San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Chargers - 9/30/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco 49ers (1-2) at Los Angeles Chargers (1-2)
NFL Football: Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 4:25 pm (StubHub Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Chargers -9.5 -- Over/Under: 47 See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Chargers will be matching up in NFL action from StubHub Center on Sunday.
The 49ers enter this game with a 1-2 record so far. San Francisco opened up with a 24-16 loss to the Vikings, then took out the Lions 30-27 in Week 2. The Niners’ last appearance was another loss, this one to the Chiefs 38-27.
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In the KC game, 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo put up 251 yards with a pair of touchdowns, and Matt Breida led the rush with 10 totes for 90 yards. George Kittle was the leading receiver for San Fran with 79 yards off five grabs.
Over on the Chargers’ side, they’re sitting at 1-2 as well. LA fell to the Chiefs 38-28 in Week 1, then followed that up with a 31-20 win over the lowly Bills before another loss to the Rams 35-23 in their last outing.
In the Rams game, Chargers QB Philip Rivers logged 226 yards with two touchdowns, and Mike Williams did most of the receiving damage with four grabs for 81 yards and both scores. Melvin Gordon backed things up on the ground with 80 yards and a TD.
The 49ers are 7-2 ATS in their last nine in Week 4 and 2-5 ATS in their last even following a straight-up loss. San Fran is 2-6 ATS in their last eight in September and 4-1 ATS in their last five road games versus a team with a losing home record.
Meanwhile, the Chargers are 5-1 ATS in their last six following an ATS loss and 5-2 ATS versus a team with a losing record. LA is 9-21 in their last 30 home games and 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven in September.
At the end of last season, one of the dominant conversations in the NFL was how the 49ers were on the upswing. Now, things are a bit different, as no one really expects much out of them—mostly due to a sub-optimal roster at the skill positions.
As for the Chargers, they’ve been putting up points, but like most of the rest of the NFL they’re also allowing quite a few as well. LA certainly has the offense to blow past the Niners here, but with the line so thick it’s tempting to take San Francisco--especially if you can find a double-digit line.