Indianapolis Colts at Los Angeles Chargers - 9/8/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indianapolis Colts at Los Angeles Chargers
Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 3:05 PM (StubHub Center )
Los Angeles Chargers -6.5 O/U: 44.5
The Indianapolis Colts will host the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 1 NFL action on Sunday.
The Colts are coming off a 10-6 record in 2018, taking second place in the AFC South Division. In the Wild Card game, Indy beat the Texans 21-7 but fell in the Divisional Round 31-13 to the Chiefs.
In the preseason this year, Indianapolis fell in their first three games to the Bills 24-16, the Browns 21-18 and the Bears 27-17 before beating the Bengals Week 4 13-6.
Over on the Chargers’ side, they went 12-4 in the 2018 campaign and took second in their division as well. LA won the Wild Card Round against the Ravens but fell to the Patriots in the Divisional game.
LA logged a 1-3 record in the preseason as well. The Chargers dropped their first three games to the Cardinals 17-13, Saints 19-17 and Seahawks 23-15 but took out the Niners 27-24 in their final installment.
The Colts are 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games in Week 1 and the under is 6-1 in their last seven versus the AFC. The under is 4-1 in Indianapolis’ last five road games and 7-2 in their last nine overall.
Meanwhile, the Chargers are 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven games in Week 1 and 1-4 ATS in their last five home games. LA is 1-6-1 ATS in their last eight games in September and the over is 4-0 in their last four in Week 1.
Well, things are certainly going to be different in Indianapolis this season following the retirement of QB Andrew Luck. The good news is that the Colts have a good staff in place and can make the replacement process as seamless as possible.
Still, with a key piece out of the mix now I don’t see the Colts starting things off strong—especially with a tough LA team coming in Week 1. I’m going to stay on the Chargers here.