Free NFL Picks Today: Los Angeles Chargers vs Tennessee Titans 12/18/22

Free NFL Picks Today: Los Angeles Chargers vs Tennessee Titans 12/18/22
Sun 18th December 2022

The Los Angeles Chargers (7-6, 3-3 Home) and their explosive passing offense play host to the Tennessee Titans (7-6, 4-3 Away), one of the league’s softest aerial defenses, at SoFi Stadium on Sunday.

The Chargers are three-point favorites, and the total is 46.5. Tennessee is coming off a 36-22 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars at Nissan Stadium last Sunday, their third straight defeat.

Ryan Tannehill was 25 of 38 for 254 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Derrick Henry ran 17 times for 121 yards and a touchdown.

He added three receptions for 34 yards. Austin Hooper caught five passes for 68 yards.Los Angeles beat the Miami Dolphins 23-17 at SoFi Stadium last Sunday.

Justin Herbert threw for 367 yards and a touchdown. Austin Ekeler carried 15 times for 45 yards and a touchdown and added eight catches for 59 yards. Mike Williams also scored once. He hauled in six receptions for 116 yards.


The teams are meeting in the regular season for the first time since October 2019, a 23-20 win for the Titans.


The Titans are averaging 18.5 points per game for the season, 26th in the NFL, and they are facing a Chargers defense that has surrendered 25.1 PPG (28th). Meanwhile, Los Angeles has scored 22.7 points a game this season, 14th in the league, and Tennessee is allowing 21.2 PPG (12th).

The Titans rank as one of the league’s worst teams in passing yards per game (194.8, 29th), while they are 16th in rushing yards (121.2). The Chargers are 12th in passing yards allowed per game (226.9) and 28th against the run (147.0).

Los Angeles has been one of the league’s top passing teams, averaging 285.1 passing yards per game (4th), while ranking 31st in rushing yards (84.5).

Tennessee’s defense has been susceptible through the air, as the Titans are 31st in the league in passing yards allowed per game (300.8). Against the run, the Titans are 3rd (81.3). Tennessee is averaging an NFL-worst 2.7 red zone trips a game this season, finding the end zone 66% of the time (6th).


Through 11 games, Ryan Tannehill has thrown for 13 touchdowns (5 INT) and 215.5 yards per game to lead Tennessee in passing. In five away games this season, he has six TDs (3 INT) and an average of 181.8 yards passing.

Derrick Henry leads the team in rushing with an average of 92.2 yards a game over 13 games. He has 11 touchdowns on the ground. Robert Woods is the Titans’ leading receiver with 31.2 yards a game and one TD.

Justin Herbert has 21 passing touchdowns (7 INT) with 285.1 yards per game through 13 games to lead Los Angeles. In six home games this season, he has thrown for nine TDs (4 INT) and an average of 292.3 yards.

Austin Ekeler has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 48.8 yards a game through 13 games. He also has been valuable as a receiver, accumulating 47.9 yards a game through the air.

He has 13 total touchdowns, eight rushing and five receiving. Joshua Palmer has been the primary target in the Chargers’ aerial attack. He has three touchdowns and a 55.4 yard per game average through 12 appearances. Joshua Palmer is averaging 7.7 targets per game (5.1 receptions).

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LA Chargers (-150)

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