Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Los Angeles Chargers - 11/12/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Los Angeles Chargers - 11/12/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Chargers (3-5) at Jacksonville Jaguars (5-3)

NFL Football: Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 1:00 pm (EverBank Field)

The Line: Jacksonville Jaguars -4 -- Over/Under: 41 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Los Angeles Chargers and Jacksonville Jaguars meet Sunday in NFL action at EverBank Field.

The Los Angeles Chargers have won three of their last four games and need a victory here to stay in the playoff conversation. The Los Angeles Chargers have lost five of their last eight road games. Philip Rivers is completing 60.5 percent of his passes for 2,028 yards, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions. Rivers has one or less touchdown passes in four of his last seven games. Keenan Allen and Tyrell Williams have combined for 870 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Hunter Henry has 23 receptions. The Los Angeles Chargers ground game is averaging 88.9 yards per contest, and Melvin Gordon leads the way with 526 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 19 points and 337 yards per game. Hayes Pullard III leads the Los Angeles Chargers with 59 tackles, Melvin Ingram has 8.5 sacks and Adrian Phillips has one interception. 

The Jacksonville Jaguars look for a third straight victory to build on their lead in the AFC South. The Jacksonville Jaguars have split their last six home games. Blake Bortles is completing 59.4 percent of his passes for 1,657 yards, 10 touchdowns and five interceptions. Bortles has one or less touchdown passes in five straight games. Marqise Lee and Allen Hurns have combined for 814 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Chris Ivory has 19 receptions. The Jacksonville Jaguars ground game is averaging 166.5 yards per contest, and Leonard Fournette leads the way with 596 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Jacksonville is allowing 14.6 points and 281.3 yards per game. Telvin Smith leads the Jacksonville Jaguars with 62 tackles, Calais Campbell has 11 sacks and Tashaun Gipson has three interceptions.

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The Chargers are 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 road games, 1-6 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Jaguars are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games in November, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. AFC and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Chargers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 meetings, the favorite is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the over is 7-1-1 in the last 9 meetings. The over is 5-1 in Jaguars last 6 home games and the under is 5-2 in Chargers last 7 games overall.

The Chargers have turned their season around with wins in three of their last four games and will be well prepared for this game coming off a bye. The Jagaurs continue to be one of the bigger surprises in the NFL, as they lead the AFC South and have possibly the best defense in the league. The Chargers and the points are worth a look here, but I can't help wonder how they're going to move the football in this game. The Chagrers don't have much of a running game and Rivers tends to force the issue and turn the ball over when he has to throw the ball a ton. The Jags have outscored 50-7 in their last two games and will have a rested Leonard Fournette after he was suspended last week. This is a game where Jacksonville can bully the Chargers for four quarters. I'll take Jacksonville by a touchdown. 

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Randy’s Pick Jacksonville Jaguars -4

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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