Philadelphia Eagles vs. San Diego Chargers at Philadelphia
Kickoff: Sunday, September 15th, at 1PM Eastern
Line: Philadelphia -7.5 Total: 54.5
Online sportsbook bettors recently saw the impact Chip Kelly made on the Washington Redskins with Philadelphia’s 33-27 triumph over RG3 and company, with his rapid-fire offense. Philadelphia ran 50 plays and by the end of the game, they had claimed 443 yards. The Eagles did slow down some in the second half, but in his first game of the regular 2013 NFL wagering season, Kelly’s team managed to score as many points as his successor, Andy Reid, did last year. Now, the Eagles will host the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. At YouWager, the Eagles are a 7.5 favorite in this matchup.
To win the game, online oddsmakers expect to see the Eagles mount another strong running game. Their fast break offense could be very effective against the Chargers as well. If quarterback Michael Vick can avoid major mistakes and lead the offense the way he did against the Washington Redskins, online football bettors could see even more high-powered drives in this game. Some of YouWager’s football wagering enthusiasts are already comparing Philadelphia running back, LeSean McCoy, to Adrian Peterson. McCoy excelled early in the game against the Redskins.
Online oddsmakers see the game as a contest between Philadelphia’s offense, rated 5th in the NFL, averaging 33 points per game, and San Diego’s struggling defense, which is only ranked 26th in the league. Philadelphia’s air attack is averaging 180 yards per game, less that San Diego’s secondary, on average, allows to get through, in 329 yards per game. A top YouWager NFL analyst points out a most unusual trend- historically, the team that plays in Philadelphia’s opening home game of the regular season has won the last four Super Bowls. That trend marks the successful runs by the Ravens, Giants, Saints, and the Packers. However, the San Diego Chargers seem unlikely candidates for the Lombardi Trophy at this point.
The San Diego Chargers almost won in the first week of the regular 2013 NFL football betting season, in their matchup with the Houston Texans, but they could not manage to hold on to a 21 point lead near the end of the game. San Diego covered in that game, as an underdog. In their last game, the Chargers got 4 passing touchdowns from Philip Rivers, but ultimately lost 31-28 to the Texans. The combined 59 points of that defeat put the game OVER the total.
In 6 of San Diego’s last 7 games, the total has gone OVER. The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia’s last 7 games. At YouWager, the posted Total is 54.5.
The Eagles are 2-4 straight up in their last 6 games against San Diego. The Eagles are 3-9 against the spread in their last 12 games. Game time on Sunday is 1PM Eastern.