Los Angeles Chargers vs. Philadelphia Eagles Predictions, Odds, Picks

Nov. 7, 2021
Dan Dobish
VI Betting Expert

The Los Angeles Chargers (4-3) make the cross-country trek to face the Philadelphia Eagles (3-5) at Lincoln Financial Field for a Week 9 AFC-NFC battle. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. ET and the game can be viewed on CBS.

Score Prediction

Eagles 27, Chargers 24

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Los Angeles Chargers vs. Philadelphia Eagles Predictions

The Chargers are skidding after an impressive 4-1 SU/ATS start. Since a prolific 47-point performance against the Cleveland Browns in Week 5, the Chargers have managed back-to-back losses and non-covers with a total of just 30 points to tumble down the AFC West standings.

The Eagles played their most complete game of the season in Week 8, pounding the Detroit Lions by a 44-6 score at Ford Field to easily cover a three-point spread. Of course, it was against the lowly Lions, and that might not be terribly impressive as the score might indicate. Philadelphia has posted 21 or more points in six straight outings, however, so the Chargers defense will be tested early and often.

Oddly enough, Philadelphia is 0-3 SU/1-2 ATS in three games at home this season, and the Eagles have dropped both games while going 0-2 ATS against AFC West foes, including a visit from the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4.

Los Angeles Chargers vs. Philadelphia Eagles Betting Odds

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Los Angeles Chargers vs. Philadelphia Eagles Betting Resources

  • Matchup: AFC West vs. NFC East
  • Date: Sunday, November 7, 2021
  • Venue: Lincoln Financial Field
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • TV-Time: CBS - 4:05 p.m. ET

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Los Angeles Chargers Betting Analysis

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 4-3
  • ATS: 4-3
  • O/U: 2-5
  • ATS - Home: 2-2
  • ATS - Away: 2-1

The Chargers were stunned 27-24 by a mediocre New England Patriots team last week at home following a bye. It was quite disappointing coming off a bye, especially since it was expected we’d see a much more focused Bolts team after getting emasculated by the Baltimore Ravens 34-6 in Week 6 prior to the bye.

The Chargers opened the season 4-1 ATS in five games to start, but 0-2 SU/ATS in the past two weeks with just 15.0 PPG, with 30.5 PPG allowed. The Patriots gouged the Chargers for 141 yards on the ground, and New England kept the ball for 35:24 to just 24:36 for L.A. They must turn the tables and keep the ball away from Jackson and the Ravens, or it is going to be another long afternoon, and an even longer trip back to Southern California.

L.A. is 1-1 SU/ATS in two trips to the Eastern Time Zone this season, hitting the UNDER in each outing, and the UNDER is 4-2 in the past six trips to the Eastern Time Zone since QB Justin Herbert took the starting reins.

Philadelphia Eagles Betting Analysis

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 3-5
  • ATS: 4-4
  • O/U: 4-4
  • ATS - Home: 1-2
  • ATS - Away: 3-2

The Eagles have covered three of the past four outings while going 2-0 SU in the past two with OVER results in each. Of course, they were on the short end of a 33-22 trip to Las Vegas in Week 7, failing to cover. Philadelphia QB Jalen Hurts is having some growing pains, and he isn’t a huge threat to throw down the field, at least not yet. But he has been a major threat to run the ball, and run the ball well. Hurts has helped the Eagles vault to sixth in the NFL with 131.6 yards per game on the ground, and Philly has a respectable 25.4 PPG to rank 12th.

On offense, Philly has had a lot of success in the red zone. In fact, it has cashed in 72.41 percent of its red zone trips.

Defensively, the Eagles have been surprisingly stout, allowing just 344.1 total yards per game to rank ninth, while allowing just 220.6 passing yards per game to check in eight. Philadelphia has allowed 23.9 PPG to rank 19th in the NFL, which is rather marginal. Its red-zone defense can use a little improvement.

The Los Angeles Chargers have covered the spread in four straight road games when facing the NFC. (AP)

Inside the Stats - Los Angeles Chargers

  • Record: 4-3
  • Division Standing: 2-0
  • Points Scored: 172
  • Points Allowed: 177
  • PS/G: 24.6
  • PA/G: 25.3

Inside the Stats - Philadelphia Eagles

  • Record: 3-5
  • Division Standing: 0-1
  • Points Scored: 203
  • Points Allowed: 191
  • PS/G: 25.4
  • PA/G: 23.9

Key Players to Watch

  • LAC: Justin Herbert - QB (179/281, 1,994 yards, 16 TD, 6 INT)
  • LAC: Mike Williams - WR (35 catches, 517 yards, 6 TD)
  • PHI: Jalen Hurts - QB (2251 total yards, 15 total TDs, 4 INT)
  • PHI: DeVonta Smith - WR (33 catches, 421 yards, 1 TD)

Los Angeles Chargers vs. Philadelphia Eagles Betting Conclusion

The Chargers are making a third trip to the East Coast, and they certainly hope it goes better than three weeks ago in Baltimore. QB Justin Herbert has just six interceptions in seven games this season, but three in the past two games, including two with a pick-six against the Patriots in Week 8.

The Chargers rank dead-last in the NFL with 159.4 rushing yard per game allowed, and that had to have Hurts and the Philly backs Boston Scott, Jordan Howard and rookie Kenneth Gainwell licking their chops. Scott and Howard each pierced the end zone twice in last week’s laugher in Motown. Expect them to use last week’s success as a springboard into another favorable matchup for the ground game.

The Eagles are playing with a lot of confidence lately, while the Chargers are skidding, and now facing a long road trip against a team with a similar offensive scheme to the one they faced three weeks ago in Baltimore.

Los Angeles Chargers vs. Philadelphia Eagles Betting Trends

  • Philadelphia has lost four straight home games.
  • Philadelphia has gone UNDER the point total in nine straight games when playing in November.
  • Los Angeles has covered the spread in four straight road games when facing the NFC.

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