After mostly floundering all season long, Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers will look to get their act together to improve their playoff hopes when they host Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in an intriguing Week 9 inter-conference clash of two Super Bowl hopefuls. If you’re ready to find out whether the Bolts can take care of business at home or whether Rodgers and the Packers are the pick to get it done on the road, then let’s get to my expert pick on this matchup right now.
Packers vs Chargers 2019 NFL Week 9 Lines, Game Info & Prediction
- When: Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 4:25 PM ET
- Where: Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California
- TV: CBS
- Radio: Green Bay / Los Angeles
- Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
- NFL Week 9 Odds: Green Bay -3.5 / Total: 47.5
Why Bet On Green Bay?
There are a bunch of good reasons to back Green Bay in this contest. First, the Packers have won four straight games including a 31-24 win in Kansas City last weekend. Then, there’s the fact that the Packers have won all three of their road dates so far this season. Another good reasons to back Green Bay is because Aaron Rodgers and company are putting up a solid 26.9 points per game to rank seventh in scoring. Then, there’s the fact that Green Bay limits the opposition to just 20.4 points per game defensively to rank 11th in points allowed.
- Average Score For: 26.29
- Total Yards: 274.14
- Pass Yards: 99.29
- Rush Yards: 5.93
- Average Score Against: 19.86
- Total Yards: 252.14
- Pass Yards: 128.86
- Rush Yards: 6.02
Why Bet On The LA Chargers?
In spite of the fact that the Chargers have underachieved since the start of the season, there are some good reasons to back L.A. in this matchup. First, the Bolts snapped a three-game losing streak by getting past Chicago 17-16 last weekend, so they’ll enter this contest feeling good about themselves. Then, there’s the fact that L.A. is ranked an encouraging 10th in points allowed (19.6 ppg) and an even more impressive sixth against the pass. Last but not least, the Chargers have a veteran quarterback in Philip Rivers that won’t collapse at the first sing of trouble, not to mention the fact that the Bolts rank an encouraging sixth in passing.
- Average Score For: 20.00
- Total Yards: 293.43
- Pass Yards: 74.29
- Rush Yards: 5.88
- Average Score Against: 20.14
- Total Yards: 216.14
- Pass Yards: 117.14
- Rush Yards: 5.92
NFL Week 9 Betting Trends for Packers vs Chargers
- Packers are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 games
- Packers are 7-1 SU in the last 8 games
- The total went OVER in 5 of Green Bay’s last 6 games
- Chargers are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 games
- Chargers are 2-5 SU in the last 7 games
- The total went UNDER in 6 of LA Chargers’ last 7 games.
Packers vs Chargers Expert Analysis and Prediction
While this Week 9 matchup looks like a contest the Packers should win, my gut say that we’re all going to see the Chargers team we expected to see coming into the 2019 campaign. Despite their underachieving ways so far this season, everyone that knows football knows the Bolts possess as much roster talent as any team in the league.
While Green Bay has gone a perfect 4-0 ATS in their last four road games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games following an SU win, the Packers are also just 8-18-1 ATS in their last 27 games in November and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game.
Conversely, the Chargers have gone a near-perfect 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games in the month of November. More importantly, following last weekend’s much-needed win, the Bolts looked like a locker room full of players ready to believe as head coach Anthony Lynn delivered an impassioned speech. I’m going with Philip Rivers and the Chargers to get the outright home win!
Pick: Chargers 27 Packers 24