Patriots vs. Chargers Point Spread: NFL Week 8 Odds, Prediction

Andrew Rogers | Updated Oct 28, 2021

The young quarterbacks are on display Sunday in L.A. as second-year Justin Herbert and the Chargers host rookie Mac Jones and the New England Patriots.

October 31, 2021, 4:05 PM ET
SoFi Stadium
Pointspread +3.5 +101
Moneyline +170
Over / Under o +51


Betting Action


Pointspread -3.5 -122
Moneyline -204
Over / Under u +51


Betting Action


The Los Angeles Chargers still have plenty of work to do in the AFC West, but the struggles of their chief rival has certainly made things easier as they prepare to host the New England Patriots in Week 8 action Sunday afternoon. The Chargers have put the Kansas City Chiefs in the rearview mirror, and now have their sights set on the division-leading Las Vegas Raiders as they get ready to tangle with a Pats team looking to return to the .500 mark.

L.A. is a 5.5-point favourite to win on the NFL odds, with a total of 49.5.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Chargers have rewarded spread bettors for their faith so far this season (4-2 ATS), but that mark will be put to the test Sunday against a Patriots team that has won and covered each of the past six head-to-head meetings. New England has won both of its road games in 2021, helping at least partly ease the pain of having gone a dismal 1-4 SU at Gillette Stadium. The Chargers, meanwhile, are on an 8-2 ATS streak over their last 10 games.

The Chargers are pulling in 60 per cent of the ATS wagers among Sports Interaction bettors, while 63 per cent are taking the O49.5 at -110. Both teams have been superior Under plays so far in 2021, with the visiting Patriots at 3-4 and the Chargers at 1-5. The teams have also come in below the total in six of their last eight head-to-head meetings, most recently a 45-0 New England rout of the overmatched Chargers back on Dec. 6, 2020.

New England Patriots

There was plenty of concern over the Patriots’ inability to muster much offence over the first month of the season. But nobody’s talking about those struggles now, with New England having won two of its last three while averaging an incredible 36 points per game over that stretch. Rookie quarterback Mac Jones has looked electric in recent weeks, completing more than 70 per cent of his pass attempts in three of his previous four contests.

Los Angeles Chargers

It might be hyperbole to suggest that Justin Herbert has had this game marked on his calendar, but we might not be far off. The second-year Chargers quarterback suffered the worst loss of his young career in his previous meeting with the Patriots, completing 26 of 53 passes but compiling just 209 yards with zero touchdowns and two interceptions. It remains the only game of his NFL career in which he failed to throw a TD pass.

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