NFL Betting – San Diego Chargers at Miami Dolphins

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

NFL betting for Week 5 includes a matchup between the San Diego Chargers and Miami Dolphins.

The Chargers are a road favorite in NFL odds Week 5 action. Gamblers that bet on football will want to take a look at some of the important NFL betting statistics for this game.

NFL betting history shows that Miami has done very well against San Diego in the past couple of decades. The Dolphins are 7-3 both straight up and against the NFL betting pointspread in the last ten meetings between the two teams. The teams have only met three times in Miami in the last 25 years and the Dolphins have won all three meetings according to NFL betting stats. The last meeting between the two teams was in 2005 as the Dolphins won at San Diego by a score of 23-21.

If you are looking to bet on football totals you may want to consider this game in NFL betting. Eight of the last ten meetings have gone under the NFL betting number including the last seven in a row. All three games at Miami went under the NFL betting number.

Gamblers that bet on football are likely to look at the Chargers in this game. San Diego has the offensive firepower with quarterback Phillip Rivers and running back LaDainian Tomlinson. The Dolphins are better offensively with quarterback Chad Pennington and running back Ronnie Brown but they still don’t compare with San Diego according to NFL betting numbers. The defensive edge also goes to the Chargers, but just barely according to NFL betting stats. San Diego has not played well defensively this season so despite all of the NFL betting numbers that point to an under, the over might get a look from some gamblers that bet on football.

The Dolphins have proven they are no longer pushovers this season as they already have a victory against New England. The Chargers, meanwhile, have already shown that they are no guarantee from week to week, as they were upset in both of their first two games this season.

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