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Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Chargers Betting Preview

Sunday afternoon features a battle of NFC West versus AFC West as the Seattle Seahawks (3-3) take on the Los Angeles Chargers (4-2). The Chargers will host this one at SoFi Stadium, with kickoff scheduled for 4:25 pm ET.

Seattle comes into this one off of a 19-9 win over the Arizona Cardinals last week. In the win, Geno Smith threw for 197 yards while also rushing six times for 48 yards. Kenneth Walker III led the rushing attack with 21 rushes for 97 yards and a touchdown.

The Chargers also won in their last game, a 19-16 win on Monday Night Football. Justin Herbert threw for 238 yards, but he had no touchdowns and one interception. Austin Ekeler had a rushing touchdown but averaged just 2.6 yards per carry as he went for 36 yards on 14 carries.

The Chargers are the favorites playing at home in this one. They are -240 to win, while the Seahawks’ moneyline sits at +198. The spread features Seattle +5 (-110), and the over/under for total points is 50.5.

Seahawks Look To Improve On The Road

While the Seahawks are 3-3 on the season, they have struggled a bit on the road, going just 1-2. They have especially struggled on defense, where they have given up 37 points per game on the road versus just 17.3 at home. They currently sit tied for 30th in scoring defense, allowing 27.2 points per game.

On the offensive side, the Seahawks rank eighth in the league, averaging 24.3 points per game. Under center, they have been led by veteran Geno Smith.

To this point, Smith has thrown for 1,502 yards, nine touchdowns, and just two interceptions. The offensive line has done pretty well, as he has been sacked just 14 times in six games. Smith has also rushed 26 times for 125 yards and another score.

Smith’s favorite targets to date have been wide receivers Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf. Lockett has 423 yards receiving and touchdowns, while Metcalf has 406 yards receiving and two touchdowns.

With Rashaad Penny injured, it is Kenneth Walker leading the backfield. He has rushed 44 times this season for 243 yards and two scores.

Chargers Winning Ugly

It certainly hasn’t been pretty, but at the end of the day, a win is a win in the National Football League. Luckily for Chargers’ fans, they have been able to put some wins together as they have won three in a row and will look for a fourth as they host the Seahawks.

At 4-2, the Chargers currently sit with the same record as the Kansas City Chiefs atop the AFC West standings. Currently, the Chargers have the second-best odds of winning the division at +210.

Leading the offense is 24-year-old quarterback Justin Herbert. In six games, he has thrown for 1,716 yards, ten touchdowns, and just three interceptions. He has only been sacked seven times thus far this season.

Mike Williams has been Herbert’s go-to receiver. He has hauled in 30 receptions on 50 targets for 409 yards and two touchdowns.

On the ground, Austin Ekeler has dominated the backfield, rushing 75 times for 349 yards and four touchdowns. He also has the second-most receptions, with 41 for 261 yards and two scores.

Defensively, the Chargers rank 26th in the NFL, allowing an average of 25.3 points per game to opponents.

Take The Chargers To Win And Cover

There is a lot to like with the Chargers in this one. Looking at the trends, they are 4-2 both straight up and against the spread in their last six games. Furthermore, they are 6-2 against the spread in their last eight against NFC opponents.

For Seattle they are 6-12 against the spread in their last 18 road games. They have had some success against the Chargers (4-2 against the spread in their last six games), but this Seattle team is vastly different from previous seasons.

Even though the Chargers have not exactly won pretty as of late, they are finding ways to win. Expect Los Angeles to make it four-in-a-row on Sunday, and don’t be surprised when they cover the five-point spread as well.

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