Chargers vs Titans Predictions, Picks, Week 7 Odds 10/20/2019
Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans host the Los Angeles Chargers at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, October 20, 2019. Los Angeles opens this matchup as 1-point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 40.5. The Chargers are 2-4-0 ATS and 1-5-0 when betting on the total. The Titans are 1-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-4-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Los Angeles Chargers took on the Pittsburgh Steelers and took the loss by a score of 24-17. Melvin Gordon paced the team in rushing during the game. His longest run of the day went for 7 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 18 yards on 8 carries which means he ran for an average of 2.3 yards per run. Hunter Henry was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 100 yards on 8 catches. He averaged 12.5 yards per catch during the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Chargers was Philip Rivers who went 26/44 with 320 yards through the air and completed 2 touchdowns. He walked away with 2 picks on the day. The Los Angeles Chargers ran the football 14 times and totaled 32 yards which earned them an average of 2.3 yards per rushing attempt. On the day, they ran 59 plays which added up to 348 yards. On the day, the Chargers had a total of 23 first downs and they totaled 8 penalties for 74 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Los Angeles conceded 15 catches on 20 throws totaling 132 yards, and a completion percentage of 75.0%. On the ground, the Chargers conceded 124 yards on 36 runs which is an average of 3.4 yards per attempt allowed. In the game, they conceded a total of 256 yards and earned 1 takeaway. Another game you may want to bet on is the free pick from Alan Matthews on the Chiefs vs Broncos game.
Chargers Drop to 2-4 After Loss
The Chargers head into this matchup 2-4 for 2019. They are a low scoring offensive team among AFC West teams and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output. For total yards, they sit in 5th in the conference and 11th in the league with 2,209 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Chargers have compiled a total of 9 passing touchdowns and 3 rushing TDs. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league averaging 20 points per game, putting them 22nd in the league. As a unit, they are averaging 80 yards on the ground per game which is 4th in the AFC.
The Chargers have one of the top tier defenses in the NFL, giving up 19.7 points per contest which has them at 5th in the AFC. When it comes to yards on the ground, Los Angeles is giving up 120.5 yards per game which has them at 3rd in the division and 22nd among NFL teams. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.4 yards per carry ranking them 10th in the AFC and 20th in the league overall. Overall, they have conceded 481 rushing yards through 6 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Chargers have allowed 1,207 yards. Teams are completing 73.5% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.2 yards per attempt. They have allowed 10 passing touchdowns and 4 rushing TDs.
In their last game, the Tennessee Titans took on the Denver Broncos and took the defeat by a score of 16-0. Derrick Henry led the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 6 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 28 yards via 15 carries which meant he averaged 1.9 yards per tote. Adam Humphries was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 47 yards on 6 receptions. He averaged 7.8 yards per catch for the game. Leading the way at QB for the Titans was Ryan Tannehill who went 13/16 with 144 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He walked away with 1 pick in the game. The Tennessee Titans ran the ball 21 times and generated 39 yards which earned them an average of 1.9 yards per carry. Overall, they ran 62 plays which gave them a total of 204 yards. For the game, the Titans had a total of 12 first downs and they totaled 6 penalties for 40 yards. In terms of defense, Tennessee allowed 18 completions on 28 tries for a total of 167 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.0%. Against the run, the Titans allowed 103 yards on 30 tries which is an average of 3.4 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For this contest, they conceded a total of 270 yards and earned 1 turnover.
Titans Slide to 2-4 After Loss
The Titans step onto the field holding a record of 2-4. Tennessee is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 103 yards on the ground per game, putting them 20th in the NFL. As a team, they have a total of 617 yards rushing through 6 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Titans average 291 yards per contest overall which has them at 27th in the league and 13th among AFC teams. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Titans currently sit at 4th in the division and 28th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 16.3 points per game.
The Titans are giving up 15.3 points per contest ranking them 1st in the division and 5th among NFL teams. In terms of points given up, they have given up 92 points in total. When it comes to yards rushing, they are giving up 105 yards per contest ranking them 15th in the NFL and 2nd in the division. For this year, they have conceded a total of 627 rushing yards and 3 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre groups in the NFL. They are allowing 217 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Titans currently sit at 5th in the AFC. They have conceded 8 passing TDs this year.
Who will win tonight's Chargers/Titans NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Titans -1
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