San Diego Chargers vs Washington Redskins: Spread Analysis and Pick Prediction

OddsShark.comFeatured ColumnistOctober 30, 2013

SAN DIEGO, CA - OCTOBER 14:  Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers calls the play at the line of scrimmage against Indianapolis Colts late in the 4th quarter of their NFL Game on October 14, 2013 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Chargers won 19-9. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

San Diego is headed back to the East Coast, but have no fear Bolts fans, as they're in on a 5-1-1 ATS streak when ordering room service. The problem is that they're also mired in a 1-4 ATS slide following a bye week and are getting set to face a hungry Redskins team this week.

Point Spread:
Redskins opened as 2.5-point favorites; the total was 50. (Line updates and matchup report, via OddsShark.)

Computer Prediction:
26.8-16.2 Chargers

Why the Chargers Can Cover the Spread

The Chargers are rested after a bye week and riding a 5-1-1 ATS streak on the road. Two weeks ago, Philip Rivers continued his monster season by throwing for 285 yards and a touchdown against the totally inept Jacksonville Jaguars. The surging Chargers have also won consecutive games for the first time this season, and they are on a nice little roll right now. Plus, the Bolts' time off helps.

Why the Redskins Can Cover the Spread

The Redskins are back at home after getting pummelled by the Broncos in Denver, and they should have their offense rolling again. The defense should be fired up as well after picking off Peyton Manning three times and recovering a fumble. Running backs Alfred Morris and Roy Helu can help control time of possession and field position.

Smart Pick

Lay the points with the Redskins, as they held a two-touchdown lead in the third quarter last week until the Broncos decided to put the offensive vehicle into overdrive. Washington will be fired up to rebound this week, and the Chargers are now making their fourth trip across the Mississippi River this season.


San Diego is 5-1-1 ATS in its last seven games, but just 1-4 ATS following a bye week.

The total has gone UNDER in six of Washington's last nine home games.

The Chargers are 5-1-1 ATS over their past seven road games.

The Redskins are just 2-9 SU at home in November since 2006.


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