The Los Angeles Chargers will look to right their ship when they travel to Texas to face the Houston Texans in Week 4. The Chargers are coming off a humiliating 38-10 home loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 3. The Jags entered the NFL season not expected to be a playoff contender, unlike the Bolts. Now, the Chargers will face another such team in the form of the Texans, who might be catching Los Angeles at just the right time. The Texans are winless after three weeks, losing to the Chicago Bears on the road in Week 3, 23-20, but they still can inflict damage on other teams’ playoff hopes, especially when overlooked.
Check out our preview of this Chargers vs Texans game in Week 4 of the 2022 NFL regular season.
Betting Preview for the Los Angeles Chargers vs Houston Texans Week 4 Game on October 2, 2022
Where: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
When: Sunday, October 2, 2022, 1:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: NFL Network
Betting on the Los Angeles Chargers (-6.5)
Regular Season Record: 2-1
Justin Herbert is playing through pain, as he is dealing with a rib injury that hindered him in the Jags game. In that contest, Herbert went only 25/45 for 297 passing yards (1 TD, 1 INT). It did not help that he did not have wide receiver Keenan Allen downfield, with Allen nursing a hamstring issue. It’s possible that Allen will be able to get back on the field in Week 4, and that would be a huge boost for Los Angeles. Meanwhile, star edge rusher Joey Bosa suffered a groin injury that also puts his Week 4 status in question. Houston doesn’t have an explosive offense, though, so the Chargers could still be able to make a ton of plays on defense even if Bosa doesn’t play or is limited in the upcoming contest.
The Over is 7-3 in the Chargers’ last 10 games overall.
Betting on the Houston Texans (+6.5)
Regular Season Record: 0-2-1
The Texans are still winless, but they could have easily been 2-1 with a few breaks going their way. Rookie running back Dameon Pierce also finally had a game to remember, albeit in a loss, as for the first time this season, he emerged as the clear leader of Houston’s ground attack, rushing 20 times for 80 yards and a touchdown versus the Bears. He also had two catches for 21 receiving yards. This could be a start of a productive trend for Pierce, who will be taking on the Chargers’ defense that just gave up 151 rushing yards on 36 carries to the Jaguars. The Texans also had five defensive sacks in Week 3, a good trend for them to carry over into Week 4.
The Texans are 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven games overall.
The Chargers win, 27-21.
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