We are at the midway point of the NFL season, and while there are a couple of teams performing as expected, there are also some surprises to be found when looking at the standings. Good or bad, every team in the league will be well aware that the job is only halfway done. Over the years, we have seen trams falter in the second half while others get into a groove and play their way into the postseason. We are more than likely going to see the standings change dramatically between now and the end of the season, but which of the surprise teams will still be hanging around? The Atlanta Falcons are one of the teams in question, as they are the surprising leaders of the NFC South. This weekend, they will host the LA Chargers, a team that many believe will be playoff bound. The Chargers are a 3-point road favorite, with the point total set at 50. Let’s take a closer look at the upcoming match between Chargers and Falcons, so you can bet against their NFL Lines.
NFL Week 9 Betting Preview: Los Angeles Chargers at Atlanta Analysis
Chargers versus Falcons Match Info
- When: Sunday, Nov 6 at 1 PM EST
- Where: Mercedes Benz Stadium, Atlanta
- TV: FOX
Why bet on the LA Chargers
The first half of the season has been a bit of a rollercoaster ride for the Chargers, who come into this weekend with a 4-3 record. They are coming off a loss last time out and have had a hard time stringing together a winning run of any kind. A big part of the problem for the Chargers is that the defense simply isn’t getting the job done, giving up 189 points through their opening 7 games of the season. They have been outscored to this point, making it all the more surprising that they still have a winning record. They have not had a ton of joy against the Falcons, going 2-6 SU in their last 8 meetings. On the plus side of things, LA has covered the spread in 6 of their last 9 games versus team from the NFC. The OVER has hit in 5 of their last 6 road games.
Why bet on the Atlanta Falcons
As we mentioned at the top of this piece, it is more than a little surprising to see the Atlanta Falcons sitting at the top of the NFC South. The division as a whole has been weak, but we are all still waiting for Tampa and Tom Brady to come to life, so hanging on to that top spot is going to be no easy task for the Falcons. While they have been picking up wins this season, there is a trend that has to be considered a little problematic for bettors looking to play the Falcons to win. Atlanta has won just 4 of the last 14 games that they started as an underdog, which is where they are heading into this one. The OVER has been trending, too, with 6 of their last 9 games going in that direction.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
This should be a fun game to watch, as I think we are looking at a potential offensive duel that will take the point total OVER the 50 points. I am also leaning toward the Chargers to win, although I will say that it’s a pick that I am not fully on board with.
NFL Betting Prediction: LA Chargers 33 Atlanta Falcons 27