Visiting Chargers are the NFL Week 16 Odds Favorite Against Jets

Visiting Chargers are the NFL Week 16 Odds Favorite Against Jets

Written by Henry Watkins on Friday,December 22, 2017 11:53, EDT

With only two games left to play in the NFL regular season, every team who came into the year with realistic playoff aspirations would have hoped to have clinched their spot or at least be in control of their own destiny. There is nothing worse than still being in the hunt for a Wild Card spot, but also knowing that you need to win out and get a little help from some other teams. That is exactly where the NFL Week 16 odds commander LA Chargers find themselves at the moment, as they are currently sitting outside the playoffs looking in.

They were one of the hottest teams in the league for a few weeks, but a disappointing performance last weekend now has them on the brink of elimination. They have what looks to be a winnable game on the road in New York this coming weekend, but the Jets have been a whole lot tougher to beat than a lot of folks thought they would be this season.

The Chargers are a pretty solid 7-point favorite or this one, with the point total set at 42 ½.

LA Chargers at NY Jets NFL Week 16 Odds & Expert Betting Pick

  • When: Sunday, December 24 at 1 PM EST
  • Where: MetLife Stadium, NYC
  • TV: FOX
  • Radio: 640 AM (Los Angeles) / 98.7 FM (New York)
  • Live Stream: Fox Sports Go
  • NFL Week 16 Odds: Los Angeles Chargers -7 (Over/Under at 42.5)

Weather Forecast

  • Partly Cloudy: 6°C/42°F
  • Humidity: 50%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Cloud Cover: 56%
  • Wind: 6 mph N
  • Stadium Type: Open

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Team Records

  • All: Los Angeles Chargers 7-7 / New York Jets 5-9
  • Home: Los Angeles Chargers 4-3 / New York Jets 4-3
  • Away: Los Angeles Chargers 3-4 / New York Jets 1-6
  • ATS: Los Angeles Chargers 7-6-1 / New York Jets 8-5-1
  • Over/Under: Los Angeles Chargers 4-10 / New York Jets 8-6

Why consider the LA Chargers NFL Week 16 Odds?

Things could have been a whole lot different for the Chargers had they not put in one of their worst performances of the season last week against the Kansas City Chiefs. A win there, which would have been their 5th in a row, would have put them atop the AFC West and in control of their own destiny. As it was, they went down 30-13 and really didn’t put up much of a fight, which means they now need to hope for a bit of a collapse from the Chiefs, or for one of the 8-6 teams in the Wild Card to fold coming down the stretch.

The defeat last week was disappointing in more ways than one, as it also marked the first time in a while that the defense was not dominant. The Chargers are not a team that scores a lot of points, but they have a D that plays tough and keeps them in the game, which did not happen against the Chiefs. LA has gone 4-2 SU in their last 6 visits to New York, and are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall.

Team Statistics

Offense

  • Average Score For: 22.21
  • Total Yards: 368.00
  • Rush Yards: 99.36
  • Passing Yards: 268.64

Defense

  • Average Score Against: 18.21
  • Total Yards: 330.22
  • Rush Yards: 128.29
  • Passing Yards: 201.93

Why consider the New York Jets NFL Week 16 Odds?

It was always a little ridiculous to suggest that the Jets were going to go winless this year, which is what a lot of football pundits suggested prior to the start of the season. The Jets have surprised a lot of folks this year, although they are beginning to look as though they are running out of gas in the second half of the season.

Despite playing at home, the Jets are the NFL Week 16 Odds underdog.

The Jets only have a single win to their name in their last 5 games, and the last 4 weeks have seen them start to give up points at a rather alarming rate, which is not good news when you have one of the least effective offenses in the league. That said, the Jets have been a very good bet ATS this season, and are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games. They have nothing to play for but pride and perhaps may enjoy being in the role of spoiler this weekend.

Team Statistics

Offense

  • Average Score For: 20.36
  • Total Yards: 310.14
  • Rush Yards: 104.64
  • Passing Yards: 205.50

Defense

  • Average Score Against: 24.43
  • Total Yards: 352.22
  • Rush Yards: 117.93
  • Passing Yards: 234.29

Latest NFL Week 16 Betting Trends

  • Chargers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games
  • Chargers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Chargers’s last 9 games
  • Jets are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games
  • Jets are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Jets’ last 8 games

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Chargers are in desperation mode coming into this game, as they are well aware that nothing short of a win will suffice. It may end up being a nervy game for them, but I do believe they will prevail to back the NFL Week 16 odds. Although I think we may be looking at a push here.

Score: New York Jets 17 – LA Chargers 24