Chiefs vs. Jaguars: Week 2 Betting Preview & Predictions

by | 15 September 2023

The 1-0-0 Jacksonville Jaguars host the 0-1-0 Kansas City Chiefs at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. The Jacksonville Jaguars have a point spread of +3½ with a money line of -115. The over/under total on the game is currently set at 51 points.

&The Jacksonville Jaguars are coached by Doug Pederson who has been with the team since 2022. They have a current season record of 1-0-0 after going 9-8 last season. All coaches want big games from their defense andDoug Pederson is no different.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are coached by Doug Pederson who has been with the team since 2022. They have a current season record of 1-0-0 after going 9-8 last season. All coaches want big games from their defense andDoug Pederson is no different.

Trevor Lawrence is the quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The 24-year-old Clemson alum entered the league in 2021 and is looking for a win in front of the home crowd here. Thus far this season he has started 1 games and throw for 241 yards with a completion percentage of 75 percent. Trevor Lawrence has thrown 2 touchdowns against 1 interceptions and has a QB Rating of 103.8.

His main target will be Calvin Ridley. The home crowd would love to see some fireworks from the 29-year-old target. He has made 8 receptions to date on 11 targets, a catch percentage of 0.727, for a total of 101 yards. Calvin Ridley is averaging 12.6 yards per catch with 1 touchdowns thus far. Trevor Lawrence will be looking to connect with him for more here.

The Jacksonville Jaguars running game is lead by the 24-year-old Travis Etienne. A big game from him could be the key to controlling the clock here. He’s taken 18 carries and rushed for 77 yards thus far this season. His yards per game currently sits at 77 yards per game, a number that you know Doug Pederson would love to see him exceed in this game. Travis Etienne has 1 touchdowns this season and 0 fumbles.

Their kicker is Brandon McManus who has made 1 of 1 field goals this season, a 1 field goal percentage, with a long of 45 yards. The Jacksonville Jaguars fans don’t want to see him too much, but it’s good to know he can hit one if needed.

Overall, the Jacksonville Jaguars offense ranks 12 out of 32 teams in Offense DVOA at 0.107004478936612, per FootballOutsiders. This season they have a Red Zone success rate of 1 with 3 Red Zone touchdowns in 3 attempts.

On the defensive end, the Jacksonville Jaguars have a Defense DVOA of -0.352146638472579, ranking 3 in the league.

The Kansas City Chiefs are on the road for this one. Andy Reid’s squad is 0-1-0 this season after going 14-3 last year. He has been at the helm since 2013 and is looking to grab a road win here. The Kansas City Chiefs have a betting line of +3½ or you could bet them straight up at -115.

28-year-old Patrick Mahomes will be under center for this one. He entered the league in 2017 after playing his college days at Texas Tech. Patrick Mahomes has a quarterback rating of 77.5 on 2 touchdowns and 1 interceptions. He’s started 1 games and thrown for 226, a completion percentage of 53.8.

The Kansas City Chiefs will look to get the running game going in this match-up and to do that they’ll need a big game from Isiah Pacheco. The 24-year-old back has rushed for 0 touchdowns thus far this season and he’ll look to take it to the house again against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He’s taken the hand-off 8 times and added 23 yards for the offense. Isiah Pacheco is averaging 23 yards per game for the season and has lost the ball 0 times. A turnover on the road could be seen as unacceptable for Andy Reid so he’ll need to protect the ball here.

On the passing front, Patrick Mahomes will look to target Travis Kelce against the Andy Reid defense. Travis Kelce has 0 touchdowns thus far this season and his team will be looking for more here. On the year, he’s been targeted 0 times and made 0 catches for 0 yards. Travis Kelce has a catch percentage of 0 and his yards per reception is 0.

The team will be looking for touchdowns, but they have Harrison Butker to knock down field goals if needed. His season long is a 39 yarder which is always helpful on the road. Harrison Butker has made 2 field goals on 39 attempts, a field goal percentage of 1.

According to FootballOutsiders, the Kansas City Chiefs offense has a Defense-adjusted Value Over Average of 0.154190411680683 which ranks at number 8 out of thirty two teams. If they hope to win on the road, they’ll need to do well in the Red Zone. For the year, they have scored 2 Red Zone touchdowns on 3 attempts, a Red Zone percentage of 0.667.

Key Match-ups:

  • Trevor Lawrence QB Rating of 103.8 vs. Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Passing YPG of 250
    Kansas City Chiefs have 11 interceptions this year and 1 sacks. They are allowing 21.7058823529412 points per game.
  • Travis Etienne vs. Kansas City Chiefs number 29 ranked DVOA Defense
    Opponents are averaging 4.4 yards per carry against Kansas City Chiefs and 107.235294117647 per game.
  • Patrick Mahomes QB Rating of 77.5 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Pass Defense
  • The Jacksonville Jaguars defense has allowed 20.5882352941177 points per game thus far this season. They have sacked the quarterback 4 times and picked him off 14 times.
  • Isiah Pacheco vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Defense
    Jacksonville Jaguars is giving up 114.764705882353 yards per game on 4.2 per carry thus far this season.

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