Two slumping AFC teams in the Jacksonville Jaguars and the LA Chargers will attempt to put an end to their respective losing skids this Sunday in Inglewood. Will the Jags get the win? Or will the Chargers get a shot in the arm by ending their own losing streak?
Betting Preview for the Jacksonville Jaguars vs Los Angeles Chargers Regular Season Week 7 Game on October 25, 2020
Where: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood
When: Sunday, October 25, 2020, 4:25 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Jacksonville Jaguars (+7.5)
Regular Season Record: 1-5
All the optimism for the Jaguars after their shocking Week 1 win over the Indianapolis Colts have faded away after five losses in a row since. The most recent one was a 34-16 defeat at home at the hands of the Detroit Lions in Week 6. That still won’t stop Gardner Minshew from trying to be the duct tape that keeps the Jaguars from completely breaking. Minshew passed for 243 yards and a touchdown with an interception on 25-of-44 completions against the Lions. Minshew is quarterbacking the NFL’s most pass-heavy offense, one that is using 67.72 percent of their plays in heaving the ball. That could play to their favor this weekend against the Chargers, whose pass defense is just 29th in the league with 273.0 yards allowed per game through the air. Minshew is currently sixth in the NFL with 1,682 passing yards and tied for eighth with 11 touchdowns against five interceptions. Keelan Cole is coming off a 143 receiving-yard game on six catches against the Lions.
The over is 6-3-1 in the Jags’ last 10 road games.
Betting on the Los Angeles Chargers (-7.5)
Regular Season Record: 1-4
The Chargers had another heartbreaker in their last game, as they lost to the New Orleans Saints on the road, 30-27 in overtime, in Week 5, just before they took a bye in Week 6. That’s the Chargers’ fourth loss in a row, but the upcoming game against the lowly Jaguars offers much hope for a skid-snapping win. Despite the loss to the Saints, rookie quarterback Justin Herbert showed why he’s got a bright future ahead of him. Herbert had 264 passing yards (20/34) and four touchdowns without an interception in the Saints game. Over his last two starts, he’s collected seven passing touchdowns against just an interception. Against Jacksonville’s defense that doesn’t look like it’s trying to stop opponents from running over them, Herbert could be in line for another huge Sunday afternoon. The Jaguars are 29th in the league in total defense with 414.5 total yards allowed per game and 31st with 6.5 yards given up per play. Moreover, the Jags have allowed at least 30 points to each of their last five opponents. Defensively, the Chargers get a helping hand with the return of defensive end Melvin Ingram, who was just recently activated from the injured reserve.
The under is 3-0 in the Chargers’ last three home games.
The Chargers win, 34-19.
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