Seahawks at Chargers 8/13/17 - NFL Pre-Season Picks & Predictions
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Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Chargers
NFL: 8:00 PM EST
Aug. 13, 2017
Latest Odds : LAC -2 Total 37.5
The Seattle Seahawks are hitting the road for their first week of pre-season action. The Los Angeles chargers will be hosting this game at home in the StubHub Center in Carson, CA. The Chargers will be getting used to their big move while trying to live up to lofty expectations. Seattle will be focused on staying healthy and prepping for another deep playoff run.
Seattle will be taking the field with an offense that was ranked 10th in the NFL in points scored. We don't expect the big guns like Russel Wilson, Thomas Rawls, or Doug Baldwin to get many reps in so the team could be a little bit limited. Still, newcomer Eddie Lacy will provide some punch in the running game and Seattle's defense should still be as good as ever. We expect a lot of reps for back up QB Trevone Boykin and he can take advantage of a limited Chargers defense.
The Los Angeles Chargers had an elite offense last season that racked up 260 passing yards per game and 26 points per outing. The Chargers are going to be a bit more limited in this game, particularly with all of their starting wideouts dealing with some form of injury or another. Expect a ton of work from back up QB Kellen Clemens and back up running back Branden Oliver. The Chargers likely won't move the ball much at all in this game.
Recent Betting Trends:
Seahawks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games.
Chargers are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 home games.
Over is 5-2 in Seahawks last 7 games overall.
Under is 4-1-1 in Chargers last 6 games overall.
Free Betting Pick: Seattle Seahawks +2
Coach Pete Carroll runs a much different training camp than rest of league and think it develops a winning attitude that is shown in all phases of the game. Too much depth up and down this Seahawks roster for Chargers to have a shot in this one. Final Score Prediction, Seattle Seahawks win and cover ATS 20-18.