While the Jaguars are 2-6, the Raiders are a disappointing 2-5. The Jaguars defeated the Raiders 20-16 as a 7-point underdog in their final meeting of 2019, despite the Raiders having won the previous three out of their last four games.
In this matchup, the Raiders are 2-point favorites.
Raiders vs Jaguars Betting Odds
Raiders vs Jaguars Match Details
Fixture: Raiders @ Jaguars
Date and Time: Sunday, November 6 at 1:00 PM ET
Venue: TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, FL
Raiders vs Jaguars Key Stats
For the Raiders, things are not going so well in Las Vegas. With a new head coach in Josh McDaniels and a great receiver named Davante Adams joining a team that finished 10-7 the previous season, there were a lot of high hopes for the Raiders.
However, the Raiders have had a difficult season; they are 2-5 overall. Last Sunday, when they played in New Orleans and lost 24-0, their worst game of the season. The Saints gained 367 total yards while only allowing the Raiders to gain 183, making this a full and total beatdown.
Derek Carr threw for only 101 yards. Even though they are on the road, they are playing the Jaguars, a squad that is quite beatable. The Raiders' 23.3 points per game average places them 23rd in the NFL. The defense ranks 25th in the league with 24.9 points allowed per game.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are a far better team than they were last year, yet they still manage to find ways to lose games, which isn't a sign of a confident squad. They have lost five straight games despite being quite competitive and are only 2-6 on the year. They suffered losses to the Giants two weeks ago (23-17) and the Broncos on Sunday (21-17) in London.
Trevor Lawrence had issues with the Broncos' secondary, which was a problem. Lawrence completed 18 of his 31 passes for 152 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions, one of his poorest games of the year. Evan Engram, with four catches for 55 yards and a touchdown, was the team's top receiver.
The Jaguars offense scores 20.5 points per game on average, good for second place in the NFL. With 144 points per game on average, their running game is the seventh-best in the league. Only 19.8 points are allowed per game by the defense, which is tenth in the league.
Raiders vs Jaguars Best Picks and Prediction
The Las Vegas Raiders are in a must-win situation because another loss would truly put them in a tough spot in the AFC. The good news is that Adams is listed as probable for Sunday, which will help the Raiders, who have been plagued by injuries. They are simply too skilled to have this record.
I think the Raiders will win this game because they are strong against the run, can slow down Etienne, and will force Lawrence to outperform him, who hasn't been up to the challenge this year. I believe a refocused Raiders team can handle business after last week's disaster against the Saints. Consider the Raiders surrendering the points.
Picks: Raiders ML and -2 (-110)