Jaguars Ride 6-Game Win Streak, 8.5-Point Dogs in Arrowhead

  • The Jaguars are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as underdogs
  • The Chiefs are 2-3 ATS in their last 5 games as 8.5+ point favorites
  • Jags are 4-3 ATS versus this year’s playoff teams

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Jaguars will travel to Arrowhead Stadium to face off against the top-seeded Chiefs. The Chiefs opened as 10-point favorites but online gambling sites have since moved the odds to -8.5 (-110).

Chiefs vs Jaguars Odds

  • Money line: Chiefs (-480) vs Jaguars (+350)
  • Spread: Chiefs -8.5 (-110)
  • Total: 53.0 (-110)

The Jaguars Miracle Season Continues

After starting off with a record of 3-8, Doug Pederson and the Jags rallied back to finish the season 9-8 and won the AFC South title in week 18. The Jaguars then overcame 5 first half turnovers and a 27 point deficit against the Chargers to win 31-30, completing the third largest playoff comeback of all time.

Now the Jaguars enter the daunted Arrowhead Stadium to take on the perennial AFC powerhouse Chiefs, remaining as heavy underdogs to win the game at +350.

However, bettors can look to the spread of Jaguars +8.5 as an attractive wager ahead of Saturday’s kickoff. Despite losing by 10 in the regular season against the Chiefs, the Jaguars did show plenty of potential in the loss.

Back in week 10 the Jaguars defense was 1 of 2 teams on the season to force 3 turnovers from the Chiefs, but the offense failed to capitalize by only scoring 7 points in the corresponding drives.

Apart from this, several miscues such as 2 missed field goals and 5 penalties to Kansas City’s 0 put the game out of reach of the Jaguars. A season-high 5 sacks allowed was the biggest outlier for the Jaguars, who have since let up only 5 sacks total throughout the last 5 weeks.

Hot off one of the most exhilarating comebacks in recent memory, this Jaguars team has plenty of potential to keep the game interesting vs the Chiefs. The +8.5 spread at NFL sportsbooks should be large enough for the Jaguars to cover, as they have only lost by more than that margin twice on the year.

Other Trends to Consider

  • The Jaguars are 3-2 ATS vs the AFC West this year
  • The Chiefs are 1-3 ATS vs the AFC South this year
  • Kansas City is 6-3 ATS at home in the playoffs with Mahomes