NFL Betting Lines: Titans vs Chargers Sportsbook Odds

October 31st, 2010 by

titans vs chargersHeading into the 2010 NFL sports betting action both the San Diego Chargers and the Tennessee Titans were expected to be competing for playoff spots.

But so far, with a third of the season in the bag, only the 5-2 Titans still appear to be in the postseason hunt as the Chargers having stumbled to a 2-5 record.

Kickoff for this Sunday matchup is set for 4:10 Eastern Time and SBG Global Sportsbook opened with the Chargers as a 3.5-point favorite with an over/under total at 44.

That the Chargers are favored in this NFL betting odds matchup is a testament to people’s belief that this should be a good team. And it should, but that doesn’t mean that you should keep betting on this squad week and week out just because on paper it’s talented.

Last week against the New England Patriots it was favored at home and how’d that work out? A 23-20 loss.

As difficult as it was too believe that the Bolts could drop to 2-5, it’s even more difficult to think that this team could actually drop to 2-6 and lose back to back games at home.

And as crazy as it sounds the Chargers should win this game.

Bet at your own peril and throw this advice out the window but the law of averages dictates that the Chargers are due for a win after dropping 3 straight games.

And the law of common sense dictates that a team QB’d by Phillip Rivers is going to win more than 2 games. Rivers currently leads the NFL in passing (334.9 ypg, 13 TDs, 6 INTs) and is on pace to break the NFL’s single season yardage record. Even without All Pro WR Vincent Jackson Rivers has been able to turn Malcom Floyd into a star and TE Antonio Gates has proven once again that he is the one of the all time greats at his position with 8 TDs through 7 games.

But at 5-2 the Titans aren’t going to roll over and the team’s defense is tenacious. Tennessee has the 3rd ranked defense in the league giving up just 16.7 ppg. And on offense RB Chris Johnson should do what he does best.
But there are two reasons to like SD in this game. 1) The Bolt’s run D is actually very decent and is giving up just 85.7 yards per game. 2) If the Titan’s D has a weakness it’s in the pass game where it’s giving up 230.4 yards a game.

Pick the Chargers to finally get a win in this NFL gambling showdown.

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