Patriots vs. Chargers Prediction, Odds, Spread and Over/Under for NFL Week 8

The Los Angeles Chargers have a great opportunity to bounce back after a bye week to beat and cover against the New England Patriots.
The Los Angeles Chargers have a great opportunity to bounce back after a bye week to beat and cover against the New England Patriots. / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots are on the road in Week 8 to SoFi Stadium to face off against the Los Angeles Chargers. The Pats are coming off an impressive 54-13 win over an unimpressive Jets team. That win brings New England’s season record to 3-4.

The Chargers are coming off a BYE week, but the last time out they fell to 4-2 following a brutal loss to the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens strong defense held Justin Herbet to under 200-yards passing with one touchdown and one interception. Herbert did lead the team in rushing, but with 12 total yards, it was far from a strong showing. It was the Chargers’ worst game in a season that was looking up after a three-game win streak. 

Can the Chargers bounce back and threaten for the AFC West title or will the Patriots roll another week and pull to an even 4-4? 

Here are the odds for this Week 8 game where East meets West in the AFC, courtesy of WynnBET Sportsbook.

Patriots vs. Chargers, Spread, Odds, and Total


  • Patriots +6.0 (-110)
  • Chargers -6.0 (-110)


  • Patriots +215
  • Chargers -255


  • 48.5 (Over -110/Under -110)

Patriots vs. Chargers Betting Trends

  • The Patriots are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. 
  • The UNDER us 5-1 in the Patriots’ last 6 road games.  
  • The UNDER is 6-0 in the Patriots’ last 6 games on the road against the Chargers.
  •  The Chargers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games. 
  • The UNDER is 5-1 in the Chargers’ last 6 games. 

Patriots vs. Chargers Prediction and Pick

Where the Chargers usually shine is their passing defense. They rank in the top 10 in opponent yards per game, passes per game, and yards per pass. Surprisingly, there is a pretty big gap between the passing and rushing defense, where the Chargers rank 32nd in the NFL in yards allowed per game and per rush. 

Luckily for them, the Patriots are not a strong rushing team that can exploit this weakness in the Chargers’ defense. NE runs the ball just 38 percent of the time and manages a meager 95.4 yards per game on average. 

The Patriots passing offense is better, but rookie QB Mac Jones is still a liability with a TD/INT ratio of 6/9 and a QBR of 53.3. This secondary is not forgiving and will punish Jones for even the simplest of mistakes. Jones will also be getting a healthy dose of Joey Bosa in his face and I suspect that will not go well for the rookie QB. 

Prediction: Chargers -6.0 (-110)

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