The Pick: Jags +9.0 at odds of -109 (Unibet)
The first game up in the divisional round will feature the Jacksonville Jaguars. They will be looking for a win on the road when they face the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday, January 21st, 2023. There has been some work done on Trevor Lawrence and his record on Saturdays: reportedly, he’s 41-0 on that day of the week for high school, college, and the NFL combined.
On a more serious note, this is a team, the Jacksonville Jaguars, that was once 2-6 earlier this season. Furthermore, they were down 27-0 in a game just last week. You have to think that Doug Pederson, the coach of Jacksonville, will definitely be entering the game feeling as though anything is possible for his team.
The Chiefs, who did not have to play last week, will host the game with a start time of 1:30 PM PT. The Jaguars are heading into the game as large underdogs, with the spread set at +9.0 (Unibet). They should be taken with that handicap in this intriguing game.
Jaguars @ Chiefs – NFL: Game at a Glance
- Jacksonville 10-8 overall: +9.0 (Unibet)
- Jaguars' moneyline betting odds: +375
- Kansas City 14-3 overall: -9.0 (Unibet)
- Chiefs' moneyline betting odds: -455
- Game time: Saturday, January 21st, 2023 @ 1:30 PM PT
The Jacksonville Jaguars will enter the game with an overall record of 10-8 on the season. If you look at the chart below, then it’s clear that they are a team that some faith can be put into.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Recent Form Alert
- Jacksonville Jaguars were 2-6 (after Week 9)
- Heading into this game they are 10-8 (including the playoffs)
- They have gone 8-2 in their last ten games
This is the second time this season the Jags will be going into KC. Back in Week 10, they suffered a 10-point defeat at Arrowhead. You have to think that it’s the Jags that will be better since that time, at least in terms of confidence.
The Kansas City Chiefs are 14-3 on the season. They have mixed reviews when it comes to the application of -9.0 against their recent games. However, it just looks like a really large spread to cover against a team that cannot be expected to feel any nerves.
This is a game where the injury report will have to be watched. Trevor Lawrence has been LP for Tuesday and Wednesday. As long as he is not “out,” take the helpers on Jacksonville.
Jaguars vs Chiefs betting recommendation
- Jags +9.0 at -109 (about 10/11) with Unibet
- Further reading: Our recent NBA Power Rankings