Los Angeles Chargers vs Arizona Cardinals Prediction, 11/27/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 12
Game: Los Angeles Chargers vs Arizona Cardinals
Date: Sunday, November 27, 2022
Location: State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Cardinals (+2.5)
State Farm Stadium is the site where the Arizona Cardinals (4-7) will compete against the Los Angeles Chargers (5-5) on Sunday. Los Angeles is 2.5-point favorites. The betting total is set at 48.
The Los Angeles Chargers come into this matchup with a record of 5-5 for this year. In their last game, the Chargers stepped onto the field against the Chiefs and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 30-27. Justin Herbert finished 23/30 with 280 yards passing and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 113.2 and walked away from the contest with 1 interception. Austin Ekeler led the offense in rushing for the Chargers with 19 carries for 83 yds (4.4 yards per attempt). Josh Palmer held an average of 13.3 yds per catch by totaling 106 yds on 8 receptions. The Los Angeles Chargers ran the rock 30 different times and compiled 115 yds, which came out to an average of 3.8 yards per tote. Once the final whistle blew, they ran 65 plays which gave them a total of 365 yds. Los Angeles allowed 20 completions on 34 attempts for a total of 322 yds, and a completion percentage of 58.8%. When it came to stopping the run, the Chargers gave up 163 yards on 27 tries, which is an average of 6.0 yds per run allowed.
When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Los Angeles Chargers are sitting at 22.7 points per outing. As a unit they average 87.9 yards via the ground game which is 30th in the NFL. The Chargers have earned 3,517 total yards for the season. Los Angeles has tallied 130 1st downs offensively, and they have been flagged for 51 penalties for 412 yds. They have turned the ball over 12 different times (7 picks and 5 fumbles lost). When it comes to getting in the endzone, Los Angeles has earned 16 touchdowns via the pass and 8 touchdowns via the ground.
The Chargers are ranked 29th in the NFL in terms of the opposition scoring, conceding 25.8 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.5 yards per tote and 148.4 rushing yards per game for the season. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 1,484 yards via the running game in 10 outings. Concerning passing yardage, the Chargers have given up 2,206 yards which has them sitting in 17th in football. They are allowing 220.6 yards per game via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 64.7%. During this campaign, they are conceding 369.0 yards per outing which puts them 25th in the National Football League. They have relinquished 16 touchdowns via the pass as well as 11 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Cardinals head into this game 4-7 this year. The last time they took the field, the Cardinals took a loss by a score of 38-10 when they faced the 49ers. Colt McCoy ended the game with 218 yds on 24/34 passing while his quarterback rate was 75.4. He threw 1 interception and his Y/A was 6.4 yds. James Conner carried the football 14 times for 42 yards, finishing the contest with 3.0 yds per carry for Arizona. Greg Dortch had the best day in terms of receiving for the Cardinals, snagging 9 throws for 103 yards (11.4 yds per catch). Arizona ran the football for 2.8 yds per carry, finishing the contest with 67 yds on 24 attempts. The Cardinals finished the contest with a total of 314 yards and they ran 71 plays (4.4 yards per play). The Cardinals passing defense allowed a completion percentage of 69.0%, relinquishing 228 yds on 20 for 29 passing. Arizona conceded 28 attempts on the ground for 159 yds (5.7 yards per carry).
The Arizona Cardinals have an average of 331.9 yards/game which ranks them 20th in the NFL. They have an average of 108.9 yards per game on the ground and have run for 1,198 yards for the season. The Arizona offense has accrued 629 penalty yards on 79 infractions, which ranks 2nd in the league in terms of giving up free yards. They have thrown 8 interceptions while conceding 3 fumbles and they have obtained 133 first downs. For the year thus far, the Cardinals have racked up 2,453 passing yards as well as holding an average of 223.0 throwing yards per game, putting them at 16th in football. When looking at putting points on the board, the Cardinals are 18th in the league by scoring 21.8 points per game.
They have surrendered 21 touchdowns via the pass and 245.4 yards per game, which has them sitting 23rd in football. Arizona has given up a total of 1,264 yards rushing (114.9 yards per game) as well as 13 touchdowns rushing this year. They have compiled 14 turnovers (7 fumbles recovered and 7 interceptions) for the year. The Cardinals defense has taken part in 687 plays, which has them sitting 30th in the NFL. This year, they have allowed 296 points in total. The Cardinals are surrendering 26.9 points per game, which puts them in 31st in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Chargers/Cardinals NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Chargers -2.5
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