Pittsburgh Steelers at Los Angeles Chargers - 10/13/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Pittsburgh Steelers (1-4) at Los Angeles Chargers (2-3)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 8:20 pm (Dignity Health Sports Park)
The Line: Los Angeles Chargers -6.5 -- Over/Under: 41.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Pittsburgh Steelers and Los Angeles Chargers meet Sunday in NFL action at Dignity Health Sports Park.
The Pittsburgh Steelers need a win here to save their season after a rough 1-4 start. The Pittsburgh Steelers have lost each of their last five road games. Mason Rudolph is completing 67 percent of his passes for 646 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions. Rudolph enters this game with 94 career pass attempts under his belt. JuJu Smith-Schuster and Diontae Johnson have combined for 531 receiving yards and four touchdowns while James Conner has 19 receptions. The Pittsburgh Steelers ground game is averaging 67 yards per contest, and Conner leads the way with 194 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Pittsburgh is allowing 22.8 points and 355.6 yards per game. Devin Bush leads the Pittsburgh Steelers with 45 tackles, Stephon Tuitt has 3.5 sacks and T.J. Watt has one interception.
The Los Angeles Chargers need a victory here to get back to a .500 record. The Los Angeles Chargers have split their last eight home games. Philip Rivers is completing 68.6 percent of his passes for 1,465 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions. Rivers has three touchdown passes in four of his last nine games. Keenan Allen and Austin Ekeler have combined for 826 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Mike Williams has 14 receptions. The Los Angeles Chargers ground game is averaging 89.8 yards per contest, and Ekeler leads the way with 227 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 18.8 points and 334.8 yards per game. Thomas Davis leads the Los Angeles Chargers with 41 tackles, Joey Bosa has three sacks and Rayshawn Jenkins has one interception.
The Steelers are 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS win, 49-24-2 ATS in their last 75 games in October and 1-3-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Chargers are 11-28-1 ATS in their last 40 home games, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Chargers last 4 games overall. The under is 37-15 in Steelers last 52 road games.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 3-3-1 ATS in their last seven games as an underdog of at least five points. The Los Angeles Chargers are 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 games as a favorite of at least five points. The Pittsburgh Steelers remain one of the more competitive teams in the league despite their injuries, and their last three losses have been decided by an average of three points. The Los Angeles Chargers have been one of the more disappointing teams up to this point with losses in three of their last four games, and they've been absolutely terrible ATS at home these last three years. In fact, it wouldn't be surprising to see more Steelers fans in the crowd for this game. Give me the points.