Football betting handicappers have not made money off of either team so far this football gambling season and Pittsburgh’s recent performances have alarmed gamblers. The San Diego Chargers have a football betting record of 2-1 straight up but 1-2 against the spread with 2 out of those 3 games going over the total.
Last week the Chargers scored a 23-13 football gambling win over the Miami Dolphins as 5.5-point home favorites. San Diego is of course led by quarterback Philip Rivers who is one of the elite passers in football betting.
So far Phillips has not played at the same level as his NFL leading performance of 2008 as his quarterback rating is only 85.1. Rivers has an even 3/3 split on touchdowns and interceptions so far this year. Of far greater concern to San Diego, however, is their dreadful rushing attack that ranks 31st in all of football betting.
That is coupled with the Chargers poor rush defense that is ranked 25th overall in football betting. The Pittsburgh Steelers were upset for the second consecutive week last Sunday, this time by the Cincinnati Bengals 20-23 as 3.5-point road favorites.
The loss dropped the Steelers to 1-2 straight up and 0-3 against the spread with 2 unders in 3 games. Pittsburgh’s rush attack is almost as bad as San Diego’s as it ranks 26th overall in football betting.
Pittsburgh’s lack of a ground attack has put added pressure on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger who has a quarterback rating of only 88.5 with a disturbing 3 touchdown passes and 4 interceptions. Pittsburgh ranks only 25th in football betting for points scored.
Their defense continues to be their football betting strength as it ranks 7th in points allowed. San Diego has gotten the cash in just 2 out of their last 8 road games while going over the total in 5 out of their last 6 away from home.
Pittsburgh has paid off gamblers in 5 out of their last 6 home games. In the last 8 meetings in this head to head series Pittsburgh is 7-1 straight up and 6-2 against the spread.