Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Chargers - 11/25/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Arizona Cardinals (2-8) at Los Angeles Chargers (7-3)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 4:05 pm (StubHub Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Chargers -13 -- Over/Under: 44.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Arizona Cardinals and the Los Angeles Chargers meet in week 12 NFL action from the StubHub Center on Sunday afternoon.
The Arizona Cardinals come into this game looking for a win after falling to 2-8 on the year thanks to a 23-21 loss to Oakland in their last outing. Josh Rosen has thrown for 1,416 yards, 9 touchdowns and 10 interceptions while David Johnson leads the Cardinals in rushing with 629 yards and 6 touchdowns this season. Christian Kirk leads Arizona’s receiving corps with 495 receiving yards while Larry Fitzgerald has a team-high 42 catches for 430 yards and 4 touchdowns this season. Defensively, Chandler Jones leads the Cardinals with 10.5 sacks while Tre Boston has 3 interceptions and Antoine Bethea leads Arizona with 68 tackles this season. As a team, Arizona is averaging 240.8 yards of total offense and 14.5 points per game this season.
The Los Angeles Chargers will look for another win to build on their 7-3 record after dropping a heartbreaking 23-22 decision to Denver in their last outing. Philip Rivers has thrown for 2,860 yards, 23 touchdowns and 6 interceptions on 67% passing while Melvin Gordon III leads the Chargers in rushing with 741 rushing yards and 7 touchdowns. Keenan Allen leads the Chargers with 62 catches for 776 yards with 3 touchdowns while Tyrell Williams has 519 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns. Gordon III has 4 touchdowns through the air with 42 catches out of the backfield, while Mike Williams has 5 touchdown grabs. Defensively, Melvin Ingram III leads the Chargers with 5.5 sacks while Desmond King II has 3 interceptions and Derwin James leads the Chargers with 49 tackles this season. As a team, Los Angeles is averaging 400.8 yards of total offense and 26.2 points per game this season.
Arizona is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall while the under is 7-3 in their last 10 games following a loss. Los Angeles is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall. The road team is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.
Los Angeles falling flat against Denver was definitely a disappointment, but the Chargers should get back on track here. The line is thick, but L.A. is facing an Arizona team that is either last or 2nd-last in all major team offense categories, including scoring just over two touchdowns per game this season. Los Angeles still has a far superior offense here, and I just don’t see the Cardinals keeping up here so I’ll lay the points with the Chargers in this spot.