Jaguars vs Raiders: 2022 Hall of Fame Game from top NFL Two teams with new head coaches will kick off the NFL preseason when the Las Vegas Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars meet in the 2022 NFL Hall of Fame Game on Thursday. Doug Pederson is the new man in Jacksonville after Urban Meyer’s tenure ended after just 13 games.
Caesars Sportsbook lists the game as a pick’em in the latest Raiders vs. Jaguars odds, while the Over-Under for total points scored is 30.5. Before you make any Jaguars vs. Raiders picks or 2022 NFL Hall of Fame Game predictions of your own, you need to hear what SportsLine NFL expert R.J. White has to say. Over the past seven years White, a CBS Sports fantasy and gambling editor, has gone 329-250-21 (56.8 percent) in the world’s most prestigious football handicapping competition, the Las Vegas SuperContest. He also is SportsLine’s No. 1 NFL expert, going 445-378-24 on his against-the-spread NFL picks from 2017-21, returning $2,542 to $100 players. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Now, he has locked in on Raiders vs. Jaguars and released a confident against-the-spread pick. You can head to SportsLine now to see White’s pick. Here are the NFL odds and betting lines for Jaguars vs. Raiders:
Jaguars vs. Raiders: Las Vegas -110, Jacksonville -110
LV: Quarterback Derek Carr ranked third in the NFL in passing yards (4,804) in 2021
JAX: Linebacker Josh Allen led the team in sacks (7.5) last season
Jaguars vs. Raiders
Las Vegas Raiders vs Jacksonville Jaguars:
Why the Raiders can cover
New coach Josh McDaniels, who spent the last 10 seasons as offensive coordinator in New England, comes from a Patriots franchise that emphasized the importance of winning preseason games. Over the last four years, New England went 9-2 in the preseason. Last season, the Patriots went 3-0 and outscored their opponents, 79-33.
Vegas’ Nick Mullens outperformed C.J. Beathard, who’s now the Jaguars’ backup, when both played for the 49ers. The newly-acquired Jarrett Stidham has experience running McDaniels’ offense after playing the last three seasons with McDaniels in New England.
Why the Jaguars can cover
A Pro Bowler in 2019, Allen missed half of the 2020 season with a knee injury. But he bounced back last season with a team-high 7.5 sacks. In Week 9 against the Bills, Allen helped lead the Jaguars to a 9-6 upset with eight tackles, a sack, an interception and a fumble recovery. This season, he will play under a new coordinator, Mike Caldwell, whose extensive linebacker background should help Allen thrive.
The 6-foot-5, 272-pound defensive end has 4.5 speed and a 35 1/2-inch vertical with an enormous wingspan that will allow him to fend off blockers. Last season, he had a career-high six sacks for a loaded Georgia Bulldogs defense.
How to make Raiders vs Jaguars:
White has analyzed this matchup and while we can tell you he’s leaning Over on the point total, he has also discovered a crucial x-factor that makes one side of the spread a must-back. sources by