The 49ers head into Los Angeles to take on a Chargers team that has been underperforming early in this season. Both teams sit at 1-2 but the Chargers had hopes of getting to the Super Bowl before the season began. Those hopes may be dashed with a loss here to the 49ers. Both teams are on a one game losing streak that they hope to turn around before they get into the meat of their schedules.
Despite being 1-2, the Chargers are 10.5 point favorites at home in this one. The Chargers are 1-2 against the spread and the 49ers sit at 0-3 against the spread. The over/under for this game is 47.5 so you can expect the Chargers to do a lot of scoring as they have all year long.
49ers vs. Chargers Odds
Spread: Los Angeles Chargers -10.5
49ers vs. Chargers Head to Head
The series between these two teams is tied 7-7 with the series at 7-6 in favor of the Chargers in the regular season. The last win that the 49ers have over the Chargers was back on December 3rd, 2000 when the 49ers dominated the Chargers 45-17. The last meeting between the teams was on December 20th, 2014 as the Chargers took the win 38-35. The Chargers have won four games in a row.
49ers vs. Chargers Stats
The Chargers have been moving the ball very well to this point in the season. They gain an average of 426 yards a game and throw for more than 300 a game. The 49ers on the other hand, has struggled to move the ball through the air. They gain 392 yards a game with 239 of that through the air. They run the ball well, but their passing has not made them into a dynamic offense quite yet. The Chargers troubles are on defense as they allow 405 yards a game whereas the 49ers are not much better allowing 398 yards per game.
49ers vs. Chargers News
The big piece of news prior to this game is that the 49ers’ starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is done for the year. In the game last week, he tore his ACL in a non-contact play effectively ending his season. With CJ Beathard set to set up as the new starter for the 49ers, there is some question as to whether or not he will be able to rattle off some wins. Richard Sherman has been marked as out for this week as well depleting an already injured secondary. The Chargers are pretty healthy right now win only Joey Bosa being the notable absence as he continues to nurse injury.
49ers vs. Chargers Predictions
Look for the Chargers to run away with this one. They are hungry and want to get back on track. After losing Garoppolo, the 49ers will be searching for answers and they won’t get them this week. The Chargers will be able to pass the ball all over the field and the 49ers defense won’t have an answer. Look for the Chargers to blow the 49ers out at home.