Carson Wentz and Doug Pederson will be on the opposite sideline after winning Super Bowl LII when Jacksonville Jaguars play in Washington commanders in an NFL interconference game Sunday.
Three months after Pederson was hired as Philadelphia’s coach, the Eagles selected quarterback Wentz with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
The Eagles won Super Bowl LII after the 2017 season despite Wentz being sidelined with an ACL injury. Pederson was fired after the 2020 season and Wentz was traded three months after that.
Here’s everything you need in terms of betting on the Jaguars-Commanders game, from point spread, money line, overall over/under and expert picks (odds via FOX Bet):
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Jacksonville Jaguars @ Washington commanders (1 p.m. ET Sunday, CBS)
Point Spread: Commanders -2.5 (Commanders prefer to win by more than 3 points, otherwise cover Jaguars)
Money line: Commanders -143 favorites to win (bet $10 to win a total of $16.99); Jaguars +110 underdogs to win (bet $10 to win $21 total)
Overall Over/Under Score: 44 points scored by both teams in total
The Jaguars hope to end two long skids on Sunday. Jacksonville has lost 17 straight road games, with their last road win coming in Week 15 of the 2019 season.
The Jaguars have lost 16 straight games against NFC opponents. Their last win over an NFC East team was a 20-15 victory over the Giants to open the 2018 season.
If Jacksonville beats Washington, the Jaguars will be over .500 for the first time since Week 1 of the 2020 season.
The Commanders are 2-7 in their last nine seasons.
Washington hit over/under (O/U) seven times in 17 games last season.
The Chiefs allowed an NFL-worst 34 touchdowns in 2021.
Washington is 6-1 all-time against Jacksonville, winning the last four games.
FOX Sports Betting Analyst’s Pick Jason McIntyre:
If you consider the previous ones, the only game here is Washington.
The Jaguars were rotten last year in every facet of the game. But the market tells you otherwise.
The Jaguars went from +3.5 to +2.5. It’s a big move because it goes through the most key number in the NFL, which is 3. Jacksonville plans to start two rookies in the first round — No. 1 pick Travon Walker on the DL and then Devin Lloyd at defensive end. A play scenario is possible where the Jags’ defensive line — led by tight end Josh Allen — runs over the Washington OL and gives Carson Wentz trouble. He happens to be the QB they faced twice last year when he played for the Colts. Wentz didn’t surpass 200 yards passing in any game and was sacked six times in a season-ending loss. Oh, and by the way, Doug Pederson knows Carson Wentz as well as anyone. He coached Carson in Philadelphia for five years. Pederson is 4-1 in first seasons.
The Jaguars’ offense will look completely different from last year, with two new speedy wide receivers, a new tight end and running back Travis Etienne, who missed his entire rookie season with an injury.
Shop around and if you can get a +3, go for it. Also, pick up a flyer for the Jaguars money line.
CHOICE: Jaguars (+3) to lose by less than 3 points (or win outright)
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