New England Patriots vs Los Angeles Chargers Prediction, 12/6/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 13
Game: New England Patriots vs Los Angeles Chargers
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -2.5
SoFi Stadium is the venue where Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers (3-8) will play the New England Patriots (5-6) on Sunday. Los Angeles opens this contest as 2.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 49.
The New England Patriots come into this game with a record of 5-6-0 for this season. In their last game they went up against the Arizona Cardinals and won by a score of 20-17. Cam Newton went 9/18 with 84 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He tossed 2 picks during the game. Damien Harris led the team in rushing during the game. His longest run of the day went for 18 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He scurried for 47 yards on 14 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.4 yards per tote. Jakobi Meyers led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 52 yards on 5 catches. He had an average of 10.4 yards per reception during the game. The New England Patriots ended up rushing 30 times and generated 110 yards giving them an average of 3.7 yards per attempt. In all, they totaled 51 plays for 179 yards. On the day, the Patriots racked up a total of 16 first downs and they had 6 penalties for 42 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, New England allowed 23 completions on 34 tries totaling 160 yards, and a completion percentage of 68.0%. In the running game, the Patriots allowed 138 yards on 34 tries which gave them an average of 4.1 yards per attempt allowed. For the game, they conceded 298 yards and earned 1 turnover.
When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the New England Patriots are averaging 20.8 PPG. Offensively they average 149.6 yards in the run game ranking them 5th in the National Football League. The Patriots have earned 3,817 total yards this season. When it comes to notching touchdowns, New England has earned 6 passing touchdowns and 17 touchdowns via the ground. When it comes to passing yardage, the Patriots have given up 2,521 yards which has them ranked 14th in the NFL. Overall, they are granting 352.5 yards/game which has them sitting 16th in the league. The Patriots are sitting in 12th in the league when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 23.2 points per contest. They are giving up 4.3 yards per run and 123.3 yards on the ground per game for the year. Over the course of their 11 games played this year, they have conceded 229.2 yards per outing via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 69.0%. In total, they have conceded 1,356 yards via the ground game in 11 games.
The Chargers come into this matchup with a record of 3-8 for this season. In their last game they played the Buffalo Bills and were beaten 27-17. Austin Ekeler led the team in rushing for that game. His longest run of the day went for 15 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He racked up a total of 44 yards by way of 14 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.1 yards per run. Ekeler led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 85 yards on 11 receptions. He notched an average of 7.7 yards per reception for that game. Justin Herbert went 31/52 with 316 yards passing and threw 1 TD. He walked away with 1 interception on the day. The Los Angeles Chargers ended up running the ball 24 times and earned a total of 76 yards giving them an average of 3.2 yards per attempt. For the contest, the Chargers racked up 24 first downs and they had 5 infractions for 91 yards. Overall, they ran 79 plays which gave them a total of 367 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Los Angeles allowed 19 catches on 25 throws totaling 160 yards, and a completion percentage of 76.0%. For this contest, they allowed a total of 332 yards and earned 3 turnovers. Against the run, the Chargers allowed 172 yards on 30 runs which gave them an average of 5.7 yards per attempt allowed.
In relation to their ability to score points, the Chargers rank 16th in the league by scoring 25.2 PPG. For the season thus far, the Chargers have thrown for a total of 3,087 passing yards as well as holding an average of 280.6 throwing yards per outing, which has them ranked 2nd out of all NFL teams. They hold an average of 117.2 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 1,289 yards for this year. The Los Angeles Chargers are averaging 397.8 yards per game which has them ranked 3rd in football. The Chargers are ranked 25th in the league when it comes to team defense, allowing 27.3 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.8 yards per rushing attempt and 120.5 rushing yards per game over the course of this year. During the season, they have given up 1,325 yards on the ground through 11 outings. Concerning yards via the pass, the Chargers have surrendered 2,447 yards which puts them in 10th in the NFL. In their 11 games played this year, they have surrendered 222.5 yards per outing via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 63.0%. Overall, they are giving up 342.9 yards/game which has them sitting 12th in football.
Who will win tonight's Patriots/Chargers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Patriots +2.5
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