San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Chargers Week 4 NFL Picks & Predictions 9/30/2018
Sunday, September 30, 2018
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The San Francisco 49ers travel to StubHub Center to take on the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, September 30, 2018. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 9.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 47.
The 49ers have an ATS record of 0-3-0 while their over/under record is 2-1-0. The Chargers have an over/under record of 3-0-0 and they are 1-2-0 against the spread.
Valuable San Francisco 49ers Betting Trends
The San Francisco 49ers are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The San Francisco 49ers are 0-3-0 against the spread
Important Los Angeles Chargers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Chargers are 3-0-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Chargers are 1-2-0 against the spread
Key San Francisco 49ers Injuries
09/25/18 QB C.J. Beathard None has been named the starter Sunday vs LA Chargers
09/25/18 CB Richard Sherman Calf is OUT 2-3 weeks
09/23/18 DB Adrian Colbert Hip injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs LA Chargers
09/23/18 DB Tarvarius Moore Ribs injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs LA Chargers
09/23/18 S Jaquiski Tartt Shoulder is questionable Sunday vs LA Chargers
09/23/18 DB Jimmie Ward Cramps injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs LA Chargers
09/23/18 QB Jimmy Garoppolo Knee is out for season
09/23/18 G Joshua Garnett Toe is questionable Sunday vs LA Chargers
09/12/18 LB Brock Coyle Neck IR
09/08/18 LB Dekoda Watson Hamstring IR
09/04/18 S Marcell Harris Achilles IR
09/04/18 RB Jerick McKinnon ACL IR
08/03/18 WR Victor Bolden Jr. Suspension 4- game suspension (elgible to return 10/7 vs Arizona)
Key Los Angeles Chargers Injuries
09/23/18 T Joe Barksdale Knee is questionable Sunday vs San Francisco
09/23/18 T Russell Okung Knee injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs San Francisco
09/23/18 WR Travis Benjamin Foot is questionable Sunday vs San Francisco
09/20/18 CB Craig Mager Hamstring IR
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
Useful Offensive Statistics
The San Francisco 49ers are 20th in the NFL in points scored with 73. They have run 184 plays this season for 1,079 yards, which ranks them 12th in the league in total offense. The 49ers average 5.9 yards per play, which is 16th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 69 1st downs this year, placing them 11th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground San Francisco has run for 458 yards as a team, which ranks 21st in the NFL. They've run 82 times, averaging 5.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The 49ers have been penalized on offense 26 times for 254 yards so far this season, which has them 4th in the league in penalties. C.J. Beathard is expected to start the rest of the season at QB because of the ACL injury to Jimmy Garroppolo. His inexperience will be on full display against the Chargers this week.
San Francisco is 25th in the league in points allowed on defense with 89. They have surrendered a total of 1,154 yards on D, which is 24th in the NFL. The 49ers are ranked 20th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense has given up 6.4 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 26th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 78 passes on 127 attempts against the San Francisco 49ers defense this season, placing them 19th and 13th in the National Football League. The San Francisco pass defense has also given up a total of 863 yards through the air, which is 22nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 78 attempts for 291 yards this year, putting them in 22nd place in the league against the run. The 49ers have committed 23 penalties for 205 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 1st in the NFL. They've given up a score on 42.4% of possessions on defense, which is 27th in the league.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Los Angeles Chargers have run for 373 yards as a unit, which ranks 24th in the league. They've run 68 times, averaging 5.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Chargers have been penalized on offense 17 times for 120 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 82. They have run 181 plays this year for 1,246 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 70 1st downs this season, ranking them 5th overall as an offensive unit. Philip Rivers has completed 75 throws while attempting 108 passes for a completion percentage of 69.4%. He has passed for 906 yards this year. He averages 12.1 yards per completion and 8.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 115.7.
The Chargers rush defense has given up 84 attempts for 361 yards this season, putting them in 31st place in the NFL against the run. They have had 18 penalties for 145 yards on defense this year. That places them 26th in the league. They've allowed a score on 41.9% of possessions on defense, which is 4th in the NFL. Los Angeles is 3rd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 93. They have given up a total of 1,176 yards on D, which is 15th in the league. The Chargers are 16th in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Their pass defense has allowed 7.9 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 5th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 62 throws on 96 attempts against the Los Angeles Chargers defense this season, ranking them 12th and 7th in the league. The Chargers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 815 yards in the air, which is 3rd overall in total pass defense.
Who will win tonight's 49ers/Chargers NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the 49ers +9.5
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