Chargers vs. 49ers Spread Prediction

Los Angeles Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers, 9/30/18 Predictions & Odds

The San Francisco 49ers are incredibly banged up and find themselves as double-digit underdogs heading into Sunday’s matchup with the L.A. Chargers. Is it safe to lay the points with the Bolts?

Game Snapshot

271 San Francisco 49ers at 272 Los Angeles Chargers

4:25 p.m. ET, Sunday, September 30

StubHub Center, Carson, California

Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Chargers are 10-point favorites to beat the 49ers. The total, meanwhile, sits at 46 points. As of this writing, 65% of the public betting tickets are on the Chargers to cover the point spread.

San Francisco 49ers Fantasy News & Notes

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Matt Breida (knee) is expected to play in Week 4 against the Chargers. Alfred Morris (knee) is also expected to play. Breida said he would be a game-time call after getting in just a limited session on Friday, but getting this update this early suggests he felt much better on Saturday. Breida's fantasy stock took a hit following the Jimmy Garoppolo injury, but he is still in the RB3 conversation.

L.A. Chargers Fantasy News & Notes

Keenan Allen (knee, tooth) is expected to play in Week 4 against the 49ers. Allen got in just one limited practice this week but it doesn't sound like it'll matter for his availability. The Niners will quietly be without both Richard Sherman (calf) and starting S Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder), essentially becoming vulnerable against the Chargers' explosive pass and rushing attacks. He's undoubtedly a low-end WR1 in this matchup. Although Allen will play, second-year pro Mike Williams should carry over his sudden rapport with Philip Rivers and be considered a confident WR3/4 at home. Travis Benjamin (foot) remains questionable.

NFL Betting Trends

San Francisco

The 49ers are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games versus the Chargers.

Los Angeles

The Chargers are 9-21 against the number in their last 30 home games.

Prediction

The 49ers are incredibly banged-up. Jimmy Garoppolo tore his ACL last week, so C.J. Beathard will start under center. He’ll hand the ball off to Matt Breida and Alfred Morris, who are both dealing with injuries. Defensively, Richard Sherman (calf) and safety Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder) are both out. This is a mess in San Francisco and I’m not going to overthink this one: I’m laying the points.

 

NFL Week 4 Prediction: L.A. Chargers -10

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