2016 Season NFL Football Past Picks
October 23, 2016
This pick was released to clients on October 22, 2021 at 1:26PM ET.
Los Angeles at Atlanta
Sunday 10/23 04:05 PM Eastern
1 unit on Los Angeles +4.5 (-105) (risk 1 to return 1.95) RESULT: WIN
San Diego enjoys a big scheduling advantage as it hasn't played since last Thursday's win over Denver while Atlanta suffered a tough loss at Seattle on Sunday. The Chargers gained some confidence after finally closing out a game without blowing it in the final minutes. Philip Rivers was 18 of 29 for 178 yards with no interceptions and a touchdown. Hunter Henry caught six passes for 83 yards, and Melvin Gordon rushed for 94 yards. The San Diego defense held the Broncos to 304 yards even though quarterback Trevor Siemian was forced to pass 50 times. The Falcons took advantage of some uncharacteristic blown coverages by the Seahawks secondary and took a 24-23 lead before Steven Hauschka's field goal won it for the home team. Matt Ryan was 27 of 42 for for 335 yards and three touchdowns. However, the running game fizzled as the Falcons gained only 52 yards on 2.9 yards per carry. San Diego is ranked #5 in the league in rush defense while Atlanta is #26 in pass defense. The Chargers have covered the spread eight of their last nine road games and eight of their last 10 overall dating to last season. The Falcons are 2-6 ATS their last eight home games. Grab the points and play the Chargers.
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