New England Patriots at Los Angeles Chargers - 10/31/21 NFL Picks and Predictions

New England Patriots at Los Angeles Chargers - 10/31/21 NFL Picks and Predictions Photo by David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Chargers (4-2) vs New England Patriots (3-4)

Game Info: Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 4:05 pm (SoFi Stadium)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Chargers -4.5 -- Over/Under: 49.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New England Patriots and Los Angeles Chargers face off on Sunday in an AFC showdown at SoFi Stadium. When these two teams faced off in 2020, the Patriots were able to come away with the 45-0 victory. 

The Patriots currently sit with a 3-4 record overall, but they are coming off an impressive victory. The Patriots offense was elite, putting up 54 points, including 20 points in the 4th quarter to cruise to a blowout victory over the New York Jets. Mac Jones had a big game throwing for 307 yards and two touchdowns. Running back Damien Harris also had a big game rushing for 106 yards and two touchdowns. The Patriots are averaging 25.6 points while the defense is giving up 20 points per game. The Patriots have done a good job of getting out to fast starts averaging 5.43 points in the first quarter. 

The Chargers sit with a 4-2 record overall but they are coming off a really bad loss in the last game. Against the Ravens, the Chargers only scored six points, and that led to a 28 point victory. The Chargers are averaging 24.7 points while the defense is giving up 25 points per game. Justin Herbert is having a big season for the Chargers throwing for 1,711 yards, 14 touchdowns, and four interceptions. Austin Ekeler has rushed for 356 yards and four touchdowns. He has also caught 27 passes for 242 yards and three touchdowns. 

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The Patriots are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games following a bye week. The Chargers are 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 games overall. The Patriots are 6-0 against the spread in their last six games against the Chargers. The favorite is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings. 

The trends point toward the Patriots, and they are going to find the success in this game. Bill Belichick is a wizard coming out of bye weeks, and he is going to have his team ready to go. Justin Herbert struggled in the last game, and he will struggle against the Patriot's defense. Back the Patriots to cover the spread. 

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