Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Los Angeles Chargers Betting – NFL Week 7, 2020

By Admir Aljic in NFL
| October 20, 2020 12:57 am PDT

The Jacksonville Jaguars head to SoFi Stadium on Sunday, October 25, to take on the Los Angeles Chargers, as the NFL betting action continues with Week 7.

Both these teams have only one win each to show in the first six weeks, though Los Angeles is coming off a bye. Anyway, they will be fired up to get things going, so we’ll see a great battle between a couple of AFC foes.

Therefore, I’m bringing you the best Jaguars vs. Chargers betting pick along with the latest team news and all the tips and trends you need to know.

Jaguars vs. Chargers Odds

Jaguars +7.5-110
Chargers -7.5-110
Jaguars to Win+315
Chargers to Win-385
Over 49.5-110
Under 49.5-110

The Jaguars are riding a five-game losing streak, while the Chargers have dropped four straight contests. Still, the bookies have no doubts who’ll win Sunday, regarding the Chargers as a much better team in this matchup.

Despite their four-game skid, the Chargers have played well thus far. They’ve had some tough matchups with the Chiefs, Buccaneers, and Saints, while three of the Jaguars’ last four losses came by 16 or more points.

Jacksonville Jaguars Preview

The Jags are yielding 30.2 points per game (25th in the NFL) on 414.5 total yards (29th). That tells you enough about Jacksonville’s defense that surrendered 180 rushing yards to the Detroit Lions this past Sunday.

Jacksonville suffered a 34-16 home loss in Week 6, and the Jags were completely outplayed by the 1-3 Lions. They struggled offensively, too, rushing for only 44 yards while committing a couple of turnovers.

Over the last two weeks, the Jags have scored 30 points in total which is disappointing considering the strength of the Lions and Texans’ defenses. Gardner Minshew is fourth in the league in passing yards (1,682) and tied-eighth in touchdowns (11), but the Jags are tallying only 89.3 rushing yards per game (29th).

Los Angeles Chargers Preview

The Chargers had a full extra week to rest and prepare for the clash against the Jaguars. They also had enough time to think about their struggles. The Chargers have been so close to the victory in each of their previous four outings, but they’ve lost on all four occasions.

Rookie Justin Herbert is probably the best quarterback ever that started his career with a 0-4 record. Herbert arguably outplayed Drew Brees in Week 5, tossing for four touchdowns and no interceptions, but the Chargers lost 30-27 in overtime.

Los Angeles is scoring 22.0 points per game (24th in the NFL), so there’s still a lot of room for improvement. The Chargers are racking up 390.2 total yards per contest (10th).

On the other side of the ball, LA is yielding 25.0 points per game (14th) on 380.6 total yards (22nd). They posted just eight sacks (26th), but the Chargers miss Melvin Ingram due to a knee injury, while Joey Bossa is struggling with multiple injuries and is questionable to play in Week 7.

Jaguars vs. Chargers Pick

Interestingly, 14 of the Chargers’ last 17 games overall were decided by seven or fewer points, so backing LA to cover a 7.5-point spread would be completely against the betting trends. I think LA will beat the Jags on Sunday, but I don’t feel comfortable with this spread.

However, buying a few points won’t help me feel better in this case, so I’ll take a shot on LA. I’m impressed by Justin Herbert and looking for another strong performance against the terrible Jags’ defense.

The Chargers are 7-1 SU and 8-0 ATS in their last eight encounters with the Jaguars.

Pick
  • Los Angeles Chargers -6.5
    -130

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