Football Betting: Chargers vs. Saints

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, 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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