Chargers at Patriots 1/13/19 - NFL Picks & Predictions
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Los Angeles Chargers vs. New England Patriots
NFL: 1:05 PM EST
Jan. 13, 2019
Latest Odds : NE -4 Total 45.5
Gillette Stadium will play host to an AFC Divisional Round clash between the Los Angeles Chargers and New England Patriots. The fifth seeded Chargers won tied with Kansas City for the most victories in the AFC and are led by veteran QB Philip Rivers. On Sunday, Los Angeles led by 20 points with nine minutes remaining in the fourth quarter and held on for a 23-17 road victory at Baltimore. The Chargers forced three turnovers and limited the Ravens to 229 yards of total offense.
Through sixteen games, Los Angeles ranks 11th in the league in total offense and is scoring 26.8 points on average. New England counters with a defense that allows 359.1 yards and 20.3 points per game.
The New England Patriots went undefeated at home during the regular season and captured their tenth straight AFC East Division crown. Forty-one year old QB Tom Brady continues to age like fine wine. Throwing for 4,355 yards and 29 touchdowns. Rookie RB Sony Michel gave the running game a boost with 931 yards and six scores.
For the season, New England ranks fifth in the league in total offense and is scoring 27.3 points per game. Los Angeles comes into this contest with a defense that ranks ninth in yards allowed and gives up 20.6 points on average.
Recent Betting Trends:
Chargers are 35-17-2 ATS in their last 54 road games.
Patriots are 38-16-2 ATS in their last 56 home games.
Under is 4-1 in Chargers last 5 games overall.
Under is 8-1 in Patriots last 9 games overall.
Under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
Free Betting Pick: Los Angeles Chargers +4
Los Angeles RB Melvin Gordon (knee) rushed for 40 yards and a touchdown in the wild card victory. Tom Brady is 7-0 all-time versus Philip Rivers, but that will change on Sunday. The Chargers have one of the top three teams in the league and will pull off the upset. Final Score Prediction, Los Angeles Chargers win and cover ATS 24-21.