Los Angeles Chargers vs. New England Patriots, Divisional Round game. The Chargers come to this game with an unusual record, almost perfect against a dangerous rival. Rivers has led the Chargers to play at a level never before seen in the last few years, but this game needs to be won if they want to go much further. The Patriots at home are solid, although they had problems during the regular season to play on the road. At home the Patriots are favorites, they are always favorites to win at home.
New England Patriots: To the final road.
The Patriots closed the regular season with eleven wins and only five losses, despite losing two of the first three games, the team could recover and win more games. The problems for the Patriots were always playing on the road, 3-5 was the record on the road this season. But at home all the victories were perfect, 8-0 and the last game was a resounding victory against the Jets 38-3.
At home the Patriots are scoring up to 32.9 points per game with 34.9 rushes for 156.8 rush yards. By air the Patriots have an average of 273.9 pass yards for 23.9 complete passes per game. The defense allows up to 16.6 points with 21.1 rushes for less than one hundred rush yards per game. The defense has problems to slow down the passes, since up to now they allow 220.8 pass yards per game with 23 complete passes per game.
Tom Brady had another good season with 65.8% complete passes, 4355 yards, 29 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Most interceptions were at home with a total of eight interceptions. Sony Michel is number one with the rushes this season, 931 yards and 6 touchdowns. Patriots are 6-2 ATS at home.
Los Angeles Chargers: Dreams of title.
The season of the Chargers is to continue dreaming. The regular season ended with 13 wins and only 4 losses, plus in week eighteen the Chargers won the pass to the divisional game by defeating the Ravens 23-17. One of the best things for the Chargers was a winning streak of six games between the fourth and the tenth week. The Chargers have an almost perfect record on the road with eight wins and only one loss against the Rams in the third week 23-35.
On the road the Chargers are lethal, the team is scoring an average of 27.2 points per game with 26.6 rushes for 130.9 rush yards. By air the Chargers have an average of 220.3 pass yards for 19.1 complete passes. The defense allows up to 19.6 points per game on the road with 23.8 rushes and 234.4 pass yards. The Chargers are 8-1 ATS on the road.
Philip Rivers 68.3% in completed passes, 4308 yards, 32 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Only five interceptions on the road for Rivers. The main problem of the Chargers has been the little production with the rushes. Melvin Gordon is the leader in Rushing Yards with 885 yards for 10 touchdowns.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Los Angeles Chargers vs. New England Patriots 01/13/2019 is: take the New England Patriots -4.0 (Point Spread).
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