Los Angeles Chargers vs. Green Bay Packers - 11/3/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Los Angeles Chargers vs. Green Bay Packers

Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 4:25 PM (Dignity Health Sports Park)

GB -170, GB -3 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Green Bay Packers leave the wintery weather in Wisconsin for sunny Los Angeles in a match up with the Los Angeles Chargers this Sunday. In last Sunday's game The Packers were able to take care of a Kansas City Chiefs team that was without Patrick Maholmes, winning by the score of 31-24.  Aaron Rodgers had a big day through the air as he completed 23 of 33 passes for 305 yards and 3 touchdowns. Running back Aaron Jones carried the ball 13 times for 67 yards, however, he made up for his lack of productivity on the ground by catching 7 passes for 159 yards and 2 touchdowns and was the Packers leading receiver.  Kansas City quarterback Matt Moore had a decent day against the Green Bay defense including throwing for 2 touchdown passes but the Green Bay defense was able to help the Packers hold on for the win. The Packers defense gave up 337 yards including 249 through the air and will look to be much sharper against the Los Angeles Chargers.

On the year the Packers are now 7-1 and head to Los Angeles in hopes of continuing their winning ways.  On the year Aaron Rodgers has thrown for 2,324 yards while throwing 16 touchdown passes and just 2 interceptions.  Running back Aaron Jones has led the way for the Packers on the ground running 114 times for 466 yards and 8 touchdowns. Wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling has been Green Bay's most productive pass catcher on the year, catching 22 passes for 420 yards and 2 touchdowns. Valdes-Scantling can be seen as Green Bay's constant deep ball threat, as he is averaging 19.1 yards per reception this season.  On the year the Packers are scoring 26.9 points per game while giving up 20.6 points per game. In terms of yards per game the Packers are gaining 392.1 yards per game while giving up 393.1. Once again wide receiver Davante Adams is listed as questionable for this week and Green Bay fans are eager for his return. 

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The Los Angeles Chargers welcome the Green Bay Packers this Sunday as they return home after a win against the Chicago Bears, by the score of 17-16 that snapped the Chargers 3 game losing streak.  Quarterback Phillip Rivers completed 19 of 29 passes for 201 yards while throwing one touchdown and one interception. Melvin Gordon was the Chargers leading running back on the day, as he carried the ball 8 times for 31 yards and scored a touchdown of his own. The leading receiver for the Chargers was Mike Williams who caught 3 passes for 69 yards. Rivers' touchdown pass was caught by Austin Ekeler for an 11 yard touchdown catch with 8:04 left in the 4th quarter. The Los Angeles defense gave up a total of 388 yards on the day which included 226 passing yards and 162 rushing yards. In a bit of luck, the Bears kicking game woes returned as Bears kicker Eddy Pineiro missed what would have been a game winning field goal at the end of regulation allowing the Chargers to escape with the win.

The Los Angeles Chargers come into Sunday's game with a record of 3-5 while having a home record of 1-3.  Phillip Rivers is having another successful season in terms of throwing the football and has thrown for 2,315 yards, 12 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. With delayed return of Melvin Gordon to the team after holding out during his contract dispute, Austin Ekeler is Los Angeles’s leading rusher as he has carried the ball 72 times for 251 yards and 3 touchdowns. The most productive receiver for the Chargers has been Keenan Allen who has 51 receptions for 617 yards and 3 touchdowns. On the year the Chargers are scoring 19.6 points per game while giving up 19.6 points per game. In terms of yardage the Chargers are gaining 359.8 yards per game while giving up 354.8. A real emphasis of the Chargers offense has to be gaining some momentum in the running game as they have only rushed for 69.5 point yards per game this season.  With the Chargers offense struggling like it has, the team cut ties with offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt on Monday as they hope that a new coordinator will help spark their offense.

I have to go with the Green Bay Packers in this contest there is simply the better team. The Packers scored more points than the Chargers and their defenses looked to be about the same.  although it may help that the Chargers are at home Los Angeles is home record doesn't show that they take advantage of playing in front of their home fans and playing for a new offensive coordinator could complicate things even further. Aaron Rodgers is finally getting acquainted with the new Packers offensive system and it has really showed it the past couple of games And I believe that his play will continue to improve in a game against the Chargers. Green Bay wins this game 28-24 and covers the spread.

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