October 25, 2008

San Diego Chargers vs. New Orleans Saints Pick

NFL Betting Preview
San Diego Chargers (3-4) vs. New Orleans Saints (3-4) at London
Sunday, 1:00 pm Eastern – CBS

SBG Global Opening Line: Chargers  -  3   ,  Total  46.5

 

Two teams that were thought of as Super Bowl contenders are struggling as both the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers come into Sunday’s game at 3-4.  This game will be played in London and unfortunately for the Saints that means they lose a home game since they are the designated home team in this matchup. The Saints will be without Reggie Bush who is injured. “He has been a big part of what we have been able to do offensively and it’s an injury that we have to deal with,” Saints coach Sean Payton said. SBG Global reports that early NFL betting has the public taking Chargers on the Road.

 

The Saints realize that they really need to win on Sunday. “We came over here knowing that this is pretty much a must-win game for us,” said wide receiver Marques Colston, “We have the bye week next week, and just to go in with a win could set our season back on the right track.”  The Chargers are not in much better shape although they at least don’t lose a home game by going to London.  Last week the Chargers lost 23-14 at Buffalo as quarterback Phillip Rivers fumbled twice and threw an interception. “The taste of that loss isn’t gone by any means,” Rivers said.  The Chargers quarterback leads the league with 16 TD passes and is supposed to be getting help from LaDainian Tomlinson but that has not been happening. “The run game comes with opportunities and gaining some momentum,” Tomlinson said. “Obviously, we didn’t have any momentum in the run game. That’s why we’re suffering.”

 

Last year in the first regular season game in London, the Giants beat the Dolphins 13-10.  Here are the NFL betting stats for Sunday’s game.  The Chargers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in Week 8. The Chargers are 6-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Chargers are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games in October.

SBG Global Current Line: Chargers  -  3   ,  Total  45

 

The Saints are 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Saints are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games in Week 8.

 

The Under is 5-0 in the Chargers last 5 games in October. The Over is 11-5 in the Chargers last 16 vs. a team with a losing record. The Over is 9-2-1 in the Saints last 12 games overall.

Pick: Over 2 out of 5 units, Saints 1 out of 5 units

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