On Sunday evening, the New Orleans Saints look for their first win of the season, as they welcome the San Diego Chargers. The game is scheduled to kick off at 8:20 PM ET in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA, with all of the action to be televised nationally on NBC.
The Chargers come into this game off of a win on the road over the Kansas City Chiefs, 37-20. In that one, San Diego got off to a fast start, and were up 27-6 by halftime. They held onto the ball for nearly 8 more minutes than the Chiefs, and forced 6 KC turnovers, including 3 interceptions. QB Philip Rivers threw an efficient 18-of-23, for 209 yards, and 2 touchdowns. Start your Football Betting on Chargers vs. Saints Game.
The Saints are down 0-4 on the season after suffering a 28-27 loss in Green Bay to the Packers. New Orleans' last two losses have been by a single point to the Pack, and in overtime to the Chiefs. Against the Packers, the Saints held a 474-421 edge in offensive yards, and forced 2 turnovers. After winning 13 games last year, New Orleans is just the sixth team to start the following season at 0-4. QB Drew Brees threw 35-of-54, for 446 yards, and 3 TDs. He has tied Jonny Unitas' NFL record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass at 47.
The Chargers are 3-1 ATS on the season so far, and are 1-0 ATS as a road underdog. The Saints are 11-3 ATS as a favorite or underdog by three or fewer points. They are 1-3 ATS on the year, and 0-2 ATS as the home favorite.
These two teams have met just twice since 2001, with the series tied at one game apiece. Their last meeting, in October 2008, resulted in a 37-32 Saints victory. In that one, the Chargers were 3 point favorites. In a November 2004 matchup, the Chargers won 43-17, after they were favored by 6 ½ points. Check the NFL Gambling Odds for Chargers vs. Saints Game.
For this Sunday's game, SBGGlobal.eu sports book lists the Saints as a 3 ½ point home favorite. The line opened at -3 for New Orleans. The over/under is set at 54 points.
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