Chargers vs Seahawks NFL Week 9 Spread & Preview

Chargers vs Seahawks NFL Week 9 Spread & Preview
Written by Eric Williams on November 1, 2018

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Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks will look to hold down the fort when Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers visit town on Sunday for what looks like a sure-fire Inter-Conference thriller just waiting to happen. With both teams playing their best football of the season right now and looking to take another step toward securing a playoff berth, let’s find out what’s going to go down in this contest right now.

When: Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 4:05 PM ET
Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
TV: CBS
Radio: Los Angeles / Seattle
Live Stream: NFL Live
NFL Week 9 Odds: Seattle -2 / Total: 48
Weather Forecast
Partly Cloudy: 12°C/54°F
Humidity: 77%
Precipitation: 24%
Wind: 5 mph SSE
Cloud Cover: 47%
Type of Stadium: Open
Why Bet On the Los Angeles Chargers?
Why should you bet on the Chargers in Week 9? There are several great reasons like the fact that the Bolts have the higher scoring offense in this matchup. The, there’s also the fact that Los Angeles is on a nice roll, having won four straight games coming into this contest including their narrow 20-19 home win over Tennessee two weeks ago.

Another great reason is that the Chargers are well-rested after getting a bye last weekend. Last but not least, L.A. has an outstanding quarterback in veteran Philip Rivers that really doesn’t have to take a back seat to anyone not named Drew Brees, Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers.

Team Statistics
Offense:
Average Score For: 27.86
Total Yards: 402.72
Pass Yards: 278.29
Rush Yards: 124.43
Defense:
Average Score Against: 23.29
Total Yards: 362.29
Pass Yards: 255.86
Rush Yards: 106.43
Why Bet On The Seattle Seahawks?
Why should you bet on the Seahawks? There are a bunch of great reasons. First, Seattle is definitely playing its best football of the season right now, having won two straight and four of their last five games overall including their emphatic 28-14 road win over Detroit this past weekend. There’s also the fact that Seattle has the defensive advantage in this pairing and have held four of their last five opponents to 17 points or less.

Seattle is 1-1 after two home games, so they’ll be looking to improve on their home record and last but not least, Seattle has a superstar of their own running the show in veteran Russell Wilson who is among the very best quarterbacks in all of football.

Team Statistics
Offense:
Average Score For: 24.43
Total Yards: 337.57
Pass Yards: 202.86
Rush Yards: 134.71
Defense:
Average Score Against: 18.71
Total Yards: 327.29
Pass Yards: 219
Rush Yards: 108.29
Chargers vs Seahawks NFL Week 9 Betting Trends
LA Chargers are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 games on the road
LA Chargers are 5-1 SU in the last 6 games
The total went OVER in 5 of the LA Chargers’s last 7 games
Seattle is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games
Seattle is 4-1 SU in the last 5 games
The total went UNDER in 5 of Seattle’s last 6 games

Expert Analysis and Prediction for Chargers vs Seahawks
While Rivers and the Chargers have the edge in scoring in this affair by averaging 27.9 points per game to Seattle’s more modest 23.3 points per contest, the Seahawks have the edge defensively in limiting their opponents to just 18.7 points per game compared to the 23.3 points per game the Chargers allow.

More importantly, I like really like the fact that Seattle has found a decent rushing attack, which has made them look a lot more like the perennial Super Bowl contender they were in their Legion of Boom heyday just a few years back. The Chargers have gone an uninspiring 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a winning record and an identical 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a bye week. Seattle has gone 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game while also going 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. I like Seattle to hold it down at super difficult CenturyLink Field.

CenturyLink Field is a difficult place for visiting teams and the Seahawks have plenty of motivation to get the win here to move another game over .500. I like Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks to hold down the fort in a knock-down, drag-out fight to the finish!

NFL Week 9 Pick: Seahawks 27 Chargers 24