Chargers vs Jaguars Opening Odds & Prediction for AFC Wild Card Playoff Game (LA Edges Out Jacksonville)

Isaiah De Los Santos
Los Angeles Chargers vs Jacksonville Jaguars opening odds, lines and predictions for AFC Wild Card playoff game on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Los Angeles Chargers vs Jacksonville Jaguars opening odds, lines and predictions for AFC Wild Card playoff game on FanDuel Sportsbook. / (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)
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Week 18 NFL action is still ongoing, but FanDuel Sportsbook has already released odds and lines for the first round of the playoffs, giving us an early preview of the upcoming postseason slate.

The Wild Card Round includes a clash between the 5-seed Los Angeles Chargers and 4-seed Jacksonville Jaguars.

Chargers vs Jaguars Odds & Lines Playoffs

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: LAC: (-132) | JAX: (+112)
Spread: LAC: -2.5 (-110) | JAX: +2.5 (-110)
Total: N/A — Over: (N/A) | Under: (N/A)

The Chargers are projected as slim road favorites in the Wild Card Round. Los Angeles is an early -132 moneyline favorite and favored by 2.5 points on the spread.

Chargers vs Jaguars Prediction Wild Card 

The 4 vs. 5 matchup should be an exciting meeting between two electric offenses. Justin Herbert finally has his full complement of weapons back with Keenan Allen and Mike Williams healthy, joining star running back Austin Ekeler to form a scary core. Trevor Lawrence, meanwhile, has taken a leap in the second half of the season, leading the Jags to an AFC South title while more than doubling his passing TD total from his rookie campaign.

Which defense can survive this test may end up being the difference. The Chargers are simply equipped better on that side of the ball with Joey Bosa finally healthy again, giving this unit a game-changing player that Jacksonville lacks. The Jagas have also struggled to contain anyone this season, giving up the ninth-most yards per game and ranking sixth-worst in Football Outsiders' defensive DVOA metric.

I think LA ultimately comes out on top in what should be a shootout. Bet Chargers -2.5 (-110).

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Isaiah De Los Santos is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Isaiah De Los Santos also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username zayyy05328. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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