Chargers at Rams 9/23/18 - NFL Picks & Predictions
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Los Angeles Chargers vs. Los Angeles Rams
NFL: 4:05 PM EST
Sep. 23, 2018
The Los Angeles Rams are 2-0 on the season after shutting out Arizona 34-0 last week. The Rams have outscored their opponents 67-13 through the first two weeks. LA will welcome in the Los Angeles Chargers for Week 3 of action. The Rams are 1st in the NFL allowing only an average of 6.5 points per game.
Jared Goff has 3 touchdowns and 1 interception on the season. Goff threw for 354 yards last week and has completed 64.6% of his passes this week. RB Todd Gurley was held to only 42 yards last week after rushing for 108 yards in the prior week.
The LA Chargers beat the Bills last week to earn their first win of the season. The Chargers lost in Week 1 to the Chiefs at home and look to grab their second road win. LA is 3rd in the NFL with 445 yards per game. The Chargers defense ranks 9th in yards allowed per game.
The LA Chargers are led by QB Philip Rivers who has 6 touchdowns on the season with just 1 interception. RB Melvin Gordon has rushed for only 92 yards through the first two games this season. WR Keenan Allen has 1 touchdown on the season with 14 catches.
Recent Betting Trends:
Chargers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss.
Rams are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win.
Under is 7-3 in Chargers last 10 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Over is 4-0 in Rams last 4 games following a straight up win.
Free Betting Pick: LA Chargers +6.5
The Rams defense will be challenged this week as Philip Rivers and company know how to move the ball down the field. Expect a shootout between the two LA teams on Sunday. The Rams are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games in Week 3. The Chargers are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. Take the free points. Final Score Prediction, LA Chargers win outright as underdog but grab the points just in case 31-28.