Titans, Chargers Clash in NFL Week 7 London Game

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D.S. Williamson

October 18th, 2018

NFL Week 7 London Game

The Titans and Chargers head to Wembley Stadium for the NFL Week 7 London Game across the pond. Los Angeles rides a 2-0 SU and ATS streak in to this matchup. Meanwhile, the Titans are scrambling for answers after being decimated last Sunday. Can the Chargers add to their streak, or will Tennessee rise up in front of the English crowd?

L.A. Chargers at Tennessee Titans Sunday, Oct. 21 – Wembley Stadium, London – 9:30am ET Odds: Chargers -6.5 (45.5)

Titans Offense vs Chargers Defense It’s hard to understand how Tennessee could be worse at moving the ball and scoring points this season, but they are. Titans average 262.7 yards and only score 14.5. After they hired former Rams’ offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur, many of us felt the Titans might flourish. Not so. Even if LaFleur's system suddenly flourishes in England for some weird reason, the Chargers still have the advantage here. Los Angeles holds opponents to only 24 points and hasn’t allowed more than 14 in their last two.

Edge: Chargers   

Chargers Offense vs Titans Defense Chargers score 29 points, ranking 5th. Of their 412.5 yards, they rush for 137.3 and pass for 275.2. Melvin Gordon’s averaging 5.1 per carry. That’s the highest he’s ever averaged. He already has 30 catches, which is 28 less than what he had last season. Gordon’s multiple skills give Los Angeles a definitive advantage. Titans allow 126 rushing, and attempting to shore up against the rush is only going to open things for Rivers. It'll be a pick your poison type of day for Tennessee.

Edge: Chargers

NFL Week 7 London Game Betting Analysis and ATS Prediction Line has gone up a half a point. Makes sense because most NFL handicappers favor the Chargers. Unless money goes to Tennessee, the line might stay at 6.5.

When it comes to trends, Tennessee going 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating less than 250 total yards is their only meaningful one. A couple of top trends show up for Chargers: 5-1 ATS in their last 6 in October and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC.

LAC trends should win out because they have the edge on both sides of the ball. Unless Tennessee can stop Rivers while also stopping Chargers’ ground game, L.A. should beat Titans by at least 10 points. This one's as straightforward as it looks. Tennessee has regressed violently in the last two weeks.

NFL Week 7 London Game Free Pick: Chargers -6.5