It’s a new dawn in Jacksonville. The Jaguars brought in college phenom Trevor Lawrence with the first overall pick in the NFL Draft and new head coach Urban Meyer to direct the team. For coming off a 1-15 season, the Jags have a bright future, especially after bringing in Lawrence’s teammate at Clemson, running back Travis Etienne. They add to an already young and talented offensive corps.
Defensively, the Jags need work; most of the pieces from their ferocious 2016 defense are long departed. Offensively, though, there’s plenty to be excited about– namely undrafted free agent James Robinson (1,070 rushing yards, seven touchdowns). The rebuild is in full swing and the Jags swung for the fences. Highlighting a busy free agent signing period include Tyson Alualu, Marvin Jones, and Shaquill Griffin.
Jacksonville Jaguars Week 1 odds
The Jacksonville Jaguars being their 2021 season on the road against division-rival Houston. It’ll be the NFL’s first regular season look at Trevor Lawrence, who was drafted first overall in this year’s NFL Draft. The Jags () opened as -2.5-point favorites, becoming the first team since the 2016 Rams to be favored in Week 1 after having the first overall pick in the same year’s draft.
While storylines may focus on Lawrence and new head coach Urban Meyer, opportunity lies for Jacksonville in the ground game. The Texans finished last in rush EPA allowed and yards per rush attempt allowed in 2020 and James Robinson finished with over 1,000 rushing yards in 2020 (a record for undrafted rookies). Jacksonville retains their starting offensive line while adding Stanford tackle Walker Little in the second round of the draft. Though the line is far from stellar, it should be enough to provide for a good run game against the Texans.
The Jaguars are projected for the NFL’s fourth-least number of wins (6.5) while the Texans are projected for the NFL’s least (4.5).
Jacksonville Jaguars futures odds
Jaguars Super Bowl odds and other futures markets 2021
- Odds to win Super Bowl: +12500
- To win AFC: +6500
- To win AFC South: +900
- Make playoffs: +340
- Jaguars win total: 6.5 (+118)
Odds last updated July 12
Jaguars prop bets
Prop bets are based on individual performance, typically surrounding players. Rookie James Robinson was a popular target for player prop bets this past season along with Laviska Shenault Jr. and D.J. Chark. For example, in Jacksonville’s Week 14 matchup with the Tennessee Titans, Robinson had a projected rushing total of 80.5 yards. In that game, he only reached 67 rushing yards, giving those who bet under his rushing total a win.
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Jacksonville Jaguars 2021 schedule and betting odds
|Week||Date||Opponent||Kickoff Time||Opening Line|
|Week 1||Sunday, Sept. 12||at Houston Texans||1 p.m. ET||Jaguars -1.5|
|Week 2||Sunday, Sept. 19||vs. Denver Broncos||1 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 3||Sunday, Sept. 26||vs. Arizona Cardinals||1 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 4||Thursday, Sept. 30||at Cincinnati Bengals||8:20 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 5||Sunday, Oct. 10||vs. Tennessee Titans||1 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 6||Sunday, Oct. 17||vs. Miami Dolphins (London)||9:30 a.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 8||Sunday, Oct. 31||at Seattle Seahawks||4:05 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 9||Sunday, Nov. 7||vs. Buffalo Bills||1 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 10||Sunday, Nov. 14||at Indianapolis Colts||1 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 11||Sunday, Nov. 21||vs. San Francisco 49ers||1 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 12||Sunday, Nov. 28||vs. Atlanta Falcons||1 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 13||Sunday, Dec. 5||at LA Rams||4:25 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 14||Sunday, Dec. 12||at Tennessee Titans||1 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 15||Sunday, Dec. 19||vs. Houston Texans||1 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 16||Sunday, Dec. 26||at New York Jets||1 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 17||Sunday, Jan. 2||at New England Patriots||1 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 18||Sunday, Jan. 9||vs. Indianapolis Colts||1 p.m. ET||OTB|
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How to bet on the Jacksonville Jaguars
The moneyline is the simplest of bets, decided by the straight-up winner and loser of each game. Consider the following example:
- Ravens -185
- Jaguars +310
The Jaguars are considered heavy underdogs in this matchup (indicated by +310), paying out $410 total for a $100 bet ($310 in winnings). The Ravens are the favorite in this matchup, requiring a $185 bet to win $100 (plus the initial bet back). How much either team wins or loses by does not matter in moneyline betting, the payout remains the same.
Betting on the point spread is determinant on how many points a team wins or loses by. Take the following example:
- Saints -8.5 (-110)
- Jaguars +8.5 (-110)
In this example, New Orleans is favored by 8.5 points, indicated by “-8.5.” If the Saints win the game 31-20, the Saints (-8.5) win the bet and would have a total payout of $19.09 on a $10 bet ($9.09 in profit). If the Jags keep the game within nine and lose 23-17, the Jaguars (+8.5) would win, and the payout would be the same as listed above.
Point total (over/under)
The point total refers to the over/under line set by books. This number projects the total number of points scored in a game and, like prop betting, is bet whether one thinks the score will go over or under the set point total. For example, the Jaguars’ Week 1 game against the Colts had a projected point total of 49.5 points. The Jaguars won the game 27-20, totaling 47 points. Those who bet under the point total would have cashed out.
A lagging offense caused Jacksonville games to have lower than league average point totals in 2020. Moving into 2021, the Jags are under new coaching and will likely have a new quarterback at the helm, which could boost their point totals. Last season, typical over/unders involving the Jaguars were between 49 and 55 points.
In-play and live betting
Sometimes, the most thrilling and rewarding bets are bets made while games are being played. These are referred to as live bets or in-play bets. Odds are ever-changing during games, which would prove to be fruitful for sharp and prepared bettors. For example, if the Jaguars (-125) were favored against the Broncos (+110) before kickoff, a payout on a $10 bet on the Jags to win would win $8.
However, say the Jaguars fell to a big 21-6 deficit in the first half despite controlling the overall game (due to a costly turnover or special teams gaffe). Odds may swing in favor of the Broncos, who may be a -110 favorite at halftime. Taking the Jags to come back and win the game could present plus-odds (say, +130). Should a bettor take Jacksonville (+130) at halftime and the Jags pull off the comeback, winners would win $13 instead of $8 (plus the initial $10 bet).
This could also be an effective way to “hedge” your bet; say a bettor took the Broncos (+190) in that game, but Jacksonville jumps out to a 17-0 first quarter lead and is controlling the overall feel of the game, bettors could hedge by throwing some money down on Jacksonville (-170) to return some of the inevitably-lost bet.
Parlays and teasers
You can always string bets together in the form of parlays or teasers. Usually during busy Sundays, bettors can parlay several teams to win or cover against the spread and if all bets are successful, the payouts are multiplied. Teasers function similarly, except they allow bettors to move each point spread to a more favorable line in exchange for diminished odds.
Jaguars 2020 recap
Record ATS: 7-9
Over/under record: 8-8
The fact that the Jaguars were mostly uncompetitive for most of the season comes as surprise to none as they were effectively “tanking for Trevor” in 2020. Jacksonville succeeded and beat out the New York Jets for the top pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. However, they weren’t just losing ballgames, they were mostly blowouts. As the season progressed, the Jaguars were made steeper and steeper underdogs in each game, but still finished with a record against the spread below 0.500.
Jaguars 2021 offseason moves
Trades: DL Malcom Brown (from Saints)
Re-signings: T Cam Robinson (franchise tag), EDGE Duwane Smoot (two years, $10 million)
Free agent losses:
Free agent signings: DT Roy Robertson-Harris (three years, $24 million), S Rayshawn Jenkins (four years, $35 million), CB Shaquill Griffin (three years, $44.5 million), WR Marvin Jones (two years, $14.5 million), DL Tyson Alualu (two years, $6 million)
Draft picks: QB Trevor Lawrence, RB Travis Etienne, CB Tyson Campbell, OT Walker Little, TE Luke Farrell