Jacksonville Jaguars (1-5, 2-4 ATS) vs. Los Angeles Chargers (1-4, 3-1-1 ATS)
Despite getting good results from quarterback Justin Herbert, he is 0-4 as a starter as the Chargers have had some tough luck to open the 2020 season. They hope a bye week and a matchup with 1-5 Jacksonville is enough to reverse the trend, as it’s the Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Los Angeles Chargers from the new SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California this Sunday.
Prior to the bye, the Chargers held big leads at Tampa Bay and New Orleans but came away from both games with losses (even though they covered in both). Herbert has 1,195 yards in just four starts to go with nine touchdowns and three interceptions. Keenan Allen has caught 356 of those yards and has two touchdowns. Austin Ekeler leads the team in rushing with 248 yards and a score.
After winning their first game against Indianapolis and a close loss at Tennessee in Week 2, it’s been all downhill for the Jaguars, including last week’s 34-16 dismal home loss to Detroit. Garner Minshew II, whose starting quarterback job could soon be in jeopardy, has a lot of yards (280.3 yards per game) but 11 touchdowns and five interceptions in six games. In the running game, James Robinson leads the Jags with 362 yards rushing and three touchdowns.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS VS. LOS ANGELEES CHARGERS ODDS AND TRENDS
Many east coast teams struggle when playing out west, and the Jaguars are no exception. Jacksonville has won only one of their last 10 games in the Pacific time zone, going 2-8 against the spread in those contests. The Chargers, after struggling to win in nearby Carson during their tenure there, is 0-2 so far at SoFi Stadium (1-1 ATS), and they are on a current 4-13-1 run in home games since the start of the 2018 season.