The Los Angeles Chargers and New York Jets are two teams who stumbled out of the gates to start the season, but are now trending in the right direction with a chance to get back in the AFC playoff picture with a win in Week 9.
They'll face each other in this week's edition of Monday Night Football.
In this article, I'm going to break down everything you need to know to wager on this AFC showdown.
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Chargers vs. Jets odds, spread, and total
Chargers vs. Jets betting trends
- The UNDER is 5-0 in the Chargers' last five games
- Chargers are 4-1 straight up in their last five games vs. Jets
- Chargers are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games vs. AFC East opponents
- The UNDER is 9-3 in the Jets' last 12 games
- The UNDER is 5-1 in the Jets' last six home games
Chargers vs. Jets injury reports
Los Angeles Chargers injury report
- Gerald Everett - TE - Questionable
New York Jets injury report
- Randall Cobb - WR - Questionable
- Irvin Charles - WR - Questionable
- Joe Tippmann - C - Questionable
- Aaron Rodgers - QB - Injured Reserve
- Al Woods - DT - Injured Reserve
Chargers vs. Jets how to watch
- Date: Monday, November 6
- Game Time: 8:15 pm EST
- Venue: MetLife Stadium
- How to Watch (TV): ABC/ESPN
- Los Angeles Chargers Record: 3-4
- New York Jets Record: 4-3
Chargers vs. Jets key players to watch
Los Angeles Chargers
Morgan Fox: Not enough people are talking about defensive end, Morgan Fox, who has already recorded five sacks this season. If the Chargers' defense can have a good game and shut down the Jets' lowly offense, they're going to have a great chance to win the game. Morgan Fox and Joey Bosa pressuring the quarterback is going to play a big role in that.
New York Jets
Breece Hall: This Jets offense isn't going to win games on the arm of Zach Wilson, I think we know that by now. For them to have a chance to win on a weekly basis, they need to continue to ride with Breece Hall, who is averaging a blistering 5.7 yards per carry on the year. Let's see how he fares against this Chargers defense.
Chargers vs. Jets prediction and pick
It's time to sell high on the New York Jets. Sure, they won three straight games. Big whoop. They stink. They're 31st in the NFL in EPA/Play and dead last in success rate. Their offense converts just 22.99% of third down opportunities and as bad as the Chargers defense has been, they've been solid on third down, keeping teams to a third down conversion rate of just 37.65%.
Make no mistake about it, the Chargers have stumbled early in the season in a tough schedule, but their offense is still one of the best in the league and they showed last week against the Bears what they can do against bad football teams.
I can't imagine a world where the Jets offense can keep pace with Justin Herbert and company. I'll back the Chargers to win and cover.
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