Colts at Chargers NFL Betting Tips 9/8/2019
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Dignity Health Sports Park
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The Indianapolis Colts travel to Dignity Health Sports Park to take on the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, September 8, 2019. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 3.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 51.5. The Colts had an ATS record of 9-8-1 last season while their over/under record was 8-10-0. The Chargers had an over/under record of 9-9-0 and they were 10-8-0 against the spread.
Valuable Indianapolis Colts Betting Trends
The Indianapolis Colts were 8-10-0 against the over/under last season
The Indianapolis Colts were 9-8-1 against the spread last year
Important Los Angeles Chargers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Chargers were 9-9-0 against the over/under last season
The Los Angeles Chargers were 10-8-0 against the spread last year
Key Indianapolis Colts Injuries
08/24/19 QB Andrew Luck Ankle is out for season
08/09/19 DE Jabaal Sheard Knee is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Chargers Injuries
08/16/19 S Derwin James Foot is out indefinitely
08/16/19 WR Keenan Allen Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Indianapolis
08/09/19 T Russell Okung Heart is out indefinitely
08/06/19 RB Melvin Gordon Holdout is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Indianapolis Colts were 30th in the NFL in points scored with 433 last season. They ran 1,070 plays last year for 6,179 yards, which ranked them 31st in the league in total offense. The Colts averaged 5.8 yards per play, which was 32nd in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 371 1st downs last year, placing them 31st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Indianapolis ran for 1,718 yards as a team, which ranked 22nd in the NFL. They ran 408 times last year, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Colts were penalized on offense 120 times for 953 yards last season, which had them 27th in the league in penalties. Jacoby Brissett threw for 2 yards last season. He completed 2 passes on 4 attempts for a completion percentage of 50%. His quarterback rating last year was 56.2. He averaged 0.5 yards per pass attempt and 1 yards per completion.
Indianapolis was 30th in the league in points allowed on defense with 344 last year. They surrendered a total of 5,431 yards on D, which was 30th in the NFL. The Colts were ranked 30th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Their pass defense gave up 6.6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 31st in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 384 passes on 542 attempts against the Indianapolis Colts defense last season, placing them 5th and 5th in the National Football League. The Indianapolis pass defense also gave up a total of 3,805 yards through the air, which was 28th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 415 attempts for 1,626 yards last year, putting them in 26th place in the league against the run. The Colts committed 131 penalties for 1115 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 5th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 35.5% of possessions on defense, which was 30th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Indianapolis was ranked 26th in the league in punt returns last season with 24. They accumulated 217 punt return yards and averaged 9 yards per return, which was 28th in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 51 yards. They returned 17 kicks for 337 yards on special teams, ranking 25th in kick return yardage. The Colts averaged 19.8 yards per kick return and had a long of 29 yards last year. They were 32nd in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,867. The Indianapolis Colts attempted 27 field goals last season and made 23, which was 15th in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 85.2%. Indianapolis Colts kickers made 94% of their extra points, going 44 for 47 last year. Their punters totaled 2,629 yards on 57 punts, averaging 46.1 yards per punt. That placed them 22nd in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Los Angeles Chargers ran for 1,873 yards as a unit last year, which ranked 24th in the league. They ran 399 times, averaging 4.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Chargers were penalized on offense 113 times for 967 yards last season, which had them 15th in the NFL in penalties. They were 13th in the National Football League in points scored with 428. They ran 945 plays last year for 5,962 yards, which ranked them 4th in the NFL in total offense. The Chargers averaged 6.3 yards per play, which was 4th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 338 1st downs last season, ranking them 5th overall as an offensive unit. Philip Rivers completed 347 throws while attempting 508 passes for a completion percentage of 68.3% last year. He passed for 4,308 yards. He averaged 12.4 yards per completion and 8.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 105.5.
The Chargers rush defense gave up 395 attempts for 1,693 yards last season, putting them in 31st place in the NFL against the run. They had 103 penalties for 828 yards on defense last year. That placed them 26th in the league. They allowed a score on 33.7% of possessions on defense, which was 4th in the NFL. Los Angeles was 3rd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 329. They gave up a total of 5,339 yards on D, which was 15th in the league. The Chargers were 16th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense allowed 6.2 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 5th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 351 throws on 548 attempts against the Los Angeles defense last season, ranking them 12th and 7th in the league. The Los Angeles Chargers pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,646 yards in the air, which was 3rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Los Angeles Chargers tried 29 field goals last season and made 24, which was 26th in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 82.8%. Los Angeles kickers made 84% of their extra points, going 36 for 43 last season. Their punters accumulated 2,644 yards on 62 punts, averaging 42.6 yards per punt. That ranked them 3rd in the NFL in punting average. Los Angeles was 25th in the NFL in punt returns with 34 last year. They totaled 358 punt return yards and averaged 10.5 yards per return, which was 9th in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 73 yards. They returned 28 kicks for 653 yards on special teams, placing them 30th in kick return yardage. The Chargers averaged 23.3 yards per kick return and had a long of 40 yards last season. They were 7th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 7,200.
Who will win tonight's Colts/Chargers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Colts +3.5
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