New Orleans Saints at San Diego Chargers- 10/2/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Saints (0-3) at San Diego Chargers (1-2)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 4:25 pm (Qualcomm Stadium)
The Line: San Diego Chargers -4 -- Over/Under: 52 See the Latest Odds
The San Diego Chargers look to keep the New Orleans Saints winless as the two sides meet up in California on Sunday.
The Saints head into San Diego staring at an 0-3 record and things don’t get any easier here as they take on a Chargers side that has been excellent on offense so far this season and will be licking their chops with the Saints’ awful defense on tap. New Orleans has had great success moving the ball in their own right through three weeks as Drew Brees, Mark Ingram, and Brandin Cooks make up a formidable trio and if Willie Snead is healthy this Saints side can put up points with the best of them and they may have to in this one. New Orleans is coming off a home loss against their divisional foes from Atlanta and will now take to the road to face a 1-2 Chargers side that is a couple bounces away from being 3-0.
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The Chargers weren’t expected to do a whole lot this season and things still could change as we are only three weeks in but they have looked respectable so far and could have a different outlook after this weekend if they can make a statement. San Diego is led by Phillip Rivers behind centre and will rely heavily on Travis Benjamin now that Keenan Allen is out for the season, but the help doesn’t stop there as Melvin Gordon is looking very good and will be the feature back in this offense. San Diego is without Man’ti Teo who is out indefinitely with an inury which opens things up in the middle of the field for the New Orelans offense and that could ultimately keep this game close.
The Saints are 6-1 in their last seven ATS playing on Sunday following a Monday night game, 8-2 in their last 10 ATS during week four, and 1-7 ATS in their last eight ATS against a team with a losing record while the Chargers are 6-1 ATS in their last seven overall, 6-0 ATS in their last six on grass, and 3-11 ATS in their last 14 home games. The loss of Teo hurts the Chargers defense but the Saints can’t stop anyone right now and in a game that figures to be high scoring I will take the home team who can make more plays on defense.