Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Los Angeles Chargers - 12/8/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Los Angeles Chargers (4-8) at Jacksonville Jaguars (4-8)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 4:05 pm (TIAA Bank Field)
The Line: Jacksonville Jaguars +2.5 -- Over/Under: 43
The Los Angeles Chargers and Jacksonville Jaguars meet Sunday in week 14 NFL action at TIAA Bank Field.
The Los Angeles Chargers need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Chargers have lost four of their last six road games. Philip Rivers is completing 64.7 percent of his passes for 3,434 yards, 17 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Rivers has three touchdown passes in four of his last 16 games. Keenan Allen and Mike Williams have combined for 1,642 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Austin Ekeler has 69 receptions. The Los Angeles Chargers ground game is averaging 89.1 yards per contest, and Melvin Gordon leads the way with 468 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 20.1 points and 309.3 yards per game. Thomas Davis leads the Los Angeles Chargers with 96 tackles, Joey Bosa has 8.5 sacks and Rayshawn Jenkins has three interceptions.
The Jacksonville Jaguars also need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Jacksonville Jaguars have split their last four home games. Nick Foles is completing 65.8 percent of his passes for 736 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Gardner Minshew and Foles have combined for 17 touchdown passes and seven interceptions. DJ Chark and Chris Conley have combined for 1,506 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Dede Westbrook has 49 receptions. The Jacksonville Jaguars ground game is averaging 113.4 yards per contest, and Leonard Fournette leads the way with 989 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Jacksonville is allowing 24.3 points and 360.4 yards per game. Myles Jack leads the Jacksonville Jaguars with 66 tackles, Josh Allen has nine sacks and Tre Henderson has two interceptions.
The Chargers are 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 road games, 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. AFC and 3-8-2 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Jaguars are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in December and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Chargers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Jacksonville and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 meetings. The under is 9-2 in Jaguars last 11 home games. The under is 8-3 in Chargers last 11 games overall.
The Los Angeles Chargers are 7-4 ATS in their last 11 games as a road favorite. The Jacksonville Jaguars are 4-4-1 ATS in their last nine games as a home underdog. The Los Angeles Chargers continue to be the most disappointing team in the league and continue to find creative ways to lose each week, and it's to the point I don't want to back them regardless of the situation. The Jacksonville Jaguars have issues of their own, but they are going back to QB Gardner Minshew, the guy who gave this Jags offense life and was the starter in all four of Jacksonville's victories. Because I want nothing to do with the Chargers, I'll take the free points with the Jaguars at home, but there's better options out there.