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Los Angeles Chargers vs Houston Texans prediction, odds and betting trends for NFL Week 4 game.
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Chargers vs Texans Week 4 Game Info

2022 NFL Regular Season — Week 4
Los Angeles Chargers (1-2, 0-1 Away) vs. Houston Texans (0-2-1, 0-0-1 Home)
Date: Sunday, October 2, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Venue: NRG Stadium — Houston, TX
Coverage: CBS

The Los Angeles Chargers will look to avenge a costly loss to the Houston Texans in 2021 when they meet head-to-head in Week 4 NFL action. The Chargers struggled to get anything going on offense against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday (323 total yards) and it led to their second straight loss.

Meanwhile, an interception thrown by Texans quarterback Davis Mills late in the fourth quarter set the Chicago Bears up to kick the game-winning field goal in Week 3. Houston came so close to securing its first win of the season, but turnovers and a lack of rush defense ultimately cost them the victory.

Chargers vs Texans Odds & Spread

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: LAC: (-250) | HOU: (+205)
Spread: LAC: -5.5 (-115) | HOU: +5.5 (-110)
Total: 44.5 — Over: (-118) | Under: (-104)

Updated (Sunday, Oct. 2, 10:10 a.m. EST): The Chargers enter this contest as a clear road favorite on the moneyline and the spread. This 1 p.m. ET clash also features one of the average projected totals (44.5) on the NFL Week 4 slate.

Chargers vs Texans Prediction & Pick

There's no denying that the Chargers are in desperate need of a victory to improve their chances at winning the AFC West division or earning an AFC Wild Card spot. The likelihood of that happening with a 1-3 record is very low. Look for Justin Herbert to come out motivated to ball out as a result.

It's hard to see Mills doing the same. The second-year pro has only logged 662 passing yards and 3 touchdowns (2 interceptions) across three starts this year. That's not going to get the job done here. Houston has won just one of its last nine home games and hasn't won a game in October since 2020.

Final Score Prediction: Chargers: 27 | Texans: 20

Chargers vs Texans Betting Trends

- The Chargers are 6-2 against the spread (ATS) in their last eight games against Houston.
- The total has hit the over in seven of the Chargers' last nine games.
- Houston is 1-7-1 straight up in its last nine home games.
- The total has hit the over in five of Houston's last seven Week 4 games.

Chargers vs Texans Best Bet

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

The Texans are 2-0-1 against the spread (ATS) this season and are a few unlucky bounces away from having a 2-1 record. They are fully capable of pulling off an upset here, so shifting gears to betting on the total is the smartest move. Both of these teams possess defenses vulnerable to being torched.

Los Angeles and Houston rank among the bottom 15 NFL teams in defensive categories such as total yards allowed per game and yards given up per play. Offensive drives are going to be efficient in this battle and the over has hit in seven of the Chargers last nine games. Back it to hit again here.

Bet: Over 44.5 Points (-118)

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