Chargers vs Saints predictions and pick against the spread
After a Sunday filled with exciting football action2020 NFL week 5 picks against the spread for every game, Monday night football will live up to the hype. The New Orleans Saints hosts the LA Chargers in what many expect to be high scoring, action-packed game. This will not be the last game of the week as the NFL will have a Tuesday night game, but this will be a good one to watch. It’s time to cover all of the betting angles and make Chargers vs Saints predictions along with a pick against the spread.
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Chargers @ Saints (MNF) Odds
It is no surprise to see that the Saints started out as an (-8) point favorite at home. What is surprising is that the line has dropped to (-7) with money coming in on the road team in this contest. This move is curious since the public percentages show that just 53 percent of the wagers are on the Saints. The over/under also dropped a few points and now sits at 50 down from the opening number of 52.
The Saints are a very good team, but this year they have some serious issues and questions about the future. Drew Brees is being scrutinized for his play on the field. He is connected with words like “washed-up” and “overrated”. All-Pro wide receiver Michael Thomas is hurting and now has been benched due to a discipline issue.
Adding: Source: I’m told #Saints WR Michael Thomas was told to leave prax Friday after an altercation w/a teammate in practice. After meeting with the HC Sunday, Thomas has been fined for conduct detrimental and won’t play Mon. Expected to return to the team some time next week. https://t.co/VaGEkv07yA
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Number’s Don’t Lie
Sure the Saints have issues, but they are still one of the best teams in the NFL. They rank in the top 10 in both offensive and defensive yards per play. One of the reasons for the poor play is that they are having issues with the officiating. The Saints have had 11 pass interference calls this season and they have given up 244 yards associated with those penalties.
Hope for Herbert
The Chargers made it official and rookie gunslinger Justin Herbert is now the starting quarterback for the rest of the season. He has looked good under center and is averaging 8.7 yards per attempt. This is a good Chargers team that plays close to the competition every week. Each of their three has been by one passion and by a combined 15 points. However, all of the pressure is on Herbert because the running game is non-existent. The running game is without Austin Ekeler and they average just 3.1 yards per carry.
Chargers vs Saints predictions
The Saints are getting healthy on defense and can shut down the run. This will make it tough for this offense to put up points. The Chargers are 7-19-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 27 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game and 0-3-1 ATS on Monday night football. For as bad as the Saints have been at times, they have covered the spread in 13 of the last 19 games overall. The Saints are 20-8 ATS against a team with a losing record and they make a statement with a big win on Monday night football.
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