Patriots vs. Chargers Week 13 Prediction
The 5-6 Patriots will look to get to .500 on Sunday afternoon when they visit the Chargers at 4:25 p.m. ET. Will New England accomplish that feat or are the Bolts a better play?
473 New England Patriots (+1.5) at 474 Los Angeles Chargers (-1.5); o/u 47
4:25 p.m. ET, Sunday, December 6, 2020
Venue: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, CA
New England Patriots DFS Spin
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Patriots QB Cam Newton (abdomen, questionable) is expected to play in Week 13 against the Chargers. Newton has struggled as a passer this year, throwing nine interceptions to just four touchdowns and averaging under 200 yards through the air power game. However, he remains one of the best quarterbacks at running the football. He's carrying the ball 9.2 times for 38.7 yards per game and has nine rushing scores across ten games played. He slots in as a low-end QB1 because of his legs.
Los Angeles Chargers DFS Spin
Justin Herbert completed 31-of-52 passes for 316 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in Los Angeles' 27-17 Week 12 loss to Buffalo. It was an historic play-calling performance from Anthony Lynn, who showed complete incompetence with multiple wasted timeouts in both halves, a handful of elementary (and of course, failed) runs up the gut on 4th-and-short situations, and worst of all, a running back carry from inside the five-yard line with zero timeouts and only :20 seconds remaining while trailing by 10 at the end of regulation. Lynn kept fantasy players happy by keeping Austin Ekeler on the field for 25-of-34 backfield touches and a team-high 30.7% target share in the latter's first game back from injury, but inserted Josh Kelley (7/35/1) at inopportune times and ultimately lost this one with his own poor decision-making during early downs and, quite frankly, every minute of the game. Herbert will keep afloat in fantasy on a weekly basis due to his own elite skillset, but managers should expect these blips on the radar as long as Lynn is at the helm. Expect the Chargers to get vehemently out-coached in Week 13 against the Patriots.
Patriots vs. Chargers Betting Prediction
The under is 5-0 in the last five meetings between these two teams and has cashed in five of the last seven meetings overall. The under is also 6-2 in the Patriots’ last eight games overall, is 14-6 in their last 20 games versus an opponent with a losing record and has cashed in 11 of their last 13 road games versus a team with a losing home record. On the other side, the under is 13-6 in the Chargers’ last 19 home games, is 10-4 in their last 14 games as a home favorite and has cashed in 13 of their last 18 home games versus a team with a losing road record.
NFL WEEK 13 BETTING PREDICTION: PATRIOTS/CHARGERS UNDER 47