Upcoming Free Picks

Los Angeles Chargers vs. New England Patriots Prediction,
Preview,
and Odds - 1-13-2019

This is a past game! View all upcoming games instead!

Game Snapshot with Current Line

#305 Los Angeles
Chargers 47.5
#306 New England
Patriots -4

Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 1:05pm

Image licensed from USA Today Sports

Featured Video from Scott Reichel

Los Angeles Chargers vs. New England Patriots

Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA

When: Sunday, January 13, 1:05 PM. ET.

The New England Patriots will be trying to advance to their eighth consecutive AFC Championship Game when they face the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday afternoon.

Chargers Trying To Exorcise Their Demons

Since Philip Rivers became their starter, the Chargers have not defeated the New England Patriots during the regular season and playoffs, despite having some very good teams. With most of the players from those teams gone, Rivers will try to snap his seven-game losing streak to the Patriots when they play on Sunday.

The Chargers played well offensively this season, averaging 26.8 points per game. In the last round, they scored 23 points against the best defense in the NFL and will go into this game with a lot of confidence.

Rivers had a great season for the Chargers, completing 68.3 percent of his passes for 4,308 yards, 32 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. Melvin Gordon led the team in rushing with 885 yards and 10 touchdowns, while Keenan Allen led the team in receiving with 97 catches for 1,196 yards and six touchdowns.

Gordon left their game against the Baltimore Ravens with a knee injury and has been listed as questionable for this game. If he is unable to play, the Chargers will turn to Austin Ekeler, who finished the regular season with 554 yards and three touchdowns.

The Chargers played well defensively during the regular season, holding opponents to 20.6 points per game. They held the Ravens to 17 points in their last game and will need a similar effort to beat the Patriots for the first time with Rivers at quarterback.

Patriots Trying To Stay Perfect At Home

The Patriots were two different teams when they played at home and when they were on the road during the regular season. The team won all eight home games, but only managed three wins on the road this season.

They will be hoping their strong play at home continues when they face the Chargers on Sunday.

Offensively, the Patriots played well this season, averaging 27.3 points per game. They played well in their regular season finale, scoring 38 points against the New York Jets.

Tom Brady led the team in passing, completing 65.8 percent of his passes for 4,355 yards, 29 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. Sony Michel led the team in rushing with 931 yards and six touchdowns, while Julian Edelman led the team in receiving with 74 catches for 850 yards and six touchdowns.

The Patriots also played well on the defensive end, holding opponents to 20.3 points per game. They held their last three opponents to 10.6 points per game and will need to keep up the intensity to beat the Chargers.

Updated on Jan 12 at 11:55pm EST

Update prepared by our editoral staff

Public Money / Line Movements

The line opened at New England -5 and moved to -4. The total started at 47.5 and remained there. The public is betting on the Chargers at 56% on the spread and 68% on the money line.

Injury / Weather Report

The weather in Foxborough is expected to be 25 degrees and partly cloudy

Injuries:

LA Chargers:

TE Hunter Henry (knee) is probable. NT Brandon Mebane (personal) is questionable. RB Melvin Gordon (knee) is questionable.

New England:

DB Duke Dawson (hamstring) is questionable. WR/KR Cordarelle Patterson (knee) is questionable. D Devin McCourty (concussion) is questionable.

The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.

Full-Game Side Bet
Rating:

The Patriots have played well against the spread, winning six of their last seven divisional playoff games and four of their last five January games. The Chargers have struggled against the spread, losing five of their last seven games after allowing less than 150 passing yards in their previous game and six of their last eight games after allowing less than 250 total yards in their previous game.

Prediction: New England Patriots -4

Full-Game Total Pick
Rating:

The total has gone under in Los Angeles’ last four playoff games and in four of the team’s last five games. The total has also gone under in New England’s last four home games and in eight of the team’s last nine overall.

Prediction: Under 45.5

Full-Game Prop Bet
Rating:

The Chargers will go over 21.5 points in this game because they scored 23 points against the Baltimore Ravens, who have the best defense in the league, in the wildcard game and they have also scored more than 21.5 points in five of their last six games.

Prediction: Chargers – Total Points Over 21.5

Half-Time Side Pick
Rating:

The Patriots will win the first half of this game because they have outplayed the Chargers in the first half of their last three games, averaging 14 points per game while the Chargers are averaging 7.3 points per game.

Prediction: New England Patriots -3

Half-Time Total Bet
Rating:

The Patriots and Chargers are averaging 21.3 combined points in the first half of their last three games and they will stay under the total in the first half of this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Under 22.5

Half-Time Prop Prediction
Rating:

The Patriots outscored the Chargers in the first quarter during the regular season, averaging 5.5 points per game while the Chargers averaged 4.9 points per game. However, the Chargers will be the first team to score because their offense is playing well right now and the Patriots typically defer to the second half when they win the coin toss, increasing Los Angeles’ chances to score first.

Prediction: Team to Score First Los Angeles Chargers +110

Bosun Akinpelu

I am very passionate about sports, so I kind of feel bad that I get paid to do this. As someone who minored in Mathematics, I have a lot of faith in numbers, and make my picks based on stats and not emotions. I've been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so stick with me if you want to get paid.

Login

Forgot Password?
Forgot your password? Enter your email and we'll send you a reset token:

Return to login
Enter the token from your email and a new password. Don't forget to check your spam folder if you didn't get the email.

Upcoming Free Picks

Monday, Mar 18
NBA
#545 New Orleans Pelicans 230.5
#546 Dallas Mavericks -5
8:35pm
View Pick
#547 Chicago Bulls 229
#548 Phoenix Suns -2
10:05pm
View Pick
#549 Indiana Pacers 213.5
#550 Portland Trailblazers -4.5
10:35pm
View Pick
NHL
#73 Vancouver 6
#74 Chicago -250
8:38pm
View Pick
#75 Winnipeg -175
#76 Los Angeles 6
10:38pm
View Pick
#77 Vegas 6.5
#78 San Jose -170
10:38pm
View Pick
Tuesday, Mar 19
NBA
#557 Los Angeles Lakers 236.5
#558 Milwaukee Bucks -13
8:05pm
View Pick
#559 Brooklyn Nets 230.5
#560 Sacramento Kings -3.5
10:05pm
View Pick
#561 Indiana Pacers 220
#562 Los Angeles Clippers -5
10:35pm
View Pick
NCAAB
#673 Hofstra 158
#674 NC State -10
7:00pm
View Pick
#677 Saint Francis PA
#678 Indiana
7:00pm
View Pick
#679 Wichita State
#680 Furman
7:00pm
View Pick
#681 Campbell 142
#682 UNC Greensboro -10.5
7:00pm
View Pick
#683 Lipscomb 145.5
#684 Davidson -2.5
7:00pm
View Pick
#705 IUPUI 163.5
#706 Marshall -6.5
7:00pm
View Pick
#893 Wright State
#894 Clemson
7:00pm
View Pick
#685 San Diego 148
#686 Memphis -5.5
8:00pm
View Pick
#675 South Dakota State 152
#676 Texas -7
9:00pm
View Pick
#687 Arkansas 140
#688 Providence -5.5
9:00pm
View Pick
#689 Loyola - Chicago 134
#690 Creighton -10
9:00pm
View Pick
#671 Belmont -3.5
#672 Temple 154.5
9:10pm
View Pick
#691 Dayton 135
#692 Colorado -3.5
11:00pm
View Pick
NHL
#11 Toronto 6.5
#12 Nashville -125
8:08pm
View Pick
#13 Edmonton 5.5
#14 St. Louis -205
8:08pm
View Pick
#17 Florida 5.5
#18 Dallas -155
8:38pm
View Pick
#19 Columbus 6.5
#20 Calgary -135
9:08pm
View Pick
Wednesday, Mar 20
NCAAB
#723 Harvard 150
#724 Georgetown -6.5
7:00pm
View Pick
#743 Stony Brook 135
#744 USF -6
7:00pm
View Pick
#739 Central Michigan 166
#740 DePaul -7
8:00pm
View Pick
Thursday, Mar 21
NCAAB
#767 Yale 160.5
#768 LSU -8
12:40pm
View Pick
#781 New Mexico State 143
#782 Auburn -6.5
1:30pm
View Pick
#783 Northeastern 144
#784 Kansas -7
4:00pm
View Pick
#771 Abilene Christian
#772 Kentucky
7:10pm
View Pick
#769 Seton Hall 142.5
#770 Wofford -3
9:40pm
View Pick
Friday, Mar 22
NCAAB
#805 Iowa 139
#806 Cincinnati -3.5
12:15pm
View Pick
#803 Oklahoma 142
#804 Ole Miss -2
12:40pm
View Pick
#819 Northern Kentucky
#820 Texas Tech
1:30pm
View Pick
#807 Colgate
#808 Tennessee
2:45pm
View Pick
#833 Drake
#834 Southern Utah
3:00pm
View Pick
#801 Gardner-Webb
#802 Virginia
3:10pm
View Pick
#811 Washington 134
#812 Utah State -2.5
6:50pm
View Pick
#815 Georgia State 142
#816 Houston -12
7:20pm
View Pick
#809 Iona
#810 North Carolina (UNC)
9:20pm
View Pick
#799 UCF -1.5
#800 VCU 124.5
9:40pm
View Pick
#813 Ohio State 140
#814 Iowa State -5.5
9:50pm
View Pick