San Diego is a 1.5 point road favorite and the total on the game at Sbg global is 50. Gamblers making an NFL bet will sure be looking to take the over in this game.
Why is San Diego Favored?
When you see the line on this game you have to look twice. The Chargers are 3-5 while the Texans are 4-3. And the Texans are a far better team at home than they are on the road. Perhaps people are looking at Monday night’s game and overreacting but Houston never wins at Indianapolis. The Chargers are still a struggling team while the Texans do have talent on both sides of the ball.
Chargers Still in a Hole
San Diego still has a lot of work to do to make the playoffs. They have played well down the stretch in past seasons but this year’s San Diego team does not seem as good. The Chargers still have concerns on both sides of the ball. Philip Rivers is having a great year but he doesn’t have many healthy receivers. Tight end Antonio Gates is having a fantastic year but the Chargers have no running game. The San Diego defense also has some concerns. People will see that the Chargers have the top defense in the league in terms of yards allowed but they are 19th in points allowed.
Houston Can Score
If there is one thing the Texans can do it is put points on the board. The Texans have an explosive offense led by quarterback Matt Schaub, wide receiver Andre Johnson and running back Arian Foster. Houston does not have a good defense though which is why this game should see a lot of points.
San Diego Trends
The Chargers are 4-0 in NFL wagering online in their last 4 games in November. The Chargers are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games as a favorite. The Chargers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Over is 5-2 in the Chargers last 7 games overall. The Over is 23-11-3 in the Chargers last 37 road games.
The Texans are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games as an underdog. The Texans are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Over is 6-2 in the Texans last 8 games as a home underdog.