Chargers vs. Eagles NFL Week 9 Betting Odds, Expert Picks, and Preview

Public hammering Chargers as short road favorites with 74% of tickets laying the points.
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Thu, November 4, 8:46 AM EDT | 4 min read
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Chargers vs. Eagles NFL Week 9 Betting Odds, Expert Picks, and Preview

Among this week’s late-afternoon NFL betting matchups is a cross-conference showdown between the Los Angeles Chargers and Philadelphia Eagles. This game sets up as a reverse line movement special. The overwhelming majority of tickets go against the direction in which the point spread has moved since opening. Oddsmakers still view the visitors as favorites in this Chargers vs Eagles showdown, albeit short ones.

Chargers vs. Eagles Week 9 NFL Betting Odds, Picks, and Preview

Los Angeles Chargers (4-3 SU, 4-3 ATS) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (3-5 SU, 4-4 ATS)

Date: Sunday, November 7, 2021Start Time: 4:05 PM ESTLocation: Lincoln Financial Field — Philadelphia, PATV Coverage: CBS

Chargers vs. Eagles odds

Los Angeles Chargers Preview

The Chargers failed to get back to their winning ways following a Week 7 bye, losing as home favorites last Sunday to the New England Patriots. For the second straight game, Justin Herbert and the highly-regarded L.A. offense were held in check. The Patriots flustered Herbert into throwing two interceptions while dominating both time of possession and total plays run. Austin Ekeler finished with over 120 total yards and a rushing score, but few other playmakers were able to produce consistently for the Chargers.

Fortunately, Los Angeles should have an easier go of it offensively in this Week 9 NFL betting matchup. The Eagles’ defense is nowhere near as talented as the last two the Chargers have gone up against. At the same time, Brandon Staley has a big concern facing his own defense this week. While the Chargers are a top-five adjusted defense against the pass, they rank dead last at defending the run in the same metric. This could be a massive problem against a run-heavy Philadelphia team. The Patriots successfully gouged the Chargers on the ground last week. Adjustments will be critical to ensuring that does not happen again on Sunday.

Philadelphia Eagles Preview

Speaking of that run-heavy Eagles’ offense, Philadelphia routed the winless Detroit Lions last week despite quarterback Jalen Hurts only attempting 14 passes. With lead running back Miles Sanders landing on IR, the Eagles turned to both Boston Scott and Jordan Howard last week. The backfield tandem combined for nearly 120 yards rushing and scored four touchdowns. Of The dual-threat Hurts also added 71 yards rushing. Meanwhile, six of his nine completions went to tight end Dallas Goedert. Passing has been a struggle for this offense all season, but it may not matter against the porous Chargers’ run D.

Despite a rush of public NFL betting tickets on the Lions as a short home dog last week, the Eagles took control right away. The outcome of the game was never in doubt. Philly’s defense made sure of this, as they dominated the line of scrimmage and finished with six total sacks. Achieving a similar pass rush against the Chargers will be easier said than done. However, it could prove vital to the Eagles’ chances of covering the spread. Outside of Darius Slay, the Eagles’ secondary is extremely thin on talent. They could struggle to hold up against the dynamic WR duo of Keenan Allen and Mike Williams.

Chargers vs. Eagles Betting Odds and Line Movement

The following table displays the best Chargers vs Eagles NFL betting odds and lines available in the market.

Chargers vs. Eagles odds

Oddsmakers initially opened the Chargers as a field goal-favorite for this cross-country road contest. Following another disappointing performance last week, the market has shifted towards the Eagles. Yet, despite the spread now only reading Chargers -1.5, an overwhelming majority of tickets are backing the visitors. 74% of ATS bets placed at the time of writing were on Los Angeles.

The NFL betting total for this game has not seen much movement thus far. The current line of 50.5 is just a half-point above the opening number. This Chargers vs Eagles matchup has turned into one of the tightest games on the entire Week 9 slate. Current moneyline odds give the visitors only a 55% chance to win outright.

Chargers vs. Eagles Betting Picks and Prediction

When it comes to betting on this game, the total is probably the ideal place to start. Based on the strengths and weaknesses of both teams, points could very well be put up in bunches on Sunday. The Chargers certainly have the offensive firepower and personnel to expose what is not a very good Eagles’ defense. On the other side of the ball, Los Angeles may struggle to stop the run-heavy offensive approach. The fact that the Chargers rate even worse than the Lions in adjusted defense against the run is an encouraging sign for Jalen Hurts and the Eagles.

Chargers vs. Eagles NFL Betting Picks: Over 50.5 (-105)

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