Chargers vs. Jaguars: Best bets for this Saturday night NFL wild card …

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert is second in the NFL in pass attempts this season with 699.

It has been a few years since the Los Angeles Chargers or Jacksonville Jaguars made the NFL playoffs.

The Chargers (10-7) are making their first appearance since 2018, earning the fifth seed as a wild card. LA finished second in the AFC West behind the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Jaguars (9-8) last made the postseason in 2017. Jacksonville started the season 2-7, including all five games in October, but has since gone on to win seven of its last nine games. AFC South title and winning the No. 4 seeds.

The two will now face off Saturday night in Jacksonville in the second of six Wild Card playoff games. It will be the second meeting between the Chargers and Jaguars this season. Back in Week 3, Jacksonville won 38-10 with Jags quarterback Trevor Lawrence throwing three touchdowns along the way.

Currently, the Chargers are favored by 2 points this Saturday.

FrontPageBets takes a look at the three best bets you can think of on Saturday night’s first game.

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Chargers -2 (-110)

Despite losing to the Jaguars in the third week of the season as a 6. To see also : Russell Wilson Performs ‘Cheerleading’ During Children’s Hospital Holiday Visit With Ciara.5-point pick, the Chargers have been better against the spread.

LA is one of the top teams in the league, going 11-5-1 ATS, including 7-2 on the road. As for the picks, the Chargers are 6-4-1 and 4-1 on the road.

Jacksonville is 8-9 against the spread and 7-5 as an underdog. It’s at home where the Jags are as good as dogs, going 4-0 ATS at TIAA Bank Stadium.

Over 47.5 overall team score (-110)

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Over 47.5 total team points (-110)

Both teams have 23 or more points in this game this season. To see also : Meet Kayla, The Eagles’ Pro Bowl Cheerleader.

But in the last five, where the Jaguars are undefeated and the Chargers are 4-1, the score has increased.

Jacksonville scored 29.2 points in the division, while Los Angeles averaged 23.8 per game.

At home, the Jags average 22.4 points. On the road, the Chargers are averaging 24.1 points per.

With a clear north Florida night reserved for these two offenses that love to throw the football, more than seems safe.

Chargers QB Justin Herbert 280.5 passing yards (-115)

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Chargers QB Justin Herbert over 280.5 passing yards (-115)

Speaking of throwing the football, LA quarterback Justin Herbert is second in the game with 699 attempts during the regular season. This may interest you : DC attorney general plans to take action on Daniel Snyder, Commanders.

His 278.8-yards-per-game average is third in the league behind Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes and Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow.

Jacksonville’s pass defense is fifth-worst in the NFL, giving up 238.5 yards per game on average. In the first meeting between the two teams, Herbert threw for 297 yards.

Over the past five games, Herbert is averaging 280 passing yards.

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Photos: NFL teams, players, fans pay tribute to Damar Hamlin

Fans pose for photos with a sign supporting Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin outside Highmark Stadium before an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Orchard Park, NY Hamlin o remains in the hospital after suffering a catastrophic -on-field collapse in the team’s previous game against the Cincinnati Bengals. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Fans sign a poster with messages of support for Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin outside Highmark Stadium before the NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Orchard Park, NY Hamlin remains in the hospital after suffering a catastrophic​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​backward in the team’s previous game against the Cincinnati Bengals. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Players and staff wear shirts to support Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin during practice before an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Hamlin remains in the hospital after suffering an on-field accident. in the team’s previous game against the Cincinnati Bengals. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd (83) warms up in a Damar Hamlin jersey to support Buffalo Bills safety during the pregame NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Emilee Chinn)

A patch showing support for Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin is seen on a Bills jersey before an NFL football game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex)

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, center, walks on the field during practice as players wear No. 3 to support safety Damar Hamlin during practice before the NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, Orchard Park, NY Hamlin remains in the hospital after suffering a nasty field injury in the team’s previous game against the Cincinnati Bengals. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

A fan holds a photo in honor of injured Buffalo Bills linebacker Damar Hamlin before an NFL football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cincinnati Bengals in Cincinnati, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Joshua A. Bickel)

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell signs autographs for fans with their number 3 signs in support of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin before the NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, January 8 , 2023, Orchard Park, N.Y. Hamlin remains hospitalized. after suffering a nasty field goal in the team’s previous game against the Cincinnati Bengals. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

A fan holds a sign in support of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin (3) during practice before an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Hamlin is still in the hospital after suffering a catastrophic fall on the field in the team’s previous game against the Cincinnati Bengals. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

A sign shows Love for Damar in honor of injured Buffalo Bills linebacker Damar Hamlin before the NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Buffalo Bills running back Taiwan Jones (25) kneels in prayer for safety Damar Hamlin before an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Hamlin remains in the hospital after suffering an on-field disaster. slump in the team’s previous game against the Cincinnati Bengals. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

A medical technician raises a heart and three fingers in support of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin before an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

“Love for Damar 3” is displayed in honor of injured Buffalo Bills linebacker Damar Hamlin inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium before an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Cincinnati Bengals fans wear armbands in honor of injured Buffalo Bills linebacker Damar Hamlin during the first half of an NFL football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cincinnati Bengals in Cincinnati, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean)

Cincinnati Bengals show support for Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin before an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Emilee Chinn)

Fans hold signs in support of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin during the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Orchard Park. Hamlin remains in the hospital after suffering a nasty field injury in the team’s previous game against the Cincinnati Bengals. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Buffalo Bills quarterback Siran Neal (33) holds a flag in support of teammate Damar Hamlin before an NFL football game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo (Joshua Bessex)

Fans hold signs in support of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin before an NFL football game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Orchard Park, NY (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex)

Fans show their support for Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin (3) with signs and clothing during the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Orchard Park. Hamlin remains in the hospital after suffering a nasty field injury in the team’s previous game against the Cincinnati Bengals. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Fans show their support for Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin (3) with signs and clothing during the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Orchard Park. Hamlin remains in the hospital after suffering a nasty field injury in the team’s previous game against the Cincinnati Bengals. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

A fan holds a sign in honor of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin before the NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith wears a shirt honoring Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin as he works out before the NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

The Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts gather on the field before their NFL football game to support Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Buffalo Bills fans raise three fingers in support of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin during the second half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Orchard Park, NY ( (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex)

A spectator holds a sign in honor of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin during the first half of an NFL football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

“Love for Damar 3” is displayed in honor of injured Buffalo Bills linebacker Damar Hamlin inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium before the NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Jan. 8 , 2023, Atlanta. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik)

The video board at Levi’s Stadium shows the message of Damar Hamlin during the NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Arizona Cardinals in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn )

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Cameron Sutton (20) stands on the sideline during a break to support Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin during the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. The Steelers won 28-14. (AP Photo/Matt Freed)

A fan holds a sign in support of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin during the first half of an NFL football game between the Denver Broncos and the Los Angeles Chargers in Denver, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. ( (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Number 3 is revealed to Buffalo Bills red safety Damar Hamlin on the field at Acrisure Stadium after an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, Pittsburgh, PA. (AP Photo/Matt Durisko)

A fan holds up a sign paying tribute to Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin before kickoff of the NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

The stadium’s video monitor plays a tribute to injured Buffalo Bills linebacker Damar Hamlin before the NFL football game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Miami Dolphins mascot T.D. holds a sign that says “Love for 3 Hamlin Strong” in support of Buffalo Bill safety Damar Hamlin, on the sideline before an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Doug Murray)

Mike Szvetitz is the General Manager and Content Director for FrontPageBets.com. Szvetitz is a reporter and editor for 22 years, including 17 years as a sports editor in Florida, Alabama and Virginia, covering everything from the preps to the pros. . His “View From The Lazy Boy” column has won numerous national and international awards. He can be reached at mszvetitz@timesdispatch.com.

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