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Houston Texans at Los Angeles Chargers - 9/22/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Houston Texans
Date & Time Sunday September 22, 2019, 4:25 PM (EDT)
Location
Dignity Health Sports Park
Los Angeles, CA
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Chargers -3 -- Over/Under: 49
TV Channel
CBS
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The Houston Texans and Los Angeles Chargers meet Sunday in NFL action at Dignity Health Sports Park.

The Houston Texans look for their first road win to get a game above a .500 record. The Houston Texans have won five of their last seven road games. Deshaun Watson is completing 61 percent of his passes for 427 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Watson has two or more touchdown passes in six of his last 11 games. DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller V have combined for 260 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Kenny Stills has five receptions. The Houston Texans ground game is averaging 153 yards per contest, and Carlos Hyde leads the way with 173 yards on 30 carries. Defensively, Houston is allowing 21 points and 395.5 yards per game. Zach Cunningham leads the Houston Texans with 15 tackles, Whitney Mercilus has three sacks and Johnathan Joseph has two pass deflections.

The Los Angeles Chargers need a victory here to bounce back from what’s been a shaky 1-1 start to the season. The Los Angeles Chargers have won five of their last seven home games. Philip Rivers is completing 65.7 percent of his passes for 626 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Rivers has three touchdown passes in four of his last six games. Keenan Allen and Austin Ekeler have combined for 384 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Mike Williams has five receptions. The Los Angeles Chargers ground game is averaging 131 yards per contest, and Ekeler leads the way with 124 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 18.5 points and 357.5 yards per game. Thomas Davis leads the Los Angeles Chargers with 26 tackles, Joey Bosa has one sack and Rayshawn Jenkins has one interception.

The Texans are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games on grass. The Chargers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss, 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games in September. The Texans are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Chargers last 7 home games. The over is 4-0 in Texans last 4 road games.

The Houston Texans are 4-4-1 ATS in their last nine games as a road underdog. The Los Angeles Chargers are 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight games as a home favorite. It's going to be interesting to see which team we get from both sides, as the Texans took the Saints down to the wire but then had trouble putting away the Jaguars. The Los Angeles Chargers entered the season as a popular Super Bowl pick but nearly blew a game to the Colts and lost on the road to the Lions. I'm still feeling both of these teams out right now, but I hav to admit I'm a little turned off by the way the Chargers are playing out of the gate. The Houston Texans are led by gamers who play with a little pep in their step. They'll be up for this one. Give me the free field goal.

Pick:
Houston Texans +3

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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