Pro football betting expectations are falling like a rock for the San Diego Chargers after their 4th NFL sports betting loss in 6 games this year.
The San Diego Chargers opened at Sports-Gambling as a 3 point home favorite over the New England Patriots with an over/under of 48. Kickoff is set for 4:20 PM with a telecast on CBS.
New England has a NFL betting record of 4-1 straight up and 2-2-1 against the spread after their 23-20 win over Baltimore, the team that humiliated them in the playoffs last year. New England has gone over the total in 4 out of 5 games. The New England offense is the top scoring unit in the NFL and Tom Brady has been razor sharp with a 98.5 QB rating.
The young rebuilt defense got off to a bad start but has played somewhat better as of late although it still ranks 25th for points allowed.
San Diego has stumbled out of the gate with a NFL gambling record of 2-4 both straight up and against the spread as 4 of their games have gone over the total. San Diego lost at St. Louis last week 20-17 for their third defeat in 4 games. Quarterback Philip Rivers was sacked 7 times at St. Louis.
San Diego has suffered numerous special teams breakdowns this year that have been a major reason for their problems and they suffered a blocked field goal against the Rams. What is bizarre about the Chargers horrible start is that the rank 1st overall in the NFL for both total offense and defense.
The start has brought back the doubts about coach Norv Turner’s ability to prepare a talented yet underachieving team.
New England has a phenomenal pro football betting record of 23-11 as a dog while San Diego has 6-2 against the spread versus teams with a winning record. New England has gone over the total in 13 out of their last 19 as a road dog while San Diego has gone over the total in 6 out of their last 7 as a home favorite.
The underdog has paid out in 5 out of the last 7 meetings in this head to head series.