Patriots vs Chargers Prediction NFL Picks Today 12/3

Patriots vs Chargers Prediction NFL Picks Today 12/3

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Los Angeles Chargers vs. New England Patriots Game Preview

Gear up for an intriguing clash as the Los Angeles Chargers, currently holding a 4-7 record with a 2-3 away record, take on the struggling New England Patriots, who stand at 2-9 overall and 1-5 at home. The game is scheduled for 11:00 AM on December 3, 2023, at Gillette Stadium and will be broadcasted on CBS.

This comprehensive preview breaks down key player performances, team statistics, and determinate our final prediction.

 

Game Odds

Team Spread Total Moneyline
LAC -6.0 -110 o40.5 -105 -270
NE +6.0 -110 u40.5 -115 +220

 

Los Angeles Chargers - 4-7, 2-3 AWAY

Offense

Justin Herbert leads the Chargers with 2,826 passing yards, 20 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions. Keenan Allen has been a reliable target with 1,117 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns.

Defense

The Chargers' defense faces a Patriots offense struggling to find its rhythm, providing an opportunity for crucial stops and defensive impact.

Injuries

The Chargers are dealing with uncertainties in key players like Keenan Allen, Trey Pipkins III, Rashawn Slater, Zack Bailey, and Nick Vannett.

 

New England Patriots - 2-9, 1-5 HOME

Offense

Mac Jones leads the Patriots with 2,120 passing yards, 10 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. The offense has struggled, but improvements may come against a Chargers defense.

Defense

The Patriots' defense, led by key contributors like Tyrone Wheatley Jr., Ezekiel Elliott, and Deatrich Wise Jr., aims to carry the team and keep the game close.

Injuries

The Patriots face uncertainties with players like Tyrone Wheatley Jr., Ezekiel Elliott, Deatrich Wise Jr., Matthew Slater, and Sidy Sow.

 

Insights and Prediction

Despite the Patriots' struggles on offense, their defense has the potential to shine against a Chargers team that has faced challenges in recent games. The +6.0 points spread provides an opportunity for the Patriots to cover, given their defensive capabilities.

Considering the Chargers' recent loss to the Ravens and the Patriots' history of keeping games close, there's a possibility that New England's defense will play a crucial role in limiting the Chargers' scoring opportunities.

Pick: New England Patriots +6.0

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