Jaguars vs. Commanders Point Spread: NFL Week 1 Odds, Prediction

Sports Interaction Staff | Updated Sep 06, 2022

The Jaguars and newly re-baptized Commanders get their 2022 regular season marches underway in the nation’s capital.

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September 11, 2022, 1:00 PM ET
FedExField
Pointspread +3 -115
Moneyline +132
Over / Under o +43

66%

Betting Action

34%

Pointspread -3 -105
Moneyline -158
Over / Under u +43

66%

Betting Action

34%

Kickoff is set for Sunday at 1 p.m. ET at FedEx Stadium. Given the recent histories of both organizations, few are considering this as one of the more mouth-watering contests of Week 1. Nevertheless, hope springs eternal when everyone has a 0-0 record.

The Floridian club’s Super Bowl odds currently stand at +13000, whereas the Commanders chances to capture another Super Bowl are evaluated at +7000. Evidently, both teams have some work ahead of them. The Commanders sit at -3.5 favourites to win this game.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Intra-conference matches only happen every 4 years on average, so a head-to-head matchups comparison may not hold much value in this instance. For what it’s worth, Jacksonville has won 2 of the previous 3, but even the first of those two wins was 12 years ago.

Considering how relatively poor both squads performed in 2021, their recent history ATS is more useful. How good are they when the odds are essentially stacked against them? Jacksonville came away with a 5-12 record ATS. By comparison, Washington earned itself a 6-11 record.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Will 2022 be considered the first real season with 2021 number one draftee Trevor Lawrence at QB? Yes, he played a lot in 2021, but not very well. Criticisms of his accuracy and lack of ability to make the easy throws plagued many offensive drives and games overall last season. Then again, there was a reason why the Urban Meyer experiment as head coach couldn’t even last the duration of a single season, and we don’t need to get into those at the moment.

Doug Pederson arrives with not just a strong coaching pedigree, but a strong NFL coaching pedigree. 2017 wasn’t all that long ago when he guided the Philadelphia Eagles to the franchise’s first-ever Super Bowl with one of the most remarkable forced mid-season QB changes ever. Lawrence has help on the field too, it should be noted. Former Cardinal WR Christian Kirk and former Raider WR Zay Jones arrive to boost the passing game. RB James Robinson is listed as questionable, however.

Washington Commanders

Here we go again. Another season, another new start for QB Carson Wentz. Aspirations were somewhat elevated last year because he was in Indianapolis under head coach Frank Reich, for whom he had played in Philly. And yet…it didn’t pan out. Now the league-wide respected Ron Rivera gets his opportunity to see if something can be made of Wentz.

Wentz can’t and won’t have to do it on his own. WR Terry McLaurin has quietly made a name for himself despite being on a squad that rarely makes the playoffs or headlines for that matter. There is also starting RB Antonio Gibson. He had a bit of a down year in 2021, but we know the talent is there and, if Wentz plays well, it should present better opportunities for Gibson.

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