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

Payton Matthews | Updated Oct 15, 2018

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We have morning football in the NFL for Week 7 as the Chargers “host” the Titans with a 9:30 a.m. ET kickoff Sunday from Wembley Stadium in London.

Tennessee
9-7
AT
October 21, 2018, 9:30 AM ET
Wembley Stadium
Pointspread +7 -110
Moneyline +260
Over / Under o +46

26%

Betting Action

74%

Pointspread -7 -110
Moneyline -320
Over / Under u +46

26%

Betting Action

74%

There’s going to be an NFL team based in London at some point over the next five years or so – many think it could be the Jacksonville Jaguars moving there. Or, perhaps, playing four games a year in Jacksonville and four in London to start with. Jags owner Shahid Khan already has made an $800 million (US) offer to buy Wembley Stadium and owns London-based soccer team Fulham.

Part of the Chargers’ deal to move to Los Angeles from San Diego and eventually share a stadium with the Rams was that the club had to give up a home game this year and next to play in London. Instead of making the flight even longer from Los Angeles, the entire team is spending this week in Cleveland, where the Chargers won Sunday, before heading across the pond Thursday.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

This year, the league is playing three games in London over consecutive weeks. This past Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks beat the Oakland Raiders at Wembley 27-3. The Eagles and Jaguars go there next week. The then-San Diego Chargers played in London back in 2008. The Titans never have.

The Chargers have won 10 of the past 11 vs. the Titans including playoffs. They last met in 2016 and the Colts prevailed 43-35 in San Diego. Melvin Gordon rushed for 196 yards and a score, while Philip Rivers threw for two TDs. Marcus Mariota threw three TD passes for Tennessee.

Tennessee Titans

It’s probably safe to say that first-year Titans coach Mike Vrabel will be focusing a lot of his team’s practices this week on the offensive line after his club was utterly dominated Sunday in a 21-0 home loss to Baltimore. Mariota was sacked a whopping 11 times, one shy of the NFL record. The Titans had not been shut out at home since Dec. 11, 1976, when they were the Houston Oilers.

Tennessee managed all of 106 total yards, including 51 passing. This is simply not a good offence, and the Titans have topped 20 points once. Only Arizona and Buffalo score fewer points per game, and they both have rookie quarterbacks starting. Yet for all their problems, the Titans are in a three-way tie for first in the AFC South.

Los Angeles Chargers

Many NFL prognosticators believed the Chargers had Super Bowl talent entering the season. That didn’t look to be the case after a 1-2 start, but the Bolts have turned things around and won three straight. The defence had been a weak point – star defensive end Joey Bosa has yet to play this season due to injury — but has surrendered only 24 combined points the past two weeks. L.A. was never much threatened in Sunday’s 38-14 win in Cleveland. Gordon rushed for 132 yards and three scores, while Rivers threw for two.

Tyrell Williams caught three Rivers passes for 118 yards and both those TDs. This is a very good team and has a soft schedule upcoming, so it could really go on a nice run and catch Kansas City in the AFC West.

Titans vs. Chargers Prediction

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