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NFL Betting Pick & Prediction: Los Angeles Chargers vs. Indianapolis Colts - Monday, Dec. 26, 2022

December 26, 2022

The Los Angeles Chargers enter this game having won two of their last three games and are on a two-game winning streak which includes a 17-14 win at home against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday in week 15 of the NFL season.

Meanwhile, the Indianapolis Colts enter this game having lost their previous four matchups in a row including a 36-39 overtime loss on the road against the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday in week 15 of the NFL season.

BookMaker has the Los Angeles Chargers listed as 4-point favorites on the road against the Indianapolis Colts and has set the total for the over/under plays at 45.5 points. Will the Chargers extend their winning streak to three games or will the Colts end their four-game losing streak? Lets take a deeper look at how these teams have played this season.

Los Angeles Chargers Team Preview

The Los Angeles Chargers enter this game with an overall record of 8-6 which includes a 17-14 win at home against the Tennessee Titans. Los Angeles lost the time of possession 29:48 to 30:12 and was -1 in the turnover department but outgained Tennessee 365 to 284 total yards offensively. The Chargers are 8-5-1 ATS overall, 5-2 ATS on the road, and 4-4-1 ATS as a favorite this season.

Justin Herbert leads the team in passing completing 407 of 603 attempts for 4,019 yards with 21 touchdowns and nine interceptions while adding 145 rushing yards. Austin Ekeler leads the team in rushing with 165 carries for 692 yards and nine touchdowns while adding 95 receptions for 635 yards and five touchdowns. Josh Palmer leads the team in receiving catching 66 of 97 targets for 714 yards and three touchdowns.

Indianapolis Colts Team Preview

The Indianapolis Colts enter this game with an overall record of 4-9-1 which includes a 36-39 loss in overtime against the Minnesota Vikings. Indianapolis won the time of possession 31:24 to 28:36 and was +2 in the turnover department but was outgained by Minnesota 341 to 518 total yards offensively, The Colts are 6-8 ATS overall, 3-3 ATS at home, and 5-3 ATS as an underdog this season.

Matt Ryan leads the team in passing completing 309 of 461 attempts for 3,057 yards with 14 touchdowns and 13 interceptions while rushing for 70 yards and a touchdown on 27 attempts. Jonathan Taylor leads the team in rushing with 192 carries for 861 yards and four touchdowns while adding 28 receptions for 143 yards. Michael Pittman leads the team in receiving catching 86 of 121 targets for 815 yards and two touchdowns.

Series Trends and Game Pick

Los Angeles has won seven of the last ten games in the series and has won by an average score of 25.8 to 20.9 while going 7-2-1 ATS in those matchups. The Chargers have won two of the last three games and have won by an average score of 23.67 to 19.67 while both teams are 1-1-1 ATS in those contests.

The under is 6-3-1 in the last ten games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 46.7 points per game in those contests. The under has hit in two of the last three games with the teams combining for an average of 43.33 points per game in those matchups.

Los Angeles enters this game with the better record and has been the better team in the series winning seven of the last ten and two of the last three games. The Chargers are 7-2-1 ATS in the last ten games in the series. As a result, I am taking the Los Angeles Chargers -4 on BookMaker for this matchup on Monday night.

Spooky Express Pick: Los Angeles Chargers -4