NFL betting matches up two of the top teams in the AFC on Sunday as the San Diego Chargers host the Baltimore Ravens.
The Chargers are three-point pro football betting favorites in this game with a total of 40.5.
NFL betting last week had the Ravens getting a fortunate cover against the Kansas City Chiefs while San Diego didn’t cover against Oakland although they did win straight up. The Chargers have some injury concerns heading into this NFL betting matchup as running back LaDainian Tomlinson is questionable along with center Nick Hardwick and rookie guard Louis Vasquez. San Diego has normally been a juggernaut on offense but that was not the case this past Monday against Oakland. They had trouble running the ball and only a late TD by Darren Sproles saved them from a loss. "We’ve got to get Darren some help," San Diego coach Norv Turner said, "He wants to stay in there. I told him after the game, ‘We can’t do that to you.’ He said, ‘Hey coach, I was fine. ‘"
Baltimore had no trouble on offense last week in their NFL betting win against Kansas City. Quarterback Joe Flacco was 26 for 43 for 307 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. The Ravens also ran for 198 yards on the ground with Ray Rice, Willis McGahee and LeRon McClain. Baltimore actually set a franchise-record with 501 total yards as pro football betting stats show. The defense played well too as the Chiefs were held to 188 total yards.
In the last three NFL betting season the Chargers and Ravens have met twice with each team wining at home. San Diego has been an NFL betting force at home recently. They are 20-4 at home since 2006. Baltimore has lost seven of their last eight road openers. In NFL betting you might think the short week would hurt San Diego but that has not been the case. The Chargers have won four straight games on a short week in NFL betting, winning by an average of 17.3 points per game.
All-time in NFL betting, the Chargers and Ravens have played six games vs. each other with each team winning three times. Baltimore has been a good underdog in NFL betting of late. The Ravens are 5-2 in NFL betting in their last 7 games as a road underdog. San Diego is good at home though in pro football betting. They are 12-4 in NFL betting in their last 16 home games.