2022 Hall of Fame Game Odds, Spread, Line: Raiders vs. Jaguars Prediction, NFL Picks by an Expert who is 427-344

After recording the worst record in the NFL the past two seasons, the Jacksonville Jaguars will get off to an early start this year when they open the NFL preseason on Thursday against the Las Vegas Raiders in the 2022 NFL Hall of Fame Game. Jacksonville posted the worst record 1-15 for the franchise in 2020 and showed minimal improvement last year, but recorded a stunning 26-11 win over Indianapolis in the season finale to finish 3-14. The Raiders overcame the distraction created by former coach Jon Gruden last season, going 10-7 to earn an AFC wild-card berth, and added a premium receiver in Davante Adams, a college teammate of Derek Carr’s, during the offseason .

Kickoff at Hall of Famer Tom Benson Stadium in Canton, Ohio is set for 8:00 PM ET. The line is pick’em in the latest Raiders vs. Jaguars odds at Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 30.5. Before you conclude any Jaguars vs. Raiders picks or predictions for the 2022 NFL Hall of Fame game, be sure to check out what SportsLine NFL expert Larry Hartstein has to say.

A former lead writer for Covers and The Linemakers, Hartstein combines a wide network of Vegas sources with an analytical approach he honed while working for Pro Football Focus. Entering the 2022 NFL season, he is 427-344 all-time on NFL sides (plus $3,764 for $100 players), including 394-330 against the spread.

Hartstein went 68-50 ATS (58 percent) and 8-3 in money games last season for $1,552 in earnings. Anyone who has followed him is way ahead.

Hartstein has now tackled the Raiders against the Jaguars from every angle and released a confident pick against the spread for the 2022 NFL Hall of Fame game. You can visit SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are some NFL odds and trends for Jaguars vs. Raiders:

  • Raiders vs. Jaguars spread: PK
  • Raiders vs. Jaguars over/under: 30.5 points
  • Raiders vs. Jaguars money line: Las Vegas -110, Jacksonville -110
  • LV: The Raiders have won all three of their previous Hall of Fame Game appearances
  • JAX: The Jaguars lost to Carolina in their only previous Hall of Fame game in 1995
  • Raiders vs. Jaguars picks: See picks here.

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Why the Raiders can cover

Before joining Las Vegas in January, new coach Josh McDaniels was the offensive coordinator for New England, which did not take preseason results lightly. It’s uncertain if he’ll bring that mindset to the Raiders, but he’ll still look to Jarrett Stidham to impress on offense. With Derek Carr unlikely to see action, Stidham will get some playing time as he tries to get a leg up in the battle for the backup quarterback position.

A fourth-round pick of the Patriots in the 2019 NFL Draft, Stidham was under McDaniels for three years and appeared in eight regular-season games, completing 50 percent of his pass attempts for 270 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions despite not taking the field last year. Star receiver Davante Adams also figures to be out of the lineup Thursday, but fellow newcomer Mack Hollins will likely get a chance to settle into a new system. The 28-year-old wideout played in all 17 contests for Miami last year, hauling in a career-high 14 passes for 223 yards and four TDs.

Why jaguars can cover

The long-awaited reunion of former Clemson teammates Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne will be delayed a little longer, as new coach Doug Pederson said the quarterback and running back will not suit up Thursday. Both players were selected in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, but Etienne missed his entire rookie season with a foot injury. Pederson, who led Philadelphia to its only Super Bowl championship in 2017, will also be without backup signal-caller C.J. Beathard as the 28-year-old rehabs a groin injury.

That means Jake Luton, who is slated to be the Jaguars’ third-string quarterback, will likely see a lot of action against the Raiders. The 26-year-old, who was selected in the sixth round of the 2020 draft, started three games for Jacksonville this season and completed 60 of 110 passes for 624 yards with two touchdowns and six interceptions, but was cut before 2021 .campaign. Kyle Slaughter, who was signed July 24 after finishing second in the USFL in the 2022 season with 1,798 passing yards in nine games for the New Orleans Breakers, is also scheduled to take snaps Thursday.

How to make Raiders vs. Jaguars picks

Hartstein has analyzed this matchup, and while we can tell you that he is subject to the point total, he has found a critical X-factor that causes him to jump to one side of the spread. He just shares what it is and which side to support on SportsLine.

Who wins the 2022 Hall of Fame Game? And what critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must? Visit SportsLine now to see Larry Hartstein’s Raiders vs. Jaguars picks, all from the NFL expert who is 427-344 all-time on NFL teams, and find out.