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    The Los Angeles Chargers (4-7) take a three-game losing streak on the road December 3, 2023 against a struggling New England Patriots squad (2-9), winners of four straight.

    The Chargers are putting up 24.5 points per game on offense (eighth in NFL), and they rank 24th on defense with 23.5 points allowed per game. The Patriots rank 25th with 293.5 total yards per game on offense, and they rank eighth with 316.8 total yards ceded per game on the defensive side of the ball.

    Chargers vs. Patriots Picks

    Splash Inc. users are divided on the Sunday NFL matchup between the Chargers and the Patriots. At the moment, 10.2% of users think the Patriots will win straight up as underdogs, while 100.0% of users expect the Chargers will cover as 6-point favorites.

    Game Info: Chargers vs. Patriots

    • Game Day: Sunday, December 3, 2023
    • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: CBS
    • Location: Foxborough, Massachusetts
    • Stadium: Gillette Stadium

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    Before you wager on Sunday’s Los Angeles-New England spread (Los Angeles -6) or total (40.5 points), see the betting insights and trends below.

    Game Trends for Chargers

    • The Chargers have posted a 4-7-0 record against the spread this season.
    • The Chargers are a perfect 2-0 against the spread when favored by 6 points or more this season.
    • Chargers games with a set total have hit the over three times this season (27.3%).

    Stats & Insights for Chargers

    • Despite sporting a bottom-five defense that ranks worst in the NFL (390.6 yards allowed per game), the Chargers have had more success offensively, ranking 11th in the NFL by totaling 347.5 yards per game.
    • The Chargers are totaling 24.5 points per game on offense, which ranks them eighth in the NFL. On the defensive side of the ball, they rank 24th, giving up 23.5 points per contest.
    • Despite having a bottom-five pass defense that ranks worst in the NFL (280.0 passing yards allowed per game), the Chargers have had more success offensively, ranking 10th in the NFL by putting up 243.5 passing yards per game.
    • The Chargers are putting up 103.9 rushing yards per game on offense (20th in the NFL), and they rank 14th defensively with 110.6 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • The Chargers are averaging a 43.5% third-down conversion rate on offense (eighth in the NFL), and they rank sixth on the other side of the ball with a 35.2% third-down percentage allowed.
    • The Chargers sport the 10th-ranked offense in terms of yards per play this year (5.7), and they’ve been less effective on defense, ranking fourth-worst with 6.1 yards per play allowed.
    • With 15 forced turnovers (15th in NFL) against 12 turnovers committed (sixth in NFL), the Chargers (+3) own the 11th-ranked turnover margin in the NFL.

    Best Players for Chargers

    • Justin Herbert: 2,826 PASS YDS / 256.9 YPG / 66.2% / 20 TD / 6 INT / 48 CAR / 233 RUSH YDS / 3 TD
    • Austin Ekeler: 112 CAR / 428 YDS / 53.5 YPG / 4 TD / 29 REC / 286 YDS / 35.8 YPG / 1 TD
    • Joshua Kelley: 88 CAR / 360 YDS / 32.7 YPG / 2 TD / 5 REC / 17 YDS / 1.5 YPG / 0 TD
    • Keenan Allen: 97 REC / 1,117 YDS / 101.5 YPG / 7 TD
    • Gerald Everett: 25 REC / 210 YDS / 23.3 YPG / 3 TD
    • Kenneth Murray: 81 TKL / 7.0 TFL / 2.0 SACK / 1 INT / 3 PD

    Game Trends for Patriots

    • The Patriots have covered the spread only twice in 11 opportunities this year.
    • The Patriots have a 1-2 record against the spread in games they were an underdog by 6 points or more this season.
    • Three of the Patriots’ 11 games with a set total have hit the over (27.3%).

    Stats & Insights for Patriots

    • From an offensive standpoint, the Patriots are compiling 293.5 total yards per game (25th-ranked). They rank eighth in the NFL on the other side of the ball (316.8 total yards allowed per game).
    • The Patriots have not been getting things done offensively, ranking second-worst in the NFL with 13.5 points per game. They have been more productive on the other side of the ball, giving up 22.5 points per contest (21st-ranked).
    • In terms of passing, the Patriots rank 23rd in the NFL (193.8 passing yards per game) and 16th defensively (222.7 passing yards allowed per contest).
    • In terms of rushing, the Patriots rank 23rd in the NFL on offense (99.6 rushing yards per game) and eighth on the other side of the ball (94.1 rushing yards allowed per contest).
    • The Patriots are posting a 33.6% third-down conversion percentage on offense this season (27th-ranked). Meanwhile, they are surrendering a 38.8% third-down rate (17th-ranked) on defense.
    • While the Patriots’ offense has been struggling in terms of yards per play, ranking fifth-worst at 4.9, their defense is fifth-best with only 5.1 yards allowed per play.
    • The Patriots own a bottom-five turnover margin this season, second-worst at -8.

    Best Players for Patriots

    • Bailey Zappe: 158 PASS YDS / 39.5 YPG / 48.7% / 0 TD / 2 INT
    • Rhamondre Stevenson: 147 CAR / 580 YDS / 52.7 YPG / 4 TD / 37 REC / 238 YDS / 21.6 YPG / 0 TD
    • Ezekiel Elliott: 95 CAR / 377 YDS / 34.3 YPG / 2 TD / 20 REC / 114 YDS / 10.4 YPG / 0 TD
    • Demario Douglas: 36 REC / 410 YDS / 41.0 YPG / 0 TD
    • Hunter Henry: 30 REC / 298 YDS / 29.8 YPG / 3 TD
    • Ja’Whaun Bentley: 70 TKL / 5.0 TFL / 4.0 SACK / 3 PD
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