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Confines of Gillette Field Have Been Anything but Friendly to Chargers

Two teams that are on the upswing right now will look to stay hot when Tom Brady and the New England Patriots welcome Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers to Foxborough in Week 8 NFL action.

MyBookie opened the Bolts as 7.5-point road underdogs with a total of 48.

Shark Bites
  • The Patriots are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games at home against teams with losing records.
  • The total has gone OVER in five of the Chargers’ last seven games as road underdogs.
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of the Chargers’ last five games against the Patriots.

The vast majority of NFL fans and pundits alike wrote off the Chargers in the wake of an 0-4 SU start, but the team has since rattled off three straight victories and is right back in the thick of things in the AFC. L.A. is coming off a huge 21-0 shutout over division rival Denver last week, the first time the Broncos have been shut out since 1992.

If Rivers and the Chargers can slow down the suddenly hot Patriots, they’ll have to have a clean slate mentally going into the game. New England has had Los Angeles’ number in recent years, evidenced by the Pats taking six out of the last seven meetings between the clubs. The Chargers are also only 2-5 ATS in their last seven trips to New England.

Sitting atop the AFC East at 5-2 SU, the Patriots are finally looking like a team capable of not just getting back to the Super Bowl but winning the whole thing. Much has been made about the Pats’ weak defense in 2017, but the 32nd-ranked unit in the league held the Atlanta Falcons to a single touchdown in a huge Week 7 win. The TD came in garbage time, with New England holding Matt Ryan to under 300 yards passing.

Chargers bettors will be pleased to know about their penchant for covering spreads on the road, and especially their abilities to do so as underdogs. Los Angeles is 12-4-1 ATS in its last 17 road games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening betting line for this matchup, the New England Patriots sat as 6.5-point favorites at shops such as BetOnline. The total has been pegged by the oddsmakers at GTbets.eu at 49.

A 31-20 result in favor of the Patriots was the prediction by the OddsShark handicapping pick engine earlier this week. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Los Angeles Chargers vs New England Patriots Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

New England will face the 3-4 Los Angeles Chargers, who own a 3-3-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Patriots are 4-3 so far this season while the Chargers are 3-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New England vs Los Angeles injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 1-rated New England Patriots and the No. 16-ranked Los Angeles Chargers, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits New England's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 27.86 PPG, against a Chargers defense that ranks No. 8 this week at 18.71 PPG. The Patriots aerial game is averaging 300 yards per game, more than the Chargers secondary allows through the air, 185.43 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Chargers feature the league's No. 27-rated road run defense, allowing 133.67 yards per game. The Patriots, meanwhile, rank No. 18 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Los Angeles's defense was dominant last game, shutting out Denver 21-0 in Week 7 action at StubHub Center on Sunday.

Tom Brady threw a pair of TD passes in New England's last match, defeating Atlanta 23-7 in Week 7 action on Sunday.

Betting Trends
  • LA Chargers is 3-8-1 ATS in its last 12 games
  • LA Chargers is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Chargers' last 6 games
  • LA Chargers is 12-4-1 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
  • New England is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games
  • New England is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of New England's last 11 games
  • New England is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Jacksonville, Sunday, November 12
New England at Denver, Sunday, November 12