Chargers vs Jaguars Prediction, Odds & Best Bets for AFC Wild Card Playoff Game (LA Gets Revenge on the Road)

Larry Rupp
Los Angeles Chargers vs Jacksonville Jaguars prediction, odds and best bets for AFC Wild Card Playoff game.
Los Angeles Chargers vs Jacksonville Jaguars prediction, odds and best bets for AFC Wild Card Playoff game. / AP Photos/David Zalubowski
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Chargers vs Jaguars Wild Card Game Info

2022 NFL Playoffs — AFC Wild Card Game
Los Angeles Chargers (10-7, 5-4 Away) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (9-8, 5-3 Home)
Date: Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023
Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
Venue: TIAA Bank Field — Jacksonville, FL
Coverage: NBC

With the regular season in the rearview mirror, it is time for the NFL Playoffs to begin. The Los Angeles Chargers will take on the Jacksonville Jaguars during Wild Card Weekend on Saturday, Jan. 14. It was the Jaguars that came out on top by a score of 38-10 when these foes faced off in Week 3.

The Chargers are the No. 5 seed in the AFC and will aim to exceed expectations. LA ended the regular season with four wins in its final five games. Meanwhile, the Jaguars are the No. 4 seed in the AFC and will look to take advantage of playing at home. Jacksonville is riding a five-game winning streak.

Chargers vs Jaguars Odds & Spread

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: LAC: (-122) | JAC: (+104)
Spread: LAC: -1.5 (-110) | JAC: +1.5 (-110)
Total: 47 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Odds to Win Super Bowl: LAC: +2100 | JAC: +4800

The Chargers enter this contest as slight road favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This Saturday night clash also features one of the higher totals on the Wild Card slate at 47 points.

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Chargers vs Jaguars Prediction & Pick

The Chargers did whatever they had to do to end a postseason drought that dated back to 2019 this season. This is a team that is focused around it offensive stars. Quarterback Justin Herbert ranks second in passing yards (4,739) and running back Austin Ekeler ranks eighth in total yards (1,637).

The Jaguars' playoff hopes looked to be dead in early December when the team owned a 4-8 record. Head coach Doug Pederson kept his players motivated, though, as Jacksonville turned it all around. A lot of the credit has to go to a defense that held its last five opponents to an average of 15.6 points.

This is one of the toughest Wild Card games to call, but I'm going to give the edge to the Chargers. The Jags defense has been on fire as of late, but it is still a unit that has posted the sixth-worst total DVOA rating in 2022. Give me the QB with the better weapons to ball out when it matters the most.

Final Score Prediction: Chargers: 27 | Jaguars: 24

Chargers vs Jaguars Betting Trends

- The Chargers are 8-2 straight up in their last 10 games against Jacksonville.
- The total has hit the under in four of the Chargers' last six games.
- Jacksonville is 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games.
- The total has hit the over in six of Jacksonville's last seven games against the Chargers.

Chargers vs Jaguars Best Bet

Revenge has to be on the minds of these Chargers players after they took a beating against the Jags back in Week 3 at SoFi Stadium. Keep in mind that was the first time in the last 10 head-to-head meetings between these AFC opponents that Jacksonville was able to cover the spread, though.

LA is 7-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last nine away games and 4-0-1 ATS in its last five games overall. On the other side, Jacksonville is a dismal 0-5 ATS in its last five home games against the Chargers. The average scoring margin for the Chargers in those five games was an impressive +16.

Bet: Los Angeles Chargers ML (-122)

Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. 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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