Los Angeles Chargers (5-2) vs Seattle Seahawks (4-3)Date : 11/04/2018
Time : 4:05 pm EST
Location : CenturyLink Stadium, Seattle, Washington
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Los Angeles Chargers vs Seattle Seahawks
The Los Angeles Chargers will take on the Seattle Seahawks in week nine NFL action at Century Link Field in Seattle, Washington, on Sunday afternoon at 4:05 pm EST. The Chargers are coming off a bye week, yet won their matchup the week prior in squeaking out a close 20-19 win at Wembley Stadium in London, England, on October 21st over the Tennessee Titans to win their fourth straight game. The Chargers were up by a 20-13 score before Marcus Mariota threw a touchdown pass to Luke Stocker to make the score 20-19, however, the two-point conversion failed, thus sealing the victory for the Chargers.
The Seahawks are coming off their second straight win in beating up on the Detroit Lions on the road by a 28-14 score to where Russell Wilson passed for three touchdowns in the second period to give the Seahawks a lead to which they would not relinquish. The last time these teams met was on September 14, 2014 as the Chargers got the 30-21 home win as Phillip Rivers threw three touchdown passes to Antonio Gates while ending with 284 yards total. The underdog is 5-0 ATS in the last five games amongst these squads.
Los Angeles Chargers's Latest Performance :
Phillip Rivers and the Chargers offense has averaged 28 points per game during their four-game winning streak while its defense allowed only 17 points during this time. Rivers has thrown for over 2000 yards already this season along with 17 touchdown passes compared to only three picks while Melvin Gordon III leads the team in touchdowns with 9 while pacing the rushing attack with 745 yards on 91 rushes for the year. Finally, Keenan Allen leads the receiving corps with 506 yards, however, has three fumbles in 2018. Nonetheless, the Chargers find themselves on the heels of the Chiefs in the AFC West after picking up a slim 20-19 victory in London, England over the Titans in their last time out. They come into this game well rested, however, Gordon III has been dealing with hamstring problems yet expected to play in this contest.
Seattle Seahawks's Latest Performance :
The Seahawks went against a pass defense in the Lions who were ranked 7th in the league and took advantage of their inconsistencies on this day as Detroit allowed three touchdown passes to Wilson in the second period. On the other hand, Detroit’s rush defense, ranked next to last in the league currently, gave up 176 yards on the ground with Chris Carson having 105 yards and a score as the Seahawks cruised to victory to win their fourth game in five outings. The defense allowed Matthew Stafford to throw for 310 yards along with two touchdowns along with Marvin Jones racking up 117 yards along with two touchdowns, yet the rushing attack only put up 34 yards total for the game as Kerryon Johnson rushed for only 22 yards for the game.
Seattle finds themselves in the second place slot within the NFC West division ridding the heels of the Rams, to whom they will face in an all-important battle in LA next week. Nonetheless, they must be able to take care of business versus a Chargers team that is very motivated and brimming with confidence as their offense and defense has really played well lately.
How Los Angeles Chargers & Seattle Seahawks Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Los Angeles is 3-4 ATS while the OU is 5-2
Seattle is 3-2-1 ATS while the OU is 2-4
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
It will be important for Seattle not to look ahead in this matchup. In other words, the Chargers are for real and will certainly provide a challenge for Seattle at home this weekend. Furthermore, with both the 10th ranked rushing and passing attack in the league, the Chargers have the capability to expose a defense for the Seahawks that has played well lately. Look for Carson and the rushing attack to be the tip of the spear in this matchup against a Charger defense ranked 14th in the league in defending the run in allowing 106 yards per game. Nonetheless, the LA is only allowing team 23 points per game, overall. With Seattle allowing only 18.7 points per outing to their opponent in 2018, this will certainly be an entertaining matchup to watch.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Los Angeles Chargers +1
My reason for the pick :
I will back the Chargers to show and prove in this game. Phillip Rivers has thrived against every defense that has confronted the Chargers offense all year. With that being said, Seattle continues to play well on the defensive side, however, the Seahawks will certainly put some points on the board in this contest. The challenge will be: Can the home team match their offensive output as the Seahawks have had their own struggles in scoring all year? Nonetheless, look for the Chargers to sneak past a Seahawks team that may be looking ahead a bit to their matchup with the Rams next week.
Totals Selection: Pick: Over 47.5
My reason for the prediction :
While Seattle’s defense will be flying around for this matchup, expect the Chargers to utilize their rushing attack to keep this unit at bay throughout the game. Again, the Chargers have scored all year long by employing this philosophy and I expect the same in this matchup. Also, the Seahawks also have a punishing rushing attack that they will also use to provide them opportunities to score on a Charger defense that ranks middle of the road in stopping the run. In all, expect the score to surpass the total for this game as Rivers and Wilson are both hot at the moment and will put up points for their team in what will be a shootout.
Betting trends for Los Angeles Chargers:
- Chargers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in November.
- Under is 4-1 in Chargers last 5 games on fieldturf.
- Under is 4-1 in Chargers last 5 games after allowing more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game.
Betting trends for Seattle Seahawks:
- Under is 4-0 in Seahawks last 4 games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Seahawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Seahawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.