There may not be a more optimistic outlook for a 1-15 team in NFL history than for this year’s Jacksonville Jaguars. Before the season officially ended, they were reported to have reached a deal with Urban Meyer (three college titles with Ohio State and Florida) to become their head coach. Doug Marrone was relieved of his position hours after the news about Meyer broke. What would normally be an unattractive job was filled immediately thanks to their standing atop draft boards. The expectation is that the team will pull the trigger on phenom Trevor Lawrence, who will be the new face of the franchise.
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.
Will the promise of legendary coach Meyer keep the roster together? Or will he be looking for a clean slate?
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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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Jaguars futures odds
Futures are long-term bets that can range from an offseason to a full season (or beyond). Team win totals, award winners, and player performance are common futures. For example:
2020 Odds to win NFL OROY
- Joe Burrow +220
- Tua Tagovailoa +290
- Clyde Edwards-Helarie +500
- Justin Herbert +1200
This line for the Offensive Rookie of the Year would often be bet before the season starts. Futures allow for bettors to capitalize on players they think are favorites to win awards long before the odds shift away from their favor. For example, Herbert opened with odds of +1200 to win the OROY award after the NFL Draft; his odds shifted and he eventually won the award in December.
Jaguars Super Bowl LVI odds
The Jacksonville Jaguars’ odds to win Super Bowl LVI opened at +8000– among some of the worst odds in the NFL.
Jaguars AFC South odds
The Jaguars did not win the AFC South in 2020 after finishing 1-15.
Jaguars win totals
6.5 wins (-110 over)/(-110 under)
A new head coach and a rookie franchise quarterback lead to a lot of question marks in Duval County. However, they were aggressive in free agency, adding several defensive pieces and a new pass catcher for Trevor Lawrence, veteran Marvin Jones.
Jacksonville Jaguars 2021 schedule and betting odds
Check back for the complete Jaguars 2021 schedule along with the opening spreads for every game.
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.
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.
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
Key trades: DL Malcom Brown (from Saints)
Key re-signings: T Cam Robinson (franchise tag), EDGE Duwane Smoot (two years, $10 million)
Key free agent losses:
Key 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 pick position needs: QB, OT, WR