Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Chargers - 11/25/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Chargers - 11/25/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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

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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.


Chris’s Pick L.A. Chargers -13

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.