The Los Angeles Chargers (9-6) play the Los Angeles Rams (5-10) at SoFi Stadium on Sunday. Going into this Week 17 matchup, the Los Angeles Chargers sit second in the AFC West with nine wins out of 15, four more than the Los Angeles Rams, who are third in the NFC West. The Los Angeles Chargers are expected to come away with a comfortable victory, as the oddsmakers have priced them as the 6.5-point favorite on the spread against the visiting Los Angeles Rams.
Los Angeles Chargers VS Los Angeles Rams Betting lines
Los Angeles Chargers VS Los Angeles Rams Betting expert picks
Los Angeles Chargers VS Los Angeles Rams Moneyline
Going with the Los Angeles Chargers on the moneyline looks too good to pass up here. In their last five matches, the hosts have bagged four wins to improve their regular season record to 9-6 SU. Odds of -300 suggest they have a win probability rate of 75% for this matchup. On the other side, the Los Angeles Rams are the +240 underdogs. Given their record against AFC West teams, this might not be a surprise. After all, the visitors have been on the wrong side of the scoreboard seven times in their last 13 matchups.
Los Angeles Chargers VS Los Angeles Rams Spread
The Los Angeles Chargers are favored by 6.5 points against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 17 betting lines. This leaves them heavy favorites to win Sunday’s matchup outright. The nine most recent matchups in this series have seen an average points margin of 7.3 points.
The Los Angeles Chargers went 6-5 ATS in their last 11 games against NFC West teams. The offense put up 25.4 points per game in that span, while the defense allowed an average of 24.3 points. The hosts are also 3-5-1 ATS in the past nine games at home and 5-4-1 ATS overall from their previous ten games.
On the other side of the field, the Los Angeles Rams have failed to cover the spread in the last three matches played on the road. In their past 10 matches, the Los Angeles Rams went 4-5-1 ATS and ended up 2-5-1 ATS from their eight most recent road trips.
Los Angeles Chargers VS Los Angeles Rams Total
The last nine head-to-head games saw an average of 41.56 points. Based on this stat alone, the total may end somewhere between 40 and 45 points when the Los Angeles Rams visit the Los Angeles Chargers.
The current total on the Week 17 betting line for this matchup is 40.5 points, which is under the 43.8 points average seen in the past five rounds the Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams have played out, but not by much either.
The last four times the Los Angeles Chargers took to the field, the total went under on each occasion. Meanwhile, the last five Los Angeles Chargers home games went over two times, leaving the home side with an overall 3-7 record from their last ten contests in the over/under market.
The total score went under in the last two games Los Angeles Rams played on the road. Against the total, the Los Angeles Rams have gone over in one of the last five road matches and are 5-5 in the last ten overall.
Los Angeles Chargers VS Los Angeles Rams Betting trends
- Los Angeles Chargers point score went under in their last four games
- Los Angeles Rams have failed to cover the spread in four of their last five games at home.
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Los Angeles Chargers Form
The Los Angeles Chargers outclassed the Indianapolis Colts in a 20-3 victory last time out. This should leave them in a good shape for their latest match at the SoFi Stadium, where they have claimed four wins in their last five games.
The Los Angeles Chargers’ offensive output has had a sharp decline in numbers this season. Last year, the home side managed 27.9 points per game to rank fifth in the league, but has only put up 22.1 points in the current one. Surrendering 22.9 points per game leaves the Los Angeles Chargers’ defense around the middle of the pack compared to the rest of the league’s defensive units.
The Los Angeles Chargers have lived up to their billing as a potential AFC dark horse. The hosts have sealed an NFL postseason berth and hold the sixth seed in the AFC Conference.
Los Angeles Rams Form
The Los Angeles Rams overcame long odds to beat the Denver Broncos 51-14 last week to improve their past 10-game record to 3-7. They are also 0-5 in their last five on the road.
The Los Angeles Rams’ offense has been in a slump this season; from ranking seventh in the league last year with 27.0 points per game, it has only put up 18.7 points in the current one. A middle-of-the-pack defense is what the Los Angeles Rams have to offer ahead of their latest road trip, with 22.3 points allowed across 15 matches so far.
The Los Angeles Rams have already been eliminated from playoff contention—a fact that’s all too obvious given that they have lost ten of their 15 regular season games. Getting a strong pick in next year’s NFL draft is the best they can hope for now.
Los Angeles Chargers VS Los Angeles Rams H2H history
The previous matchup between these two franchises ended in a 22-29 win for the Los Angeles Rams at the SoFi Stadium in August 2022. In the past five matchups, the Los Angeles Chargers claimed three wins against the Los Angeles Rams to go 3-2 in this series.
In their last nine head-to-head games, the Los Angeles Chargers managed 21.89 points on average per game, while the Los Angeles Rams put 19.67 points on board.