Los Angeles Chargers at Dallas Cowboys Week 12 NFL Picks & Predictions 11/23/2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
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The Los Angeles Chargers head to AT&T Stadium to play the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, November 23, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Dallas as 4 point favorites. The total has been set at 47.5. The Chargers are 5-4-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-6-0. The Cowboys are 5-5-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-5-0.
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Valuable Los Angeles Chargers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Chargers are 4-6-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Chargers are 5-4-1 against the spread
Important Dallas Cowboys Betting Trends
The Dallas Cowboys are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The Dallas Cowboys are 5-5-0 against the spread
Key Los Angeles Chargers Injuries
11/19/17 LB Hayes Pullard Neck is "?" Thursday vs. Dallas
11/19/17 DE Chris McCain Quad is "?" Thursday vs. Dallas
11/19/17 LB James Onwualu Quad is "?" Thursday vs. Dallas
11/19/17 T Joe Barksdale Foot is "?" Thursday vs. Dallas
11/19/17 WR Travis Benjamin Abdominal left last game, is "?" Thursday vs. Dallas
10/24/17 C Matt Slauson Bicep IR
09/23/17 CB Jason Verrett Knee IR
09/20/17 T Chris Hairston Illness IR
09/05/17 G Forrest Lamp ACL IR
Key Dallas Cowboys Injuries
11/20/17 K Dan Bailey Groin is upgraded to "?" Thursday vs. LA Chargers
11/19/17 LB Sean Lee Hamstring is "?" Thursday vs. LA Chargers
11/19/17 T Tyron Smith Back is "?" Thursday vs. LA Chargers
11/19/17 S Jeff Heath Concussion is "?" Thursday vs. LA Chargers
11/12/17 RB Ezekiel Elliott Suspension 6-game suspension (eligible to return 12/24 vs. Seattle)
11/06/17 DT Brian Price Knee IR
10/20/17 DT Stephen Paea Knee is out for season
10/05/17 DE Charles Tapper Foot out indefinitely
09/05/17 TE Rico Gathers Concussion IR
09/05/17 TE Connor Hamlett Fibula IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Los Angeles Chargers are 16th in the National Football League in points scored with 221. They have run 616 plays this year for 3,413 yards, which ranks them 15th in the NFL in total offense. The Chargers average 5.5 yards per play, which is 11th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 198 1st downs this season, ranking them 15th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Los Angeles has run for 944 yards as a unit, which ranks 25th in the league. They've run 244 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Chargers have been penalized on offense 69 times for 563 yards so far this year, which has them 14th in the NFL in penalties. Philip Rivers has passed for 2,514 yards this year. He's completed 214 throws while attempting 355 passes for a completion percentage of 60.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 89.6. He averages 11.7 yards per completion and 7.1 yards per pass attempt.
Los Angeles is 8th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 196. They have given up a total of 3,487 yards on D, which is 22nd in the league. The Chargers are 16th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Their pass defense has allowed 5.5 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 6th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 222 throws on 352 attempts against the Los Angeles Chargers defense this season, ranking them 22nd and 23rd in the league. The Los Angeles pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,098 yards in the air, which is 8th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 282 attempts for 1,389 yards this season, putting them in 32nd place in the NFL against the run. The Chargers have had 76 penalties for 674 yards on defense this year. That places them 28th in the league. They've allowed a score on 32.5% of possessions on defense, which is 12th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Los Angeles is 17th in the NFL in punt returns with 21. They've totaled 168 punt return yards and are averaging 8 yards per return, which is 15th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 65 yards. They have returned 19 kicks for 335 yards on special teams, placing them 25th in kick return yardage. The Chargers average 17.6 yards per kick return and have a long of 27 yards this season. They are 19th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 3,994. The Los Angeles Chargers have tried 17 field goals this season and made 11, which is 28th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 64.7%. Los Angeles Chargers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 26 for 26 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,593 yards on 53 punts, averaging 48.9 yards per punt. That ranks them 4th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Dallas Cowboys have run for 1,404 yards as a team, which ranks 4th in the NFL. They've run 294 times, averaging 4.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cowboys have been penalized on offense 58 times for 564 yards so far this season, which has them 29th in the league in penalties. They are 9th in the NFL in points scored with 242. They have run 639 plays this season for 3,422 yards, which ranks them 14th in the league in total offense. The Cowboys average 5.4 yards per play, which is 13th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 202 1st downs this year, placing them 11th overall as an offensive unit. Dak Prescott averages 6.7 yards per pass attempt and 10.6 yards per completion. He has completed 201 passes on 320 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.8%. His quarterback rating is 89.8. He has thrown for 2,139 yards this season.
The Cowboys rush defense has allowed 251 attempts for 1,157 yards this year, putting them in 21st place in the league against the run. Dallas has committed 56 penalties for 416 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 1st in the NFL. They've given up a score on 38% of possessions on defense, which is 23rd in the league. They are 20th in the league in points allowed on defense with 242. They have surrendered a total of 3,316 yards on D, which is 15th in the NFL. The Dallas Cowboys are ranked 17th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Their pass defense has given up 5.7 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 9th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 229 passes on 350 attempts against the Dallas defense this season, placing them 26th and 21st in the National Football League. The Cowboys pass defense has also given up a total of 2,159 yards through the air, which is 14th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Dallas Cowboys have attempted 16 field goals this season and made 14, which is 22nd in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 87.5%. Dallas kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 26 for 27 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,757 yards on 40 punts, averaging 43.9 yards per punt. That places them 27th in the NFL in punting average. Dallas is ranked 23rd in the league in punt returns with 17. They've accumulated 92 punt return yards and average 5.4 yards per return, which is 29th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 21 yards. They have returned 15 kicks for 387 yards on special teams, ranking 20th in kick return yardage. The Cowboys average 25.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 61 yards this year. They are 18th in the league in all-purpose yards with 4,024.
Who will win tonight's Chargers/Cowboys NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cowboys -4
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