The Doug Pederson era is underway in Jacksonville. The Jacksonville Jaguars are 0-2 in preseason action thus far as the club continues picking up the pieces from the Urban Meyer era. Next up is a home date with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday, Aug. 20.
Some improvement over last year is possible, but the latest Super Bowl odds aren’t pointing to a miraculous turnaround. Jacksonville begins the regular season on the road at the Washington Commanders in Week 1. Here’s a closer look at the latest Jaguars betting odds and angles.
Jacksonville Jaguars odds: Spread, moneyline and over/under
NFL Preseason Week 2 Odds: Jaguars continue preseason at home versus Steelers
The Jaguars opened up the preseason with a 27-11 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders and followed that up with a 24-13 defeat to the Cleveland Browns. We could see some more time for the starters in this matchup.
The Steelers opened up their exhibition season with a 32-25 win over the Seattle Seahawks. The offense was efficient as three signal-callers combined to throw for four passing TDs.
- Moneyline: The Jaguars are a -165 favorite at home with the visiting Steelers at +140.
- Spread: Jacksonville is a 3-point favorite with odds of -110 for both options.
- Over/Under: The total is set at 42 points which is on the higher end for the second full preseason week.
Week 1 Jaguars odds: Jacksonville underdogs for trip to Washington
Landing the top pick in the NFL draft was good news for Jacksonville, but it was also the reward for a disastrous 3-14 campaign. Washington had itself an up and down season that ended with a record of 7-10.
Current futures odds have the over/under on regular-season wins at 6 for the Jaguars and 8 for Washington.
- Moneyline (Jaguars +150 / Commanders -175): The Jaguars are +160 on the moneyline to win their season opener in Washington. Last season, the Jaguars were winless on the road at 0-8. The Commanders were 3-5 at home.
- Spread (Jaguars +3.5): Jacksonville is a 4-point road underdog for its first game with Doug Pederson on the sidelines. The Jaguars went 5-12 against the spread last season, while Washington was 7-9-1.
- Over/Under (43.5 points): The total for this matchup was set at 44.5, but it has since dipped by a point. A season ago, the Jaguars were last in the league with 14.9 points scored per game. The Commanders averaged 19.7, which ranked 24th. Jacksonville was 5-12 on overs for the season, while Washington checked in at 7-10.
Jacksonville Jaguars odds to win the Super Bowl
Last Updated: August 18
DraftKings unveiled its Super Bowl 57 odds this past January. The Jaguars were in the bottom tier of teams at +8000, and the odds have since lengthened even further to +13000.
Even if the Jaguars improve over last year, a tremendous leap forward isn’t likely. However, they could pull themselves out of the AFC South basement and notch a few more wins this time around. The Buffalo Bills (+600) are the current favorites to win the 2023 Super Bowl.
Here’s what the best betting sites have to say about the team’s chances to win it all:
Jacksonville Jaguars futures odds for 2022-23
The Jaguars are one of the longest shots on the board to win the Super Bowl, but there’s still some intrigue in other futures markets for Jacksonville. Here are the odds for some other key categories.
Regular season win total
The Jaguars only managed to win three games last season, but DraftKings has the bar at over double that number. New head coach Doug Pederson should be a big upgrade on the sidelines, so some solid steps forward are certainly possible.
Odds to win the AFC South
BetMGM Sportsbook: +800
Sportsbooks expect the AFC South race to come down to the Indianapolis Colts (-140) and Tennessee Titans (+180). Stranger things have happened, but Jacksonville will likely need multiple fortunate breaks to compete for a division crown. The Houston Texans (+3000) are even lower on the board.
Odds to win the AFC
Caesars Sportsbook: +6000
At Caesars, the Jaguars are tied with the New York Jets (+7500) and ahead of only the Houston Texans (+12500). The Bills (+300) are the favorites to win the conference, followed by the Chiefs (+600).
Trevor Lawrence NFL MVP odds
FanDuel Sportsbook: +7500
As the top overall pick at the NFL draft, Trevor Lawrence entered last season with plenty of expectations. He failed to deliver, but that’s not solely on him. Fans can hope for some progress in year two with a new regime, but a turnaround for the ages is unlikely.
Season-long player prop odds
- Most passing yards: Trevor Lawrence +3000
- Most rushing yards: Travis Etienne +10000
- Most receiving yards: Christian Kirk +5000
All three players are pretty far from the top of the board in their respective categories, and understandably so. There’s a new head coach and offensive system to account for, so bettors should likely temper their expectations.
Jacksonville Jaguars schedule
|1||Sept. 11||at Washington Commanders||1 p.m. ET||WAS -1||Commanders (-115), Jaguars (-105)||44.5 pts|
|2||Sept. 18||vs. Indianapolis Colts||1 p.m. ET|
|3||Sept. 25||at Los Angeles Chargers||4:05 p.m. ET|
|4||Oct. 2||at Philadelphia Eagles||1 p.m. ET|
|5||Oct. 9||vs. Houston Texans||1 p.m. ET|
|6||Oct. 16||at Indianapolis Colts||1 p.m. ET|
|7||Oct. 23||vs. New York Giants||1 p.m. ET|
|8||Oct. 30||vs. Denver Broncos (in London)||9:30 a.m. ET|
|9||Nov. 6||vs. Las Vegas Raiders||1 p.m. ET|
|10||Nov. 13||at Kansas City Chiefs||1 p.m. ET|
|12||Nov. 27||vs. Baltimore Ravens||1 p.m. ET|
|13||Dec. 4||at Detroit Lions||1 p.m. ET|
|14||Dec. 11||at Tennessee Titans||1 p.m. ET|
|15||Dec. 18||vs. Dallas Cowboys||1 p.m. ET|
|16||Dec. 22||at New York Jets||8:15 p.m. ET|
|17||Jan. 1||at Houston Texans||1 p.m. ET|
|18||Jan. 8||vs. Tennessee Titans||1 p.m. ET|
Jacksonville Jaguars news and notes
The Jaguars’ search for a new head coach came to a close in February. The team hired Pederson, a former Super Bowl-winning coach for the Philadelphia Eagles. In free agency, the team inked Christian Kirk to a four-year, $72 million contract. Other arrivals include Brandon Scherff, while Myles Jack is among those who have moved on.
Jacksonville had the first pick at the NFL draft and selected DE Travon Walker. The team also had the 20th pick in round one and used it on LB Devin Lloyd. The Jaguars then had a pair of picks in round three, selecting C Luke Fortner and LB Chad Muma. At least on paper, things are beginning to look up for the Jaguars.
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Jacksonville Jaguars FAQ
Will the Jaguars be better this season?
Sportsbooks seem to expect the Jaguars to show some improvement in the first year of new head coach Doug Pederson’s tenure. Jacksonville was a three-win, last place team a season ago, but current futures odds indicate a potential third-place finish in the AFC South and an over/under of six wins.
How did the Jaguars do against the spread last year?
The Jaguars went 5-12 against the spread a season ago. The club was just 3-14 on the moneyline and leaned toward the under on totals at 5-12.
Whom did the Jaguars add and lose in the offseason?
The team’s biggest signing in free agency was Christian Kirk, and departures included Myles Jack. At the NFL draft, the Jaguars’ top picks were Travon Walker and Devin Lloyd.
Who is the new head coach of the Jaguars?
The Jaguars hired Doug Pederson to lead the team in February after parting ways with Urban Meyer in December. Darrell Bevel closed out the season on an interim basis. Pederson last served as head coach of the Eagles from 2016-20, winning Super Bowl LII along the way.