Are the Chargers a Safe NFL Betting Pick in Week 4 Against the Eagles?

Are the Chargers a Safe NFL Betting Pick in Week 4 Against the Eagles?

Written by on September 29, 2017

The move to Los Angeles hasn’t done the former San Diego Chargers much good as they are 0-2 in their new home and one of five 0-3 teams overall. They welcome the 2-1 Philadelphia Eagles, co-leaders of the NFC East. On Sunday. The Bolts are very slight online NFL betting favorites. The Chargers are favorites by -1 against the Eagles.

Philadelphia at LA Chargers Week 4 Spread, Preview & NFL Betting Pick

When: Sunday, 4:05 PM ETWhere: StubHub CenterTV: FoxRadio: SportsRadio 94WIP (Philaldelphia) / (LA)Stream Option: NFL LiveOpening NFL Betting Lines: Chargers -1 (47.5)

Series History

The Chargers hold a 7-4 series advantage over the Eagles. The Bolts have won the previous two matchups, and have put 30 or more points on the board in each of those wins.   The teams last played in 2013 so the Chargers haven’t seen Philly QB Carson Wentz.
  • Total Meetings: 11
  • First Meeting:
  • Last Meeting: September 15th, 2013. Lincoln Financial Field. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • All-Time Series: LA Chargers 7-4-0
  • Largest Margin of Victory: Philadelphia 23-7 (1986)
  • Longest Win Streak: LA Chargers 3 (1989-1998)
  • Current Win Streak: LA Chargers 2 (2009-2013)

Latest NFL Betting Trends

  • Eagles are 4-2 ATS in the last 6 games
  • Eagles are 4-1 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went OVER in 6 of Philadelphia’s last 8 games
  • LA Chargers are 0-4-1 ATS in the last 5 games
  • LA Chargers are 0-5 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of LA Chargers’s last 7 games

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Why Bet On Philadelphia?

The Eagles won in very unlikely fashion last week as rookie kicker Jake Elliott hit a franchise-record 61-yard field goal as time expired to beat the Giants 27-24.  Wentz tossed a 19-yard pass to Alshon Jeffery to set up Elliott’s kick, the longest game-winner in NFL history for a rookie and a franchise record. Elliott was a fifth-round pick by the Bengals and joined the Eagles after Caleb Sturgis was injured in Week 1. Elliott missed from 52 yards earlier in the game and in Week 3 missed from 30 yards and shanked an extra point.Wentz was wired for sound during the game and prior to Elliott’s attempt, Wentz told teammate Kamu Grugier-Hill that he would give Elliott his game check if the rookie somehow made it. Wentz takes home $31,765 a week. Will he pay it?The win was costly as running back Darren Sproles tore an ACL and broke an arm on the same play, and his season is over. Sproles, a three-time Pro Bowler, rushed for 61 yards this season on 15 carries. He also had seven receptions for 73 yards. He was also a good returner. Two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Fletcher Cox (calf) and starting linebacker Jordan Hicks (ankle) also were injured against the Giants. Coach Doug Pederson says both players are day to day.A statistic worth noting is the offense’s touchdown efficiency in the red zone. The Eagles have scored touchdowns on 66.7 percent of their trips inside opposing 20-yard lines, including a 3-for-3 outing against New York. They scored on their only trip inside Washington’s 20 and were 2-of-5 in Kansas City. The Eagles rank 10th in the league in that category. Last season, the Eagles converted 49.1 percent of their trips into the red zone.The Eagles haven’t played in Los Angeles since 1990, losing to the Rams, 27-21.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 25.67
  • Total Yards: 372
  • Rush Yards: 119.33
  • Passing Yards: 252.67
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 22.67
  • Total Yards: 341
  • Rush Yards: 75
  • Passing Yards: 266

Why Bet On LA Chargers?

The Bolts could have easily won their first two games but last week’s 24-10 loss to Kansas City was never in doubt. Philip Rivers was picked off three times. It was the ninth time Rivers threw three interceptions. He led the NFL in pickoffs twice in the last three seasons, including last year when he had a career-high 21. Rivers almost was picked off twice more.The future Hall of Famer put the week’s loss squarely on his shoulders after posting the fourth-worst passer rating of his career. The offensive line gave Rivers plenty of time; he was simply off his game.  Overall, Rivers is 73-of-112 (65.2%) for 760 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions for an 81.7 passer rating.  His top target is Keenan Allen, whose 19 catches are tied for ninth-most in the league.Are the Chargers a safe NLF betting pick in Week 4?Look for L.A. to feed Melvin Gordon on a consistent basis. The running back missed most of the second half with a sore knee against the Chiefs, but was off to a strong start after rushing for 55 yards in the first quarter. The Pro Bowler has found the end zone in each game this season.Defensively, Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa have been terrific. Ingram ranks second in the NFL with 5.5 sacks, which is more than halfway to his career-high for a single season of 10.5 set in 2015, while Bosa has 2.5.  Linebacker Jatavis Brown leads the NFL with 36 tackles.The Chargers rank 18th in total offense (315.3 yards per game), 11th in passing (244.7 ypg), 27th in rushing (70.7 ypg) and 26th in points (16.0). Defensively, the Bolts rank 13th in total defense (322.7 ypg), fifth in passing (176.0 ypg), 31st in rushing (146.7 ypg) and 18th in points allowed (22.3).

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 16
  • Total Yards: 315.34
  • Rush Yards: 70.67
  • Passing Yards: 244.67
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 22.33
  • Total Yards: 322.67
  • Rush Yards: 146.67
  • Passing Yards: 176

Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 23°C/74°F
  • Humidity: 62%
  • Precipitation: 1%
  • Wind: 9 mph SSW
  • Cloud Cover: 0%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Expert NFL Betting Prediction & Pick

The Chargers are better than their record and it’s a tough trip across country for the Eagles against an unfamiliar opponent. Go for L.A as your NFL betting pick for Week 4.
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