Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Chargers Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/13/2017
Sunday, August 13, 2017
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The Seattle Seahawks travel to StubHub Center to take on the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, August 13, 2017. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 1.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 38. The Seahawks had an ATS record of 9-9-0 last season while their over/under record was 10-8-0. The Chargers had an over/under record of 9-6-1 and they were 7-9-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Seattle Seahawks Betting Trends
The Seattle Seahawks were 10-8-0 against the over/under last season
The Seattle Seahawks were 9-9-0 against the spread last year
Important Los Angeles Chargers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Chargers were 9-6-1 against the over/under last season
The Los Angeles Chargers were 7-9-0 against the spread last year
Key Seattle Seahawks Injuries
07/30/17 DB Deshawn Shead Knee out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Chargers Injuries
07/30/17 CB Jason Verrett Knee PUP
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Seattle Seahawks were 19th in the NFL in points scored with 354 last season. They ran 1,012 plays last year for 5,715 yards, which ranked them 12th in the league in total offense. The Seahawks averaged 5.6 yards per play, which was 15th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 313 1st downs last year, placing them 22nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Seattle ran for 1,591 yards as a team, which ranked 25th in the NFL. They ran 403 times last year, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Seahawks were penalized on offense 117 times for 970 yards last season, which had them 7th in the league in penalties. Russell Wilson threw for 4,219 yards last season. He completed 353 passes on 546 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.7%. His QBR last year was 63.2 while is quarterback rating was 92.6. He averaged 7.7 yards per pass attempt and 12.0 yards per completion.
Seattle was 3rd in the league in points allowed on defense with 292 last year. They surrendered a total of 5,099 yards on D, which was 5th in the NFL. The Seahawks were ranked 4th in yards per play allowed with 5. Their pass defense gave up 6.2 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 15th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 331 passes on 537 attempts against the Seattle Seahawks defense last season, placing them 6th and 5th in the National Football League. The Seattle pass defense also gave up a total of 3,612 yards through the air, which was 8th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 441 attempts for 1,487 yards last year, putting them in 7th place in the league against the run. The Seahawks committed 103 penalties for 925 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 16th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 28.3% of possessions on defense, which was 3rd in the league.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Los Angeles Chargers ran for 1,510 yards as a unit last year, which ranked 26th in the league. They ran 398 times, averaging 3.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Chargers were penalized on offense 107 times for 780 yards last season, which had them 16th in the NFL in penalties. They were 9th in the National Football League in points scored with 410. They ran 1,014 plays last year for 5,708 yards, which ranked them 14th in the NFL in total offense. The Chargers averaged 5.6 yards per play, which was 14th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 340 1st downs last season, ranking them 10th overall as an offensive unit.
The Chargers rush defense gave up 410 attempts for 1,567 yards last season, putting them in 10th place in the NFL against the run. They had 119 penalties for 837 yards on defense last year. That placed them 6th in the league. They allowed a score on 39.8% of possessions on defense, which was 26th in the NFL. Los Angeles was 29th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 423. They gave up a total of 5,554 yards on D, which was 16th in the league. The Chargers were 12th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense allowed 6.5 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 20th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 364 throws on 580 attempts against the Los Angeles defense last season, ranking them 16th and 18th in the league. The Los Angeles Chargers pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,987 yards in the air, which was 20th overall in total pass defense.
Who will win tonight's Seahawks/Chargers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Seahawks +1.5
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