Los Angeles Chargers vs Cincinnati Bengals Prediction, 9/13/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 1
Game: Los Angeles Chargers vs Cincinnati Bengals
Date: Sunday, September 13, 2020
Location: Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati +3.5
Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals play the Los Angeles Chargers at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday, September 13, 2020. The odds on this contest have Los Angeles as 3.5-point favorites. The total opens at 45.5.
The Chargers ended the season with a 5-11 mark. The Chargers earned 5,879 total yards for the prior campaign. As a unit they held an average of 90.8 yards on the ground, which ranked them 28th in the National Football League. Los Angeles totaled 24 touchdowns via the pass and 12 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Los Angeles Chargers were sitting at 21.1 points per contest. The Chargers sat in 14th in the NFL when it comes to their opponents scoring, allowing 21.6 points per contest. They allowed 4.2 yards per rushing attempt and 112.8 rushing yards per game for the previous year. During the season, they allowed 1,805 yards via the ground game in 16 games. Regarding yards through the air, the Chargers conceded 3,204 yards which ranked them 5th in football. They conceded 21 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 15 rushing touchdowns. They surrendered 313.1 yards per game which put them 6th in the league.
Austin Ekeler has run for 1,371 yds on the ground in 46 games played in his career. His average when carrying the ball is 4.8 and he has carried the ball 285 times. He has run for 8 touchdowns with a long carry of 84 yards. Ekeler averages 29.8 yards on the ground per game so far in his career. Keenan Allen has hauled in 6,405 yards as a receiver in 86 games for his career. He's snatched 524 passes thrown his way which averages 12.2 YPC. His longest catch of his career went for 54 yards and he's been able to haul in 68.4% of the balls thrown to him. Allen (34 receiving TD's) has accumulated an average of 74.5 yards per game receiving and he has 6.1 receptions per game throughout his career.
The Bengals wrapped up their year having earned a 2-14 record. In relation to their ability to score points, the Bengals had a ranking of 30th in the league averaging 17.4 PPG. Last season, the Bengals threw for a total of 3,652 yards via the pass together with averaging 228.3 passing yards per contest, which was ranked 19th in football. They averaged 94.8 rushing yards per game and rushed for 1,517 yards for the year. The Cincinnati Bengals averaged 323.1 yards/game which was good for 26th in the league. The Bengals allowed 26.3 PPG, ranking them 25th in the NFL. Over the course of the season, they surrendered 420 points in total. Cincinnati conceded a total of 2,382 yards on the ground (148.9 yards/game) as well as 17 touchdowns by ground last year. They conceded 25 touchdowns through the air as well as gave up 244.8 yards/game, ranking them 21st in the NFL.
Joe Mixon has fumbled the ball 3 different times in his career and his longest rush is 67 yards. He is averaging 66.6 yds per contest and has scored 17 times while carrying the ball. He's been handed the ball 693 different times to the tune of 4.2 YPC. To this point in his career, Mixon has laced them up in 44 games and has accumulated 2,931 yards on the ground. Tyler Boyd has accumulated 2,902 receiving yards in 56 games throughout his career. He's hauled in 242 passes which means he averages 12.0 yards per reception. His longest reception of his career went for 49 yards and he's been able to haul in 65.6% of the passes thrown in his direction. Boyd (15 receiving TD's) has compiled an average of 51.8 yards per contest receiving and he has 4.3 receptions per game throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Chargers/Bengals NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bengals +3.5
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