Chargers vs. Lions Cheat Sheet: Odds, Picks, More

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Chargers vs. Lions Betting Guide, Picks

  • Spread: Chargers -1.5
  • Total: 47
  • Time: 1 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: CBS

Odds above as of Saturday and via PointsBet, where Action Network users can exclusively bet every NFL spread this season at reduced juice (-105).

Our analysts and experts break down the most important angles of this game.

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One of the biggest surprises from Week 1 was Marlon Mack’s performance against the Chargers defense. Mack racked up 174 yards on the ground and the Colts totaled 203 rushing yards, averaging 6.2 yards per carry. Coming off a performance like that, this is a sub-optimal time for Los Angeles to travel to Detroit and face the Lions rushing attack.

While the Lions’ back-field underwhelmed in Arizona, offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell will not be scared to run the ball. Look for the Lions to feature both Kerryon Johnson and C.J. Anderson early, establishing the run and opening up the passing game.

Johnson is the key to the Lions’ offensive gameplan. When the Auburn product received at least 10 carries last season, he produced 85 total yards or a touchdown 83.3% of the time.

See our full betting breakdown for Chargers-Lions here.

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Sean Koerner’s Projected Chargers-Lions Odds

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Pick ‘Em Confidence Rating

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See where the Chargers and Lions rank.

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