Kansas City Chiefs vs. Jacksonville Jaguars 9-17-23 NFL Week 2 Prediction, Tips, and Analysis

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Jacksonville Jaguars 9/17/23 NFL Week 2 Prediction, Tips, and Analysis

Kansas City Chiefs (0-1) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-0)


Kansas City Chiefs vs. Jacksonville Jaguars 9/17/23 – Week 2 of the NFL season is upon us, featuring an exciting showdown between the Kansas City Chiefs (0-1) and the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-0). Looking for top-notch NFL predictions for this weekend’s clash is here for the online bettors. Our comprehensive analysis gives you a closer look at key players and recent performances to guide your picks.


In the Chiefs’ season opener, Isiah Pacheco had a lukewarm debut, rushing 23 yards over 8 attempts, yielding an average of 2.9 yards. Meanwhile, Valdes-Scantling showcased his capacity for explosive plays, racking up 48 yards over two catches, hinting at his potential as a long-yardage option for Kansas City.


Jaguars rookie Travis Etienne began the season strong, amassing 77 yards on 18 carries and scoring once. His per-rush average of 4.3 yards sets an encouraging tone for their ground game. Calvin Ridley quickly proved himself reliable for rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence as a pass catching option during Week 1, providing another reliable option on offense. If you’re looking for some insights and recommendations on their upcoming games, don’t forget to check out some free expert NFL picks.


Kansas City Chiefs vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Game Info


When: Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET
Where: EverBank Stadium
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Patrick Mahomes QB vs. Trevor Lawrence QB


Patrick Mahomes and Trevor Lawrence’s quarterback duel is among the most captivating aspects of this upcoming matchup. Mahomes, an established star in the league, experienced an unreliable start to his season. Though Mahomes did manage to throw for 226 yards and two touchdowns, his performance fell far short of our expectations. His completion rate dropped drastically to 53.8% — significantly lower than what we have become accustomed to seeing from him. Mahomes also committed an interception, and his 5.8 yards per pass attempt fell below his standard. Mahomes finished up with a passer rating of 77.5 which indicates his lack of impressive plays or accuracy during Week 1.


Trevor Lawrence made an impressive first impression with his debut. He completed 75% of his passes for 241 yards accumulated while also throwing two touchdown passes and only one interception. Lawrence showcased all the characteristics that made him such a highly touted draft pick: strong arm, accuracy and an impressive level of poise that belied his rookie status. Even while taking two sacks, Lawrence still achieved an outstanding passer rating of 103.8! Lawrence showed early signs of developing an excellent connection with wide receiver Calvin Ridley, which could prove crucial for the Jaguars in 2019. Now, however, Lawrence needs to demonstrate whether or not he can keep up this level of performance against teams led by quarterbacks such as Mahomes.


NFL Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City Chiefs -181, Total Odds: 51


Kansas City is favored with a -3.5 spread at -110 odds, and a moneyline of -181, anticipating a high-scoring battle with an Over/Under set at 51 (-110). Jacksonville has a +3.5 spread at -110 and a moneyline of +161, while the Under sits at 51 (-110).


Kansas City Chiefs Betting Trends 


Kansas City Chiefs have an outstanding track record when facing off against Jacksonville Jaguars, boasting an outstanding 7-0 straight up (SU) win/loss mark in their past seven head-to-head encounters versus them (this stat alone demonstrates their dominance of this matchup), along with an impressive 9-2 road performance metric record during this same timeframe against them (both are impressive trends to consider before betting on any game).


Jacksonville Jaguars Betting Trends


Jacksonville impresses with a 7-1 ATS and 7-1 SU in their last eight outings, maintaining a perfect 5-0 SU home record. However, they’ve historically struggled against the Chiefs, going 1-4 against them in their last home stand.


Kansas City Chiefs vs. Jacksonville Jaguars 9/17/23 Betting Picks


Taking into account each team’s recent form and past matchups, this game is a tough one to predict. Given Kansas City’s impressive history against Jacksonville and considering the rookie status of many of Jacksonville’s key players, our bet is on the Chiefs covering the -3.5 spread. For those utilizing premier betting platforms, it might be wise to place your bets on Kansas City, especially considering their strong road performance metrics. For more insights and potential betting opportunities, you can also explore some free accurate sports picks.


Free Pick and Prediction: Kansas City Chiefs will win 31-24.


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