Chargers open as chalk at Jets

When the Jets host the Chargers on Sunday, the Week 7 NFL odds are a contrast in one team coming off a bye facing a team heading into its bye.

It always adds some impetus and handicapping challenges to figure motivation, coaching skills, and other factors. Of note, the OVER is 8-1 in the past nine seasons in pre-bye week games for the Jets, who also happen to be 5-1 ATS in the past 6 seasons in games before a bye.

The 4-1 Chargers meanwhile catch the Jets on short rest after their MNF win over the Dolphins. Head to head, San Diego is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games when playing the Jets but they opened as small 1-point favorites at BetOnline this week.

View San Diego vs NY Jets Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The game pits the Jets, currently No. 22 in our OddsShark NFL Power Rankings, against the Chargers, who rate No. 9 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 27-25 victory for the Jets.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 11-ranked offense (24.2 PPG) against a Chargers defense that ranks No. 10 at 21.8 PPG. The Jets passing attack has averaged 216.3 yards per game, more than the Chargers give up through the air (179.6 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Chargers feature the league's No. 20-rated road run defense, allowing 128 yards per game. New York, meanwhile, ranks No. 30 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for San Diego, they were a 29-24 winner as they battled the Broncos on the road. The Chargers covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 53 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Ryan Mathews ran through the Denver defense for 125 yards in San Diego's last game, handing the Broncos a 29-24 setback on Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

The Jets were a 24-6 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Dolphins. They covered the 7–point spread as favorites, while the total score (30) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Jets grabbed a Week 6 victory over the Dolphins in their last game, winning 24-6 at MetLife Stadium.

San Diego Chargers Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 6-4

New York Jets Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the division are 6-4

A few Chargers at Jets trends to consider:
San Diego is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Diego's last 6 games on the road
San Diego is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games when playing NY Jets
NY Jets are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the NY Jets last 8 games
NY Jets are 16-8 SU in their last 24 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Jets last 6 games at home

Next up:
San Diego at Kansas City, Monday, October 31
NY Jets at Buffalo, Sunday, November 6