Last Updated on January 14, 2023 12:02 pm by Gambyl Nation Editorial Team
The rounds of the NFL regular season have come to an end and now the Wild Card games have a date set to start: Saturday, January 14th. The 49ers and Seahawks open the round of elimination games on Saturday, which will still have a big confrontation between the Jaguars and Chargers.
Another 3 games will take place on Sunday and one more on Monday, totaling six games for the 12 teams classified for this stage. The Chiefs and Eagles won the conferences and advanced straight to the playoffs.
The Jaguars, who ranked first in the AFC South Division, will host the Chargers, who finished the regular season second in the AFC West Division. Follow our analysis of this match and find out our main prediction for this match.
Saturday, January 14th, 08:15 pm ET at TIAA Bank Field
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Why Bet on Jaguars?
The Jaguars reach the knockout stage at the best possible time: they’ve won their last five games and their confidence is sky-high. Also, they beat the Chargers the last time they met, in September 2022 (30-10).
The Jaguars will need to relive the best moments of the season to get through this tough opponent. Although they won the last game between them, this game represents another championship; whoever loses, is out.
With that extra pressure of being eliminated, the game can take on different contours, and the Jaguars players need to keep that in mind. Demonstrating superiority from the first minute of the game could be crucial to hold this opponent, who will not make life easier for the hosts.
Why Bet on the Chargers?
The Chargers qualified second in a group whose leader has won 14 games and is already in the playoffs, the Chiefs. With the 10 wins achieved, the Chargers know they shouldn’t fear any opponent.
Despite having lost the last game to the Jaguars, the Chargers have a recent winning record that should be taken into consideration. In the last 13 games between them, the Chargers won 9 and lost only 4.
The loss to the Broncos, in the last round, which interrupted the sequence of 4 straight victories, should be seen as an important lesson to make the team improve and get back on track with victories.
Final Betting Analysis: Jaguars vs. Chargers
Bookmakers are reluctant to point out a big favorite for this clash, due to the great balance between them. The Jaguars can use the home factor as their main asset to beat the Chargers since the hosts have won their last games in front of their fans. We believe the incredible momentum of Jacksonville will go on, at least a little more.
If you put $100 into the Jaguars’ win, you could get $95 back for a total payout of $195.