Philadelphia Eagles at Los Angeles Chargers - 10/1/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Chargers look for their first win of the season as they host the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
The Eagles look for their third victory in four tries with a road triumph against the winless Los Angeles Chargers, but they know things won’t be easy as the Bolts are desperate and know that an 0-4 start would be very tough to overcome. Philly came into the season looking like a team who was capable of getting back to the playoffs in the NFC and so far they are fitting the bill as Carson Wentz looks like a viable option behind center and the likes of Alshon Jeffery and LeGarrette Blount have been able to find the end zone despite not having the best start statistically. Zach Ertz meanwhile has put the team on his back thus far and the passing game will need to continue to be strong as Darren Sproles was lost indefinitely thanks to a knee and arm injury last weekend, leaving the running duties up to Wendell Smallwood and Blount.
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The Chargers meanwhile have struggled to start the season despite having some big time talent on both sides of the ball and if they can’t find a way to take down the Eagles in this one they could calling for some changes before we reach Halloween. Los Angeles is led by Phillip Rivers but he has had his issues taking care of the football and as such the Chargers have stumbled to a 1-9-1 in their last 11 games ATS on grass and a woeful record at home against a team with a winning record on the road. The Chargers will need a big outing from Melvin Gordon in order to protect the football and keep the Eagles offense off the field and while his career sample size isn’t huge I think he has proven he is more than capable of being an every down feature back as last season proved he is a franchise cornerstone.
The Eagles are 0-4 ATS in their last four games against a team with a losing record and 1-4 in their last five games ATS in October while the Chargers are 5-18 ATS in their last 23 home games and 0-7-1 ATS in their last eight games overall. I think the wrong tam is favoured here as the Chargers haven’t given us anything to hang on to while the Eagles look like a team who could be a division winner.