Los Angeles Chargers at Los Angeles Rams Week 3 NFL Picks & Predictions 9/23/2018
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
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Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is the venue for the game between the Chargers and Rams on Sunday. The opening line for this matchup has the Rams as 7 point favorites. The total has been set at 48.5.
The Rams are 2-0-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 0-2-0. The Chargers are 1-1-0 ATS and their over/under record is 2-0-0.
Valuable Los Angeles Chargers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Chargers are 2-0-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Chargers are 1-1-0 against the spread
Important Los Angeles Rams Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Rams are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Rams are 2-0-0 against the spread
Key Los Angeles Chargers Injuries
09/17/18 RB Melvin Gordon Upper Body is probable Sunday vs LA Rams
09/16/18 CB Craig Mager Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs LA Rams
09/16/18 FB Derek Watt Thumb injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs LA Rams
09/16/18 T Joe Barksdale Knee is questionable Sunday vs LA Rams
09/16/18 WR Travis Benjamin Foot is questionable Sunday vs LA Rams
09/14/18 DE Joey Bosa Foot is out indefinitely
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 Los Angeles Rams Injuries
09/17/18 RB Todd Gurley II Cramps is upgraded to probable Sunday vs LA Chargers
09/16/18 K Greg Zuerlein Groin left last game, is questionable Sunday vs LA Chargers
09/16/18 LB Mark Barron Ankle is questionable Sunday vs LA Chargers
09/16/18 WR Mike Thomas Hip is questionable Sunday vs LA Chargers
09/12/18 WR Pharoh Cooper Ankle IR
09/04/18 LB Carlos Thompson Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 LB Garrett Sickels Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 DE Morgan Fox Knee IR
09/04/18 DE Ryan Davis Undisclosed IR
08/11/18 CB Kevin Peterson ACL IR
07/07/18 G Jamon Brown Suspension 2-game suspension (eligible to return 9/23 vs LA Chargers)
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Los Angeles Chargers have run for 232 yards as a unit, which ranks 24th in the league. They've run 48 times, averaging 4.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Chargers have been penalized on offense 13 times for 90 yards so far this year, which has them 15th in the NFL in penalties. They are 13th in the National Football League in points scored with 59. They have run 129 plays this year for 890 yards, which ranks them 4th in the NFL in total offense. The Chargers average 6.9 yards per play, which is 4th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 54 1st downs this season, ranking them 5th overall as an offensive unit. Philip Rivers has completed 57 throws while attempting 78 passes for a completion percentage of 73.1%. He has passed for 680 yards this year. He averages 11.9 yards per completion and 8.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 119.6.
The Chargers rush defense has given up 49 attempts for 190 yards this season, putting them in 31st place in the NFL against the run. They have had 12 penalties for 81 yards on defense this year. That places them 26th in the league. They've allowed a score on 40.9% of possessions on defense, which is 4th in the NFL. Los Angeles is 3rd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 58. They have given up a total of 655 yards on D, which is 15th in the league. The Chargers are 16th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Their pass defense has allowed 7 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 5th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 33 throws on 60 attempts against the Los Angeles Chargers defense this season, ranking them 12th and 7th in the league. The Los Angeles pass defense has also surrendered a total of 465 yards in the air, which is 3rd overall in total pass defense.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Los Angeles Rams are 1st in the NFL in points scored with 67. They have run 127 plays this season for 797 yards, which ranks them 10th in the league in total offense. The Rams average 6.3 yards per play, which is 7th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 47 1st downs this year, placing them 16th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Los Angeles has run for 230 yards as a team, which ranks 8th in the NFL. They've run 59 times, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Rams have been penalized on offense 13 times for 119 yards so far this season, which has them 16th in the league in penalties. Jared Goff has thrown for 587 yards this season. He has completed 42 passes on 65 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.6%. His quarterback rating this season is 102.5. He averages 9 yards per pass attempt and 14 yards per completion.
Los Angeles is 12th in the league in points allowed on defense with 13. They have surrendered a total of 532 yards on D, which is 19th in the NFL. The Rams are ranked 19th in yards per play allowed with 5. Their pass defense has given up 5.6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 11th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 46 passes on 67 attempts against the Los Angeles defense this season, placing them 8th and 20th in the National Football League. The Rams pass defense has also given up a total of 383 yards through the air, which is 13th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 38 attempts for 149 yards this year, putting them in 28th place in the league against the run. The Los Angeles Rams have committed 20 penalties for 202 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 3rd in the NFL. They've given up a score on 14.3% of possessions on defense, which is 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Chargers/Rams NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rams -7
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