New York Giants vs Los Angeles Chargers Prediction, 12/12/2021 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 14
Game: New York Giants vs Los Angeles Chargers
Date: Sunday, December 12, 2021
Location: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Chargers (-10.5)
The New York Giants (4-8) are hitting the road to SoFi Stadium on Sunday where they will go up against the Los Angeles Chargers (7-5). New York opens this contest as 10.5-point underdogs. The total is 44.5.
The New York Giants come into this game with a record of 4-8 for this season. In their last game, the Giants faced the Dolphins and ended up losing by a score of 20-9. Mike Glennon went 23/44 with 187 yards through the air. He had a quarterback rating of 53.9 and ended the game with 1 pick. Evan Engram left with an average of 15.3 yards per reception by totaling 61 yds on 4 receptions. Saquon Barkley was the rushing leader for the Giants with 11 carries for 55 yards (5.0 yards per carry). When the final whistle blew, they had 64 plays which gave them 250 yds. The New York Giants ran the ball 17 different times and compiled 91 yards, which had them averaging 5.4 yds per attempt. When it came to stopping the run, the Giants gave up 68 yds on 25 attempts, which is an average of 2.7 yds per rush allowed. New York gave up 30 completions on 41 attempts for 229 yards, and a completion percentage of 73.2%.
In terms of scoring, the New York Giants are sitting at 17.6 points per outing. Offensively they're averaging 90.8 yards in the run game giving them a rank of 26th in the league. The Giants have attained 3,742 total yards for the season. New York has earned 139 1st downs as a unit, and they have been called for 67 infractions for 533 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 15 different times (10 picks and 5 fumbles). With reference to notching touchdowns, New York has earned 11 touchdowns via the pass and 7 rushing touchdowns.
The Giants are ranked 18th in the National Football League regarding team defense, conceding 22.8 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.5 yards per rushing attempt and 122.8 rushing yards per game over the course of this season. For the season, they have conceded 1,473 rushing yards through 12 games. When talking about yards via the pass, the Giants have conceded 2,910 yards which puts them in 15th in the NFL. They have relinquished 242.5 yards per game via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 66.7%. In total, they have yielded 365.3 yards per outing which has them ranked 24th in the National Football League. They have granted 20 touchdowns by air as well as 9 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Chargers come into this game with a record of 7-5 this year. The last time they took the field, the Chargers got the win with a final of 41-22 when they played the Bengals. Justin Herbert (3 touchdowns) ended the game with 317 yards on 26/35 passing while his QB rating was 118.4. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per pass attempt was 9.06 yards. Mike Williams was a featured target for the Chargers, hauling in 5 throws for 110 yds (22.0 yards per reception). Austin Ekeler ran the ball 14 times for 59 yds, ending the game with 4.2 yds per carry for Los Angeles. The Chargers finished the contest with a total of 363 yds while running 61 plays (6.0 yds per play). Los Angeles ran the ball for 3.6 yds per carry, finishing the game with 79 yds on 22 carries. Los Angeles surrendered 25 running attempts for 96 yds (3.8 yds per rush). The Chargers passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 60.0%, relinquishing 260 yards on 24 for 40 through the air.
The Los Angeles Chargers have an average of 382.1 yards per outing which ranks them 7th in football. They are averaging 101.0 run yards per game and have run for 1,212 yards for the season. The Los Angeles offense has totaled 755 penalty yds on 87 infractions, which is good for 4th in the NFL in terms of hurting your team. They have thrown 11 picks while conceding 4 fumbles and they have been able to tally 176 first downs. During the season so far, the Chargers have thrown for a total of 3,373 yards through the air as well as an average of 281.1 passing yards per contest, ranking them 5th out of all NFL teams. When discussing the points being put on the board, the Chargers are ranking 9th in the NFL by tallying 26.2 PPG.
The Chargers are relinquishing 26.3 points per game, which has them in 27th of all teams in the league. Los Angeles has yielded a total of 1,694 rushing yards (141.2 yards per contest) and 17 touchdowns by ground for the year. They have conceded 17 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 209.5 yards per game, which has them in 7th out of all teams. The Chargers defense has been on the field for 776 plays, ranking them 20th in the league. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 315 points in total. Their defense has 16 takeaways (7 fumbles recovered and 9 picks) on the year.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Chargers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants +10.5
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