|2013 NFL on CBS Week 7 Odds & Point Spread: Chargers -9.5 vs. Jaguars|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 17 October 2013 17:00|
Chargers vs. Jaguars Odds
San Diego is 3-3 on the season, 1-2 on the road and 4-1-1 against the spread. Jacksonville is 0-6 overall, 0-2 at home and 1-5 against the spread. The Chargers have won two straight over the Jaguars.
Trends show that the home team is 4-1 against the spread in the last 5 games between these two. These two have also hit the over in 4 of their last 5 meetings and the Chargers have hit the over in 7 of their last 10 against a team with a losing record.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, San Diego is the favorite on the road, as the Chargers have odds of -9.5 points at Jacksonville. The over/under total for the game has been set at 45.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had San Diego favored by 9 points. The spread held firm there most of the week before adding the hook. The over/under total opened at 45 points and bounced back and forth between 45 and 45.5.
San Diego is coming off a 19-9 win over Indianapolis last Monday. The Chargers have alternated wins and losses every week of the season. The Chargers are moving the ball well, averaging 397.7 yards per game. The defense, however, is allowing 382.8 yards per game. Philip Rivers has thrown for 1,847 yards and 14 touchdowns this season while Antonio Gates has 36 receptions for 466 yards and two scores.
The Jaguars are coming off a 35-19 loss at Denver. It was the first time this season the Jaguars have covered the spread, which was set at an astounding 26.5 points. Jacksonville is allowing 384.3 yards per game while the offense is posting only 270.2 yards per game. Chad Henne has thrown for 904 yards and two touchdowns this season while Justin Blackmon has 19 catches for 326 yards and a touchdown in his two games since coming off suspension.
In terms of Injuries, San Diego guard Chad Rinehart (toe) and receiver Eddie Royal (toe) are both questionable. Jacksonville receiver Cecil Shorts (shoulder) and cornerback Dwayne Gratz (ankle) are both questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing San Diego, as the Chargers are getting 69% of the wagers with odds of -9.5 points at Jacksonville on Sunday.