The Jacksonville Jaguars, led by head coach Urban Meyer, will be flying to Texas to take on the Houston Texans in Week 1 of the regular season. Here are the odds and preseason for the season opener.
The Jaguars surely look like a different team after undergoing a significant makeover in the offseason. They will have the chance to test all the changes they made when they take on the Houston Texans in Week 1 of the regular season.
Last year, the Texans swept the Jaguars by they it looks like quarterback Deshaun Watson won’t suit up in Week 1. That will probably increase the Jags’ chances of winning their first game of the season. Without further ado, here are the odds for Sunday’s game.
Jaguars vs Texans Odds Week 1
The Jaguars are 3.0-point favorites in the season opener. The spread is currently set at +100, according to WynnBET. If the Jags beat the Texans by more than three points, they will cover the spread. Bet $100 on Jacksonville to cover the spread and you will win $100 for a total payout of $200.
If you want to bet on a straight winner or loser, the Jags’ money line is set at -145 (bet $145 to win $100 for a total payout of $245). On the other hand, Houston’s money line is +125, bet $125 and you will win $100 for a total of $125. If you think the Texans will pull the upset, betting on their money line is a good choice.
The over-under for the Jaguars’ game is set at 45.0 points. The over is -105, (bet $105 to win $100) while the under is -115. The first game of the season is always hard to predict, as it’s uncertain how good every team is (or isn’t), so you may want to pass on the over and under for this week.
Now, if none of those bets have your attention, how about betting on who will catch Trevor Lawrence’s first touchdown reception. Wide receiver DJ Chark Jr. and Marvin Jones Jr. have the best odds at + 250. Running back James Robinson is next at +500. Wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. is fourth at +550 and then, there’s veteran tight end James O’Shaughnessy at a staggering +2,500. All of them are worthy picks but if you are interested in the biggest payout, O’Shaughnessy is the best of the bunch.
Jaguars vs Texans Prediction Week 1
Last season, the Jaguars shocked the Indianapolis Colts in the season opener and went on to lose their next 15 games. Having said that, the Jaguars’ offense looks in significantly better shape after all the additions the team’s brass made this offseason. Also, they showed flashes in their preseason finale victory over the Dallas Cowboys.
In 2020, the Jaguars’ offense averaged 19.1 points per game. They should have no trouble scoring more points this year. Tyrod Taylor is currently set to start for the Texans. The veteran passer can hold his own but the dropoff from Watson to him is steep.
Expect the Jaguars to start the season with a bang and beat the Texans 24-14.