LA CHARGERS vs. DETROIT 9/15/2019 NFL Odds, Pick & Preview

The LA CHARGERS and the DETROIT will both be gunning for a victory on 9/15/2019 at 1:00 PM when they meet in a game matchup.

LA CHARGERS vs DETROIT
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, September 15, 2019
Where: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

ROT TEAM PS OU ML
263 LA CHARGERS 3 (-110) 47 (-110) -150
130
264 DETROIT

TV: 1 p.m. ET, CBS.
LINE: Chargers -2.5.
O/U: 47.5
PREDICTION: Chargers 31, Lions 27

Oddsmakers currently have the DETROIT listed as 2.5 point favorites versus the LA CHARGERS, while the game’s total is sitting at 47.

The Detroit Lions didn’t lose their season opener, but they are in the position where they need to rebound from a highly disappointing result when they host the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. Detroit squandered an 18-point, fourth-quarter lead in its initial contest before kicking a field goal to salvage a 27-27 tie with Arizona.

Matthew Stafford says the blown lead is now in the past as the club needs to make sure it focuses on the Chargers. “You can’t dwell on it, whether it was a great win and great performance, or a blowout loss and a terrible performance,” Detroit’s quarterback told reporters. “If you do this a long time, you understand that. If you don’t understand that, you probably don’t do this for a long time. It’s part of what is ingrained in us. We move forward.” Los Angeles blew a 15-point, third-quarter advantage in its season opener before eventually posting a 30-24 overtime victory over Indianapolis. Philip Rivers will make his 210th consecutive regular-season start for the Chargers as he trails only Brett Favre (297) and Eli Manning (set for No. 211) on the all-time list among quarterbacks.

ABOUT THE CHARGERS (1-0): No one within the franchise has been concerned about the holdout of running back Melvin Gordon, and that became more evident when Austin Ekeler recorded 154 scrimmage yards (58 rushing, 96 receiving) and scored three touchdowns (including the game-winning 7-yard run in OT) in the opener. “In the past, I still made plays on the field,” Ekeler told reporters after his big performance. “People are acting like I came out of nowhere. I made plays, but it was more limited because Melvin was here.” Defensive ends Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram both had sacks in the opener while veteran linebacker Thomas Davis racked up a team-best 14 sacks in his club debut.

ABOUT THE LIONS (0-0-1): Stafford passed for 385 yards and three touchdowns against the Cardinals, with Danny Amendola (seven receptions, 124 yards, one touchdown) and rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson (six, 131, one) making huge contributions. “He’s a beast,” Amendola told reporters of Hockenson, who accumulated the most yardage by a rookie tight end in his debut in NFL history, surpassing Monty Stickles of San Francisco in 1960. “He’s been working really hard. He got a taste of what the NFL is all about and he’s a great player, great teammate, and I’m excited to see what he does.” Linebacker Devon Kennard posted a career-best three sacks while safety Tracy Walker had an interception and a career-high nine tackles.

EXTRA POINTS

1. The Chargers have won seven of the last eight meetings.

2. Amendola’s 100-yard outing in the opener was the ninth of his career.

3. Los Angeles TE Hunter Henry (knee) is expected to be sidelined 4-to-6 weeks.

PREDICTION: Chargers 31, Lions 27

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