Los Angeles Chargers at New York Giants Week 5 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/8/2017
Sunday, October 8, 2017
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The New York Giants host the Los Angeles Chargers at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, October 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has New York as 3.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 43.5. The Giants have an over/under record of 2-2-0 and they are 2-2-0 against the spread. The Chargers have an ATS record of 0-3-1 while their over/under record is 2-2-0.
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Valuable Los Angeles Chargers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Chargers are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Chargers are 0-3-1 against the spread
Important New York Giants Betting Trends
The New York Giants are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The New York Giants are 2-2-0 against the spread
Key Los Angeles Chargers Injuries
10/02/17 C Max Tuerk Suspension Served probable Sunday vs. NY Giants
10/01/17 C Matt Slauson Tricep injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. NY Giants
09/23/17 CB Jason Verrett Knee IR
09/20/17 T Chris Hairston Illness out for season
09/05/17 G Forrest Lamp ACL IR
09/05/17 WR Mike Williams Back out indefinitely
09/04/17 LB Denzel Perryman Ankle IR
Key New York Giants Injuries
10/01/17 DE Olivier Vernon Ankle left last game, "?" Sunday vs. LA Chargers
10/01/17 RB Orleans Darkwa Back "?" Sunday vs. LA Chargers
10/01/17 RB Paul Perkins Ribs left last game, "?" Sunday vs. LA Chargers
10/01/17 C Weston Richburg Concussion left last game, "?" Sunday vs. LA Chargers
09/04/17 LB Mark Herzlich Neck IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Los Angeles Chargers have run for 270 yards as a team, which ranks 28th in the NFL. They've run 75 times, averaging 3.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Chargers have been penalized on offense 27 times for 196 yards so far this season, which has them 21st in the league in penalties. They are 23rd in the NFL in points scored with 72. They have run 231 plays this season for 1,346 yards, which ranks them 14th in the league in total offense. The Chargers average 5.8 yards per play, which is 10th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 83 1st downs this year, placing them 11th overall as an offensive unit. Philip Rivers averages 7.4 yards per pass attempt and 11.7 yards per completion. He has completed 95 passes on 150 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.3%. His quarterback rating is 87.8. He has thrown for 1,107 yards this season.
The Chargers rush defense has allowed 135 attempts for 654 yards this year, putting them in 31st place in the league against the run. Los Angeles has committed 30 penalties for 265 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 25th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 46.3% of possessions on defense, which is 30th in the league. They are 23rd in the league in points allowed on defense with 93. They have surrendered a total of 1,422 yards on D, which is 24th in the NFL. The Chargers are ranked 19th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense has given up 6.1 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 14th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 74 passes on 114 attempts against the Los Angeles Chargers defense this season, placing them 6th and 3rd in the National Football League. The Los Angeles pass defense has also given up a total of 768 yards through the air, which is 6th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Los Angeles Chargers have attempted 5 field goals this season and made 2, which is 31st in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 40.0%. Los Angeles Chargers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 6 for 6 this year. Their punters have totaled 650 yards on 14 punts, averaging 46.4 yards per punt. That places them 12th in the NFL in punting average. Los Angeles is ranked 23rd in the league in punt returns with 5. They've accumulated 32 punt return yards and average 6.4 yards per return, which is 21st in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 23 yards. They have returned 7 kicks for 130 yards on special teams, ranking 9th in kick return yardage. The Chargers average 18.6 yards per kick return and have a long of 25 yards this year. They are 17th in the league in all-purpose yards with 1,134.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New York Giants are 31st in the National Football League in points scored with 60. They have run 249 plays this year for 1,297 yards, which ranks them 19th in the NFL in total offense. The Giants average 5.2 yards per play, which is 16th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 72 1st downs this season, ranking them 22nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground New York has run for 237 yards as a unit, which ranks 30th in the league. They've run 75 times, averaging 3.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Giants have been penalized on offense 24 times for 242 yards so far this year, which has them 26th in the NFL in penalties. Eli Manning has passed for 1,113 yards this year. He's completed 116 throws while attempting 166 passes for a completion percentage of 69.9%. His quarterback rating this season is 90.3. He averages 9.6 yards per completion and 6.7 yards per pass attempt.
New York is 25th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 95. They have given up a total of 1,437 yards on D, which is 26th in the league. The Giants are 23rd in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Their pass defense has allowed 6.3 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 17th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 82 throws on 129 attempts against the New York defense this season, ranking them 14th and 12th in the league. The Giants pass defense has also surrendered a total of 866 yards in the air, which is 15th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 125 attempts for 571 yards this season, putting them in 28th place in the NFL against the run. The New York Giants have had 24 penalties for 222 yards on defense this year. That places them 16th in the league. They've allowed a score on 40.9% of possessions on defense, which is 26th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
New York is 27th in the NFL in punt returns with 4. They've totaled 10 punt return yards and are averaging 2.5 yards per return, which is 31st in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 10 yards. They have returned 5 kicks for 104 yards on special teams, placing them 15th in kick return yardage. The Giants average 20.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 24 yards this season. They are 23rd in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 1,085. The New York Giants have tried 3 field goals this season and made 3, which is 29th in the league. New York kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 4 for 4 this season. Their punters have accumulated 662 yards on 15 punts, averaging 44.1 yards per punt. That ranks them 24th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Chargers/Giants NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Chargers +3.5
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