Chargers vs. Jaguars: NFL Betting Preview – October 25, 2020

Posted By Staff on October 20, 2020

The 1-4 Los Angeles Chargers are eight-point favorites off their bye week against the 1-5 Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, October 25, at SoFi Stadium. Both teams are riding losing streaks, with Los Angeles on a four-game skid and Jacksonville losers of five straight. The over/under is set at 49.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of October 19, 2020, 2:41 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Information

Total Facts

  • The over/under in this game is two points higher than the average total in Chargers games this season (47).
  • Jaguars games have resulted in an average scoring total of 51– 2.0 points higher than this over/under.
  • Chargers games have gone over 49 points on two occasions this season.
  • In three games this season, the Jaguars have combined with their opponents to go over 49 points.
  • The two teams average a combined 42.8 points per contest– 6.2 fewer than the total for this matchup.
  • The Chargers are the 24th-highest scoring team in the league this year. The Jaguars have scored the 28th-most points.
  • These two teams combine to surrender 55.2 points per game– 6.2 greater than the total for this matchup.
  • This contest features the NFL’s 25th-ranked (Jacksonville) and 14th-ranked (Los Angeles) scoring defenses.
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Chargers Betting Insights

  • Los Angeles is 4-1 against the spread.
  • Los Angeles’ games have gone under the point total in three out of five opportunities this season.

Jaguars Betting Insights

  • Jacksonville’s games have gone over the point total three out of six times this season.
  • Jacksonville has a 2-4 record against the spread.

Chargers vs Jaguars: Head to Head

Chargers vs Jaguars: Last Meeting
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Yards Result
12/8/2019 Chargers Jaguars -3.5 42 -180 +155 525-252 LAC 45-10 LAC

When the Chargers Have the Ball

  • The Chargers have averaged 8.2 fewer points per game this season (22) than the Jaguars have allowed (30.2).
  • When they meet or go over their scoring average this season, Los Angeles is 0-2 and 2-0 against the spread.
  • When the Jacksonville defense allows 30.2 points or fewer this year, they are 1-1 overall and a 1-1 record.
  • The Jaguars defense allows an average of 414.5 yards per game–24.3 yards more than the Chargers offense averages per contest (390.2).
  • On average, the Chargers gain 5.7 yards per play and the Jaguars give up 6.5.
  • When Los Angeles hits their 2020 average in yardage, they are 0-2 overall and 1-1 against the spread this season.
  • When the Jacksonville defense allows less than their season average for total yards, they are 1-2 against the spread and 0-3 overall.
  • The Jaguars defense gives up an average of 143.8 rushing yards per game. That’s 21.4 more yards than the Chargers have gain running the football (122.4).
  • When Los Angeles rushes for their season average, they are 1-1 overall and 2-0 against the spread.
  • When Jacksonville holds opposing teams to 143.8 rushing yards or fewer this year, they are 2-2 against the spread and 1-3 overall.
  • This season, the Jaguars force an average of one turnover per game, compared to the 1.4 times Chargers turn the football over per game.
  • When the Chargers turn the ball over 1.4 times or fewer this season, they are 1-2 overall and 3-0 against the spread.
  • Jacksonville is 1-3 against the spread and 1-3 overall this season when they force at least one turnover.

When the Jaguars Have the Ball

  • The Jaguars average 4.2 fewer points per game (20.8) than the Chargers surrender (25).
  • When Jacksonville scores at least 20.8 points, it is 2-1 against the spread and 1-2 overall.
  • Los Angeles has a 2-0 record against the spread and a 0-2 record overall in games when it gives up 22 points or less.
  • 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.
  • In games Los Angeles limits its opponents to 380.6 or fewer yards, it has a 1-1 record ATS and a 1-1 record overall.
  • This season, the Jaguars pile up 89.3 yards per game on the ground– 18.3 fewer per game than the Chargers allow per contest (107.6).
  • When Jacksonville rushes for at least 89.3 yards, it had a 2-0 ATS record and a 1-1 overall record.
  • Los Angeles is 1-1 against the spread and 0-2 overall when holding opponents to 107.6 rushing yards or less.
  • This year, the Jaguars turn the ball over 1.5 times per game– 0.7 more than the 0.8 turnovers the Chargers force on average.
  • Jacksonville is 1-1 against the spread and 1-1 overall when it turns the ball over 1.5 or fewer times.
  • This season, Los Angeles has a 3-0 record against the spread and a 1-2 record overall when it forces at least 0.8 turnovers.

Chargers Players to Watch

  • In his rookie season, Justin Herbert has thrown for 1,195 yards, nine touchdowns, and three interceptions on 68.8% completion (298.8 yards per game). He’s also carried the ball 16 times for 55 yards and a touchdown, averaging 13.8 yards per game.
  • Rookie Joshua Kelley has taken 63 carries for 203 rushing yards (40.6 yards per game) and a touchdown in five games. He’s also caught eight passes for 93 yards (18.6 receiving yards per game).
  • Justin Jackson has 84 yards on 23 carries (28 ypg) in three games this season.
  • Keenan Allen has 34 receptions for 356 yards and two touchdowns. He has been targeted 51 times and averages 71.2 yards per game.
  • Hunter Henry has added 22 catches for 268 yards and one touchdown in five games. He averages 53.6 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 34 times.
  • This season, 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 registered a team-leading four sacks, while adding six TFL and 13 tackles over five games.
  • Kyzir White leads the Chargers with 47 tackles and three TFL.
  • Nasir Adderley has a one interception, 21 tackles, and one pass defended five in games this season.

Jaguars Players to Watch

  • Gardner Minshew has thrown for 1,682 yards (67.5% completion), 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.
  • Rookie James Robinson has taken 85 attempts for 362 rushing yards (60.3 yards per game) and three touchdowns in six games. He’s also caught 23 passes for 207 yards (34.5 receiving yards per game) with one touchdown through the air.
  • Keelan Cole has been targeted 37 times for 27 catches, 362 yards (60.3 ypg), and three touchdowns in six games this season.
  • Rookie Laviska Shenault Jr. has added 26 receptions for 280 yards and a touchdown in six games. He puts up 46.7 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 35 times.
  • D.J. Chark has totaled 265 yards on 25 receptions (34 targets) with three touchdowns, averaging 53 yards per game.
  • Josh Allen has two sacks, two TFL, and six tackles over four games.
  • This year, Josh Jones has collected a team-high 49 tackles.

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