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Chargers’ Resurgence Has Been Very Profitable For Bettors

The Los Angeles Chargers looked to be dead in the water thanks to four straight losses to start the 2017 campaign, but Philip Rivers and company proceeded to win six of their next eight and are tied with the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs for the AFC West lead ahead of Week 14’s matchup with the downtrodden Washington Redskins.

MyBookie opened the Bolts as 6-point home favorites with a total of 46.

Shark Bites
  • The Redskins are 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 games in Week 14.
  • The Chargers are 1-5 SU in their last six games in December.
  • The total has gone OVER in six of the Redskins’ last seven games in December.

This is Washington’s third game of four vs the AFC West, as the Redskins beat Oakland 27-10 in Week 3 but fell to Kansas City 29-20 the following week. Whatever playoff hopes the ’Skins had were pretty much written off in Week 13 thanks to a blowout 38-14 road loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Stranger things have happened in the NFL, but the 5-7 SU Redskins making a run in the NFC is going to be incredibly tough.

The Chiefs’ implosion has opened the door wide open in the division, and the Chargers look like a great candidate to seize the opportunity with three weeks remaining in the season. Los Angeles won its third straight game last week in the form of a 19-10 triumph over the Cleveland Browns, where Rivers threw for 344 yards and a touchdown.

Top receiver Keenan Allen caught 10 balls for 105 yards and a touchdown in the win. It was Allen’s third tilt in a row with double-digit catches, at least 105 yards and a minimum of one score.

Playing in the 4:05 ET time slot hasn’t been kind to Washington of late. In the Redskins’ last 11 in the early afternoon, they’re 3-8 SU.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks, including Bovada, had set the Los Angeles Chargers as 6-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was hovering around 46 earlier in the week; check for the current OVER/UNDER lines at MyBookie.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas picked a 34-10 win for the Chargers. Injuries during the week may cause the formula to be re-run, so check the NFL picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Washington Redskins vs Los Angeles Chargers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Chargers sit at 6-6 (6-5-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Washington Redskins are currently 5-7 (5-7 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? Los Angeles is 4-8 OU, and Washington is 7-4-1 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Washington injuries news.

The game pits the Chargers, currently No. 9 in our OddsShark NFL Power Rankings, against the Redskins, who rate No. 16 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Los Angeles Chargers' No. 14-ranked offense (22.64 PPG) against a Washington Redskins defense that ranks No. 25 at 25.09 PPG. The Chargers passing attack has averaged 263.91 yards per game, more than the Redskins give up through the air (234.64 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Redskins own the league's No. 30-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 146.17 yards per game when on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 28 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington was hammered in its last outing, as Dallas ran up a 38-14 score against them at AT&T Stadium.

In Los Angeles's last outing, Philip Rivers threw for 344 yards to lead the Chargers over Cleveland 19-10 at StubHub Center.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Washington is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 9 games
  • Washington is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
  • LA is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • LA is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA's last 7 games
  • LA is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington home to Arizona, Sunday, December 17
Los Angeles at Kansas City, Saturday, December 16