Week 16 NFL Against the Spread Expert Picks: San Diego Chargers @ San Francisco 49ers


Pickwatch is about more than just listing picks – in our weekly matchup breakdowns we rank experts by their against the spread accuracy, highlight those who pick just these two teams best, and show you how hard it has been on average to predict them at home and on the road.

Kick off: Saturday 8:25pm
Venue: Levis Stadium, Santa Clara (SF)
TV: NFL Network 
Line: SF -1.5
49ers Home vs Spread: 2-4 (Streak L3)
Chargers Road vs Spread: 3-3 (Streak W1)

Overall: The expert’s overall correct pick %  picking this team’s games vs the closing spread
Home: The expert’s correct pick % picking only this team’s home games vs the closing spread
Road: The expert’s correct pick % picking only this team’s road games vs the closing spread
GREENThe expert(s) with the best combined correct pick percentage when picking the road team on the road, and the home team at home
NEW! Expert ATS Standings for 2014 with all weekly data and last 5 weeks score

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San Diego Chargers  SD @ San Francisco 49ers  SF
Rank Expert Affiliation Overall Home Road Pick Rank Expert Affiliation Overall Home Road Pick
1 Neil Greenberg Washington Post 73% 63% 83% SD 1 Mario Mergola XNSports/AOL 73% 83% 63% SF
2 Dave Tuley ESPN 65% 50% 80% 2 Frank Schwab Yahoo 60% 83% 38%
3 Jason La Canfora CBS 65% 63% 67% SF 3 Dave Tuley ESPN 50% 75% 25%
4 Chase Keefer Las Vegas Sun 58% 50% 67% SD 4 Bill Simmons Grantland 71% 67% 75%
5 John Boell Newsday 61% 63% 60% SD 5 Christopher Gasper Boston Globe 58% 67% 50% SD
6 Rainer Sabin DallasNews.com 69% 88% 50% SD 6 Brandon George DallasNews.com 58% 67% 50% SD
7 Jamey Eisenberg CBS 63% 75% 50% SF 7 Bob Glauber Newsday 55% 60% 50% SD
8 Ryan Wilson CBS 63% 75% 50% SF 8 Kevin Sherrington DallasNews.com 50% 50% 50% SF
9 Ben Volin Boston Globe 56% 63% 50% SF 9 Newy Scruggs DallasNews.com 50% 50% 50% SD
10 Will Brinson CBS 56% 63% 50% SD 10 Chase Keefer Las Vegas Sun 50% 50% 50% SD
11 Kevin Sherrington DallasNews.com 56% 63% 50% SF 11 Pickwatch Pickwatch 50% 50% 50% SD
12 Numberfire Numberfire 56% 63% 50% SF 12 Teamrankings Teamrankings 50% 50% 50% SD
13 Mario Mergola XNSports/AOL 56% 63% 50% SF 13 Jim McBride Boston Globe 44% 50% 38%
14 Pete Prisco CBS 50% 50% 50% SF 14 Dave Richard CBS 44% 50% 38% SD
15 Sam Farmer LA Times 50% 50% 50% SD 15 Rick Gosselin DallasNews.com 44% 50% 38% SF
16 Frank Schwab Yahoo 44% 38% 50% 16 Josh Katzowitz CBS 38% 50% 25% SD
17 Teamrankings Teamrankings 38% 25% 50% SD 17 Vic Tafur SFGate 38% 50% 25% SF
18 Vic Tafur SFGate 51% 63% 40% SF 18 Kimberley A Martin Newsday 45% 40% 50% SF
19 Bob Glauber Newsday 41% 43% 40% SD 19 Tom Rock Newsday 39% 40% 38% SF
20 Kimberley A Martin Newsday 41% 43% 40% SF 20 FiveThirtyEight FiveThirtyEight 48% 33% 63% SF
21 Tom Rock Newsday 41% 43% 40% SF 21 Michael Whitmer Boston Globe 42% 33% 50% SF
22 Sean Leahy Boston Globe 37% 33% 40% 22 David Moore DallasNews.com 42% 33% 50% SD
23 Michael Whitmer Boston Globe 54% 75% 33% SF 23 Neil Greenberg Washington Post 42% 33% 50% SD
24 Consensus Pick Pickwatch 54% 75% 33% SD 24 Will Brinson CBS 35% 33% 38% SD
25 John Breech CBS 48% 63% 33% SF 25 Rainer Sabin DallasNews.com 35% 33% 38% SD
26 Brandon George DallasNews.com 48% 63% 33% SD 26 Walterfootball Walterfootball 35% 33% 38% SD
27 Tim Cowlishaw DallasNews.com 48% 63% 33% SD 27 Jamey Eisenberg CBS 29% 33% 25% SF
28 Jim McBride Boston Globe 42% 50% 33% 28 Dana Larson DallasNews.com 29% 33% 25% SD
29 Rick Gosselin DallasNews.com 42% 50% 33% SF 29 Sean Leahy Boston Globe 43% 20% 67%
30 Walterfootball Walterfootball 42% 50% 33% SD 30 Pete Prisco CBS 40% 17% 63% SF
31 Christopher Gasper Boston Globe 35% 38% 33% SD 31 Ryan Wilson CBS 40% 17% 63% SF
32 Shalise Young Boston Globe 35% 38% 33% SD 32 Sam Farmer LA Times 40% 17% 63% SD
33 FiveThirtyEight FiveThirtyEight 35% 38% 33% SF 33 Shalise Young Boston Globe 33% 17% 50% SD
34 Pickwatch Pickwatch 54% 83% 25% SD 34 Jason La Canfora CBS 33% 17% 50% SF
35 Bill Simmons Grantland 35% 50% 20% 35 John Boell Newsday 33% 17% 50% SD
36 Dana Larson DallasNews.com 52% 88% 17% SD 36 Ben Volin Boston Globe 27% 17% 38% SF
37 Dave Richard CBS 40% 63% 17% SD 37 John Breech CBS 27% 17% 38% SF
38 Josh Katzowitz CBS 40% 63% 17% SD 38 Numberfire Numberfire 27% 17% 38% SF
39 Craig Miller DallasNews.com 40% 63% 17% SD 39 Consensus Pick Pickwatch 27% 17% 38% SD
40 Newy Scruggs DallasNews.com 33% 50% 17% SD 40 Craig Miller DallasNews.com 15% 17% 13% SD
41 David Moore DallasNews.com 27% 38% 17% SD 41 Tim Cowlishaw DallasNews.com 13% 0% 25% SD
Average Home Road Average Home Road
49% 57% 41% 41% 39% 44%