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Los Angeles Chargers at New York Giants - 10/8/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Chargers (0-4) at New York Giants (0-4)

NFL Football: Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm (MetLife Stadium)

The Line: New York Giants -3 -- Over/Under: 45 See the Latest Odds

TV: CBS

The Los Angeles Chargers and New York Giants meet Sunday in NFL action at MetLife Stadium.

The Los Angeles Chargers are desperate for a victory here that would snap a four-game losing streak. The Los Angeles Chargers have lost four of their last five road games. Philip Rivers is completing 63.3 percent of his passes for 1,107 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions. Rivers has two or more touchdown passes in eight of his last 10 games. Keenan Allen and Tyrell Williams have combined for 572 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Travis Benjamin has 11 receptions. The Los Angeles Chargers ground game is averaging 67.5 yards per contest, and Melvin Gordon leads the way with 168 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 23.3 points and 355.5 yards per game. Jatavis Brown leads the Los Angeles Chargers with 41 tackles, Melvin Ingram has 5.5 sacks and Adrian Phillips has one interception. 

Los Angeles Chargers at New York Giants - 10/8/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The New York Giants also need a victory here in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The New York Giants have won seven of their last nine home games. Eli Manning is completing 69.9 percent of his passes for 1,113 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions. Manning has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last 10 games. Sterling Shepard and Odell Beckham Jr. have combined for 459 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Evan Engram has 19 receptions. The New York Giants ground game is averaging 59.3 yards per contest, and Paul Perkins leads the way with 61 yards on 32 carries. Defensively, New York is allowing 23.8 points and 359.3 yards per game. Landon Collins leads the New York Giants with 29 tackles, Olivier Vernon has two sacks and Janoris Jenkins has four pass deflections.

The Chargers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 0-4 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Giants are 2-5 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss. The Chargers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings, favorite is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

This is obviously a must-win game if either team is holding out chances to make the playoffs. The Giants have actually played decent football the last two weeks and lost to the Eagles and Bucs by a combined five points, easily winnable games with a bounce here or a bounce there. The Chargers are just a depressed football team that doesn't have a home field advantage, has to travel across the country and still can't finish games, which has been a problem the last couple of years. The Chargers play games tight and find a way to lose. This is where the Giants get on board with a victory. I have little confidence in the Chargers, as they find ways to lose way too often for my taste. 

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