Week 3 Free Betting Preview: Los Angeles Chargers at Los Angeles Rams

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The Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams are set to face off on the grass of Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. CBS will broadcast the action and kickoff will take place at 4:05 p.m. ET.

Betting Preview: Los Angeles Rams vs. Los Angeles Chargers

In this Sunday matchup, the Rams have been tabbed as the favorites and are currently giving up 7 points. The Chargers are also receiving +220 moneyline odds while the Rams are -260. Vegas has determined the over/under (O/U) to be 48 points, and if one team can create a bunch of points early, it’ll probably create a solid betting opportunity in-game.

The line opened at -7. The game’s over/under has yet to move after it was set initially at 48.

The Chargers have lost 0.6 units so far in 2018 and are 1-1 against the spread (ATS). The team has posted an O/U record of 2-0.

The Rams have gained 2.0 units this season. The team is 2-0 ATS and has an O/U record of 0-2.

The Chargers have gone 1-1 straight up (SU) in 2018 while the Rams are 2-0 SU.

The Bolts want to make it two in a row 31-20 win over Buffalo last week. The D did its part in the win, limiting the Bills to just 245 passing yards and 84 rushing yards. LeSean McCoy had a productive day for the Bills in that one with 39 rushing yards on nine attempts. On the offensive side of the ball, Philip Rivers completed 23-of-27 passes for 256 yards and three touchdowns. Austin Ekeler (77 yards on 11 rushes) led the running attack while Keenan Allen (six receptions, 67 yards) and Gordon III (six catches, 38 yards, two TDs) manned the receiving duties in the win.

The Rams is coming off of a big 34-0 win over Arizona in Week 2. The defense held its territory in the victory, keeping the Cardinals to just 90 passing yards and 54 rushing yards. David Johnson had a good outing in the loss for Arizona, recording 48 rushing yards on 13 attempts. For Los Angeles, Jared Goff completed 24-of-32 passes for 354 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Todd Gurley II (42 yards on 19 rush attempts, three TDs) and Malcolm Brown (46 yards on 12 carries) handled the running game while Brandin Cooks (seven receptions, 159 yards) and Robert Woods (six catches, 81 yards) led the pass-catching corps in the win.

Los Angeles has run the ball on 38.1 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Los Angeles has a rush percentage of 47.6 percent. The Chargers have rushed for 116.0 yards/game and have just a single touchdown on the ground this year. The Rams are logging 115.0 rush yards per game and have three total rushing TDs.

The Bolts offense have averaged a stellar 340.0 yards through the air overall and have six passing TD so far. The Rams have produced 293.5 pass yards per outing and have three total pass scores.

Defensively, the Chargers have allowed 95.0 rush yards and 250.5 pass yards per game. The Los Angeles defense has allowed 196.5 yards per game to opposing passers and 74.5 yards per game to opposing runners. The Rams are giving up an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of only 2.94 to opposing QBs, while the Chargers have allowed a 7.20 ANY/A.

Goff has completed 24-of-32 passes for 354 yards, one TD and one INT for the Rams. His adjusted net yards per pass attempt sits at 9.32 for the season and 8.56 across his last two games. In the other locker room, Rivers has amassed 256 passing yards this year. He’s connected on 23-of-27 attempts with three passing touchdowns and has yet to throw an interception. Rivers has a sparkling 10.34 ANY/A, including 9.05 over the last two games.

Los Angeles Chargers vs. Los Angeles Rams NFL Prediction

SU Winner: Rams, ATS Winner: Rams, O/U: Over

Team Betting Notes

  • The Rams have lost zero fumbles this season while The Chargers have lost one.
  • Each team has produced zero pass plays of 40 or more yards. The Chargers have have made zero pass plays of 30+ yards while the Rams have created one such plays.
  • Both defenses have allowed one pass play of 40+ yards. The Chargers defense has given up four pass plays of 30+ yards while the Rams have yielded two such plays.
  • The Chargers offense has created zero rushing plays of 20 yards or more, while the Rams have created one such runs.
  • The Chargers defense has allowed one rushing play of 20 yards or more, while the Rams have given up zero such runs.
  • The Chargers defense has sacked opposing quarterbacks six times this year. the Rams have produced two sacks.