New Orleans Saints vs Los Angeles Chargers 8/20/2023 – With NFL season in full swing and fans eager to witness a high-stakes football battle between the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Chargers set to take place at SoFi Stadium at 7:05 PM ET this Friday evening, fans should get excited for an unforgettable encounter between these two powerhouses. Set for broadcast by NFL Network (NFLN) and streamed live via NFL+, we take a deeper dive into both teams’ recent performance as well as key players worth watching ahead of this anticipated showdown. The NFL money line betting is in favor of the Saints to win this exciting game.
New Orleans Saints vs Los Angeles Chargers 8/20/2023
|When:||Sunday, August 20, 6:05 PM ET|
|Saints||-3 (-120)||37.5 o (-110)||-155|
|Chargers||+3 (+100)||37.5 u (-110)||+135|
Gameday in LA 😎
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) August 20, 2023
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The New Orleans Saints have demonstrated resilience over their last six games, boasting a 4-2 against-the-spread record (ATS). Their defense has been impressive; six out of seven totals went under for them. This trend continued over their five-game winning streak; they posted 4-1 records against the Los Angeles Chargers which included dominating all nine head-to-head meetings while five road totals have all gone under as evidence of their ability to control pace away from home.
Jake Haener, the Saints’ quarterback, deserves close monitoring in this game. In his debut game, he completed 58% of his passes for 105 passing yards and achieved a passer rating of 71.9, showing signs of potential in his inaugural NFL appearance.
Herbert and Haener Set to Lead Explosive Offenses in Anticipated Matchup
Los Angeles Chargers have also demonstrated impressive prowess, going 4-1 against the spread in their last five games. Their wins included some impressive displays that contributed to a 5-2 mark over seven matchups against New Orleans Saints; their offense has been key here too, as 11 out of 15 total went over during those encounters! Yet despite these achievements against them recently, playing in their territory against Saints remains challenging; their record against them is 1-5 over six contests; however, the resilience of key players could turn this encounter in their favor and make this battle worth watching!
Justin Herbert has been an outstanding quarterback for the Chargers this season. Boasting an astounding 68.2% completion rate and 4,739 passing yards, Herbert has orchestrated an offense that has led them to success. Austin Ekeler also played an integral part in their ground game by amassing 915 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground.
Fans eagerly anticipate this matchup and several key factors could determine its outcome. Chief among them will be Jake Haener’s for the Saints and Justin Herbert’s performance for the Chargers; both will play key roles in orchestrating their respective offenses, with Haener showing some potential with his ability to connect with receivers early in his debut; Herbert has proven himself as an adept playmaker through accurate passes and decision-making skills that create explosive plays; his connection with top receiver Mike Williams adds extra punch to their passing game.
New Orleans Saints Betting Trends
New Orleans are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Orleans’ last 7 games.
New Orleans is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
New Orleans is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games against LA Chargers.
Saints is 9-0 SU in their last 9 games against LA Chargers.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans’ last 5 games on the road.
Los Angeles Chargers Betting Trends
LA Chargers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
LA Chargers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 11 of the LA Chargers’s last 15 games against New Orleans.
LA Chargers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games at home.
Chargers are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against New Orleans.
LA Chargers are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference.
NFL Odds: New Orleans Saints -3.5; Over/Under 37.5
The battle in the trenches will also play an integral role. The performance of both offensive and defensive lines will dictate both running game success as well as quarterback protection; If the Saint’s defensive line can disrupt Herbert’s rhythm and apply pressure effectively they could force turnovers and gain momentum; on the other side give Herbert enough time in the pocket could help Chargers execute effective passing plays more successfully.
Strategies employed in the red zone will also play a pivotal role. Converting trips into touchdowns rather than field goals could give both teams an edge when field space narrows. Both must bring their A-game when scoring opportunities arise and capitalize upon any missed ones.
New Orleans Saints vs Los Angeles Chargers Betting Pick
As both teams prepare to face off, the stakes are high and no clear outcome can be predicted. The Saints’ strong defense and Chargers’ offensive firepower create the backdrop for an exciting matchup; key matchups, strategy shifts, and individual performances will define its outcome and keep fans engaged for hours on end – fans should anticipate an unpredictable, exciting encounter between these teams full of thrilling moments, strategic maneuvers and incredible displays of talent and determination. Take the Saints to win this exciting game as per the latest NLF betting picks.
Score Prediction: Saints 24, Chargers 20.