New York Jets vs. Los Angeles Chargers Betting – NFL Week 11, 2020
The hapless and winless New York Jets continue their painful journey in Week 11 when they visit the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
Can the Jets upset the odds or cover the spread, at least? We’ll find out on Sunday, November 22, so here’s my best Jets vs. Chargers betting pick along with the latest odds update and all the key betting tips and notes.
Jets vs. Chargers Odds
Even though the Chargers have dropped three straight contests, they are listed as huge favorites to beat the 0-9 Jets. New York had a great opportunity to snap its skid in Week 9, but the Jets obviously didn’t want to beat the Pats and continued to tank for the No. 1 pick at the 2021 NFL Draft.
Los Angeles is 2-7 and sitting bottom of the AFC West. It’s safe to say that the Chargers will miss the playoffs for the second straight year.
New York Jets Analysis
The Jets are coming off a bye, while their Week 9 clash against the New England Patriots was a controversial one. New York had a 10-point lead at the end of the third quarter, but the Jets did everything they can to blow that lead by the end of the game.
At the moment, the Jets are the worst offensive team in football by far. They are scoring just 13.4 points on 266.0 total yards per game. Joe Flacco was under center against the Pats, and the Jets put 27 points on the scoreboard, as the 35-year-old signal-caller tossed for 262 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception.
On the other side of the ball, the Jets are yielding 29.8 points per contest (30th in the NFL) on 402.7 total yards (27th).
Los Angeles Chargers Analysis
The Chargers are on a three-game losing streak following a 29-21 defeat at the Miami Dolphins this past Sunday. They failed to cope with the Phins’ tremendous defense and finished the game with only 273 total yards.
Justin Herbert went 20-from-32 for 187 yards, two scores, and one pick. The Chargers converted all of their three red-zone attempts, but they were averaging only 4.3 yards per play while posting 99 rushing yards on 29 carries.
Los Angeles is scoring 25.1 points per game (17th in the league) on 403.7 total yards (4th). With Herbert under center, the Chargers are looking good offensively, but their defense has been poor thus far. LA is yielding 27.2 points per game (21st) on just 349.8 total yards (12th).
Jets vs. Chargers Pick
Los Angeles Chargers -6.5-150
Without injured Austin Ekeler, the Chargers have struggled to run efficiently, so they lean heavily on rookie Justin Herbert. The Chargers have a good receiving corps, so I’m backing them to beat the Jets by at least a touchdown.
The Jets are terrible on both sides of the ball. Even if they find a way to move the ball against the Chargers’ shaky defense, I don’t see how the visitors are going to slow down LA’s offense. Furthermore, keep in mind that the Jets obviously want to finish this season as the worst team in the league.
These two foes haven’t met each other since 2017, and the Chargers are 3-0 straight up and ATS in their previous three matchups with the Jets.