Los Angeles Chargers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Prediction, 10/4/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 4
Game: Los Angeles Chargers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Date: Sunday, October 4, 2020
Location: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay -6.5
Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers (1-2) are headed to Raymond James Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-1). Tampa Bay opens this contest as 6.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 45.5.
The Los Angeles Chargers come into this matchup with a record of 1-2 for this season. In their last game they took on the Carolina Panthers and took the loss by a score of 21-16. Justin Herbert went 35/49 with 330 yards passing and added 1 touchdown. He gave away 1 interception during the game. Austin Ekeler paced the team on the ground during the game. His longest run of the day went for 12 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown for the game. He ran for 59 yards via 12 carries which meant he was running for 4.9 yards per run. Keenan Allen led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 132 yards on 13 receptions. He averaged 10.2 yards per reception during the game. The Los Angeles Chargers ran the football 23 times and earned 117 yards, earning them an average of 5.1 yards per rush. In the game, they ran 74 plays for 436 yards. For the game, the Chargers racked up 26 1st downs and they had a total of 8 penalties for 60 yards. When discussing the defense, Los Angeles gave up 22 catches on 28 tries for a total of 221 yards, and a completion percentage of 79.0%. In the running game, the Chargers gave up 81 yards on 21 tries which means they had an average of 3.9 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For this contest, they allowed 302 yards but didn't add to their total of forced turnovers.
The Chargers have earned 1,277 total yards for the season. As a team they average 151.7 yards rushing which ranks them 6th in the NFL. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Los Angeles has earned 2 touchdowns via the pass and 3 rushing touchdowns. In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the Los Angeles Chargers hold an average of 17.3 points per game. The Chargers are ranked 4th in the NFL concerning team defense, allowing 19.0 points per contest. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.6 yards per run and 109.3 rushing yards per game this season. Overall, they have allowed 328 rushing yards through 3 games. Regarding yards through the air, the Chargers have allowed 683 yards which puts them in 9th in the NFL. During their 3 games played this year, they have relinquished 227.7 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 64.9%. Overall, they have relinquished 337 yards per game which ranks them 8th in the National Football League.
The Buccaneers step onto the field holding a record of 2-1 for this season. In their last contest they played the Denver Broncos and ended up getting the victory by a score of 28-10. Ronald Jones II paced the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 13 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 53 yards on 13 carries which gave him an average of 4.1 yards per carry. Scotty Miller was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 83 yards on 3 catches. He notched an average of 27.7 yards per reception for the game. Tom Brady went 25/38 with 297 yards passing and completed 3 TD's. He ended the game without an interception. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ended up rushing 25 times and earned a total of 68 yards earning them an average of 2.7 yards per carry. Overall, the Buccaneers earned a total of 17 1st downs and they had a total of 9 infractions for 71 yards. In all, they totaled 65 plays for 353 yards. When discussing the defense, Tampa Bay gave up 25 completions on 39 throws totaling 184 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.0%. Overall, they allowed a total of 226 yards and forced 2 turnovers. In the running game, the Buccaneers gave up 42 yards on 14 attempts which is an average of 3.0 yards per attempt allowed.
During this campaign thus far, the Buccaneers have thrown for a total of 726 yards through the air along with an average of 242.0 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 18th out of all NFL teams. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers average 334 yards per contest which is good for 25th out of all teams in the league. They average 92 yards per game on the ground and have toted the ball for 276 yards for the year. Regarding their ability to score points, the Buccaneers are ranked 14th in the league by scoring 27.3 PPG. In terms of passing yards, the Buccaneers have surrendered 713 yards which ranks them 14th in the NFL. Over the course of this year, they are conceding 308 yards/game which ranks them 4th in the league. The Buccaneers sit in 7th in the league regarding team defense, allowing 20.3 PPG. They are allowing an average of 2.9 yards per rush on the ground and 70.3 rushing yards per game for the season. In their 3 games played, they have surrendered 237.7 yards per game through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 68.8%. Over the course of this year, they have given up 211 yards on the ground through 3 contests.
Who will win tonight's Chargers/Buccaneers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Buccaneers -6.5
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