Los Angeles Chargers at Buffalo Bills Week 2 NFL Picks & Predictions 9/16/2018
Sunday, September 16, 2018
New Era Field
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The Buffalo Bills host the Los Angeles Chargers at New Era Field on Sunday, September 16, 2018. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 7.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 44.5.
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The Bills have an over/under record of 1-0-0 and they are 0-1-0 against the spread. The Chargers have an ATS record of 0-1-0 while their over/under record is 1-0-0.
Valuable Los Angeles Chargers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Chargers are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Chargers are 0-1-0 against the spread
Important Buffalo Bills Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bills are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The Buffalo Bills are 0-1-0 against the spread
Key Los Angeles Chargers Injuries
09/09/18 DE Joey Bosa Foot is doubtful Sunday vs Buffalo
09/04/18 WR Artavis Scott Ankle IR
09/04/18 TE Austin Roberts Knee IR
08/31/18 DT Corey Liuget Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible to return 10/07 vs Oakland)
08/19/18 S Jaylen Watkins ACL IR
08/03/18 TE Hunter Henry Knee IR
07/27/18 CB Jason Verrett Achilles IR
Key Buffalo Bills Injuries
09/09/18 LB Julian Stanford Nose is questionable Sunday vs LA Chargers
09/09/18 WR Ray-Ray McCloud Knee is questionable Sunday vs LA Chargers
09/09/18 CB Taron Johnson Shoulder injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs LA Chargers
09/04/18 P Cory Carter ACL IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Los Angeles Chargers have run for 123 yards as a team, which ranks 24th in the NFL. They've run 22 times, averaging 5.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Chargers have been penalized on offense 7 times for 45 yards so far this season, which has them 15th in the league in penalties. They are 13th in the NFL in points scored with 28. They have run 74 plays this season for 541 yards, which ranks them 4th in the league in total offense. The Chargers average 7.3 yards per play, which is 4th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 33 1st downs this year, placing them 5th overall as an offensive unit. Philip Rivers averages 8.3 yards per pass attempt and 12.5 yards per completion. He has completed 34 passes on 51 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.7%. His quarterback rating is 103.7. He has thrown for 424 yards this season.
The Chargers rush defense has allowed 27 attempts for 106 yards this year, putting them in 31st place in the league against the run. Los Angeles has committed 6 penalties for 50 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 26th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 45.5% of possessions on defense, which is 4th in the league. They are 3rd in the league in points allowed on defense with 38. They have surrendered a total of 362 yards on D, which is 15th in the NFL. The Chargers are ranked 16th in yards per play allowed with 6.6. Their pass defense has given up 9.1 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 5th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 15 passes on 27 attempts against the Los Angeles Chargers defense this season, placing them 12th and 7th in the National Football League. The Los Angeles pass defense has also given up a total of 256 yards through the air, which is 3rd overall in total pass defense.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Buffalo Bills are 22nd in the National Football League in points scored with 3. They have run 61 plays this year for 153 yards, which ranks them 29th in the NFL in total offense. The Bills average 2.5 yards per play, which is 27th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 10 1st downs this season, ranking them 26th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Buffalo has run for 83 yards as a unit, which ranks 6th in the league. They've run 22 times, averaging 3.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Bills have been penalized on offense 10 times for 100 yards so far this year, which has them 23rd in the NFL in penalties. Josh Allen has passed for 74 yards this year. He's completed 6 throws while attempting 15 passes for a completion percentage of 40%. His quarterback rating this season is 56. He averages 12.3 yards per completion and 4.9 yards per pass attempt.
Buffalo is 18th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 47. They have given up a total of 369 yards on D, which is 26th in the league. The Bills are 15th in yards per play allowed with 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 26 throws on 38 attempts against the Buffalo defense this season, ranking them 30th and 29th in the league. The Bills pass defense has also surrendered a total of 252 yards in the air, which is 20th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 34 attempts for 117 yards this season, putting them in 29th place in the NFL against the run. The Buffalo Bills have had 9 penalties for 78 yards on defense this year. That places them 10th in the league. They've allowed a score on 57.1% of possessions on defense, which is 25th in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Chargers/Bills NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Chargers -7.5
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