Can Chargers Avoid Online NFL Betting Blowout?Posted by: Charlie Smith
After a disappointing season, the New Orleans Saints are ready to go out and win their fans over. The only problem is that the San Diego Chargers feel the exact same way. Who will win this preseason online NFL betting showdown? Let’s take a look at what online sportsbooks are predicting, so players betting on NFL preseason games can make their pick.
New Orleans Saints vs. Los Angeles Chargers – Sunday, August 20th
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: StubHub Center, Carson, California
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NFL.com, NFL Game Pass
Online NFL Betting Odds:
New Orleans Saints +3 (-115) 43 (-105)
Los Angeles Chargers -3 (-105) 43 (-115)
New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints delivered a 7-9 record for the third straight year. This upcoming season, the franchise will be looking to dethrone the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC South. The online NFL betting odds aren’t giving them much of a shot, but Drew Brees’ accuracy is not something to be undermined.
The Saints enter their 11th season under Sean Payton’s guidance. Payton is looking to score his second Super Bowl victory and the first thing he needs to address is New Orleans’ ailing defense. Brees and company had little problem finding the end zone, the only problem was that it was easier to score on New Orleans than any other team.
To help address their defensive issues, the organization brought in 6 defensive players in free agency and drafted 5 players on defense. That includes the 11th overall pick of the draft Marshon Lattimore, a corner back out of Ohio State.
In their first game of the preseason, the Saints suffered a 20-14 loss to the Cleveland Browns. Losing to the Browns is never a good thing, but since it’s the preseason fans shouldn’t exactly be worried. After all, the Saints have been looking ‘real sharp’ in practice.
Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers are coming off a 5-11 season that saw San Diego finish dead last in the AFC West. In Anthony Lynn’s first year at the helm, online sportsbooks are predicting San Diego to finish last in the division once more. Honestly, the AFC West might be one of the toughest divisions in the league, housing a Super Bowl contender from two years ago, as well as two playoff contenders from last season.
It’s a tough division, but the Chargers have the ability to contend. Unfortunately, it’s hard to imagine them having a breakthrough year in Lynn’s first year. Oh, and it’s also their first year in Los Angeles.
Online NFL betting fans got their first glimpse at how the Chargers would fare in Los Angeles this past Sunday when they faced the Seahawks at home. Seattle ended up putting on a show, 48-17. Phillip Rivers got very little playing time but managed to post a 145.1 passer rating, so all is not lost.
The Chargers brought in a total of 6 players during free agency and picked wide receiver Mike Williams 7th overall.