The Los Angeles Chargers head on the road to face the New England Patriots in Week 13. Kickoff from Gillette Stadium is set for 1 p.m. ET as Justin Herbert and the Chargers look for a much-needed win to steer their season back on track. Conversely, New England’s season continues to fall off course toward what is likely a top-five first-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.
Here are the best player prop bets between the Chargers and Patriots, with odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Chargers vs. Patriots player prop bets
Justin Herbert — Over 1.5 passing TDs (-120)
While Herbert struggled in the Chargers’ three-point loss last week, he continued a three-game streak of finding a receiver in the end zone. New England’s defense is allowing 1.18 passing touchdowns per game to quarterbacks this season, and Los Angeles should be desperate for a convincing win to steer their season back on track.
Rhamondre Stevenson — Longest reception over 11.5 yards (-110)
While the Patriots’ offense remains all over the place, one of the few certainties is that Stevenson will remain heavily involved on the ground and in the short-yardage passing game. The New England tailback has averaged four receptions per game and 5.3 targets per game over the last three weeks.
As a means of countering a pass rush led by Khalil Mack, look for Bill O’Brien to keep Stevenson involved as a safety net via the short-yardage pass, setting up Stevenson to do some damage after the catch.
Austin Ekeler — Under 53.5 rushing yards (odds)
Ekeler fell back down to earth last week with 10 carries for 32 yards on the ground, while adding 32 yards through the air. The Patriots are allowing just 94.1 rushing yards per game (7th), which means Ekeler has a prime opportunity to act like a receiver in this matchup, thus limiting his ceiling on the ground. The script could work well in his favor with Mike Williams’ absence and Quentin Johnston’s disappointment hampering the receiving corps.