Chargers Passing Game Vs. Titans Running Game

Tennessee Titans vs. San Diego Chargers OddsNeither the Tennessee Titans nor the San Diego Chargers are fan favorites for a bet on NFL money lines, but sportsbook users will have to choose between one or the other this upcoming weekend. On Sunday, November 6th the Tennessee Titans will be headed to the Golden State to take on the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. The Titans will be coming in with a 4-4 record and currently find themselves in second place within the AFC South. On the other hand, the Chargers have a 3-5 record and are ranked dead last within the AFC West. Usually the odds will side with the team with the better record, will the odds stick to tradition? 

NFL Odds – Week 9 – Sunday, November 6th
 
Tennessee Titans +4 ½ (-110) 47 (-110) +170
San Diego Chargers -4 ½ (-110) 47 (-110) -200
 
Breaking from the tradition, the sportsbooks have decided to favor the San Diego Chargers in Sunday’s contest. San Diego may have a losing record, but several of their games could have gone either way. The Chargers will be coming into this game scoring the 3rd most points in the league with their average of 28.1 points per game. On top of scoring points, San Diego has had no problem moving the ball this season, considering they’re averaging 365.8 yards per contest – the 12th best average in the NFL. However, most of that yardage can be attributed to Philip Rivers and San Diego’s passing game. With Rivers under center, the Chargers have amassed the 7th best passing offense in the league. Unfortunately, their running game is the 24th worst in the NFL. A one-dimensional offense has paved the way to more than a handful of turnovers, and in turn, the Chargers have a -3 turnover ratio for the season. How will San Diego’s aerial assault fare against the Tennessee Titans?
 
Considering that the Titans have the 20th worst passing defense in the league, the Chargers are likely to have a field day through the air. San Diego will likely have to rely on their passing game this Sunday because their running game is atrocious and the Titans have the 5th best run defense in the league. Even though their great against the run, it’s very unlikely that the Titans will be able to keep the Chargers out of the end zone. With that in mind, it’ll be up to Marcus Mariota to outscore Phillip Rivers. The Titans offense is run-first team so it’ll be essential for them to get on the board early. If they fail to then they might run out of time in the football game and the Chargers will end up coming away with this one. The sportsbooks are convinced that this will be the case.