Chargers vs. Jaguars Point Spread: NFL Predictions, Week 14 Odds

Andrew Rogers | Updated Dec 03, 2019

Gardner Minshew, Jaguars, 2019

Minshew Mania is back! Minshew was anointed as the starter for a second time this season after incumbent Nick Foles looked awful in last week’s 28-11 loss to Tampa Bay.

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December 08, 2019, 4:05 PM ET
TIAA Bank Field
Pointspread -3.5 -105
Moneyline -180
Over / Under o +42.5

46%

Betting Action

54%

Pointspread +3.5 -115
Moneyline +150
Over / Under u +42.5

46%

Betting Action

54%

Minshew Mania is back – but can the mustachioed quarterback guide the Jacksonville Jaguars out of a four-game losing streak? That’s what bettors and fans are wondering as Gardner Minshew and the Jaguars host the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday afternoon. Minshew was anointed as the starter for a second time this season after incumbent Nick Foles looked awful in last week’s 28-11 loss to Tampa Bay; the Jags have lost all four games by at least 17 points.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Jaguars have been a colossal disappointment from a covers perspective of late, getting outscored 103-44 in their past three losses despite being underdogs of no more than 4.5 points in any of them. They’ve gone 0-4 ATS in their past four as an underdog, and have just two covers in six games at TIAA Bank Field on the season. The Chargers, on the other hand, have been a terrific road cover play, going 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 away games.

 

The total for this Week 14 encounter is on the low side at 43, which isn’t surprising given how both teams are trending at the moment. Los Angeles comes in having gone a red-hot 8-3 to the Under in its previous 11 games overall, and 20-5-1 in its last 26 games played in December. Jacksonville has racked up nine Unders in its last 11 home games overall, and has gone 4-1 to the Under in its previous five games following a double-digit home loss.

Los Angeles Chargers

It’s one thing to have a poor record in close games – it’s an entirely different matter when close games are all you play. The Chargers have lacked that so-called “clutch” gene as a team in 2019, with all eight of their losses coming by seven points or fewer (they’re 2-8 SU in games decided by seven or fewer points this season). One of the biggest problems: quarterback Philip Rivers has a 59.6-percent completion rate with six TDs and six INTs in the fourth quarter.

Jacksonville Jaguars

While the Internet is certainly pleased with the return of Minshew to a starting role, he’ll need to be much sharper than he was during his most recent stretch – one that got him benched in the first place. Minshew has completed just under 59 percent of his attempts with one touchdown and three interceptions in his previous two appearances, and has just one multi-touchdown passing performance in his past five games overall.

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