3 Best Prop Bets for Chargers vs Jaguars AFC Wild Card Game (Lawrence Struggles Against Tough LA Pass Defense)

Devon Platana
Best prop bets for Los Angeles Chargers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars AFC Wild Card Game.
Best prop bets for Los Angeles Chargers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars AFC Wild Card Game. / Associated Press

The NFL's Super Wild Card Weekend is nearly here, bringing us an exciting AFC matchup between the No. 5 Los Angeles Chargers and No. 4 Jacksonville Jaguars. The Chargers are currently 2.5-point road favorites over the Jaguars, but only have -106 odds to cover the spread, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Chagers vs Jaguars Prop Bets

Here are three of the best prop bets for the Chargers vs Jaguars matchup, courtesy of NFL odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Chargers vs Jaguars AFC Wild Card Prop Bets Tonight

1. Trevor Lawrence — Passing Yards: Under 248.5 (-114)

In a four-game stretch between Week 12 and 15, Trevor Lawrence looked like one of the NFL's better quarterbacks, going over 300 passing yards in three of those games. He hasn't played at that level since then, though, averaging just 183.3 yards in his last three starts. Things won't get any easier against a Chargers defense that surrendered the seventh-fewest passing yards this season and has held its last three opponents to an average of 160.3. With the likes of Joey Bosa, Khalil Mack and Kyle Van Noy rushing at Lawrence all game long, I'm expecting the Jaguars QB to finish with fewer than 248.5 passing yards.

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2. Austin Ekeler — Any Time Touchdown (-155)

Opponents couldn't stop Austin Ekeler from finding the end zone down the stretch, proven by his six touchdowns over the final five games. Ekeler is an important part of the Chargers' offense and is a candidate to score anytime that his team gets into the red zone. The good news for Ekeler is that the Jaguars have one of the worst red-zone defenses, allowing 32 TDs from plays inside of the 20-yard line — tied for 11th-worst in the NFL. With the Jaguars also allowing the ninth-most total yards, the Chargers' offense shouldn't have any issues marching down the field, opening the door for Ekeler to find paydirt.

3. Keenan Allen — Receiving Yards: Over 73.5 (-114)

Though injuries kept him off the field for the majority of the campaign's first half, Keenan Allen has been nothing but phenomenal since his recovery. The veteran wideout's 675 receiving yards over eight games since Week 11 rank fifth-most in the league over that span. What's even more impressive is that Allen has gone over 73.5 receiving yards in six of his last eight games, which includes two 100-plus yard performances in his last three outings. Considering how Allen has also surpassed 73.5 yards in three of his last four games against the Jaguars, another significant performance would be far from shocking.

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