Vikings vs. Chargers Predictions, Betting Trends and Stats – Week 3

Written By PlayPicks Staff on September 19, 2023

The Minnesota Vikings (0-2) and the Los Angeles Chargers (0-2), who were both defeated in their last contest, will go head to head at 1:00 PM ET on Sunday, September 24. In their previous games, the Vikings lost 34-28 to the Eagles, and the Chargers were defeated by the Titans 27-24.

The Vikings (-1) are slight favorites in their matchup against the Chargers. The total is 54.5 points.

The betting facts in what follows use the latest odds as of September 24, 2023 at 11:11 AM ET. Keep scrolling for a look at all of the latest odds for this game and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

Vikings Vs Chargers Odds

Favorite Spread Over/Under
Vikings -1 54.5

Vikings vs. Chargers Predictions

Computer picks for Vikings vs Chargers
ATS pick Over/Under pick
Vikings (-1) Over (54.5)

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Team Stat Rankings (2022)

Vikings Chargers
Off. Points per Game (Rank) 24.9 (7) 23.0 (13)
Def. Points per Game (Rank) 25.1 (28) 22.6 (21)
Off. Yards per Play (Rank) 5.5 (11) 5.3 (17)
Def. Yards per Play (Rank) 5.9 (29) 5.9 (29)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank) 23 (17) 19 (5)
Turnovers Forced (Rank) 25 (8) 24 (11)

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Vikings Betting Insights

  • The Vikings were 7-10-0 against the spread last year.
  • As 1-point or greater favorites last season, Minnesota went 6-7.
  • In 17 Minnesota games last season, 11 went over the total.
  • Vikings games had more than 54.5 points scored on seven occasions last season.
  • The over/under in this game is 54.5 points, 8.2 higher than the average total in Minnesota games last season.

Chargers Betting Insights

  • The Chargers had 11 wins in 17 games against the spread last year.
  • Los Angeles had an ATS record of 5-1 as underdogs of 1 point or more last season.
  • The Chargers had six of their 17 games hit the over last season.
  • There were six Los Angeles games last season with more than 54.5 points scored.
  • Chargers games averaged 47.7 total points last season, 6.8 fewer than the total for this matchup.

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Vikings Players to Watch

  • Last year Kirk Cousins recorded an impressive passing stat line with 4,547 yards (267.5 per game), a 65.9% completion percentage, 29 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions.
  • Last year Cam Akers took 188 rushing attempts for 786 yards (52.4 per game) and scored seven touchdowns.
  • Alexander Mattison posted 283 rushing yards on 74 carries and five touchdowns last season.
  • Justin Jefferson picked up 128 receptions for 1,809 yards and eight touchdowns last season. He was targeted 184 times, and averaged 106.4 yards per game.
  • T.J. Hockenson produced last season, catching 86 passes for 914 yards and six touchdowns. He collected 53.8 receiving yards per game.
  • K.J. Osborn reeled in 60 passes on 90 targets for 650 yards and five touchdowns, compiling 38.2 receiving yards per game.
  • Danielle Hunter amassed 10.5 sacks, 12.0 TFL and 65 tackles last season.
  • Jordan Hicks went to work last year, collecting 128 tackles, 2.0 TFL, 3.0 sacks, and one interception.
  • Last season Harrison Smith had a huge stat line of five interceptions, 85 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and 10 passes defended.

Chargers Players to Watch

  • Justin Herbert completed 68.2% of his passes to throw for 4,739 and 25 touchdowns last season. Herbert also contributed with his legs, tallying 8.6 yards per game.
  • Joshua Kelley averaged 22.1 rushing yards and scored two rushing touchdowns.
  • Mike Williams averaged 68.8 receiving yards and collected four receiving touchdowns over the course of the 2022 season.
  • Josh Palmer caught 72 passes last season on his way to 769 yards and three receiving touchdowns.
  • Keenan Allen averaged 75.2 receiving yards per game on 8.9 targets per game a season ago.
  • Khalil Mack proved to be a menacing defender last year, recording 7.5 sacks, 11.0 TFL and 50 tackles.
  • Derwin James had an impactful defensive performance last season with 115 tackles, 5.0 TFL, 4.0 sacks, and two interceptions.

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