Buffalo Bills vs. Los Angeles Chargers 12/23/23

Bills vs. Chargers 12/23/23 NFL Week 16 Betting Odds, Picks, and Forecast

Buffalo Bills (8-6) vs. Los Angeles Chargers (5-9)


Buffalo Bills vs. Los Angeles Chargers 12/23/23 – The NFL Week 16 is set to feature a compelling match-up between the Buffalo Bills, holding an 8-6 record, and the Los Angeles Chargers, currently at 5-9. This game, scheduled for Saturday at the stunning SoFi Stadium, is a crucial one for both teams, especially for the Bills as they push for a strong finish to the season. Fans and bettors alike are keenly looking for the best NFL free predictions for this late-season clash.


The Bills’ offensive is a diverse mix of air and ground games. Josh Allen’s impressive arm strength has been instrumental in leading them to 3541 passing yards and 26 touchdowns; particularly effective when connected with Stefon Diggs who has amassed 91 receptions for 1041 yards from him. On the ground, James Cook adds variety with 968 rushing yards per carry (an average of 5.1). Their multifaceted attack makes the Bills formidable opponents this season.


Although they have had mixed success this season, the Chargers have shown signs of brilliance despite their record. Justin Herbert led their passing game with a 65.1% completion rate and 3134 yards passed while Keenan Allen made history by collecting 108 receptions for 1243 yards from Justin Herbert alone! Austin Ekeler has also shown steady work; although their overall rushing attack may not have been as dominant compared to their passing attack.


Buffalo Bills vs. Los Angeles Chargers Game Info


When: Saturday, December 23, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET
Where: SoFi Stadium
Stream: NFL Game Pass


Josh Allen QB vs. Justin Herbert QB


Josh Allen has put together an MVP-caliber season for the Bills, compiling over 3500 passing yards and 26 touchdowns through the air. He has also added over 300 yards and 4 scores on the ground. Allen possesses elite arm strength and can threaten any area of the field, as evidenced by his 7.2 yards per pass attempt. However, he has been turnover-prone at times with 14 interceptions on the year. Allen will need to limit mistakes against a tricky Chargers defense that thrives on takeaways. The Los Angeles secondary has 7 interceptions over their last 3 home games and has forced multiple turnovers in 2 of those contests.


Justin Herbert has firmly established himself as one of the AFC’s top signal callers in his third professional season. Despite little support from the run game, Herbert continues to post gaudy numbers including 20 touchdowns and a 93.2 passer rating. He has top-tier arm strength, pinpoint ball placement, and underrated mobility. Herbert can threaten defenses at all three levels when at his best. One area of concern is pass protection, as Herbert has taken 29 sacks on the year behind a porous offensive line.


NFL Odds/Point Spread: Buffalo Bills -700, Total Odds: 42.5


The Bills are heavy favorites with a -700 moneyline and a spread of -11, reflecting their dominance this season and the struggles of the Chargers. The total at 42.5 points suggests expectations of a fairly high-scoring game, likely driven by the Bills’ potent offense.


Buffalo Bills Betting Trends


The Bills are just 1-4 straight up and ATS in their last 5 meetings with the Chargers. Buffalo has also gone under the total in 11 of their last 14 road matchups. The Bills have slowed offensively, going under in 6 of their last 7 contests. Defensively, however, Buffalo has held opponents to 16 points or under in 5 of their last 7 games.


Los Angeles Chargers Betting Trends


The Chargers are 6-0 straight up in their last 6 home games against the Bills. Los Angeles has also gone under in 5 straight home contests. The LA defense has held opponents to 20 points or less in 8 of their last 10 matchups. Offensively, the Chargers have gone under in 10 of their past 12 games.


Buffalo Bills vs. Los Angeles Chargers 12/23/23 Betting Picks


Based on the analysis,trends as well as the premium sports predictions, the Bills are the clear favorites. Their balanced offense and solid defense give them an edge over the Chargers. However, the large spread presents a risk, considering the Bills’ recent ATS performance.


The better pick might be the Bills to win outright, but taking the Chargers to cover the spread could be a smart move, given the Bills’ ATS record. As for the total, leaning towards the UNDER might be wise, considering both teams’ recent scoring trends.


Free Pick and Prediction: Buffalo Bills 25, Los Angeles Chargers 15


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