Titans vs Chargers Prediction: Odds, Picks & Betting Preview Week 15 – December 18, 2022

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As they look to stop a three-game losing streak, the Tennessee Titans (7-6) visit the Los Angeles Chargers (7-6) at SoFi Stadium on Sunday, December 18, 2022.

Chargers vs. Titans Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with oddsmakers listing the Chargers as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Chargers have -155 odds to pick up the win, while the Titans are listed at +135 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 47.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Chargers vs. Titans Live?

  • Game Day: Sunday, December 18, 2022
  • Game Time: 4:25 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS
  • Location: Inglewood, California
  • Stadium: SoFi Stadium

Betting Preview

Chargers

The Chargers are compiling 357.4 yards per game on offense, which ranks them 12th in the NFL. On the other side of the ball, they rank 23rd, allowing 359.9 yards per contest. With 25.1 points allowed per game on defense, which ranks fifth-worst in the NFL, the Chargers have had to rely on their 14th-ranked offense (22.7 points per contest) to keep them competitive.

On offense, the Chargers have been a top-five unit in terms of passing yards, ranking third-best in the NFL by putting up 272.9 per game. They rank 13th on defense (212.8 passing yards allowed per game). It’s been a rough stretch for the Chargers in terms of running the ball, as they rank second-worst in rushing offense (84.5 rushing yards per game) and fifth-worst in rushing defense (147.1 rushing yards per game allowed) in 2022.

The Chargers are putting up a 42.7% third-down percentage on offense this year (11th in NFL), and they are allowing a 42.6% third-down conversion rate (24th) on the other side of the ball. In addition to 6.0 yards per play allowed on defense, which ranks third-worst in the NFL, the Chargers have put up the 20th-ranked yards-per-play average on offense (5.2). The Chargers rank seventh in the league with a +4 turnover margin after forcing 17 turnovers (10th in the NFL) and committing 13 (second in the NFL).

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Titans

The Titans’ offense has been bottom-five in total offense this season, generating 296.9 total yards per game, which ranks fourth-worst in the NFL. On defense, they rank 24th with 365.0 total yards ceded per contest. In terms of points scored the Titans rank 26th in the NFL (18.5 points per game), and they are 12th on the other side of the ball (21.2 points allowed per contest).

In terms of passing, this season has been rough for the Titans on both offense and defense, as they are compiling just 175.7 passing yards per game (fourth-worst) and surrendering 283.7 passing yards per game (second-worst). The Titans rank 16th in the NFL with 121.2 rushing yards per game, but they’ve been carried by their defense, which ranks third-best by allowing just 81.3 rushing yards per game.

The Titans rank 25th in the NFL with a 36.8% third-down conversion percentage, but they’ve been carried by their defense, which ranks best by surrendering a 31.6% third-down rate. The Titans are generating 5.2 yards per play on offense this season (20th-ranked). Meanwhile, they are giving up 5.6 yards per play (18th-ranked) on defense. At -2, the Titans have the 18th-ranked turnover margin in the NFL, with 13 forced turnovers (26th in NFL) and 15 turnovers committed (11th in NFL).

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Chargers vs. Titans Injury Report

Chargers

Player Pos. Injury Status
Jamaree Salyer OG Ankle Probable
Mike Williams WR Ankle Probable
Bryce Callahan CB Groin Questionable
Zion Johnson OG Shoulder Probable
Trey Pipkins OT Knee Questionable

Titans

Player Pos. Injury Status
Dontrell Hilliard RB Neck Out
Ryan Tannehill QB Ankle Questionable
Hassan Haskins RB Hip Probable
Treylon Burks WR Concussion Questionable
Zach Cunningham LB Elbow Questionable
Robert Woods WR Illness Questionable
C.J. Board WR Rib Questionable
Tre Avery CB Concussion Questionable
Kristian Fulton CB Groin Questionable
Amani Hooker FS Knee Questionable
Terrance Mitchell CB Hamstring Questionable
Jeffery Simmons DT Ankle Questionable
Nate Davis OG Knee Questionable
Ben Jones C Neck Questionable

Chargers vs. Titans Betting Analysis

Chargers Betting Insights

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The Chargers have covered the spread in a game seven times this season (7-6-0). The Chargers are 2-3 ATS when playing as at least 3-point favorites.

This season, Chargers games have hit the over five times. The Chargers were the moneyline favorite 12 total times last season. They finished 6-6 in those games.

The Chargers went 4-5 in games they played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -155 or shorter (44.4%).

Titans Betting Insights

The Titans have covered the spread eight times in 13 games with a set spread. In games they were an underdog in by 3 points or more so far this year, the Titans went 3-2 against the spread.

This season, five Titans games have gone over the point total. The Titans have been underdogs in six games this season and won three (50%) of those contests.

The Titans have a record of 2-3 in games where oddsmakers have them as underdogs of at least +135 on the moneyline.

Chargers vs. Titans Against The Spread & Betting Records

Chargers

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 49.2 50.3 48.4
Implied Total AVG 26.8 27.5 26.3
ATS Record 7-6-0 3-3-0 4-3-0
Over/Under Record 5-7-1 3-3-0 2-4-1
Moneyline Favorite Record 6-2 2-2 4-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-4 1-1 0-3

Titans

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 42.9 42.4 43.3
Implied Total AVG 23.5 22.3 24.6
ATS Record 8-5-0 3-3-0 5-2-0
Over/Under Record 5-8-0 2-4-0 3-4-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 3-3 2-3 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 3-3 1-0 2-3

Players to Watch

Chargers

  • Justin Herbert has passed for 3,706 yards (second in the NFL), 21 touchdowns (ninth in the NFL) and seven interceptions this year. He is averaging 285.1 yards per game and 6.6 per attempt, while completing 67.6% of his attempts.
  • He has also rushed for 143 yards (third on the Chargers) without scoring a touchdown on the ground, while averaging 11.0 rushing yards per game.
  • Austin Ekeler‘s rushing statline this season includes 634 yards and eight TDs. He is averaging 48.8 yards per game and 4.1 per attempt (33rd in the NFL).
  • Ekeler has 93 catches on 113 targets for 623 yards. He has five receiving TDs.
  • Mike Williams has four touchdown catches this season, and has 44 receptions for 626 yards on 66 targets, while averaging 4.9 catches and 69.6 yards per game.
  • Josh Palmer averages 5.1 receptions and 55.4 yards per game, and has 665 total receiving yards and 61 catches. He’s gotten 92 total targets, and has caught three touchdown passes.
  • On the defensive side, Drue Tranquill has one interception to go with 106 tackles, 5.0 TFL, 3.5 sacks, and four passes defended in 2022.
  • Khalil Mack has 40 tackles, 6.0 TFL, 6.5 sacks, and one pass defended.
  • Kenneth Murray has collected 57 tackles, 5.0 TFL, and one interception this year.
  • So far this season, Asante Samuel Jr. has 46 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one interception.

Titans

  • Derrick Henry averages 92.2 rushing yards per game this year (1,199 total yards to rank second in the NFL), while scoring 11 rushing touchdowns.
  • Henry has also played a role the passing attack with 320 yards (24.6 per game) on 26 receptions (2.0 per game), while being targeted 34 times. He is still seeking his first receiving touchdown.
  • Nick Westbrook-Ikhine has 370 receiving yards and three touchdowns on 22 receptions, while being targeted 41 times.
  • In 13 games played this season, Austin Hooper has 32 catches (2.5 receptions per game on 3.2 targets per game) for 347 yards and two receiving touchdowns.
  • Chigoziem Okonkwo has 21 catches for 320 yards and two receiving touchdowns. He averages 1.6 yards per game through 13 games and has been targeted 31 times.
  • In 2022, Kevin Byard has 83 tackles and one interception over 13 games.
  • Roger McCreary has one interception on top of 72 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and four passes defended.
  • Andrew Adams has 50 tackles and one interception.
  • Rashad Weaver has registered 5.5 sacks (third on the Titans) to go with 4.0 TFL and 19 tackles through 12 games.

Chargers vs. Titans Predictions and Pick

Our pick to win this matchup is the Chargers, and we expect that Titans will cover the spread (Chargers -3). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 47.5 points.

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How to Bet on Chargers vs. Titans

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WRITTEN BY

Brian Twining

Sports, of all kind, have been a huge part of my life and daily routine for as long as I can remember. My favorite sports to watch are College Basketball, College Football, the NFL, MLB, Nascar, & the FIFA World Cup. My favorite sports to bet on are the NFL, Nascar, College Hoops, and College Football.

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