Los Angeles Chargers vs San Francisco Titans 8/25/2023 – In a Friday night showdown under the lights, the Los Angeles Chargers (1-1-0 preseason; 10-7-0 last season) are set to face off against the San Francisco 49ers (1-1-0; 13-4-0) for the final preseason game of 2023. As these teams prepare to wrap up their exhibition schedules, Levi’s Stadium will once again be the backdrop for their encounter. While the stakes may not be as high, the matchup holds significance for players vying for roster spots and crucial positions. With kickoff scheduled at 10:00 p.m. EDT, football enthusiasts are in for a late-night treat. The online NFL betting picks are updated online for bettors to continue placing their bets.
Los Angeles Chargers vs San Francisco Titans 8/25/2023
|When:||Friday, August 25, 2023 10:00 PM ET|
|Chargers||+6 (-110)||36.5 o (-110)||+162|
|Titans||-6 (-110)||36.5 u (-110)||-167|
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— Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) August 24, 2023
Brandon Staley vs Kyle Shanahan
For the Los Angeles Chargers, this game presents an opportunity to solidify the roster and assess key players’ contributions. With starters unlikely to take the field, the focus shifts to filling out the roster and evaluating prospects. Tae Crowder, a newly signed linebacker, aims to showcase his impact on the defensive end, especially in improving the team’s performance against the run. Undrafted cornerback Tiawan Mullen‘s performance holds significance; his prowess in coverage and special teams will determine his roster spot.
The Chargers’ previous preseason games featured a mix of performances. While Easton Stick’s quarterbacking secured him a backup position, Max Duggan seeks to solidify his roster spot with a strong showing. Running back Elijah Dotson’s performance oscillated, leaving uncertainty about his final place on the team. With top running back spots established, Dotson’s fate hangs in the balance. As the Chargers address other positional needs, this game serves as a platform for prospects to prove their mettle.
The San Francisco 49ers adopt a different approach, planning to deploy their starters in a bid to fine-tune their readiness for the regular season. Coach Kyle Shanahan emphasizes avoiding rust, ensuring a strong start to the season. The quarterback depth chart reveals Brock Purdy as the starter, backed by Sam Darnold. Despite Trey Lance’s placement at the bottom of the chart, trade speculation looms. The 49ers’ preseason journey featured a loss to the Las Vegas Raiders followed by a close victory against the Denver Broncos, highlighting the team’s dynamic performance.
NFL Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco 49ers -7.5, Total Odds: 37.5
Position battles are evident across the 49ers’ roster. Ronnie Bell aims to securae his spot with consistent receiving performances, while tight ends Charlie Woerner and Ross Dwelley vie for a roster position. Along the offensive line, the competition is fierce, with Nick Zakelj aiming for the final spot. Defensively, cornerback battles are intense, with Charvarius Ward’s outside spot secure. The 49ers’ renowned defensive unit seeks to maintain its strong form, with several players competing for limited roster spots.
Analyzing the teams’ preseason journeys and strategies, the 49ers emerged as the frontrunners in this matchup. Their intention to start their key players offers an advantage that sets the tone for the game. The Chargers, focusing on roster completion, face a challenge in matching the 49ers’ depth and proficiency. While the Chargers’ offensive momentum is noteworthy, their scoring potential is limited against the 49ers’ firm defensive structure.
Los Angeles Chargers Betting Trends
LA Chargers are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Chargers’ last 5 games.
LA Chargers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against San Francisco.
LA Chargers are 4-9 SU in their last 13 games against San Francisco.
Chargers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games on the road.
LA Chargers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games when playing on the road against San Francisco.
San Francisco 49ers Betting Trends
San Francisco is 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Francisco’s last 8 games.
San Francisco is 13-2 SU in their last 15 games.
49ers’ 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games at home.
San Francisco are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games when playing at home against LA Chargers.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco’s last 6 games against an opponent in the American Football Conference.