Los Angeles Chargers at Los Angeles Rams - 9/23/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Los Angeles Chargers (1-1) at Los Angeles Rams (2-0)
NFL Football: Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 4:05 pm (Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum)
The Line: Los Angeles Rams -7 -- Over/Under: 48 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams meet Sunday in NFL action at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
The Los Angeles Chargers look for back-to-back road victories to get a game above a .500 record. The Los Angeles Chargers have won five of their last eight road games. Philip Rivers is completing 73.1 percent of his passes for 680 yards, six touchdowns and one interception. Rivers has a combined 10 touchdown passes in his last four games. Keenan Allen and Melvin Gordon have combined for 315 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Austin Ekeler has eight receptions. The Los Angeles Chargers ground game is averaging 116 yards per contest, and Ekeler leads the way with 116 yards on 16 carries. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 29 points and 327.5 yards per game. Jahleel Addae leads the Los Angeles Chargers with 11 tackles, Derwin James has two sacks and Kyzir White has one interception.
The Los Angeles Rams look for another victory to start 3-0 for the first time since the 2001 season. The Los Angeles Rams have won four of their last six home games. Jared Goff is completing 64.6 percent of his passes for 587 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Goff has two or more touchdown passes in six of his last seven games. Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods have combined for 364 receiving yards on 21 receptions while Cooper Kupp has 11 receptions. The Los Angeles Rams ground game is averaging 115 yards per contest, and Todd Gurley leads the way with 150 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 6.5 points and 266 yards per game. Cory Littleton leads the Los Angeles Rams with 16 tackles, Michael Brockers has one sack and Marcus Peters has one interception.
The Chargers are 15-7-1 ATS in their last 23 road games, 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games in September and 3-7 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Rams are 18-37-1 ATS in their last 56 games in September, 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games in Week 3. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 6-2 in Rams last 8 home games and the under is 10-3 in Chargers last 13 games overall.
The Los Angeles Rams have topped 30 points in five of their last seven regular season games, while the Los Angeles Chargers have scored 28 or more points in six of their last nine games. Both the Chargers and Rams are led by gunslinging quarterbacks capable of putting up sexy numbers in a hurry, and they're off to strong starts already. The Rams have scored at least seven points in six of their first eight quarters and the Chargers have scored double-digit points in three of their last five quarters. This has the feel of being a high scoring game and the total feels a bit low. I like the over in this spot.