Despite displaying flashes at times, the Jacksonville Jaguars lost 23-13 to the Denver Broncos in their first home game of the 2021 NFL season. They will next take on the Arizona Cardinals in Week 3. Here are the odds and a prediction for the game.
The Jags are in the early stages of a rebuild, so their 0-2 start in 2021 is far from surprising. They would have surely liked to win one of their first two games (or both) but this is a young team that is going to undergo growing pains before starting to win games. In spite of their struggles in the first two weeks, quarterback Trevor Lawrence believes the team is close to winning. Will they earn their first victory of the year against the 2-0 Cardinals?
Jaguars vs Cardinals Odds Week 3
The Cards are currently favored to win by eight points, according to WynnBET. They have a money line of -350 ahead of week 3. Bet $350 on them beating the Jags to win $100 for a total payout of $450. Meanwhile, Jacksonville’s money line sits at +270. Bet $100 to win $270 for a total payout of $370. The total of points for the game is set at 52.
Jaguars vs Cardinals Prediction Week 3
This is arguably going to be the Jags’ most difficult game up until this point of the season. Trevor Lawrence showed flashes in Week 1 but struggled against the Denver Broncos. If he can lead a few scoring drives and play mistake-free football, Jacksonville could earn their first victory of the year.
On the other hand, the Cards look like a complete team. Quarterback Kyler Murray has played at a high level and their defense contained the Tennesse Titans in Week 1. Arizona gave up 33 points to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2 but they prevail in the end, showing they can outlast their opponents.
Despite the fact that the Jaguars will be the home team, they will lose their third straight game of the 2021 season. They simply don’t have the talent to keep up with Arizona’s high-powered offseason.
Final Result: Jags 21, Cardinals 31