Los Angeles Chargers vs. Minnesota Vikings - 12/15/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Chargers vs. Minnesota Vikings - 12/15/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Vikings (9-4) at Los Angeles Chargers (5-8)

NFL Football: Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 4:05 pm (Dignity Health Sports Park)

The Line: Los Angeles Chargers +2.5 -- Over/Under: 44.5

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The Minnesota Vikings and Los Angeles Chargers meet Sunday in week 15 NFL action at Dignity Health Sports Park.

The Minnesota Vikings look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Minnesota Vikings have split their last six road games. Kirk Cousins is completing 70.1 percent of his passes for 3,274 yards, 24 touchdowns and four interceptions. Cousins has two or more touchdown passes in 12 of his last 22 games. Stefon Diggs and Dalvin Cook have combined for 1,500 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Adam Thielen has 27 receptions. The Minnesota Vikings ground game is averaging 135.8 yards per contest, and Cook leads the way with 1,108 yards and 13 touchdowns. Defensively, Minnesota is allowing 19.2 points and 338.5 yards per game. Eric Kendricks leads the Minnesota Vikings with 103 tackles, Danielle Hunter has 12.5 sacks and Anthony Harris has four interceptions.

The Los Angeles Chargers look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Los Angeles Chargers have lost three of their last four home games. Philip Rivers is completing 65.1 percent of his passes for 3,748 yards, 20 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Rivers has three touchdown passes in five of his last 17 games. Keenan Allen and Mike Williams have combined for 1,788 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Austin Ekeler has 73 receptions. The Los Angeles Chargers ground game is averaging 97.2 yards per contest, and Melvin Gordon leads the way with 523 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 19.3 points and 304.8 yards per game. Thomas Davis leads the Los Angeles Chargers with 102 tackles, Joey Bosa has 10.5 sacks and Rayshawn Jenkins has three interceptions.

The Vikings are 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 games as a favorite, 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS win and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games on grass. The Chargers are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 home games, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games as a home underdog and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The over is 4-1 in Vikings last 5 games overall. The under is 5-0 in Chargers last 5 home games.

The Minnesota Vikings have quietly been one of the better teams in the league over the last two months, and their only two losses since week 5 were one-score games on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs and Seattle Seahawks. The Los Angeles Chargers will play their first home game since November 3, and while you'd think they're excited to return to LA, they don't get enough support in their stadium for it to really matter. The Los Angeles Chargers shoot themselves in the foot too many times to trust against one of the better teams in the league, and a blowout win over the Jacksonville Jaguars doesn't change anything. I'll lay the small number with the Vikings on the road.


Randy’s Pick Minnesota Vikings -2.5

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