Los Angeles Chargers vs. Philadelphia Eagles - 10/1/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Chargers vs. Philadelphia Eagles - 10/1/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles (2-1) at Los Angeles Chargers (0-3)

NFL Football: Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 4:05 pm (StubHub Center)

The Line: Los Angeles Chargers -1 -- Over/Under: 46.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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Over in Carson at StubHub Center on Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles will be facing off against the Los Angeles Chargers in NFL action. 

The Eagles are pretty solid so far on a 2-1 record, getting wins over the Redskins and the Giants sandwiched around a 27-20 loss to Kansas City. In that New York game, Eagles QB Carson Wentz posted a 21-of-31 line for 176 yards and a TD. Alshon Jeffery was the top Philly receiver with four catches and 56 yards, while Wendell Smallwood was tops in rushing on 12 carries and 71 yards. 

Through three games so far, Wentz has 816 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions, while LeGarrette Blount is the top Eagles rusher on 26 attempts for 113 yards and one TD. Zach Ertz is Philadelphia’s leading receiver with his 21 catches on 28 targets for 245 yards and one TD. 

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Over on the Chargers’ side, they’re currently 0-3 following losses to Denver 24-21, Miami 19-17 and Kansas City 24-10. In that KC game, Chargers QB Philip Rivers went 20-of-40 for 237 yards and three picks, most of the work going to Travis Benjamin, who had five catches for 105 yards. Melvin Gordon led the LA rush with 17 carries for 79 yards and a score. 

So far this year, Rivers has 760 yards, four TDs and four interceptions, while Gordon is tops among Chargers rushers with 146 yards and two scores on 44 attempts. Keenan Allen is the lead dog in the LA receiving corps, with 19 catches on 29 targets for 196 yards and one score. 

The Eagles are 2-7 ATS in their last nine road games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a straight-up win. Philadelphia is also 1-4 ATS in their last five games in October and 0-7-1 ATS in their last eight games in Week 4. 

Meanwhile, the Chargers are 5-2 in their last seven games in Week 4 and 5-18 in their last 23 home games. LA is also 0-4 ATS versus a team with a winning record and 0-7-1 ATS in their last eight games overall. 

Los Angeles’ record looks pretty bad, but they’ve been able to hang in there for the most part—except for the KC game, and the Chiefs have a good defense. They’re likely going to get a handful of wins this year, but I don’t think that’s going to start this week; the Eagles are emerging as top contenders in the NFC East. The line’s not too bad so I’ll take Philly to cover.

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Andrew’s Pick Philadelphia Eagles +1

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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