campaign, Josh Jones has racked up 49 tackles and leads the team in tackles.
Chargers vs Jaguars: Last 5 MeetingsIn the past five meetings, Los Angeles has a 4-1 record against Jacksonville. Jacksonville has put up 81 fewer points than Los Angeles in their past five games.
Chargers vs Jaguars: Last Five Meetings
When the Chargers have the ball...The average points per game output for the Chargers this season, 22, is 8.2 fewer than the 30.2 the Jaguars have given up in each contest. When they meet or outpace their scoring average this season, Los Angeles is 0-2. Jacksonville is 1-1 this season in games where they allow fewer than 30.2 points. The Jaguars defense has surrendered an average of 414.5 yards per game in 2020, a total 24.3 yards more than the 390.2 the Chargers offense has averaged per contest. On average, the Chargers gain 5.7 yards per play and the Jaguars give up 6.5. Los Angeles' record this season when they accumulate at least their season average in total yards: 0-2. When Jacksonville allows fewer total yards to opposing offenses than their season average they are 0-3 this season. The Jaguars defense has given up an average of 143.8 yards per game to opposing running games this season. That is 21.4 more yards than the Chargers have gained running the football in 2020 (122.4). Los Angeles is 1-1 this season when they run for at least their season average. When Jacksonville holds opposing teams to 143.8 rushing yards or fewer they are 1-3 this year. The Chargers have turned the ball over 1.4 times per game this season, while the Jaguars have averaged 1 takeaway per contest. Los Angeles is 1-2 this season when they turn the football over 1.4 times or fewer. Jacksonville's record this season when they force more than 1 turnover: 1-3
When the Jaguars have the ball...The Jaguars score 20.8 points per game, 4.2 fewer than the Chargers surrender per matchup (25). Jacksonville is 1-2 in games when it puts up at least 20.8 points. When Los Angeles allows opponents to put up no more than 22 points, it has a 0-2 record. The Jaguars average 29.4 fewer yards per game (351.2), than the Chargers give up per matchup (380.6). The Jaguars average 5.5 yards per play, while the Chargers allow 5.7 per play. When the Los Angeles offense put together a game with at least their 2019 average in yardage, they were 4-2 last season. In games Los Angeles limits its opponents to 380.6 or fewer yards, it has a 1-1 record. This season, the Jaguars average 89.3 rushing yards per game, 18.3 fewer per game than the Chargers allow per contest (107.6). When Jacksonville runs for at least 89.3 yards, it compiled a 1-1 record. When Los Angeles keeps its opponents to 107.6 yards on the ground or less, it is 0-2. This year, the Jaguars turn the ball over 1.5 times per game, just 0.7 more turnovers per game than the 0.8 the Chargers force on average. Jacksonville is 1-1 when it turns the ball over 1.5 times or less. This season, Los Angeles has a 1-2 record when it forces at least 0.8 turnovers.
Chargers Fantasy LeadersHerbert is 28th overall among all players and 23rd among all QBs with 87.3 fantasy points (21.8 per game). Keenan Allen's 45.6 total fantasy points (an average of 9.1 per game), are good enough to rank him 98th overall and 31st among wide receivers. Williams is 141st overall and 55th among WRs with 32.9 fantasy points (averaging 8.2 per game) so far this season. Henry is working on the 142nd-ranked fantasy season (15th among tight ends) with 32.8 fantasy points, averaging 6.6 per game.
Jaguars Fantasy LeadersMinshew is 14th overall among all players and 14th among all QBs with 111.4 fantasy points (18.6 per game). Robinson has recorded 78.9 fantasy points this season (13.2 per game), making him the eighth-ranked running back and the 36th-ranked player overall. Cole is averaging 9.1 fantasy points per game on the way to 54.4 total fantasy points. That makes him the 76th-ranked fantasy player overall and the 20th-ranked wide receiver. Chark is working on the 101st-ranked fantasy season (32nd among wide receivers) with 44.5 fantasy points, averaging 8.9 per game.
Chargers vs Jaguars Betting Information
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Chargers Betting InsightsThis season, less than 50% of Los Angeles' games with a betting line -- two out of five opportunities -- have gone over the point total. Los Angeles has a 4-1 record against the spread this year.
Chargers Home TrendsLos Angeles' record against the spread in home games last year was just 1-6, and its record at home overall was 2-6. The Chargers had just a 0-1 ATS record when favored by at least 7.0 points at home last season. Los Angeles hit the over just one time in eight opportunities at home last year (12.5%). The average total in Chargers home games last season was 42.9 points, 6.1 fewer than this matchup's over/under (49.0).
Jaguars Betting InsightsJacksonville's games have gone over the point total in three out of six opportunities this season (50%). Jacksonville has a losing 2-4 record against the spread.
Jaguars Road TrendsJacksonville finished just 3-4 against the spread in away games last year, and went 3-5 overall on the road. Jacksonville hit the over in 50% of its away games last year (four of eight opportunities). The average total in Jaguars away games last season was 45 points, 4.0 fewer than this matchup's over/under (49.0).
Additional InfoLos Angeles' games have gone over 49.0 points two times this season 40% of matchups). Jacksonville has played three games this year that ended with a combined score higher than 49.0 points (50% of its outings). The teams combine to score 42.8 points per game, 6.2 fewer points than this matchup's point total. Opponents of these teams score 55.2 combined points per game, 6.2 more points than this contest's over/under. The Chargers have an average total of 47 in their matchups this year, 2.0 fewer points than this game's over/under. The average over/under for Jaguars contests this season is 51, 2.0 more points than this game's total.
Betting Insights: Last Three Games (Both Teams)The past three Chargers games averaged 5.3 more points (54.3) than this matchup's over/under. Los Angeles is 2-1 against the spread and 0-3 overall in its last three games. In those matchups, Los Angeles surpassed the over/under in two of three opportunities (66.7%). The last three Jaguars games averaged 50.7 total points, 1.7 more points than this matchup's point total. Jacksonville has gone just 0-3 against the spread in its last three games while also going 0-3 overall. In those matchups, Jacksonville eclipsed the over/under in just one of three opportunities (33.3%).
Tyrod Taylor: Questionable (Ribs),
Bryan Bulaga: Questionable (Back),
Trai Turner: Out (Groin),
Storm Norton: Doubtful (Knee),
K.J. Hill: Questionable (Hip),
Justin Jackson: Questionable (Knee)
Jarrod Wilson: Out (Hamstring),
Myles Jack: Out (Ankle),
A.J. Cann: Questionable (Shoulder),
Tyler Eifert: Out (Neck)
Last Updated on 2020-10-24 2:28 a.m. EDT