The Los Angeles Chargers will be back on the road for the third time in four games when they take on the current Super Bowl 2018 favorite New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The game is scheduled to begin at 1 PM. ET. If you want to bet on Patriots or the Chargers we recommend the BetNow sportsbook who currently have the Patriots listed as -7.5 point home favorites.
Los Angeles Chargers Current Betting Odds
The Chargers got off to a rough start this season, losing their first four games. Since then Los Angeles has reeled off three straight wins and find themselves back in the thick of the AFC West division race.
Quarterback Phillip Rivers has carried the offense on his back, and has 1,633 passing yards this season for the 4th best passing offense in the league.
Their running game has been atrocious so far, with the team averaging 79 rushing yards per game, which is the second worst in the league.
Defensively, the Chargers are holding opponents to 21.8 points per game, which is 14th in the league. They have done a very good job in recent weeks, holding the Oakland Raiders to 16 points two weeks ago, and the Denver Broncos to zero points on Sunday.
The Chargers will be facing a Patriots team that is flying high after dominating the Atlanta Falcons in a rematch of the Super Bowl on Sunday, and have a good chance of stealing the game if their defense plays like it has in the last two weeks.
New England Patriots Live Betting Odds
The Patriots started the season 2-2, and were heavily criticized because their defense had given up a lot of points, which led to some wondering if the team could repeat as Super Bowl champions.
As expected, Bill Belichick has turned things around, and the Patriots haven’t allowed any of their last three opponents to score more than 17 points. The defense was especially stingy against the Falcons, shutting out the defensing NFC champions until late in the fourth quarter on Sunday, when they gave up seven garbage time points.
The Patriots will be going for their fourth straight win and fifth win in six games when they host the Chargers.
Pick and Prediction
Whether you want to bet on Super Bowl favorite, the New England Patriots, or take a gamble on the Chargers you cannot ignore the fact that the Pats are favored to win the game by 5.5 points for a very good reason. The over/under on total points scored is not yet available.
New England looked very impressive against the Falcons and should be able to put up points against the Chargers, so take the Patriots -5.5.