Los Angeles Chargers at New York Jets Week 16 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/24/2017
Sunday, December 24, 2017
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The Los Angeles Chargers travel to MetLife Stadium to take on the New York Jets on Sunday, December 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 7 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 42.5. The Chargers have an ATS record of 7-6-1 while their over/under record is 4-10-0. The Jets have an over/under record of 8-6-0 and they are 8-5-1 against the spread.
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Valuable Los Angeles Chargers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Chargers are 4-10-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Chargers are 7-6-1 against the spread
Important New York Jets Betting Trends
The New York Jets are 8-6-0 against the over/under
The New York Jets are 8-5-1 against the spread
Key Los Angeles Chargers Injuries
12/18/17 S Adrian Phillips Ankle injured last game, is upgraded to probable Sunday vs NY Jets
12/18/17 LB Denzel Perryman Hamstring left last game, is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs NY Jets
12/18/17 TE Hunter Henry Kidney is "?" Sunday vs NY Jets
12/18/17 WR Keenan Allen Back left last game, is upgraded to probable Sunday vs NY Jets
12/17/17 RB Austin Ekeler Hand is out indefinitely
12/17/17 DT Corey Liuget Knee injured last game, is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs NY Jets
12/16/17 T Russell Okung Groin injured last game, is "?" Sunday vs NY Jets
12/16/17 LB Jatavis Brown Back injured last game, is "?" Sunday vs NY Jets
12/11/17 RB Andre Williams Wrist is out for season
12/02/17 K Nick Novak Back IR
10/24/17 C Matt Slauson Biceps 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 New York Jets Injuries
12/18/17 DL Leonard Williams Concussion injured last game, is "?" Sunday vs LA Chargers
12/17/17 DL Muhammad Wilkerson Disciplinary is "?" Sunday vs LA Chargers
12/11/17 QB Josh McCown Hand is out for season
10/31/17 TE Jordan Leggett Knee IR
10/04/17 LB Dylan Donahue Elbow IR
09/27/17 WR Charone Peake Ankle IR
08/30/17 LB Lorenzo Mauldin Back IR
08/07/17 WR Quincy Enunwa Neck IR
07/30/17 WR Devin Smith ACL IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Los Angeles Chargers are 16th in the NFL in points scored with 311. They have run 882 plays this season for 5,152 yards, which ranks them 7th in the league in total offense. The Chargers average 5.8 yards per play, which is 6th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 290 1st downs this year, placing them 8th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Los Angeles has run for 1,391 yards as a team, which ranks 23rd in the NFL. They've run 359 times, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Chargers have been penalized on offense 93 times for 782 yards so far this season, which has them 18th in the league in penalties. Philip Rivers has thrown for 3,838 yards this season. He has completed 310 passes on 498 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.2%. His quarterback rating is 93.8. He averages 7.7 yards per pass attempt and 12.4 yards per completion.
Los Angeles is 3rd in the league in points allowed on defense with 255. They have surrendered a total of 4,623 yards on D, which is 14th in the NFL. The Chargers are ranked 13th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Their pass defense has given up 5.6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 4th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 295 passes on 468 attempts against the Los Angeles Chargers defense this season, placing them 17th and 13th in the National Football League. The Los Angeles pass defense has also given up a total of 2,827 yards through the air, which is 4th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 377 attempts for 1,796 yards this year, putting them in 30th place in the league against the run. The Chargers have committed 98 penalties for 877 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 27th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 31% of possessions on defense, which is 5th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Los Angeles is ranked 21st in the league in punt returns with 25. They've accumulated 230 punt return yards and average 9.2 yards per return, which is 10th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 65 yards. They have returned 25 kicks for 474 yards on special teams, ranking 27th in kick return yardage. The Chargers average 19 yards per kick return and have a long of 44 yards this year. They are 11th in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,969. The Los Angeles Chargers have attempted 27 field goals this season and made 19, which is 23rd in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70.4%. Los Angeles Chargers kickers have made 89% of their extra points, going 32 for 36 this year. Their punters have totaled 3,081 yards on 63 punts, averaging 48.9 yards per punt. That places them 3rd in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New York Jets have run for 1,465 yards as a unit, which ranks 19th in the league. They've run 378 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Jets have been penalized on offense 105 times for 917 yards so far this year, which has them 7th in the NFL in penalties. They are 20th in the National Football League in points scored with 285. They have run 864 plays this year for 4,342 yards, which ranks them 25th in the NFL in total offense. The Jets average 5 yards per play, which is 21st in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 242 1st downs this season, ranking them 27th overall as an offensive unit. Bryce Petty has completed 21 throws while attempting 48 passes for a completion percentage of 43.8%. He has passed for 193 yards this year. He averages 9.2 yards per completion and 4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 44.9.
The Jets rush defense has given up 398 attempts for 1,651 yards this season, putting them in 21st place in the NFL against the run. They have had 102 penalties for 852 yards on defense this year. That places them 23rd in the league. They've allowed a score on 34.5% of possessions on defense, which is 17th in the NFL. New York is 27th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 342. They have given up a total of 4,927 yards on D, which is 24th in the league. The Jets are 23rd in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Their pass defense has allowed 6.5 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 22nd in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 288 throws on 478 attempts against the New York Jets defense this season, ranking them 11th and 15th in the league. The Jets pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,276 yards in the air, which is 20th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The New York Jets have tried 27 field goals this season and made 23, which is 18th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 85.2%. New York kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 28 for 28 this season. Their punters have accumulated 3,633 yards on 78 punts, averaging 46.6 yards per punt. That ranks them 11th in the NFL in punting average. New York is 15th in the NFL in punt returns with 29. They've totaled 137 punt return yards and are averaging 4.7 yards per return, which is 31st in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 25 yards. They have returned 30 kicks for 623 yards on special teams, placing them 14th in kick return yardage. The Jets average 20.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 40 yards this season. They are 28th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 5,375.
Who will win tonight's Chargers/Jets NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Chargers -7
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