Written by Michelle Allan
Bet on the NFLNFL betting competition for Sunday contains a fascinating game of 1-1 squads that have looked as inconsistent as their records as Seattle sponsors San Diego at 4:20 PM Eastern on CBS.
The sportsbook opened up with the San Diego chargers as 5.5-point road favorites and with an over/under of 44.
Mixed Bag for Either – The San Diego chargers stumbled out of the gate in their Monday Night opener at Kansas City as the Kansas City Chiefs scalped them 21-14 to get the money as four-point home long shots. The San Diego Chargers regained their intensity and focus last week in their home opener which was a 38-13 blowout win over Jacksonville as 7-point chalks.
Seattle laid a stink bomb at Denver last week in a 31-14 NFL betting loss as 3.5-point long shots despite the fact that they had upset San Francisco 31-6 as 3-point home long shots on starting day to kickoff the Pete Carroll era in style. Carroll may not have been delighted and Seattle killed themselves with errors in the loss. Seattle is yet to fall under the total.
The Unfinished Faves – San Diego was a preseason fave to win the AFC West for the 3rd straight season but is devoid of a number of the crucial components that have sparked them to success in the past. On the list of crucial competitors missing is hold out wide receiver Vincent Jackson, who wants a trade and has lots of interest nonetheless the San Diego Chargers price has been too great.
Still Strong – San Diego ranks 8th in total defense and third in total offense. All Pro quarterback Philip Rivers heads a passing attack that is ranked 4th in the NFL with a 107.0 QB rating and a 9.3 yards per attempt average with five touchdowns and only 2 interceptions.
Turner Factor – Head coach Norv Turner is the greatest NFL Sports Gambling issue with the San Diego Chargers. Yes, he has won but should have with such a strong roster. With Turner the San Diego Chargers have stayed an inconsistent squad that hasn’t been able to finish their quest for a Super Bowl. There will be lots of skepticism about San Diego as long as Turner is the head coach, and justifiably so.
Trends – San Diego has failed to get the money in their last 4 games vs the Seahawks. The chalk has failed to cover the last 5 meetings. The series has posted four sequential NFL wager unders in Seattle at the NFL sportsbook.