Fashion that a Sunday preseason matchup could well be a Super Bowl Preview. The Chargers and Saints are top tier favorites to make it to Super Sunday next February. Which means that Sunday’s exhibition matchup will garner enhanced betting on NFL interest. Now both teams are coming off losses in their preseason openers. But make no mistake about it when the season starts these are two of the teams that gamblers will be flocking too. New Orleans thinks they should have made the Super Bowl. For the Chargers preseason is time to prime for a run at the Chiefs.
New Orleans Saints vs. Los Angeles Chargers
|Date and Time:||Sunday, August 18, 2019, 4 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California|
|Saints vs. Chargers TV Coverage:||CBS|
Saints Lit Up in Opener
Last week the Saints were lit up in a 34-25 betting on NFL loss at home to Minnesota. Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins was 4-4 for 65 yards with a touchdown. Cousins drove Minnesota to an 81-yard TD drive in his only series. By contrast New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees took the entire game off. New Orleans was outgained 460-337 in total yards. There were 21 penalties in the sloppy opener. Saints backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater had a strong game. To show he posted a 110.4 rating with 14-19, 134 yards and a touchdown.
Jolt to the Bolts
To begin with the Chargers suffered a 17-13 offshore bookmaker loss at Arizona in week one. Although Los Angeles lost, they owned a 357-289 total yards advantage. The teams combined for a total of 19 penalties. Namely rookie quarterback Easton Stick saw plenty of action for LA. Stick posted a 46.8 QB rating going 7-11 for 78 yards with an interception. Counter to that was Tyrod Taylor (6-6, 72 YDS, 116.7 RTG). Also, Cardale Jones (4-6, 47 YDS, 90.3 RTG) saw action in the loss. LA head coach Anthony Lynn was particularly impressed with Taylor. Philip Rivers sat out.
Saints and Chargers Betting Trends
The Saints are:
2-5 against the spread as a preseason road dog
1-3 under the total getting points on the road in preseason
3-0 vs. the line in exhibition games with the Chargers
2-1 over the total in preseason with Los Angeles
The Chargers are:
0-2 against the line at home in preseason with New Orleans
1-1 over and under the total in home exhibition games with the Saints
5-2-1 against the spread as a preseason home favorite
0-5 under the total laying points at home in preseason
Saints vs. Chargers Bet on NFL Picks
New Orleans hasn’t gotten over their controversial playoff loss to the Rams. Perhaps they never will. Law suits have been filed against the NFL by angry fans. Thus, this Betting on NFL matchup offers a respite and opportunity to focus. So too the Chargers they believe to be the equal of the Kansas City Chiefs. Both are favored to win the AFC West. Lynn has shown quite well as Chargers coach. In this situation preseason is to find quality backups and fine tune things.
Saints vs. Chargers Bet on NFL Pick: New Orleans Saints
Saints vs. Chargers Bet on NFL Score Prediction: Saints 24, Chargers 21
Catch highlights of the Saints loss last week!