Chargers at Steelers 12/2/18 - NFL Picks & Predictions
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Los Angeles Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
NFL: 8:20 PM EST
Dec. 02, 2018
Heinz Field will play host to an Sunday night NFL clash between the Los Angeles Chargers and Pittsburgh Steelers. The Chargers have won eight of their 11 games and trail Kansas City by a full game for the AFC West Division lead. On Sunday, Los Angeles overcame an early ten-point deficit to score an impressive 45-10 home victory versus Arizona. Philip Rivers threw for three touchdowns for the Chargers, who outgained the Cardinals by a 414-149 margin.
Through eleven games, Los Angeles ranks sixth in total offense and scores at a 27.9 point clip. Pittsburgh is solid on the defensive side of the ball, ranking sixth in yards allowed and giving up 22.6 points per game.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have survived the Le’Veon Bell saga and managed to win an AFC North best seven games. On Sunday, Pittsburgh had their six-game winning streak snapped during a 24-17 loss at Denver. Ben Roethlisberger had his pass to Antonio Brown intercepted in the end zone with 1:03 remaining. JuJu Smith-Schuster caught 13 passes for 189 yards and a touchdown for the Steelers, who turned the ball over four times on the afternoon.
For the season, Pittsburgh ranks fourth in total offense and averages 28.7 points per game. The Chargers counter with a defense that ranks ninth in yards allowed and is giving up just 19.9 points on average.
Recent Betting Trends:
Chargers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
Steelers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games.
Under is 8-3 in Chargers last 11 road games.
Over is 6-1 in Steelers last 7 home games.
Chargers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Pittsburgh.
Free Betting Pick: UNDER 51.5
Los Angeles RB Melvin Gordon is dealing with an MCL sprain and could miss the next couple of weeks. Both teams have playmakers on the offensive side of the ball and very underrated defenses. With Gordon out, look for the under to cash. Final Score Prediction, Pittsburgh Steelers win but we like the under total best 24-20.