2022 Hall of Fame Game odds, spread, line: Raiders vs. Jaguars prediction, NFL picks by expert who’s 427-344

The Las Vegas Raiders were perfect in the opening game of the NFL preseason and have recorded a win in their last three NFL Hall of Fame Game appearances. It will seek to improve to 4-0 and earn the honor of winning as residents of three different cities when it faces the Jacksonville Jaguars in Thursday’s 2022 NFL Hall of Fame Game. The Raiders, who won 10-7 last season, won the league’s season openers in Oakland in 1979 and 2006, and also emerged victorious in 1993 when they played in Los Angeles. Jacksonville (3-14) made its debut in this competition in 1995, losing to Carolina in the first game in franchise history for both teams.

Kick-off from Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. In the latest Raiders vs. Jaguars odds at Caesars Sportsbook, the line is Pick ’em, while the over-under for total points scored is 30.5. Before you hit any Jaguars vs. Raiders picks or 2022 NFL Hall of Fame game predictions, be sure to read what SportsLine NFL pundit Larry Hartstein has to say.

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

Hartstein was 68-50 ATS (58 percent) and 8-3 on money line games last season for a $1,552 win. Anyone who followed him is way up there.

Now, Hartstein has followed Raiders vs. Jaguars from every angle and released a confident anti-the-spread pick for the 2022 NFL Hall of Fame Game. You can now visit SportsLine to see his selection. Here are some NFL odds and trends for Jaguars vs. Raiders:

  • Raiders vs. Jaguars Spread: PK
  • Raiders vs. Jaguars Over/Under: 30.5 points
  • Moneyline Raiders vs. Jaguars: Las Vegas -110, Jacksonville -110
  • LV: Raiders have won all three of their previous Hall of Fame Game appearances
  • JAX: Jaguars lost to Carolina in 1995 in their only previous Hall of Fame game
  • Raiders vs. Jaguars Picks: See picks here.

Featured Game | Las Vegas Raiders vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Why the Raiders can mark

While both teams are unlikely to field many of their starters, Las Vegas could be looking to win at all costs. The reason is new coach Josh McDaniels, who has helped New England 9-2 for the past three preseasons while serving as offensive coordinator and playing at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium during his high school career. Derek Carr isn’t expected to be on the field after not snapping a single snap last preseason, so McDaniels will have a long look at Nick Mullens and Jarrett Stidham on Thursday.

Mullens, 27, made 16 starts for San Francisco from 2018-2020 but only one with Cleveland last season. He went 20-30 for 147 yards and a touchdown in a 16-14 loss to the Raiders in Week 15. He has completed 64.6 percent of his attempted passes for 4,861 yards with 26 TDs and 22 interceptions in 20 NFL career contests. Stidham spent the last three years at McDaniels in New England and was 24 of 48 passes for 270 yards with two TDs and four picks in eight games.

Why the 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 stated that the quarterback and running back will not fit on 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 lone Super Bowl championship in 2017, will also not have backup signal caller CJ Beathard available as the 28-year-old suffers from a groin injury.

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

How to do Raiders vs Jaguars tips

Hartstein analyzed this matchup and while we can tell you he’s sloping down on the total score, he’s spotted a critical X-factor that’s causing him to jump all over the side of the range. He only tells SportsLine what it is and which side to the back.

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