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Chargers vs Texans Pick & Preview- NFL Week 4
On Sunday, October 2nd at 1:00 PM ET, the Los Angeles Chargers and Houston Texans at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX. CBS is carrying television coverage the for game. The odds for this week 4 AFC matchup have the Chargers as the -5.0 point favorite on the spread.
Chargers vs Texans Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NFL
- Teams: Los Angeles Chargers at Houston Texans
- Where: Houston at NRG Stadium
- Date: Sunday, October 2nd
- Betting Odds LAC -5.0, LAC +-240 | HOU +196 O/U 44.5
Can The Chargers Walk Out Of NRG Stadium With a Win?
Heading into week 3, the Los Angeles Chargers are looking to bounce back from a loss to the Jaguars by a score of 38-10, giving them a loss against a AFC opponent. By dropping the game, the team also failed to cover the spread, as they were had a -6.5 advantage on the spread. The teams combined for a total of 48 points, which surpassed the over-under betting line of 46.
The Chargers 10 points was a below average figure compared to last year’s squad that averaged 27.88 points per game.
Los Angeles struggled to run the ball last week, finishing with just 26 yards on 12 attempts. The team’s leading rusher was Sony Michel, who finished with just 22 yards and a per attempt average of 4.4.
Justin Herbert was able to rack up 297 passing yards on an overall passer rating of 74.03. For the game, Herbert threw for 1 touchdown. Although Joshua Palmer did not come up with a touchdown grab through the air, he was still productive with 99 yards. Los Angeles is the ranked team in pass yards per game, averaging 297.0 overall. Going into the game, the Chargers have thrown a total of 2.0 interceptions, coming on a passing completion percentage of 66.97% (10th).
Through 3 games the team’s defense has generated sacks and hits on the quarterback at a rate similar to the league average. They enter this week’s matchup with a total of 7 sacks.
Can Davis Mills Help Lead The Texans To A Win As The Home Underdogs?
Heading into week 4, the Texans will look to get back in the win column, as they are coming off a 23-20 loss to the Chicago Bears. When looking at the betting odds, Houston and Los Angeles, finished with an ATS push. Going into the game, the over-under total was set at 39 points, which the team’s surpassed.
On offense, the team’s 20 point performance, surpassed last year’s season average of 16.47 points per game.
Houston will look for another big performance in the run game, as they finished last week’s game with 92 yards. In addition to running for 80 yards, Dameon Pierce ran for 1 scores.
On his way to throwing for 245 passing yards, Davis Mills finished with a passer rating of 70.44. To finish the game, Mills had 1 passing touchdown. Chris Moore was the team’s leader in the passing game, finishing with 63 yards and 3 catches. On average, Houston has thrown the ball 35.666666666666664 times per game, placing them 14th in the league. Going into the game, the Texans have thrown a total of 2.0 interceptions, coming on a passing completion percentage of 58.23333333333333% (29th).
Despite ranking near the top of the defensive sacks rank of 6th, Houston ranks below the average in QB hits (21.3%).
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NFL Game
Houston defeated the Los Angeles by a score of 41-29 in last year’s sole matchup between the teams. This win came while being the 12.5 point underdogs. The over-under line going into the game was 45.5.
Over the last 5 matchups between Los Angeles and Houston, the Texans have won 3 of the last 5 games. The two teams have combined to average 52.4 points per game in their last 5 meetings.
The Los Angeles Chargers have performed well vs the spread in recent games, going 1-2. On average, the Chargers have averaged 25.4 points per game in the past 5 head-to-head matchups, compared to Houston at 27.0.
Chargers vs Texans Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Chargers -5.0
- Free Total Prediction:Over 44.5
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