Seattle Seahawks vs Los Angeles Chargers Prediction, 10/23/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 7
Game: Seattle Seahawks vs Los Angeles Chargers
Date: Sunday, October 23, 2022
Location: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Chargers (-7.5)
SoFi Stadium is where the Los Angeles Chargers (4-2) will play the Seattle Seahawks (3-3) on Sunday. Los Angeles opens this contest as 7.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 53.
The Seattle Seahawks head into this game 3-3 this year. The last time they stepped on the gridiron, the Seahawks faced off with the Cardinals and notched a win by a score of 19-9. Geno Smith went 20/31 with 197 yds through the air. He had a quarterback rating of 82.3 and walked away from the contest with no interceptions. Kenneth Walker III was the rushing leader for the Seahawks with 21 attempts for 97 yds (4.6 yds per attempt). Noah Fant held an average of 7.5 yards per reception by notching 45 yards on 6 receptions. The Seattle Seahawks ran the ball 30 different times and totaled 136 yds, which came out to an average of 4.5 yards per carry. In all, they ran 66 plays for 296 yards. Seattle allowed 23 completions on 37 attempts for 171 yds, and a completion rate of 62.2%. Against the run, the Seahawks conceded 144 yards on 28 attempts, which is 5.1 yards per run allowed.
The Seahawks have racked up 2,136 total yards for the season. Seattle has tallied 67 first downs as a unit, and they have been hurt by 50 infractions for 435 yds. With reference to scoring touchdowns, Seattle has compiled 9 touchdowns through the air and 5 touchdowns on the ground. They have surrendered the ball 8 different times (3 interceptions and 5 fumbles). Offensively they hold an average of 124.3 yards on the ground which has them sitting 11th in the NFL. Concerning putting points on the board, the Seattle Seahawks are sitting at 24.3 points per outing.
In terms of passing yardage, the Seahawks have allowed 1,470 yards which puts them in 26th in the league. They have conceded 245.0 yards per game via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 66.0%. Over the course of this year, they are allowing 410.8 yards per game putting them at 30th in the National Football League. They have allowed 9 touchdowns through the air as well as 9 touchdowns pounding the rock. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.1 yards per rush on the ground and 165.8 rushing yards per game for the year. In total, they have allowed 995 yards via the ground game in 6 outings. The Seahawks are sitting in 31st in the league in relation to team defense, allowing 27.2 points per contest.
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The Chargers head into this matchup 4-2 for this season. In their last contest, the Chargers got the win with a final of 19-16 against the Broncos. Austin Ekeler carried the ball 14 times for 36 yards, ending the contest with 2.6 yards per carry for Los Angeles. Josh Palmer was the leading receiver for the Chargers, bringing in 9 passes for 57 yards (6.3 yds per catch). Justin Herbert ended the game with 238 yds on 37/57 passing while his quarterback rate was 66.3. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 4.2 yards. Los Angeles gave up 23 attempts on the ground for 98 yards (4.3 yards per carry). The Chargers passing defense gave up a completion rate of 53.6%, relinquishing 160 yards on 15 out of 28 passing. The Chargers finished the contest with a total of 297 yards on 83 plays (3.6 yards per play). Los Angeles rushed for 3.0 yds per carry, finishing with 73 yards on 24 carries.
When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Chargers rank 11th out of all teams in the league by scoring 23.5 points per outing. For the season to this point, the Chargers have thrown for a total of 1,680 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 280.0 passing yards per game, giving them a rank of 3rd in the league. They hold an average of 94.8 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 569 yards overall. The Los Angeles Chargers hold an average of 374.8 yards/contest ranking them 7th out of all teams in the league. The Los Angeles offense has accrued 267 yards of penalties on 34 infractions, which has them sitting 18th in football in terms of making mistakes. They have tossed 3 interceptions while letting opponents recover 2 fumbles and they have been able to obtain 78 first downs.
The Chargers are surrendering 25.3 points per game, which has them sitting 26th of all teams in the NFL. They have given up 11 touchdowns through the air and 224.8 yards/outing, which has them ranked 18th in football. Overall, they have conceded 152 total points. Los Angeles has conceded a total of 750 yards via the ground game (125.0 yards per contest) and 5 touchdowns on the ground for the season. The Chargers defense has participated in 358 plays, ranking them 9th in football. They have compiled 7 takeaways (1 fumble recovery and 6 interceptions) for the year.
Who will win tonight's Seahawks/Chargers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Seahawks +7.5
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