Packers vs Chargers Picks, Predictions, Week 9 Odds 11/3/2019
Dignity Health Sports Park is the venue where Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers will play the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Los Angeles opens this matchup as 4-point underdogs. The total has been set at 46. The Packers are 7-1-0 ATS and 5-3-0 when betting on the total. The Chargers are 2-6-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-5-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Green Bay Packers played the Kansas City Chiefs and won 31-24. Running the show from under center for the Packers was Aaron Rodgers who went 23/33 with 305 yards through the air and tossed 3 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Aaron Jones led the team on the ground during the game. He had a long run of 9 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 67 yards via 13 carries which gave him an average of 5.2 yards per carry. Aaron Jones was the receiving yardage leader by earning 159 yards on 7 receptions. He earned an average of 22.7 yards per reception during the game. The Green Bay Packers ended up rushing 26 times and racked up a total of 118 yards earning them an average of 4.5 yards per attempt. In the game, the Packers totaled 21 first downs and they totaled 4 penalties for 25 yards. On the day, they totaled 64 plays which gave them a total of 374 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Green Bay conceded 24 completions on 36 tries for a total of 249 yards, and a completion percentage of 67.0%. Against the run, the Packers conceded 88 yards on 20 tries which is an average of 4.4 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For this contest, they conceded 337 yards and earned 1 takeaway. Tony Sink has a free NFL pick ATS for the game between the 49ers and Cardinals.
Packers Improve Their Record to 7-1 After Win
The Packers come into this matchup with a record of 7-1 for this season. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the league averaging 27 points per contest, which has them at 7th among all NFL teams. As a unit, they are averaging 102 yards on the ground per game which is 2nd in the NFC. For total yards, they are currently ranked 7th among NFC teams and 11th among all NFL teams with 2,988 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Packers currently have a total of 16 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns. They are a team that has the capability to score points in the division and I wouldn't expect things to change too much in this game.
The Packers have one of the top tier defenses in the NFL, allowing 20.4 points per game putting them 6th among NFC teams. When it comes to passing yards, the Packers have conceded 2,014 yards. Teams are completing 61.2% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.8 yards per try. They have allowed 11 passing touchdowns and 8 rushing touchdowns. When talking about rushing yards, Green Bay is giving up 123.8 yards per contest putting them 3rd in the division and 24th in the NFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.8 yards per carry putting them 14th among NFC teams and 28th in the league overall. In total, they have conceded 813 rushing yards through 8 games.
The last time they took the field, the Los Angeles Chargers went up against the Chicago Bears and won 17-16. Melvin Gordon led the team on the ground during the game. His longest run of the day went for 19 yards and he ran for 1 TD during the game. He rushed for 31 yards on 8 carries which meant he averaged 3.9 yards per run. Mike Williams led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 69 yards on 3 receptions. He averaged 23.0 yards per catch during the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Chargers was Philip Rivers who went 19/29 with 201 yards passing and tossed 1 touchdown. He walked away with 1 interception in the game. Take a look where the Chargers are ranked in Doc's Week 9 NFL power rankings. The Los Angeles Chargers ended up running the ball 12 times and earned a total of 36 yards which had them averaging 3.0 yards per rush. In the game, the Chargers had a total of 11 first downs and they totaled 8 penalties for 53 yards. Overall, they totaled 42 plays which gave them a total of 231 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Los Angeles conceded 23 completions on 35 tries for a total of 226 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.0%. For the game, they gave up a total of 388 yards and earned 2 takeaways. Against the run, the Chargers conceded 162 yards on 38 runs which means they had an average of 4.3 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
Chargers are 3-5 After Win
The Chargers head into this game 3-5. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Chargers have one of the worst offenses in the league. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Chargers are currently ranked 3rd among AFC West teams and 23rd out of all the teams in the league averaging 19.6 points per game. Los Angeles hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 70 rushing yards per game, which has them at 28th in the NFL. As a team, they have compiled a total of 556 yards rushing through 8 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Chargers average 351 yards per game overall ranking them 17th in the league and 7th in the AFC. Another prediction you may want to look into is the NFL pick from Josh Schonwald on the Jets vs Dolphins game.
The Chargers are giving up 19.6 points per game ranking them 2nd among AFC West teams and 10th in the league. Their pass defense is one of the middling groups in the league. They are giving up 217 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Chargers are currently ranked 4th among AFC teams. They have allowed 12 passing touchdowns this season. When talking about points allowed, they have allowed 157 points in total. In discussing rushing yards, they are allowing 123 yards per contest which puts them at 23rd among NFL teams and 3rd among AFC West teams. For this season, they have given up a total of 982 yards rushing and 6 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Packers/Chargers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Chargers +4
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