Underdog POWER-SHOCKER ~ 11-3 ALL Football Last Week! Off 6-1 Saturday!
Green Bay vs. LA Chargers,
11/03/2019 16:25 EDT,
Score: 11 - 26
Point Spread: +4/-110 LA Chargers
8* LA Chargers (4:25 ET): I was a big "buyer" on the Packers coming into the season, their 1st under new HC Matt LaFleur. The fact that a team w/ Aaron Rodgers could finish below .500 in B2B seasons is a real "black mark" for LaFleur's predecessor Mike McCarthy, even though one Rodgers was injured for a good chunk of one of those years. This year's obvious improvement aside, the Packers have clearly overachieved in getting to 7-1. They've won four games by seven points or less (lost only one) and are actually being outgained on both a per game and per play basis. I'll fade GB this week as they are the definition of a "public side" here. Take the points.
The Chargers finished 12-4 SU for HC Anthony Lynn last year and were favored to make the playoffs again. But they've reverted back to their "old ways" in 2019, losing a lot of close games and falling prey to injuries. All five Chargers' losses this year have been by seven points or less. But, finally, something went their way last week as they held on to beat Chicago 17-16, thanks to a missed FG attempt on the final play. LA was actually dominated statistically in the contest, getting outgained 388-231 and finishing w/ 15 fewer first downs than the Bears. But given how the first seven games had gone, the Lightning Bolts will take a win anyway they can get it.
Something worth noting here is the Chargers had not been an underdog in any game this season until the L2 weeks. They pushed as a three-point dog vs. Tennessee and then had the outright win LW in Chicago. This team plays good defense, giving up only 19.6 PPG. Green Bay caught a huge break LW as they got to face Kansas City w/o Patrick Mahomes. This is the first time all season that the Pack have had to play two straight road games. The Chargers have actually lost three in a row at home, a streak we see likely coming to an end here even though they don't have much of a homefield advantage. Despite a 3-5 SU overall record, the Chargers have outgained their opponents and have scored the same number of points as they've allowed. This number is definitely on the "wrong side" of 3. 8* LA Chargers