NFL Betting Lines: Patriots vs Chargers Week 7 Predictions

October 24th, 2010 by

patriots vs chargersThere’s something to be said for sleeping in your own bed, eating your mom’s home-cooked meals and playing in your own stadium in the NFL betting odds –at least for the San Diego Chargers. This team is truly a bunch of homebodies as every time they leave the friendly confines of San Diego this team not only gets beat. And every time it plays at home it wins. It not only wins, it massacres opponents.

The Bolts road record this year is an awful 0-4. At home this team is 2-0. But the interesting stat here is the team’s margin of victory at home. It has outscored opponents 79-23. Granted, it’s beaten the tar out of the likes of the Arizona Cardinals and the Jacksonville Jags, but nonetheless, it’s been effective.

The New England Patriots are certainly a notch above the Cards and Jags and might just be the best team in football. QB Tom Brady is playing well when it counts despite a drop in statistical production and the loss of star WR Randy Moss. The addition of semi-deep threat Deion Branch looks like another smart move by Pats, but they’ll face a very stiff challenge trying to stop the Philip Rivers show this weekend in SoCal.

Kickoff for this Sunday matchup is set for 4:20 Eastern Time and sbg global opened with the Chargers as a 3-point favorite with an over/under total at 47.

There’s going to be plenty of eager sports betting fans that jump on this line. A brief glance at the team’s records (New England 4-1, San Diego 2-4) and throw money at the Pats in this matchup. And the truth is told it’s tough to lay money down against New England after arguably the most impressive win of the entire NFL season last week over an excellent Baltimore Ravens team.

But Rivers is playing as well as anyone has played the QB position right now (334.7 ypg, 100.7 passer rating, 12 TDs) and at home where this offense has scored points at will, you have to like the Chargers odds in this Week 7 NFL gambling matchup.

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