Chargers vs. Titans Point Spread: NFL Predictions, Week 7 Odds

Jeremy Perry | Updated Oct 15, 2019

Melvin Gordon, Chargers, 2019

Melvin Gordon hasn’t been great in his first two games since returning to the lineup, averaging just 2.5 yards per carry. His longest run this season is seven yards.

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October 20, 2019, 4:05 PM ET
Nissan Stadium
Tennessee
9-7
Pointspread +3 -110
Moneyline +123
Over / Under o +42.5

72%

Betting Action

28%

Pointspread -3 -110
Moneyline -148
Over / Under u +42.5

72%

Betting Action

28%

Just when it seemed like it couldn’t get any worse for the Los Angeles Chargers, they hit rock bottom. On Sunday Night Football, they lost 24-17 loss to undrafted rookie quarterback Devlin Hodges and the Pittsburgh Steelers at home. Now the Chargers will visit another two-win team that’s mired in a funk as the Tennessee Titans have lost four of five and could be making a change at quarterback.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Los Angeles has been one of the worst teams in the NFL to bet on this season. The Chargers are 1-4 both straight up and against the spread in their last five games. However, Los Angeles has been a decent road team overall dating back to last season. The Chargers are 7-1 SU and ATS in their last seven road games overall dating back to 2018.

Meanwhile, the Titans haven’t shown much in the way of home-field advantage. Tennessee is 0-4 ATS in its last four home games, including a 0-2 mark at Nissan Stadium this season. Tennessee has also lost five straight October games overall dating back to last season.

Los Angeles Chargers

What will it take for Philip Rivers and the Chargers to get back on track? It certainly doesn’t help that running back Melvin Gordon sat out through the start of the regular season in pursuit of more money. He hasn’t been great in his first two games since returning to the lineup, averaging just 2.5 yards per carry. His longest run this season is seven yards. Problems along the offensive line haven’t helped – especially since the lack of an efficient run game has allowing opponents to get after Rivers in the pocket. Rivers has been held to just 531 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions in back-to-back losses to the Broncos and Steelers. The question is how will this offense get it going against a Titans defense that ranks fifth in the NFL in scoring, allowing 15.6 points per game.

Tennessee Titans

The Titans already made one change with the move from Mariota to Ryan Tannehill at quarterback but was it permanent? One would have to think so after Mariota has been an unmitigated disaster this season. He’s completed 19 passes or less in all but one start. Tannehill came in last week and 13-of-16 for 144 yards with one interception, so there is a good chance Tennessee turns back to him in favor of Mariota this week.

Meanwhile, head coach Mike Vrabel must be looking at this matchup and licking his lips when it comes to a chance to punish the Chargers defense with their run game. Derrick Henry never really had a chance to get going versus Denver. There is a good chance he will have more than 15 touches this week. The Chargers have given up 315 rushing yards in the last two games alone. If the Titans are able to run the ball, they should be in good shape to pick up a win.

On the other side of the ball, the Titans defense has held up for the most part while holding its last three opponents to an average of 13.3 points per game. If they can maintain that high level of play against the struggling Chargers this week, it should translate in to an important home win for Tennessee.

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