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Los Angeles Chargers vs. New England Patriots NFL Football Betting Picks

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Los Angeles Chargers vs. New England Patriots Betting Picks

This postseason’s NFL football betting action continues this Sunday with an exciting Los Angeles Chargers vs. New England Patriots matchup. The Chargers are riding high following a solid 23-17 playoff win over the Ravens. The Pats on the other hand, are looking to pick up right up where they left off this upcoming Sunday. So what kind of turnout can we expect this upcoming Sunday? Let’s check on the NFL sportsbook betting odds to get a better idea.

Los Angeles Chargers vs. New England Patriots – Sunday, January 13th   

When: 1:05 pm ET

Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

TV: CBS

Stream: CBS Sports, NFL Game Pass

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Chargers +4 (-110) 45½ (-110)   +172
Patriots -4 (-110) 45½ (-110) -205
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Los Angeles Chargers       

The Chargers got the job done against the Ravens this past Sunday pretty effectively. However, they had a pretty big advantage on offense heading into that contest. Albeit their offense was still able to perform against one of the best defenses in the NFL, which was just what LA needed to get the win. Now the Chargers face another worthwhile challenge in the Pats’ defense this upcoming Sunday. The Pats finished 7th in the NFL in scoring but gave up plenty of yardage throughout the season. If they employ similar strategy this weekend, it will be up to Los Angeles’ red zone offense to get the win. Fortunately the Chargers have two of the best backs in the playoffs and should be ready for this specific challenge.

Players to Watch: Philip Rivers (4,308 passing yards, 32 TD, 12 INT), Melvin Gordon (885 rushing yards, 10 TD, 0 F), and Keenan Allen (1,196 receiving yards, 6 TD, 97 REC).

New England Patriots   

The Pats are extremely confident about this matchup, given that they’ll be playing at home. It’s almost impossible to beat Brady in Foxborough, especially when playing in January. The Pats come in with one of the best offenses in the NFL, seeing as how they finished 4th in scoring, 5th in total offense, 8th in passing and 5th in rushing. The Chargers haven’t averaged better numbers than those this season but there’s no denying that Los Angeles can go punch for punch with New England.

Players to Watch: Tom Brady (4,335 passing yards, 29 TD, 11 INT), Sony Michel (931 rushing yards, 6 TD, 1 F), and Julian Edelman (850 receiving yards, 6 TD, 74 REC).

Los Angeles Chargers vs. New England Patriots Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 6 of LA Chargers’ last 8 games when playing on the road against New England
  • LA Chargers is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against New England
  • LA Chargers is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against New England
  • New England is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing LA Chargers
  • New England is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing LA Chargers
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of New England’s last 5 games at home
Los Angeles Chargers vs. New England Patriots Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Los Angeles Chargers vs. New England Patriots matchup? All things considered, this one is definitely a tossup. But with this game taking place in New England, it’s hard not to side with the Pats here. The money line offers plenty of value so taking them SU is a great choice this weekend. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 33-28 New England.

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