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Rams vs Chargers Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for NFL Preseason Game on FanDuel Sportsbook (Aug 13)

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Los Angeles Rams vs Los Angeles Chargers prediction, odds and betting trends for NFL preseason game.
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Rams vs Chargers Preseason Game Info

2022 NFL Preseason Game
Los Angeles Rams (0-0) vs. Los Angeles Chargers (0-0)
Date: Saturday, August 13, 2022
Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Venue: SoFi Stadium — Inglewood, CA

The Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers meet head-to-head in preseason action on Saturday night. Head coach Sean McVay is once again resting all of his starters, just as he did last year. It leaves the door open for quarterbacks John Wolford and Bryce Perkins to see a ton of snaps.

Meanwhile, quarterback Justin Herbert has never played a single snap in the preseason and that will continue with this contest. Veterans Chase Daniel and Easton Stick will see a majority of the playing time, instead. Head coach Brandon Staley recently called the two players co-backup quarterbacks.

Rams vs Chargers Odds & Spread

All NFL preseason betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: LAR: (+145) | LAC: (-170)
Spread: LAR: +3.5 (-110) | LAC: -3.5 (-110)
Total: 29.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Chargers enter this contest as a small favorite on the moneyline and the spread. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features the lowest total of Saturday's eight-game preseason slate.

Rams vs Chargers Prediction & Pick

McVay has never put too much thought into the NFL preseason and it's worked out for him so far. The Rams posted an 0-3 preseason record in 2021 before going on to win the Super Bowl. One of those losses came at the hands of the Chargers by a score of 13-6. Expecting a similar result here is smart.

While the Chargers may not have Herbert slinging it from the backfield, Daniel has proven to be a reliable NFL QB. The 35-year-old has completed 68.2% of his pass attempts for 1,694 yards and 8 touchdowns (7 interceptions). Grabbing an early lead will be all that's needed for a victory here.

Final Score Prediction: Rams: 10 | Chargers: 20

Rams vs Chargers Betting Trends

- The Rams are 5-0 straight up in their last five away games.
- The total has hit the over in 13 of the Rams' last 20 games against the Chargers.
- The Chargers are 9-3 against the spread (ATS) in their last 12 games against the Rams.
- The total has hit the over in each of the Chargers' last six games.

Rams vs Chargers Best Bet

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

When it comes down to it, there's simply more at stake for the Chargers here and that makes them the team to back. Both Daniel and Stick are motivated to prove they are worthy of the No. 2 QB spot. Rookie running back Isaiah Spiller will be looking to make a good first impression on the coaches, too.

It's worth noting that Wolford hasn't played in the preseason since 2019, either. He needed to have his appendix removed at this time last year, forcing him to miss to sit on the sidelines rather than suiting up. It wouldn't be surprising to see Wolford have to take some time to shake off the rust.

Bet: Los Angeles Chargers -3.5 (-110)

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