Buffalo Bills at Los Angeles Chargers - 11/19/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Buffalo Bills (5-4) at Los Angeles Chargers (3-6)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 4:05 pm (StubHub Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Chargers -4.5 -- Over/Under: 43.5 See the Latest Odds
The Buffalo Bills and Los Angeles Chargers meet Sunday in NFL action at StubHub Center.
The Buffalo Bills look for a spark of consistency here after splitting their last eight games. The Buffalo Bills have lost three of their last four road games. Nathan Peterman is completing 70 percent of his passes for 79 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Peterman enters this game with just 10 pass attempts under his belt. Charles Clay and LeSean McCoy have combined for 524 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Jordan Matthews has 22 receptions. The Buffalo Bills ground game is averaging 111.6 yards per contest, and McCoy leads the way with 595 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Buffalo is allowing 21.8 points and 359.9 yards per game. Preston Brown leads the Buffalo Bills with 70 tackles, Jerry Hughes has three sacks and Micah Hyde has five interceptions.
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The Los Angeles Chargers need a victory here in order to climb out of a rough 3-6 hole. The Los Angeles Chargers have lost three of their last four home games. Philip Rivers is completing 60.1 percent of his passes for 2,263 yards, 15 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Rivers has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last six games. Keenan Allen and Tyrell Williams have combined for 967 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Hunter Henry has 24 receptions. The Los Angeles Chargers ground game is averaging 88.7 yards per contest, and Melvin Gordon leads the way with 553 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 19.1 points and 343.8 yards per game. Jahleel Addae leads the Los Angeles Chargers with 65 tackles, Joey Bosa has 9.5 sacks and Tre Boston has three interceptions.
The Bills are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games in November, 1-3-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Chargers are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in November and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The home team is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
The Bills went from being a contender in the AFC East to having a defense that can't get off the feld and going to an inexperienced quarterback. The Bills now have to take that trip across the country to play a Chargers team that competes its tail off and could easily have a winning record with a bounce here or a bounce there. While the Chargers home field is an absolute joke, there's no way I can back Peterman and these Bills on the road, especially with the way their defense got gashed last week at home. This is a game where Rivers can go to work and the Chargers can get the victory by at least a touchdown.