San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Chargers

When: 4:25 PM ET, Sunday, September 30, 2018
Where: StubHub Center, Carson, California
TV: 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS. Line: Chargers -10.5. Total: 46

CJ Beathard made five starts last year prior to the acquisition of Garoppolo, completed 123-of-224 passes for 1,430 yards with four touchdowns and six interceptions over seven games overall in 2017. The Chargers, who are averaging over 27 points per game, can take solace in the fact that both of their losses have come against undefeated teams in the Chiefs and Rams. Philip Rivers has gotten off to a strong start this season, throwing eight touchdown passes and only one interception while averaging more than 300 yards per contest.


A quick look at CJ Beathard prop betting results from the end of last season show that he actually over performed expectations.

The results are for Philip Rivers 2018 season. He hasn’t been an over performer except in one vital area. He has gone over the total all three times this season on touchdown passes.

49ers vs Chargers Betting Pick:

I know there is a drop off in expectations now that the 49ers have lost Jimmy G for the season but Beathard has been underestimated before. He lacks the size and arm of most NFL quarterbacks but he will put the ball downfield. In a game I expect the Chargers to score almost at will against a weak 49ers defense there is no reason to expect the 49ers from shying away from passing on almost every down.

Betting Pick: Over 46.5 points

Score Prediction: Chargers 34 – 49ers 24