Los Angeles Chargers vs. Arizona Cardinals - 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 -11.5 -- Over/Under: 45 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Chargers meet Sunday in NFL action at ROKiT Field at StubHub Center.
The Arizona Cardinals look to play spoiler at this point in the season after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Arizona Cardinals have lost three of their last four road games. Josh Rosen is completing 54.8 percent of his passes for 1,416 yards, nine touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Rosen has one or less touchdown passes in six of his eight career games. Christian Kirk and Larry Fitzgerald have combined for 925 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while David Johnson has 32 receptions. The Arizona Cardinals ground game is averaging 78.8 yards per contest, and Johnson leads the way with 629 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Arizona is allowing 24.8 points and 359.7 yards per game. Antoine Bethea leads the Arizona Cardinals with 80 tackles, Chandler Jones has 10.5 sacks and Tre Boston has three interceptions.
The Los Angeles Chargers hope to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time to stay in the AFC West race. The Los Angeles Chargers have split their four home games this season. Philip Rivers is completing 67 percent of his passes for 2,860 yards, 23 touchdowns and six interceptions. Rivers has two or more touchdown passes in each of his last 11 games. Keenan Allen and Tyrell Williams have combined for 1,295 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Melvin Gordon has 42 receptions. The Los Angeles Chargers ground game is averaging 123.9 yards per contest, and Gordon leads the way with 741 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 20.9 points and 353.4 yards per game. Derwin James leads the Los Angeles Chargers with 71 tackles, Melvin Ingram has 5.5 sacks and Desmond King has three interceptions.
The Cardinals are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games in November and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Chargers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games, 5-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games in November. The underdog is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the road team is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Chargers last 4 games overall. The over is 15-7 in Cardinals last 22 road games.
The Arizona Cardinals pretty much are what they are at this point, and while things have been ugly, four of their eight games have been decided by 10 or less points. The Los Angeles Chargers are coming off a bad loss to the Denver Broncos, and while they're one of the better teams in the AFC, four of their last seven games have been decided by one score. The Arizona Cardinals are 3-5-1 ATS in their last nine games as a double-digit underdog. The Los Angeles Chargers have failed to cover five of their last seven games as a double-digit favorite. The Cardinals can't score points and are a brutal team to back, but the Chargers rarely blow teams out. It seems like the Chargers play down to the team they're playing and always do what they can to make things interesting. I wouldn't touch this game, but if forced to pick, I'd want the points.