NFL Preseason Odds Saints Vs Chargers

NFL Preseason Odds Saints Vs Chargers

Written by on August 18, 2017

While the NFL preseason is all about assembling your final squad for the regular season and getting guys ready to play, you still want to get a couple of wins along the way. This is especially true if you are a team that is considered a longshot to make the playoffs in the coming season. The New Orleans Saints have been on the decline since winning the Super Bowl a few years back, and the fact of the matter is that they have had to rely a little too heavily on the exploits of QB Drew Brees, as he is frequently asked to bail out a sub-par defense. While the Saints are definitely fun to watch, their fans would much rather see wins than shootouts where they consistently lose. You can bet that Sean Payton’s coaching seat is going to get warm very early in the season if the Saints don’t deliver some wins. It’s tough to know what to expect from the Chargers this season, as they are a team in transition, and in the truest sense of the word. They will be starting their new life in Los Angeles, and will want to get off to a good start to get their new fan base interested from the off. These two teams will be looking for their first preseason win when they hook up on Sunday night.

In Depth Analysis on the NFL Preseason Odds New Orleans Vs Los Angeles

  When: Sunday, August 20 at 8 PM EST Where: StubHub Center, LA TV: NFL Network Radio: Sirius XM Radio Live Stream: NFL Game Pass NFL Preseason Odds: Los Angeles Chargers -3 (-115) GAMETIME WEATHER Clear 20°C/68°F Humidity 82% Precipitation % 4% Cloud Cover 3% Wind 8 mph WNW Stadium Type Open

Straight Up Stats

The Saints will come into this one as a slight underdog as they look to build a team that was better than their 7-9 squad from last season. Over the past 3 years, the Saints have compiled a 21-27 record, which simply isn’t good enough for a team with playoff aspirations. They went 10-14 on the road during his 3-year stretch, including going 6-10 as the road underdog. The Chargers will start creating new stats as an LA franchise, and they will be hoping to do much better than their 5-11 record in 2016. Over the past 3 seasons, the Chargers went 18-30 overall and 11-13 at home. They did perform better as the home favorite, posting a 9-7 record over the past 3 seasons. This one could be too close to call.

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Point Spread Stats

It may have been a down year for the Saints last season, but they were still a very solid bet ATS, going 10-5-1, taking their 3-year record to 24-22-2. They were also effective ATS when playing on the road, putting together a 14-9-1 record over the past 3 seasons. As the road underdog, they proved to be a very good bet at 11-4-1. The stats certainly seem to swing things in the favor of the Saints when it comes to being a 3-point road dog. The Los Angeles Chargers were a disappointing 7-9 ATS last NFL preseason. The Chargers were a disappointing 7-9 ATS last season, which has been a common trend for them given that they have gone 22-26 ATS over the past 3 seasons. Things were not very good for the Chargers at home, as they could only muster an 8-16 record during this period, which included going 6-10 as a home favorite.


The O/U for this game is set at 42.5 points. Last season, the Saints saw 9 of their 16 games hit the OVER, taking their 3-year O/U record to 28-19-1. Things were not as wide open on the road, although the Saints still went 13-11 away from home, which included an 8-8 O/U record as the road underdog. It was a similar record for the Chargers last season, as they went 9-6-1 O/U, taking their 3-season record to 22-25-1. When playing at home, the Chargers went 11-12-1, which included a 9-6-1 record as the home favorite.


Offensive total yards 426.00 Current Offensive rush yards 108.94 Offensive passing yards 317.06 Average Score For 29.31 Defensive total yards 375.38 Current Defensive rush yards 101.62 Defensive passing yards 273.75 Average Score Against 28.38


Offensive total yards 357.00 Current Offensive rush yards 94.44 Offensive passing yards 262.56 Average Score For 25.62 Defensive total yards 347.12 Current Defensive rush yards 98.00 Defensive passing yards 249.12 Average Score Against 26.44

NFL Preseason Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

Both of these teams are looking to bounce back after losing in Week 1, and I like the Chargers to get the job done at home, covering the spread, and seeing the point total go OVER by the barest of margins.

New Orleans Saints 20 LA Chargers 24